Americans who accidentally shot
A 31-year-old man, showing off his high-powered rifle to friends, shot off part of his face, Waterville, Maine (November).
A 22-year-old woman, handing her brand-new assault rifle to her husband, shot herself (fatally) in the head, Federal Heights, Colo. (May).
Two police chiefs shot themselves (Medina, Ohio, in April and Washington, N.H., in June).
A 66-year-old firearms instructor, Winona, Minn., shot his finger while explaining to his wife that it was impossible to pull the trigger while the gun is holstered (April).
….and then there were….
A Columbia, Mo., man shot in the “posterior” while removing his gun from his back pocket (May); a 23-year-old man, Charleston, W.Va., shot in the groin while holstering his weapon (August); a 43-year-old man, Norfolk, Va., shot in the groin while waving his gun at a speeding driver (August).