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Death at the gun range: Five firearm deaths in firearm-friendly environments

In the ongoing gun control debate, the same argument often comes up: nobody gets shot at the gun range. Here are five incidents of deaths, both accidental and intentional, at gun ranges across the U.S.

The Little Boy Who Shot Himself With an Uzi, and the Ex-Cop Who Went to Trial for His Death

What was billed as a weekend of supervised family fun at this Westfield, Mass., gun range turned into a family nightmare when 8 year old Christopher Bizilj accidently shot himself in the head while firing an Uzi submachine gun. The owner of the range, former police chief Edward Fleury, was charged in Bizilj’s death.

Friendly Hug Results in Accidental Death of Woman

A Detroit woman was fatally shot in the chest Sunday after hugging an off-duty police officer. According to Detroit police, Adaisha Miller was celebrating her 25th birthday a day early. She was dancing at a party when she came up to off-duty officer Issac Parrish attending the party and hugged him from behind. His holster gun discharged accidentally and shot Miller in the chest, piercing her lung and heart.

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