Re: A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity
Trolling the Facts
Date: February 11, 2019 08:34PM
outh Carolina. A volunteer on Seacoast Church’s security team accidentally fired his weapon in the building. He had unloaded his 9mm handgun and placed it on a windowsill with the slide open. After inserting a magazine and releasing the slide, he did a dry-fire, not realizing there was a round in the chamber. It struck the floor. 2/2019
Utah. A .22 revolver accidentally fired in a Mormon church, sending a bullet through a wall and into a classroom with teens. It was carried in a backpack by a 74-year-old man. The hammer apparently got caught on something. 9/2018
Florida. A man was teaching gun safety at Eglise Baptiste Philadelphia church to three young people when he accidentally snagged the trigger of his 9mm pistol and it fired. 4/2018
Kentucky. A grandmother was heading home after church with three grandsons, one of whom was driving. The other two, ages 12 and 17, were in the backseat passing around a muzzle3-loading pistol which they didn’t realize was loaded. It fired, killing the grandmother. 10/17
Texas. A man attending church shot himself in the foot after reaching into his pocket to get his keys–the same pocket that also held his gun. He had a CCW permit.
Colorado. A man worked as an armed security guard for a church that met in a Clarion Hotel. Believing his gun was empty, he racked the slide and used the trigger to decock the firearm. It discharged into a chair and lodged in the floor.
Mississippi. As the congregation finished singing a hymn, a man went to sit down and the 9mm in his front pocket discharged.
Missouri. A truck driver’s .38 accidentally fired in a church, shooting a man through the chest. The two men were cleaning up after a fundraiser. The Cobra Derringer fell out of the man’s coat pocket as he prepared to leave, hit the floor, and fired. Because people were popping balloons, he didn’t even know his gun had fired. A woman noticed the gun lying on the floor and gave it to him before he exited. Only later, upon hearing news of a shooting, did he realize it was from his own gun. 2/2012
Pennsylvania. As a man stood during an Easter vigil Mass, the trigger of the gun in his pocket tangled in his pants, and a bullet discharged, hitting him in the hand. 4/2015
Florida. Two men were in a small closet, looking over a handgun one of them was interested in buying from the other. The seller removed the magazine from the Ruger 9mm, but didn’t know a round was still chambered. A bullet fired through the wall and killed the pastor’s daughter, age 20. 4/2012
Kentucky. The sheriff’s deputy was at a wedding when his gun fell out of his jacket, hit the ground, and fired a bullet into his mother.
Tennessee. A man with a carry permit accidentally discharged the 9mm Glock in his pocket on Easter Sunday. The bullet tore a hole through his pants and went into the floor. 4/2017
Phoenix. At a church, a man was showing another parishioner his weapon in the kitchen. As he cleared the weapon, the round in the chamber discharged and struck the ceramic floor. shrapnel hit a woman in the leg, and she was taken to the hospital. 5/2016
Georgia. A man was eating in a mall food court when the gun he was carrying fired into the floor. Fragments injured two women. Said the police chief, “We are looking for him because we got a slew of nice charges for his dumb self.” 1/2019
North Carolina. A man accidentally discharged a firearm while in an Asheville hospital. 2/2019
South Carolina. A man and woman were playing with a handgun behind a strip club when the man was shot in the abdomen. 1/2019
Chicago. A man was walking at night when the gun in his pants pocket discharged, hitting him in the leg. 11/2018
Florida. A couple were camping in a tent. The woman was worried that nearby target shooters might hit her cats. The boyfriend went outside the tent to fire a warning shot from a shotgun, but he slipped and accidentally killed his girlfriend of 23 years. 10/2018
Wisconsin. Two teens on a city bus. One is showing the other a handgun, and it fires, hitting oneo f them in the leg. 9/2018
