Boyfriend Kills Girlfriend After Mistaking Her for an Intruder

caution tapeMan, we are not having a good run with guns here in the U.S. A few weeks ago, we heard the story about the father who shot and killed his teenage son by mistake, thinking he was an intruder. Then, earlier on today, we read about how a teenager was accidentally shot while playing a prank on his friends. And now, because there apparently isn't enough depressing news in the world, I bring you the story of the 34-year-old boyfriend who fatally shot his girlfriend because he thought she was an intruder.

Can we talk about gun control now?


Before we get into it, here's the story: The man accidentally shot his girlfriend in the stomach yesterday at around 5:30 in the morning. He immediately called the police after he realized what happened, but it was too late.

Look. There are people who like guns. I get that. Well, I don't really get that, but I understand it. Sort of. But shouldn't there be, I don't know, some stricter rules for possessing them? Really bad things keep happening.

We've had a really bad run here in the past few months. In addition to these three horrific accidents, there was the shooting in Aurora (which I am NOT comparing to this!!!); the shooting at a grocery store in New Jersey; and just last night, a shooting in Portland. All involving guns.

I know. Guns don't kill people; people kill people. But guns have been a part of all these tragedies. Clearly, they'll never be outlawed -- that would be ridiculous -- but perhaps some sort of stricter regulations should be instituted? One can't help but wonder if these things could have been prevented if that was the case.

What do you think of this?

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