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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year

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  1. An Alabama man has sued the gunmaker Ruger over the design of one of its handguns. Shannon Garrison alleges the outdated firing mechanism in Ruger's Blackhawk revolver allowed the gun to discharge when dropped. Garrison was injured when his loaded, uncocked revolver fell out of his holster as he rode an ATV on bumpy terrain, striking him in the ankle. The bullet ricocheted and ripped through his body, damaging organs and lodging near his heart.

  2. A counselor at a Tennessee middle school talked a student with loaded gun out of a plan to kill teachers and a police officer on Wednesday. The 14-year-old boy brought a .45-caliber pistol to Sycamore Middle School in Cheatham County. Sheriff Mike Breedlove said the student went to talk to school counselor Molly Hudgens that morning, saying that she was the only person who could talk him out of it.

  3. A 5-year-old boy fatally shot himself in the head with his father's gun on Wednesday morning in Arizona. Police didn't immediately release the boy's name. They said the boy's mother heard a loud bang come from the bedroom, and she came in to find her son with a gunshot wound, his father's 9mm handgun at his side. The father wasn't home at the time. Police did not immediately charge anyone.

  4. A Florida man who did not serve a jail sentence despite a gun charge three years ago has been arrested for a fatal shooting. Floyd Eugene Parrish was charged in 2013 with carrying a concealed pistol without a permit; the local sheriff did not believe state gun laws should trump the Second Amendment, and released Parrish from jail. Parrish was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Monday for shooting another man during an argument.

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