Louisiana. Two boys, 19, were hanging out at an intersection. One pulled out a gun to show the other, and it accidentally fired, striking the other boy in the leg. 7/2018
Florida. A man was walking through Busch Gardens on July 4 when a bullet hit his shoulder–probably a stray celebratory bullet. 7/2018
Idaho. A man was changing his pants and, while trying to secure a firearm in his pants, shot himself in the leg. 7/2018
Virginia. A court officer, while placing a gun in his holster, shot himself in the leg. 6/2018
Alabama. A man having an evening walk with his girlfriend when he twirled his Colt .45 revolver on a finger. He dropped it, and the gun fired a bullet into his abdomen, killing him. 6/2018
Denver. An off-duty cop, dancing at a nightclub, did a backflip, and his handgun fell from his holder. As he picked it up, the gun fired, hitting another man in the leg. 6/2018
Indiana. A woman, 37, was running down a road when she tripped and fell, and her 9mm handgun fired. 5/2018
Washington. A girl, 12, was target shooting. After firing a lever-action .22, she set the rifle down to check her target. Her mother’s boyfriend, noticing that she left the rifle loaded with the hammer cocked, tried to lower the hammer. The rifle fired, killing the girl. 5/2018
Cleveland. A man set his handgun onto the seat of his car. It fired a bullet through the vehicle and into the lower back of a man in the next car. 5/2018
Louisiana. A policeman, while in his office teaching two summer interns about gun safety, accidentally fired his .40 Glock. 6/2018
Colorado. At a youth baseball game, a man accidentally fired his handgun into the4 dirt beneath the bleachers. 6/2018
Colorado. A man, 30, accidentally shot himself in the stomach at a country music festival (at which firearms were not permitted). 6/2018
Idaho. A man was walking when the .22 pistol in his pocket discharged, shooting him in the leg. 5/2018
South Carolina. A man was walking along a street when the handgun in his pocket accidentally fired, skimming his leg. 4/2018
Arkansas. A man on the town square pulled out his gun to look at it, and it fired a bullet into a nearby building. 3/2018
Virginia. A man accidentally fired a gun while getting off a public bus. 5/2018
Wisconsin. A man at a factory shot himself in the leg. 3/2018
Wisconsin. A man spun his .22 revolver as he tried to replace it in his holster, and it fired, going through his index finger and ending up in his groin. 4/2018
South Carolina. A man, walking along a street, was shot in the leg when the handgun in his pocket accidentally fired. 4/2018
Indiana. Several young men went camping. Upon hearing something in the woods, one man pulled a gun and pointed it toward the trees. He fumbled the gun while reholstering it, and a bullet his a friend in the head, killing him. 4/2018
Nebraska. An Omaho police officer dry-fired a Glock 19, thinking it was not loaded, but it fired a bullet into a window at a safety training center. 5/2018
Tennessee. After target practicing, three men were walking home when one man accidentally fired his .22 rifle into another man’s back. “The man who held the rifle thought the gun was unloaded.” 1/2018
Florida. A man was cleaning his gun in a fairgrounds parking lot, outside a gun show, and shot himself in the hand. 1/2018
Tennessee. A patient at a health clinic was carrying a .38 Derringer. It fel out of his pocket, hit the floor, and fired a bullet into the wall. 3/2018
Mississippi. A man seated in his vehicle outside a gun show accidentally shot himself. 3/2018
Indiana. A man at a gas station was rearranging items in his back seat when a shotgun, which he didn’t know was there, accidentally discharged. Pellets struck a truck, in which were a woman and her two kids. 2/2018
Michigan. A man was patting down a visitor to a motorcycle club, making sure no weapons were brought inside, when he was shot in the hand by a handgun, which the man had holstered. 2/2018
Wisconsin. A man on a downtown charter bus shot himself in the groin with the handgun tucked in the front of his pants. 8/17
Missouri. Two teens found a gun in a park and, thinking it was unloaded, began playing with it. One was shot in the neck and died. 8/17
Louisiana. A man accidentally fired a .22 handgun in the waiting area of a Baton Rouge hospital.
