2020-11-12 01:14:00 UTC
The right to bear arms against your fellow Americans is given by God, not
the Framers who dressed like sissies in stockings and makeup.
58 killed - October 1, 2017 - In Las Vegas, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of
Mesquite, Nevada, sprays gunfire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from
the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing 58 people
and injuring almost 500. Witnesses say the gunshots last between 10 and 15
minutes. Officers breach Paddock's hotel room to find him dead.
Authorities believe Paddock killed himself and that he acted alone.
49 killed - June 12, 2016 - Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, opens fire inside
Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando. At least 49 people are killed and more
than 50 are injured. Police shoot and kill Mateen during an operation to
free hostages officials say he was holding at the club.
32 killed - April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. A
gunman, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho, goes on a shooting spree
killing 32 people in two locations and wounding an undetermined number of
others on campus. The shooter dies by suicide.
27 killed - December 14, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown,
Connecticut. Adam Lanza, 20, guns down 20 children, ages six and seven,
and six adults, school staff and faculty, before turning the gun on
himself. Investigating police later find Nancy Lanza, Adam's mother, dead
from a gunshot wound.
25 and an unborn child killed - November 5, 2017 - A gunman opens fire on
a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 25 people and an
unborn child and wounding 20 others. The shooter, identified by two law
enforcement sources as Devin Patrick Kelley, is found dead after a brief
chase, but it's unclear if it was self-inflicted.
23 killed - October 16, 1991 - In Killeen, Texas, 35-year-old George
Hennard crashes his pickup truck through the wall of a Luby's Cafeteria.
After exiting the truck, Hennard shoots and kills 23 people. He dies by
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21 killed - July 18, 1984 - In San Ysidro, California, 41-year-old James
Huberty, armed with a long-barreled Uzi, a pump-action shotgun and a
handgun, shoots and kills 21 adults and children at a local McDonald's. A
police sharpshooter kills Huberty one hour after the rampage begins.
18 killed - August 1, 1966 - In Austin, Texas, Charles Joseph Whitman, a
former US Marine, kills 16 and wounds at least 30 at the University of
Texas while shooting from a tower. Police officers Ramiro Martinez and
Houston McCoy shoot and kill Whitman in the tower. Whitman had also killed
his mother and wife earlier in the day.
17 killed - February 14, 2018 - A former student unleashes a hail of
gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,
killing at least 17 adults and children. Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been
charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
14 killed - December 2, 2015 - Married couple Syed Rizwan Farook and
Tashfeen Malik open fire on an employee gathering taking place at Inland
Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people.
14 killed - August 20, 1986 - In Edmond, Oklahoma, Patrick Henry Sherrill,
a part-time mail carrier armed with three handguns, kills 14 postal
workers in 10 minutes and then takes his own life.
13 and an unborn child killed - November 5, 2009 - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan
kills 13 people and one unborn child and injures 32 at Fort Hood, Texas,
during a shooting rampage. He is convicted and sentenced to death.
13 killed - April 3, 2009 - In Binghamton, New York, Jiverly Wong kills 13
people and injures four during a shooting at an immigrant community
center. He then kills himself.
13 killed - April 20, 1999 - Columbine High School - Littleton, Colorado.
Eighteen-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold kill 12 fellow
students and one teacher before dying by suicide in the school library.
13 killed - February 18, 1983 - Three men enter the Wah Mee gambling and
social club in Seattle, rob the 14 occupants and then shoot each in the
head, killing 13. Two of the men, Kwan Fai Mak and Benjamin Ng, are
convicted of murder in August 1983. Both are serving life in prison. The
third, Wai-Chiu "Tony" Ng, after years on the run in Canada, is eventually
convicted of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. He is
deported to Hong Kong in 2014.
13 killed - September 25, 1982 - In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 40-year-
old prison guard George Banks kills 13 people including five of his own
children. In September 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns his
death sentence, stating that Banks is mentally incompetent.
13 killed - September 5, 1949 - In Camden, New Jersey, 28-year-old Howard
Unruh, a veteran of World War II, shoots and kills 13 people as he walks
down Camden's 32nd Street using a German-crafted Luger pistol. He is found
insane and is committed to a state mental institution. He dies at the age
12 killed - November 7, 2018 - Twelve people are killed in a shooting at
the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Officials say the
gunman, Ian David Long, shot an unarmed security guard outside the bar,
then went in and continued shooting, injuring other security workers,
employees and patrons.
12 killed - September 16, 2013 - Shots are fired inside the Washington
Navy Yard, killing 12. The shooter, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, is
12 killed - July 20, 2012 - Twelve people are killed, and 58 are wounded
in a shooting at a screening of the new Batman film in Aurora, Colorado.
