January 19 is the first annual “Gun Appreciation Day,” and already we know at least five people were accidentally shot, but how many people across the country were shot outside of the “Appreciation” festivities?
Every day, an average of 88 people in America die from firearms. In 2011, 32,163 people died from guns.
A quick search on Google news for “shooting” on late Saturday night, “Gun Appreciation Day,” offered these headlines — not including the five accidental shootings at “Gun Appreciation Day” events. No doubt there are many that have yet to make their way to the press:
Five-Year-Old Shot, TPD Makes An Arrest
2 shot to death in separate attacks on South, West sides
Police Search For Gunman In East Side Shooting
1 injured in shooting during King parade in Miss.
2 people shot in Little Rock
1 dead, second hurt in BART station shooting
One injured in Florence shooting
Man shot and killed in Watsonville
Man dies after ‘accidental shooting’ at Gresham home
NBC 6 South Florida
Police arrest man accused of shooting girlfriend
Person killed in Japantown shooting
One dead, one injured in afternoon shooting at San Leandro Bayfair
Shooting Leaves One Dead, Another in Serious Condition
Gresham man dies in accidental shooting
Shooting death along Kensington is city’s 1st homicide of year
Two women wounded in Las Vegas soccer field shooting
Cleveland Police report double shooting on E.112th and Buckeye …
Accidental shooting between 2 brothers kills 1
Police investigating Saturday morning shooting
It’s possible there may be duplicates, although we were careful to try to screen them out.
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