Detroit. A woman walking outside was attacked by a dog. She called to a 53-year-old neighbor for help. He came out with his gun, fired several shots at the dog, and ended up accidentally killing the woman. 10/17
Arizona. A women at a gun range shot herself in the leg with her .22 handgun after hot brass from a nearby shooter went down her shirt. 9/2017
Michigan. At a home daycare center, two three-year-olds were shot by another toddler who found a gun in the home. 9/2017
Colorado Springs. Workers were passing around a gun at a business. One of them racked the slide and pulled the trigger, shooting a coworker in the foot. 9/2017
Florida. A man, 60, was crawling over a fence when his gun discharged, killing him. 2/2017
Pennsylvania. A man carrying a flag at the Gettysburg battlefield shot himself in the thigh when he rested his flagpole against the leg holster, causing the gun to fire. 7/2017
Utah. A woman visiting the state Attorney General’s Office accidentally fired her concealed-carry handgun. 7/2017
New York. A disabled man in an electric wheelchair was being helped onto a public bus when he dropped his gun and it discharged inside the bus. 7/2017
Utah. Some people were out walking a dog. One person pulled out a gun to shoot a dog which ran from a home to attack their dog, and accidentally shot one of the other walkers. 4/2017
Mississippi. A woman in a doctor’s office dropped her purse, and the gun inside discharged, striking another patient in the leg. 5/2017
Florida. A road worker found a gun in a ditch along a highway. It went off and hit another man in the chest. 1/2017
New York. A firefighter accidentally shot himself in the hand inside a firehouse. 2/2017
Colorado Springs. A 19-year-old was handling his gun in a car while taking a break at the car dealership where he worked, and shot himself in the leg. 1/2017
Houston. A man was shopping at the Galleria when a gun fell from his backpack and fired. 2/2017
Cincinnati. An off-duty officer, after dinner out with his wife, was headed to his car when his .40 handgun discharged in an elevator. The ricochet struck him in the stomach. 1/2015
North Carolina. An officer was transporting a prisoner from the jail to a hospital when his gun discharged, sending a bullet through two floors of the hospital. 7/2013
Florida. A man was bowling with a gun in his pocket when it shot him in the leg. 2013
Ohio. A couple were out for a walk. As the husband adjusted his pants, a gun dropped out of his pants pocket, hit the sidewalk, and fired a bullet into her leg. 2013
Detroit. A woman shot herself in the leg in a casino (where it was illegal to take a gun). 2013
Tennessee. A city official was exiting his car outside a doctor’s office when the .22 pistol in his coat fired into his stomach. 2/2016
Pennsylvania. A security guard was rummaging in a duffel bag at a rail stop when his gun fired. A 21-year-old woman was hit in the face and arm with shrapnel.
Georgia. A bank security guard shot herself in the leg while examining a coworker’s gun in the breakroom. 2015
Georgia. A Navy recruiter accidentally shot himself in the leg in a recruiting center. 2015
South Carolina. The manager of a Gold’s Gym was showing a gun to a member when it fired into the desk.
Fort Wayne, Indiana. On January 8, a father and son were closing their automotive shop. When the son gathered up his father’s belongings, his father’s .38 revolver slipped out of his grip, hit the ground, and sent a bullet into his leg.
New York City. A lavish wedding at the Waldorf Astoria was interrupted when a 9mm handgun, in the pocket of a cousin of the groom, discharged. It grazed the head of one woman, and three other guests were struck by flying marble, tile, and glass.
New York. An off-duty policeman took his handgun into an MRI room. The machine’s magnets pulled it from his grip, and the gun fired.
Florida. In an internet cafe, a man’s gun fell from his belt and fired into the back of a 40-year-old woman, killing her. 10/2009
Ohio. Volunteers playing soldier were guarding a military recruiting center in Lancaster, Ohio. One of them accidentally fired his AR-15 into the pavement. The owner of the shopping center asked them to leave.
Houston. While at the Delta ticket counter at Bush Airport, a man removed a gun from his carry-on baggage to have it checked in. It fired inside the bag. 6/2015
Kentucky. A state representative was unloading her Ruger .380 in her office at the Capitol Annex when it fired.
Indiana. A gun accidentally fired in a public library, where a group of gun hobbyists were having a meeting.
Florida. A Navy recruiter at a recruiting office shot himself in the thigh.
Indiana. In the county courthouse, a deputy was showing a gun to another county employee when the gun fired.
Indianapolis. A veteran wounded himself at the VA hospital when the handgun he carried in his pocket discharged in a procedure room. “No Guns” signs were posted at every entrance of the hospital.
Iowa. A policeman accidentally discharged his weapon in a room at the Des Moines airport while practicing his quick-draw skills. 12/2015
New York. A 15-year-old, while walking home, felt his gun falling down his pants leg. When he grabbed it, the gun fired and shot him in the groin.
Cincinnati. Three teens were playing with a gun at a traffic intersection when one of them was shot.
North Dakota. At the Bismarck airport, a man was trying to disarm his shotgun to check it in when it fired, hitting the wall.
