Woman killed by an aggressive doorframe

On January 18, a 27-year-old Merrill, Wisconsin man discharged his firearm killing a woman.  From a quote in the article, the convicted felon claimed that when he attempted to put his handgun in his coat chest pocket, he bumped into a door frame. He said the handgun came forward with his finger on the trigger and the gun fired.

A woman sitting in the kitchen got shot in the back. The hospital later pronounced her dead. Court documents identified her as 28-year-old kayla Frank.

The felon, Tanner Graap, was charged with homicide by negligence in the handling of a dangerous weapon and as a felon in possession of a firearm.

The Merrill Police said the incident was accidental. To describe this as an accident downplays the severity of someone losing their life. Graap committed grossly negligent murder.

College bound high school senior shot bringing groceries to his grandmother

Robert Cuadra lay dying on the sidewalk, hit in the head by a stray bullet while bringing groceries to his grandmother. A stray bullet fired between two men involved in a gun battle happened on January 19 on a street in Paterson, New Jersey.

The police don’t know who the gunmen were or why they were battling it out.

Cuadra studied hard in high school to escape the poverty and violence that surrounded his life. In seven months, he was to start at Montclair University on a scholarship.

His mother, mourning his death, described Cuarda as a good kid who stayed away from trouble and was just such a good spirit.

Life ends for this future productive adult citizen while the guns stay ready to take another innocent life.

Two-year-old Spring Lake boy recovering after accidental shooting in mother’s car

That is the headline on the WRAL.COM website. The mother flagrantly abused her child. The parents kept an unlocked semi-automatic weapon within reach of the child.

An accident implies the incident could not be avoided. But on January 18, in Spring Lake North Carolina, an unsecured semi-automatic handgun lay within reach of 2-year-old boy.  The mother sat in the car speaking to a friend standing outside the car.

As they spoke, the child found the gun inside of the unlocked glove compartment. He fired the weapon injuring his leg. Although he is expected to recover, a differently aimed shot could have resulted in death. At the time of the article, no charges had been filed.