6 Americans Have Been Shot by Their Dogs

By Adam Johnson, AlterNet, October 28, 2015

The ubiquity of guns in America is summed up perfectly in one depressing statistic.

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The always enjoyable Christopher Ingraham over at Washington Post’s Wonk Blog noticed something pretty crazy: At least six Americans over the past five years have been shot by their dogs. While generally rare, these accidents are relatively frequent in our country compared to other countries, namely due to Americans’ love of guns, hunting and dogs.

Ingraham’s investigation was in response to a recent story of an Indiana woman who was shot in the leg by her Labrador retriever, Trigger (yes, that’s the dog’s real name), who stepped on her shotgun which was laying around loaded with the safety off….

read more at AlterNet

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