Vermont. A truck driver was making a delivery. As he bent over, the gun kept in a holster inside his pants pocket fired.
Colorado. Two boys in a parked car at a Shell station found a handgun and began handling it. One was killed by a shot to the head. 1/2016
Chicago. A woman sorting donated clothing at a thrift store was killed by a .22 handgun hidden inside a sock. It fired as a male coworkers was shaking out the sock. 3/2014
Colorado. A 9-year-old boy died after being shot in the head outside a Shell gas station. He and his brother, 8, found a handgun in the car while a family friend was operating the gas pump.
Dallas. Inside a mall, a man and woman got in an argument. The woman swung her purse at him, and a small gun fell out and discharged after hitting the floor. 3/2016
Georgia. A woman met a man at a gas station to look at a handgun she was interested in buying. She took it into a restroom to look at it, and accidentally shot herself in the shoulder.
San Diego. A man brought an AK-47 ot the factory to show a 17-year-old coworker. He removed the magazine, but left a round chambered. It shot the younger man. 2006
Texas. An insurance worker shot himself in his office cubicle. He put his .45 handgun into a jacket pocket, which he draped over the back of his chair. The gun discharged, striking both of his legs. 2007
Florida. An ex-cop, 77, whipped out his 10mm pistol to show his podiatrist during an office visit. The gun went off, sending a bullet through the patient’s thigh and into the doctor’s foot. 4/2016
Indianapolis. Two young boys found a gun in an alley. A 10-year-old killed himself after picking up the gun and pulling the trigger. 5/2016
Mississippi. A woman was in the emergency room with her two-year-old daughter. While standing at a vending machine, the mother dropped her purse, and the gun inside fired. The bullet bounced off the vending machine and grazed the girl’s face.
Indiana. A man riding his bike managed to shoot himself in the leg with the handgun he was carrying. 5/2016
Illinois. A man was at the dentist’s office undergoing a procedure when his phone rang. He reached for his phone, but grabbed his handgun instead and shot himself in the hand. 9/2016
Texas. A couple of people were in a Days Inn, and one was playing with a handgun. It fired, killing a man with a shot to the head. 2/2019
New York. A man was cleaning his gun in a Residence Inn when it discharged. 12/2018
Georgia. A man tucked a gun in his waistband while leaving a hotel. It began to fall out as he carried luggage down a flight of stairs. As he reached for it to keep it from falling, it fired through his pants. A woman and child nearby were struck by shrapnel from the floor. 7/2018
Georgia. A 17-year-old shot himself in the hand while removing a clip from a handgun at a hotel. 6/2018
Washington. A man and a woman, both about 25, were staying in a hotel. When the man began playing with a handgun, the woman told him to stop, because she felt uncomfortable. He said not to worry, because the gun was unloaded. He then pointed the gun at his head, pulled the trigger…and killed himself. 6/2018
New York. A Texas man shot himself in the finger while cleaning his gun at a Days Inn. 4/2018
Las Vegas. A guest at the Excalibur shot himself in the arm around 4 am. 3/2018
Ohio. At a hotel, a women was trying to turn on the safety when the gun fired a bullet into the chest of her two-year-old daughter, killing her. 4/2018
San Antonio. A couple were drinking and playing with a gun at a Budget Suites when it discharged, grazing the woman and hitting the man in the leg. 8/17
Maryland. A man at a Ramada Inn shot himself in the finger whiel removing his .380 Ruger handgun from his suitcase.
Texas. Two men at a Hampton Inn pool were discussing state gun license laws. As one man pulled out his .380 pistol to show the other guy, he shot himself in the leg. 7/2017
Ohio. A man was showing off a gun inside a Hawthorne Suites room when it accidentally fired, killing a 332-year-old woman. 7/2017
Indiana. A gun was being passed around at a party in the Regency Inn when it fired, wouding one of the persons in the head. 1/2017
Pennsylvania. Three men told police they were “playing with a gun” in a Comfort Inn when it went off, firing a bullet into the next room. 2/2017
Tennessee. In a Hyatt Place, a man mishandled his handgun and it fired, striking both him and a woman. 2/2017
Iowa. An intoxicated man, staying at the Buena Vista Inn and Suites, shot himself in the leg while retrieving a .45 handgun from his car. 10/2016
Seattle. While staying in a motel with his mother and her boyfriend, a two-year-old boy found the man’s handgun in a bag and shot himself in the arm. 8/2016
Phoenix. In a Motel 6, a woman accidentally killed her boyfriend with an AK-47 lying on the bed. 8/2016
Seattle. A two-year-old boy critically wounded himself while handling a handgun at a motel. 7/2016
Texas. A 3-year-old got hold of a gun in a motel and shot a 73-year-old man in the chest. 8/2016
New Hampshire. A man accidentally fired a bullet into a neighboring room at a Hampton Inn. 7/2016
Mississippi. A person shot himself in the foot while in a Select Inn.
