Weekend Gun Report: September 6-8, 2013

Guns for the blind? In Iowa, it makes perfect sense. The Des Moines Register reported Sunday that the state is granting permits to people who are legally or completely blind which allow them to acquire and carry guns in public.

Not surprisingly, law enforcement officers and advocates for the disabled disagree over whether it s a good idea. It seems a little strange, but the way the law reads, we can t deny them (a permit) just based on that one thing, Sgt. Jana Abens told the paper.

Jane Hudson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, said that blocking visually impaired people from the right to obtain weapon permits would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. But Delaware Sheriff John LeClere disagrees. I m not an expert in vision, he said.

At what point do vision problems have a detrimental effect to fire a firearm? If you see nothing but a blurry mass in front of you, then I would say you probably shouldn t be shooting something. Here is today s report.

Jennifer Mascia Friday : A 10-year-old boy was shot and killed by his father, 48, who then shot and critically injured the boy s mother, 41, in northeast Philadelphia, Pa ., early Friday. An 11-year-old girl accidentally shot her 19-year-old stepfather to death with a handgun he had just acquired in Cleveland County, N.C. , Friday night. Two men, 20 and 24, were shot and seriously wounded in southwest Philadelphia, Pa. , Friday night.

An 8-year-old boy who was shot by his 6-year-old brother at a Shippensburg, Pa. , home last Sunday died from his injuries Thursday afternoon. A 14-year-old boy was killed in an accidental shooting on the west side of Saginaw, Mich. , Friday afternoon.

18-year-old Premila Lal was shot and killed after jumping out of a closet and surprising Nerrek Daniel Galley, 21, at a home in Longmont, Colo. , Friday night. A motorist was shot while driving on Interstate 35 near Gardner, Kan. , Thursday night.

A man was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Columbus, Ohio , Friday evening. Christopher Jefferson, 26, who was discovered lying on a roadside suffering from a gunshot wound to the head in Portland, Conn. , after being kidnapped Thursday afternoon, died of his injuries early Friday. A man was hospitalized after a shooting at a Pooler, Ga. , gas station Thursday afternoon.

32-year-old Brandon Kuhn was found shot and killed in the bedroom of a home following an argument in Las Vegas, Nev. , late Thursday. A man was shot three times and critically injured at an apartment complex in Las Vegas early Friday. A man was shot twice at his home in a domestic dispute in Gastonia, N.C. , Friday night.

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed at the Country Hearth Inn & Suites in Aberdeen, N.C. , Friday night. A man sustained life-threatening injuries in a shooting at a Greensboro, N.C. , apartment building early Friday. One person was shot in the leg after an argument in northeast Charlotte, N.C. , Friday morning.

A man was shot and wounded during a dispute at a convenience store in Raleigh, N.C. , early Friday. Malachi McBeth, 29, was shot and killed at the Zone Apartments in Austin, Tex. , Thursday afternoon. A man was shot and killed by his neighbor in east Phoenix, Ariz. , Friday afternoon.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the chest and critically injured after a fight over money inside a bar in Stowe, Pa. , early Friday. Darrell McCloud was shot in the stomach and wounded at the Studio Courtyard Apartments in Valdosta, Ga. , early Friday.

44-year-old Terry Golston died and 24-year-old Jecobi Walker was injured in a shooting following an apparent attempted robbery in Shreveport, La. , early Friday. A shooting outside a Canoga Park, Calif. , strip club following a dispute between two men left one of them in critical condition early Friday.

A woman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Newnan, Ga. , shooting range Friday afternoon. A homeowner accidentally shot a firefighter in the leg after mistaking him for an intruder in northwest Fresno, Calif. , early Thursday. Two men were shot and killed during an attempted robbery at a Dallas, Tex. , apartment complex late Thursday.

23-year-old Demorris Perkins, a purported drug dealer, was shot and killed outside an apartment in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas Thursday.

18-year-old Javier Garcia was found dead of gunshot wounds in Oxnard, Calif. , Friday night. A man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the South End neighborhood of Hartford, Conn. , early Friday. A woman was shot in the leg at a home on the west side of Jacksonville, Fla. , early Friday.

An 18-year-old man was killed and two teens, 15 and 16, were injured in a car-to-car shooting near City Park in Vallejo, Calif. , late Friday. A man was shot and killed on the east side of San Jose, Calif. , Friday night. Two men, 19 and 25, were hospitalized after a fight led to a shooting inside the Quick Fill Express in Syracuse, N.Y. , late Friday.

A man was shot in the arm after a bullet came through the door of his apartment in the Sixteen Acres section of Springfield, Mass. , Friday night. A woman was shot and wounded while getting into a car with a baby in her arms on the west side of Madison, Wis. , Friday night. Two hours later in a possibly related shooting, two people were wounded in a shotgun attack in Madison .

