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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year

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  1. A Pennsylvania firearms training facility has been granted permission to sell a trove of guns left behind by its customers. Elite Tactical Academy operates a gun storage business, and owner David Kotz said he’s sitting on 300 weapons that have been abandoned by their owners . He said his clients don’t retrieve their firearms for a number of reasons — they may be under court order not to own guns, traveling for a long time, or live in another state.

  2. Two Memphis parents face charges of reckless homicide in the deaths of their sons, who both accidentally shot themselves in unrelated incidents over the weekend. A 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself Saturday night, and an 8-year-old did the same with a gun he found under a pillow on a bed on Sunday. In a third unintentional shooting, which critically injured a 4-year-old girl, no one has yet been charged.

  3. In an attempt to reduce firearms theft, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department gave away 100 free gun safes for cars. The department also arranged for a local gun store to sell the safes at cost. Police said more than 1,700 firearms have been reported stolen from gun owners who left them in vehicles over the past three years.

  4. The gun a 9-year-old New York boy used to fatally shoot his younger brother on Monday was stolen from a firefighter's truck last year. Former Syracuse firefighter Edward Ackerman reported his 9mm handgun stolen to police in August 2016. The weapon had been lifted from his unlocked pick-up truck.

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