Florida. A man was checking out of a Marriott Suites hotel. He grabbed for the walled in his left pocket, and instead grabbed his 9mm Glock, causing it to fire. The bullet grazed his leg, hit the tile floor, and wounded two adults and two children, ages 5 and 2. 5/2015
Alabama. A woman in a Birmingham motel heard a noise, and grabbed for the gun under her pillow. She shot herself in the chest. 2/2016
Alabama. A woman staying with her toddler son at a Delux Inn & Suites heard a noise during the night. She grabbed the gun under her pillow and accidentally shot herself in the chest. (2-2016)
New Mexico. In a motel, a three-year-old pulled a pistol from his mother’s handbag and fired once. The bullet struck both parents, neither seriously. The mother had bought the .45 earlier that day.
Louisiana. A man shot himself in the abdomen while inside a Mainstay Suites. Police found him by a vehicle in the parking lot. 12/2015
Texas. A man was practicing his draw in the parking lot of an Extended Stay American when his .40 Glock discharged, firing a bullet through the window of a neighboring La Quinta hotel and missing a guest by 18 inches.
Florida. A man in a motel awoke to the sound of his cell phone alarm. He mistakenly picked up his handgun, and while trying to “shut off the alarm,” shot himself in the hand.
New Jersey. While cleaning his gun at a Ramada Limited Hotel, a man shot himself in the face.11/2015
Dallas. A woman was sitting in her Microtel room watching TV with her husband and son when a bullet from a neighboring room struck her in the chest, killing her.
Florida. A man was carrying a 9mm Glock in his pocket while in the lobby of a Marriott hotel. When he reached into his pocket to get his walled, the gun fired, grazing his leg and sending shrapnel into four other persons. 5/2015
Indiana. At a Day’s Inn, a customer accidentally fired his weapon into the room beneath him, where a family of four were staying. 7/2015
Florida. Two adults were handling a gun inside a La Quinta hotel when it shot one man in the arm. 10/2015
Chicago. A man fatally shot himself in the abdomen while cleaning his gun at a Hawthorn Suites hotel.
Kentucky. A man accidentally discharged his gun in a Days Inn. 12/2015
Michigan. An off-duty cop accidentally fired a bullet through two hotel rooms at a Holiday Inn Express. 2013
Tennessee. A national guard sergeant accidentally fired a fellow guardsman’s handgun inside a Clarion Hotel room.
Seattle. A family was awakened when a bullet entered from a neighboring room, which had been rented to a group of teenagers. 2013
Cleveland. Three days after checking out of a hotel, a woman called to say she had left a loaded handgun in her room. It was still in the nightstand drawer, with five rounds in the magazine and one chambered. 2013
Georgia. A two-year-old was in critical condition after shooting himself in the stomach in a Knight’s Inn. He found his mother’s gun in her purse. 3/2016
Michigan. A woman at a Fairfield accidentally fired a bullet through the TV and into the wall. 4/2016
California. A Motel 6 guest accidentally discharged a gun. The bullet struck the hand of a man in the lobby. 5/2016
Alabama. A man staying at the Inn Town Suites shot himself in the leg. 6/2016
Minnesota. A woman, 18, mishandled a shotgun and fired into the apartment below. 1/2019
Connecticut. A woman was sitting in her apartment when a bullet came through the ceiling, striking her in the head. 1/2019
Missouri. A man cleaning his gun accidentally fired into the apartment below, hitting a man. 12/2018
