Brady Campaign Shootings Roundup: Anger Over Cards, Cars

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Sadly, it seems as if a lot of people have been shooting others in anger lately. Why does our nation make it so easy for Americans to gun each other down? If guns had not been readily accessible during these incidents, more people would be alive and healthy today:

The Salt Lake Tribune reports on how a card game turned fatal:

One man is dead and another is under arrest after a shooting over a card game in Salt Lake City, police said Saturday.  Up to six people were gathered in an apartment at 1810 S. Main St., said police Sgt. Jeff Webb.  About 6 p.m., a fight erupted during the card game and multiple guns were drawn, said Sgt. Shawn Josephson.  At least one shot hit and fatally wounded a 46-year-old man, Webb said. Police arrived and arrested a man in his 50s, identified as the shooter by the rest of the group.

The Clark County Columbian reports on a road rage shooting:

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Monday morning said the gunman, Kenneth L. Hartson, 42, shot and killed himself after he was cornered by police at the edge of a driveway in Brush Prairie.

The case surfaced at 9:43 p.m. Sunday, when Lindi Seifert, 24, of Vancouver, reported she’d been driving north on Northeast 117th Avenue, also known as state Highway 503, in Brush Prairie when a driver in a newer Dodge pickup truck shot out two windows in her car near 149th Street. Hartson, also of Vancouver, was driving the truck, sheriff’s deputies said.  Lindi Seifert followed the gunman to the edge of Battle Ground, took down the vehicle’s license number and gave it to 911 dispatchers.

“She did not know him,” Ryan Seifert, Lindi’s husband, said Monday night. “He’s a complete stranger.”

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reports on a nightclub shooting:

Sometime before 2 a.m., shots were fired inside the The Boss club at 912 Jackson, after someone inside the club started pushing, police said.  In all, five men were shot, one hit critically in the upper torso. No one was in custody in the incident late Sunday.

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