A man walked into a Meridian, Miss. , emergency room with a gunshot wound sustained in an alleged drug deal in a Walmart parking lot Thursday. A man was fatally shot in his car in North Miami Beach, Fla. , Friday night. Jessie Lee Owens, 25, was shot in the head and killed after a dispute between him and another man in McDowell County, W.Va. , Friday afternoon.

21-year-old Omari Aiken was fatally shot while trying to rob three people in southwest Charlotte, N.C., Friday night.

18-year-old David Shropshire and a 16-year-old girl were wounded in a shooting at a birthday party in Chattanooga, Tenn. , Friday night. Johnny Talley, 41, was accidentally shot and killed in Dayton, Ohio , late Friday. Five men were wounded in shootings across Chicago, Ill. , Thursday afternoon and Friday morning: a 25-year-old man was shot in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood; a 22-year-old man was shot during a car-to-car shooting in the Longwood Manor neighborhood; a 20-year-old man was injured in a gang shooting in the Hermosa neighborhood; a 28-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood; and a man in his 20s was shot in the back in the Chatham neighborhood.

Saturday : A 3-year-old girl died after shooting herself with a handgun at a campground in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming Saturday morning. A 6-year-old girl was killed and her 26-year-old father was injured in a shooting at their home in Moreno Valley, Calif. , late Saturday. A 12-year-old girl was shot in the face and seriously wounded while laying in her bed at her home in Huber Heights, Ohio , Saturday morning.

A 33-year-old man and his 11-year-old stepson were shot and wounded by an armed intruder in their home in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. , early Saturday. A teenager was killed and another person was injured in a shooting in a house in Murray, Utah , Saturday evening. Wesley J.

Hobbs, 54, was shot in the head and killed, and his 49-year-old wife and 24-year-old daughter were each shot in the head and wounded, at their home in Belen, N.M. , early Saturday. Vincent E. Wainwright, 32, and Da Vaughn Pitts, 18, were killed and four people were wounded in a shooting that stemmed from a bar fight in Gary, Ind. , early Saturday.

A man was shot in the shoulder during a fight in a Lockport, N.Y. , bar early Saturday. A drive-by shooting in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, La. , left Gerald Williams, 21, dead and two others injured early Saturday. In a separate shooting several hours later in New Orleans , Richard Fuller, 25, was found dead of gunshot wounds in the 7th Ward.

Kenneth Guytrell Sweet, 30, was found suffering from fatal gunshot wounds in Southeast Washington, D.C. , early Saturday. A man was shot and wounded during a home invasion and robbery in Suisun City, Calif. , early Saturday. A shooting left one person wounded in unincorporated St.

Petersburg, Fla. , Saturday night.

20-year-old Andre Tyreece Davis was shot and killed during a verbal altercation in Forestdale, Ala. , early Saturday.

23-year-old Charlie Rivera was shot and killed while sitting in his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Salem, Ore. , early Saturday. G Juan Williams, 27, was shot and wounded in a parking lot near Stefano s Pizza in Knoxville, Tenn. , early Saturday.

24-year-old Shalece Cunningham was shot in the head and killed in a Long Island, N.Y. , motel room early Saturday. Two men were shot in Uniondale, Long Island , Saturday afternoon.

A man was shot and wounded outside a Denny s in Brooklyn Center, Minn. , early Saturday. A man suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in the head in the Grove Hall section of the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston, Mass. , Saturday night. Robert Beerbower, 38, was shot in the stomach and wounded after investigating a disturbance outside his home in Bruceton Mills, W.Va. , early Saturday.

Laurrissa Armstrong, the 62-year-old schoolteacher shot by her husband on Aug.

29, died from her wounds Saturday afternoon.

26-year-old Karshon Brooks was shot several times and killed, and a 21-year-old man was wounded, in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, N.Y. , early Saturday. In total, nine people were shot across New York City late Friday into early Saturday. One person was found lying in a field, dead of gunshot wounds, and two others were wounded in a shooting near the Whitney Young Estates in Dayton, Ohio , Saturday morning.

A man was found lying face down in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at an intersection in the 7th Ward of New Orleans, La. , Saturday morning. A man was injured in a shooting in a parking lot near a nightclub in the St. Andrews area of Richland County, S.C. , early Saturday.

41-year-old Dane Coley died after being shot in the carport of a home during a child s birthday party in Lake Park, Fla. , Saturday night. A 50-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting in east Wichita, Kan. , early Saturday. A 22-year-old man was shot after he refused to allow someone into a party in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, Ill. , early Saturday.

A man was shot and seriously wounded after a domestic disturbance in Charlotte, N.C. , early Saturday. Quintonio Traylor was shot and killed, and Nathaniel Thomas was shot in the eye and wounded, in a car in Ashburn, Ga. , Saturday morning. A 29-year-old man walked up to a Watertown, N.Y. , pub with a gunshot wound early Saturday.