Wisconsin. A man accidentally fired a bullet into the next apartment, where it lodged in a bathroom mirror. 12/2018
Connecticut. A man was cleaning his gun when it fired a bullet into a refrigerator in the adjoining apartment. 12/2018
Oklahoma. A man was taking a selfie of himself holding a gun when it fired. A one-year-old baby, asleep in a crib in the next apartment, was struck in the abdomen. 12/2018
North Carolina. A woman was shot in the leg by a bullet which came from the apartment above. 11/2018
Missouri. A teen had a stolen handgun, and was trying to show other apartment occupants that it wasn’t loaded. It fired a bullet through a TV and wall and into the next apartment. 11/2018
Arizona. A man was taking a shower when a bullet, accidentally fired in a neighboring apartment, came through the shower wall and nearly hit him. 10/2018
Missouri. A man, 21, was sleeping when his 2-year-old niece picked up his loaded firearm and accientally killed herself with a shot to the chest. 6/2018
Virginia. Two teenage boys were playing with a gun inside a vacant apartment when one was shot in the leg. 6/2018
South Dakota. Four men were passing around a .38 handgun when one of them picked up a .45 pistol and pointed it in the direction of his companions. It accidentally fired, hitting one in the chest and killing him. 6/2018
California. A woman was holding her two-month-old baby when her foot was hit by a bullet, accidentally fired by a man in the apartment above. 6/2018
Chicago. A man was “playing with a handgun” in an apartment when it fell and discharged, killing a 17-year-old girl. 5/2018
North Dakota. A man fired his handgun while holstering it, sending a bullet through the wall into the hallway. 5/2018
Delaware. Two men were walking down the apartment staircase. As one moved his gun into a pocket, it fired, striking the other mani n the leg. 5/2018
Florida. A handgun fired after falling out of a 19-year-old’s waistband. The .22 bullet grazed his head. 6/2018
Chicago. A man was lying hi nis bed when he was shot in the thigh, the bullet coming through the wall from a neighboring apartment. 5/2018
Virginia. A man, 21, was killed when a man in the breezeway of the apartment complex accidentally discharged a handgun. 4/2018
Indiana. An 11-month-old baby was grazed in the leg while sleeping in his crib. The .45 bullet came through the ceiling from the apartment above, where a man was cleaning his handgun. 4/2018
North Dakota. A woman cleaning her gun pulled the trigger and fired a round through the floor into the apartment below. A man was sitting nearby, but wasn’t hit. 4/2018
Indiana. A man loading his 9mm pistol fired a bullet through the floor into a love seat in the apartment below, near a resident. 1/2018
Cincinnati. A 13-year-old boy with a disability was shot while sitting on the couch watching a movie with is dad. The bullet came from an adjacent apartment, where a man was trying to sell a gun. 3/2018
Dallas. A man cleaning his assault rifle at 3 am accidentally fired a bulet into a neighboring apartment, where a woman was sleeping. 3/2018
Texas. A man accidentally fired his handgun, hitting the arm of a man in the neighboring apartment. 2/2018
California. A woman sitting on her couch watching TV was shot in the leg by a bullet from the apartment above, where a man was cleaning his Glock 9mm. 8/17
Tennessee. A man was playing the video game Call of Duty with a loaded AR-15 on his lap. It fired a bullet into the apartment of his 75-year-old neighbor.
