Monday, December 17, 2012

Mass Murder Facts Since 1999


Locations: About 30% happen at schools.

Gender of Perpetrators: All male, with 1 exception

Weapons of choice: Handguns or rifles.

Total number mass murdered (since Columbine): 267

Chicago murders just for 2012 (as of Nov.) = 470

Number of US abortions since Roe v Wade = 54,559,615  (yet, little or no mass outrage for these dead).

The chance of being killed in a mass shooting are about what they are for being struck by lightning.

Until the Newtown horror, the three worst K–12 school shootings ever took place in either Britain or Germany (where guns are outright banned or severely restricted).

From John Fund at National review Online: It’s time to address mental health and gun-free zones. 
 "Almost all of the public-policy discussion about Newtown has focused on a debate over the need for more gun control. In reality, gun control in a country that already has 200 million privately owned firearms is likely to do little to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. We would be better off debating two taboo subjects — the laws that make it difficult to control people with mental illness and the growing body of evidence that “gun-free” zones, which ban the carrying of firearms by law-abiding individuals, don’t work."  

TY HA & the Bro via email.

*Update: The worst school massacre in U.S. history took place on  in Bath Township, Michigan, on May 18, 1927, which killed 38 elementary school children, two teachers, and four other adults; at least 58 people were injured.

Weapon of choice: dynamite.

The perpetrator first killed his wife, and committed suicide with his last explosion.

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