A man was shot and killed after a verbal altercation in Phoenix, Ariz. , early Saturday. A man was shot in the face by a carjacker in Evansville, Ind. , Saturday afternoon. Stephen K.

Morrison, 23, was shot and killed in Little Rock, Ark. , early Saturday. A man was hit in the forearm in a drive-by shooting in Denver, Colo. , Saturday evening. Two men were wounded when someone opened fire at an intersection in Pikesville, Md. , Saturday night.

A 23-year-old woman was seriously injured when two men began shooting at each other outside a Rally s restaurant in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, Mo. , late Saturday. The bullet-riddled body of Blayne J.

Benefield, 21, was found in Farmer City, Ill. , Saturday morning. Police found four shooting victims in different spots in Kansas City, Mo. , late Saturday, all wounded in violence connected to the same party.

29-year-old Cassie McClain was critically injured in a shooting following an argument with a man in southeast Columbus, Ohio , Saturday night. A 25-year-old man was grazed by a bullet near the Rancho Del Rey Golf Course in Merced, Calif. , Saturday night.

Karol Bolton, 18, was shot in the stomach and killed in north Gulfport, Miss. , Saturday night. Laron Justin Estes, 59, was fatally shot after a dispute with a neighbor in Kerby, Ore. , Saturday evening. Police found 23-year-old Leighton Powe Jr.

lying in a ditch, dead of gunshot wounds, in Slidell, La. , Saturday afternoon. An 18-year-old man was shot and wounded in the South Ward of Newark, N.J. , Saturday afternoon. Sunday : A 13-year-old boy was shot and wounded in a mobile home park in Greenville County, S.C. , early Sunday.

Tyler Givens, 15, suffered a fatal gunshot wound at a home in Sussex County, Va. , Sunday afternoon. Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were wounded in two separate shootings in Philadelphia, Pa. , early Sunday. Three people were wounded in a gang-related shooting at a party outside an apartment complex in Fresno, Calif. , early Sunday.

A woman in her 50s was shot multiple times and wounded by an acquaintance in south Richmond, Va. , early Sunday. Thomas Shane Birdsong, 20, was shot in the hand with a small-caliber handgun at a home in Wilson, N.C. , Saturday night. Christopher Panitzke, 28, who was critically injured in a shooting at a Granite Falls, Minn. , home last Monday, died of his injuries early Sunday.

Antonio Mayes, 26, and Daniels Darnell Turner, 32, were killed in shootings around Baltimore, Md. , over the weekend, and six others were wounded, one gravely. A 31-year-old woman was killed and two men were wounded when gunfire broke out at a skating rink in Antioch, Calif. , early Sunday. A man in his 20s was shot twice in the chest and killed at a home in west Berkeley, Calif. , Sunday evening.

Rachel Jacobs was shot with a shotgun when three men invaded her home in Murfreesboro, Tenn. , Sunday afternoon. Two people were shot and wounded near a Loxahatchee, Fla. , elementary school Sunday night. A man in a pickup truck was wounded when two men got out of a car and opened fire in Tulsa, Okla. , Sunday afternoon.

Two men were shot and wounded, one critically, after leaving a club in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. , early Sunday. A man wounded by gunfire sought help at Huck s convenience store in Farmer City, Ill. , Sunday night. Shootings in Chicago, Ill. , late Saturday and early Sunday left one person dead and five injured, one of them critically.

A 36-year-old man was injured in a shooting near the bar where he worked in Bloomfield, Pa. , early Sunday. A man was shot and critically injured on the south side of Richmond, Va. , early Sunday. Two men were hospitalized after a shooting outside an Asheboro, N.C. , nightclub Sunday morning.

A man and a woman were found dead of gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a Walmart in Salem, Ohio , early Sunday. A man and a woman were struck by bullets near the Old Dominion University campus in Norfolk, Va. , early Sunday. An apparent murder-suicide by gun claimed the lives of two men in Selma, Ala. , Sunday afternoon.

37-year-old Shane Avery was shot and killed in Rector, Ark. , early Sunday. One person was found dead of gunshot wounds in Weirton, W.Va. , early Sunday. James Bragg, who was shot in an exchange of gunfire in central Toledo, Ohio, Saturday night two days before his 22nd birthday died of his wounds Sunday.

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured following a drive-by shooting in south Wichita, Kan. , Sunday morning. A woman was shot by her ex-boyfriend in front of the couple s 5-year-old child in Lexington, Ky. , Sunday night. A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded in Grandview Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. , Sunday evening.

According to Slate s gun-death tracker, an estimated 7,906 people have died as a result of gun violence in America since the Newtown massacre on December 14, 2012.

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