Georgia. A 22-year-old man pulled the trigger of a weapon, sending a bullet through several neighboring apartments. 10/17
Idaho. A man accidentally fired a shotgun into the bathroom of the neighboring apartment. 10/17
Tennessee. A man accidentally fired his 9mm Glock, sending a bullet into the neighboring apartment. 2/2017
Alaska. A man, 22, accidentally fired a handgun into the apartment above him, critically injuring a woman with a bullet through her back. 6/2017
Utah. As a man removed his 30.06 rifle from its case, it fired a bullet into the next apartment, where a child was sleeping. 7/2017
Michigan. A man cleaning his gun accidentally fired a round into a neighboring apartment, striking one woman in the leg and another in the arm. 7/2017
Alaska. A sleeping woman was struck in the chest by a bullet fired from the apartment above her. 7/2017
North Dakota. A man was inspecting his 9mm handgun when it fired through the ceiling, nearly hitting a three-year-old girl in the apartment above. 3/2017
Las Vegas. A bullet fired from a neighboring apartment struck a 4-month-old baby in the hand. 4/2017
California. A teenage girl was hit in the abdomen by a bullet accidentally fired by a man in a neighboring apartment. 4/2017
Florida. A man high on heroin decided to clean his gun. Two bullets fired through the floor into the apartment below, almost hitting a man and a cat. 4/2017
Utah. Party-goers fired several shots in an apartment. One struck a woman sleeping on a couch in another apartment, nearly severing a finger. 4/2017
Nebraska. A gun discharged while an off-duty deputy was cleaning it at 4 am. 2/2017
Kansas City. A woman was getting ready for bed when she felt a stinging in her lower back. A bullet had come from the apartment above. 2/2017
Kentucky. A man accidentally fired his rifle inside his apartment. The bullet went into the next apartment, hitting the wall above the bed where neighbors were sleeping. 2/2017
Ohio. A man, 25, said he thought the gun was unloaded when it pointed it at a boy, 14, and pulled the trigger, shooting him in the stomach. 2/2017
Indiana. A bullet from a neighboring apartment struck a boy, 10, in the groin. 11/2016
Virginia. Three kids messing with a handgun fired a bullet into the apartment of a woman next door. 11/2016
California. An intoxicated man accidentally shot himself in the leg, and the bullet ended up in the wall of a neighboring apartment. 10/2016
Florida. A two-year old girl, sleeping in her bedroom, was wounded when a man in a neighboring apartment accidentally fired his shotgun. He said he thought it was unloaded. 10/2016
North Carolina. A man accidentally fired into his floor, hitting a woman in the apartment below. 10/2016
Nebraska. A man accidentally fired his 9mm through the floor into the apartment below. 6/2016
San Francisco. A man cleaning his weapon didn’t realize there was a bullet in the chamber. It fired, hitting a neighbor in the apartment below in the leg. 7/2016
Texas. A man was shot in the lower back as he slept, thanks to an accidental discharge in the neighboring apartment.
Colorado. A man was cleaning his gun when a bullet went through a wall, striking a neighbor sitting on her couch in the next apartment.
Tennessee. A 16-year-old was “fumbling around” with a gun when it fell on the floor and fired into the neighboring apartment, hitting a teenage mother in the stomach and grazing the 3-month-old child she was holding.
Missouri. A drunk man accidentally discharged his gun. The bullet struck a boy, 7, sleeping in the apartment below.
Michigan. A man previously cited for recklessness after accidentally shooting himself fired a round into his neighbor’s apartment while cleaning his gun.
California. A 21-year-old “playing” with his Glock 17 accidentally fired a 9mm round into the next apartment. Police confiscated all 7 of his firearms.
Washington. A woman was examining her gun, which she thought was unloaded, when she fired a bullet into a neighbor’s apartment. 2/2016
Oregon. A man used his fully-automatic assault rifle as a crutch to help stand up from a couch. In leaning on the rifle, a burst of bullets fired through the ceiling, killing a five-year-old girl and wounding another woman in the apartment above.
Houston. After one month on the force, a 25-year-old policeman was handing his gun at 4am when it discharged into the next apartment, hitting a sleeping neighbor in the back. 1/2016
Oregon. A woman sitting on her couch was sprayed with drywall and came within inches of being hit by a bullet fired by a neighbor cleaning his gun.
New York. A man was cleaning his handgun when it discharged, sending a bullet into the neighboring apartment, where it struck the headboard where a person was sleeping.
California. A man accidentally fired a 30.06 hunting rifle through his foot and into the apartment downstairs, striking a sleeping 9-year-old boy in the leg. 10/2015
Louisiana,. A 26-year-old man was killed when a shotgun discharged in the neighboring apartment. A neighbor, 23, had laid the gun on the bed, pointing at the wall. It fired as he pulled up the bed covers. 9/2013
Wisconsin. A young man, 20, accidentally fired his AR-15 through his apartment ceiling, hitting a man in the stomach as he lay on his couch. 3/2014
Seattle. After putting a sling on his rifle, a man pulled the trigger, not knowing it was loaded. A round grazed the head of a man in the apartment below. 4/2010
North Dakota. A 25-year-old “messing” with his gun fired a bullet into the apartment below, nearly hitting a woman sitting on her couch. 12/2015
Montana. A woman sleeping in her apartment awoke with a burning sensation in her leg. She’d been shot by a neighbor, 22, who was cleaning his rifle. 1/2011
North Dakota. A man cleaning his AR-15 in his apartment ejected the magazine, but left a round in the chamber. He accidentally fired down a hall, through a toilet, and into a closet. 4/2010
North Carolina. As a man was packing to move, his gun fired through the wall into the next apartment, hitting a neighbor in the arm. 8/2014
New York. A man cleaning his hunting rifle, not realizing it was loaded, fired a bullet into a neighboring apartment filled with people. Debris injured a four-year-old boy.
Montana. A college student, while cleaning his .44 magnum revolver, fired a bullet into the apartment below him. 9/2015
New York. A police officer was unloading her .40 Glock when it discharged through the floor, striking a man in the downstairs apartment as he was making dinner. She had removed the magazine, but left a round in the chamber. 7/2002
Virginia. Two university students accidentally fired an AK-47 inside their apartment. The bullet went through two apartments and narrowly missed a female student.
Pennsylvania. A man fell asleep with his AR-15 on his lap while watching a Youtube video about the new trigger he had just installed. He awoke when it fired a bullet into the the bedroom of a neighboring apartment, where a couple were asleep. 6/2014
Connecticut. Two men arguing in an upstairs apartment began wrestling with a gun, which fired through the floor and struck a woman watching TV. 10/2014
Cleveland. A 16-year-old boy accidentally fired a .380 round into a neighbor’s apartment.
New York. A man, 18, was cleaning his shotgun with several other people in the apartment. As he stood up, the gun fired, killing his girlfriend’s 7-month-old baby. 11/2015
Colorado Springs. A man accidentally fired his gun while cleaning it, hitting a man in the next apartment.
Ohio. A man was cleaning his handgun when it fired through the floor into the apartment beneath him, striking a 53-year-old woman in the chest.
Tennessee. A man accidentally fired his gun through the floor of his apartment. It killed a 13-year-old girl in the apartment below, and grazed the baby she was holding. Another person went upstairs and shot and killed the original shooter. 1/2016
Louisiana. A couple woke up at 3am after hearing what sounded like a gunshot, but went back to sleep. The next morning they discovered a bullet had struck their headboard. An intoxicated woman in the next apartment pulled the trigger of a handgun, thinking it was unloaded. 12/2015
Indiana. A Fort Wayne woman was cooking when a bullet from the upstairs apartment lodged in her cabinet. Witnesses said someone was “playing” with a gun when it fired.
West Virginia. A woman was struck by a bullet accidentally fired from the apartment above. 3/2016
Pennsylvania. A bullet flew through the ceiling into a deli, accidentally fired by a man in the apartment above. 2015.
Georgia. A man cleaning his 9mm Glock at 2:15 am hadn’t cleared the chamber. A bullet fired through two neighboring apartments before coming to a stop. 3/2016
Texas. A man was hit in the back by a bullet accidentally fired from a neighboring apartment. 1/2016
Arizona. As he exited his car outside his apartment, a 74-year-old man’s unholstered gun in his pocket fired into his thigh. 3/201
North Dakota. People had a scare when rifle bullets flew into their apartment, passing through two walls before lodging in a brick wall. A neighbor said he thought his rifle was unloaded. 3/2016
Tennessee. A man clearing his 9mm handgun fired a bullet into the neighboring apartment, nearly missing a sleeping woman. 1/2016
Arkansas. Around 4am, a man accidentally fired his shotgun, blowing a hole through the apartment wall next to the bed where a neighbor was sleeping. 5/2016
Georgia. A man accidentally pulled the trigger of his handgun. It went through his hand, through a woman’s leg, then passed through a wall into the next apartment, hitting an infant in the back while his mother was feeding him. 5/2016
Louisiana. A teenage couple were handling a 9mm handgun when it fired into the apartment below, hitting a sleeping resident in the abdomen. 5/2016
Utah. A shotgun slug accidentally fired in a trailer went through two other trailers before stopping on the outside of a fourth trailer. All four trailers were occupied at the time, but nobody was hurt. 5/2016
Florida. A man dropped his handgun and it fired into a neighbor’s apartment, nearly hitting the couple inside. 6/2016
Pennsylvania. A man accidentally fired his gun through the floor into the apartment below him, where two people were sleeping. 8/2016
Chicago. A man accidentally fired his rifle into the bedroom of a neighboring apartment. 9/2016
Florida. Two men were handling a shotgun when it fired, grazing a two-year-old girl sleeping in a neighboring apartment. 10/2016