James E. Holmes, 24, dressed head-to-toe in protective tactical gear, sets
off two devices of some kind before spraying the theater with bullets from
an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and at least one of two .40-caliber
handguns police recovered at the scene. On July 16, 2015, Holmes is found
guilty on all 165 counts against him, 24 first-degree murder, 140
attempted murder and one count of possession or control of an explosive or
incendiary device. He is sentenced to life in prison without parole.
12 killed - July 29, 1999 - In Atlanta, 44-year-old Mark Barton kills his
wife and two children at his home. He then opens fire in two different
brokerage houses, killing nine people and wounding 12. He later kills
11 killed - October 27, 2018 - Eleven people are killed in a shooting at
the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of
Pittsburgh, PA. 46-year-old Robert Bowers surrendered to authorities on
the third floor of the building and is now facing federal charges,
including hate crimes. Bowers told told a SWAT officer while receiving
medical care that he wanted all Jews to die and that Jews "were committing
genocide to his people," a criminal complaint filed in Allegheny County
10 Killed - May 18, 2018 - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, allegedly walks into
an art class and begins firing, killing 8 students and 2 teachers at Santa
Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. Pagourtzis is arrested and charged with
capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant.
10 killed - March 10, 2009 - In Alabama, Michael McLendon of Kinston,
kills 10 and himself. The dead include his mother, grandparents, aunt and
9 killed - October 1, 2015 - Gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer shoots
and kills nine people, injuring another nine, at Umpqua Community College
in Roseburg, Oregon. The shooter dies after a gun battle with police at
the college. Six weapons were recovered at the school; another seven were
recovered at Harper-Mercer's home.
9 killed - June 17, 2015 - Dylann Roof, 21, shoots and kills nine people
inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in
Charleston, South Carolina. Eight die at the scene; a ninth dies at a
hospital. Roof is arrested the following day; according to police, he
confesses and tells investigators he wanted to start a race war. Roof is
convicted of hate crimes in federal court and is sentenced to death and
later convicted of murder in state court.
9 killed - March 21, 2005 - Red Lake High School, Red Lake, Minnesota.
Sixteen-year-old Jeff Weise kills his grandfather and another adult, five
students, a teacher and a security officer. He then kills himself.
9 killed - August 10, 1991 - Six monks, a nun, a monk in training and a
temple worker are found shot to death at Wat Promkunaram, a Buddhist
temple in Waddell, Arizona. Johnathan Doody, 17, and Alessandro Garcia,
16, are later convicted of the crime and receive multiple life sentences.
9 killed - June 18, 1990 - In Jacksonville, Florida, 42-year-old James
Pough, angry about his car being repossessed, opens fire at a General
Motors Acceptance Corp. office, killing nine people. Pough takes his own
8 killed - October 12, 2011 - Eight people are killed during a shooting at
the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California. The suspect, Scott Evans
Dekraai, 41, of Huntington Beach, is arrested without incident as he is
trying to leave the scene. The eight victims include Dekraai's ex-wife,
Michelle Fournier, 48. He is armed with three guns -- a 9 mm Springfield,
a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum, and a Heckler & Koch .45 -- and is wearing
body armor during the shooting rampage. After a delay of several years due
to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, Dekraai is sentenced on
September 22, 2017, to eight consecutive terms of life in prison without
parole, plus an additional term of 232 years to life for attempted murder.
8 killed - August 3, 2010 - Manchester, Connecticut - Omar Thornton kills
eight co-workers at Hartford Distributors before turning the gun on
himself. Thornton had been asked to resign for stealing and selling
8 killed - January 19, 2010 - Christopher Speight, 39, kills eight people
at a house in Appomattox, Virginia. He surrenders to police at the scene
the next morning. In February 2013, he is sentenced to five life terms
plus 18 years.
8 killed - March 29, 2009 - In Carthage, North Carolina, 45-year-old
Robert Stewart kills a nurse and seven elderly patients at a nursing home.
In May, the Moore County district attorney announces she will seek the
death penalty. On September 3, 2011, a jury finds Stewart guilty of
second-degree murder. Stewart is sentenced to 141 to 179 years in prison.
8 killed - December 5, 2007 - In Omaha, Nebraska, 19-year-old Robert
Hawkins goes to an area mall and kills eight shoppers before killing
8 killed - July 1, 1993 - In San Francisco, 55-year-old Gian Luigi Ferri
kills eight people in a law office and then kills himself.
8 killed - September 14, 1989 - In Louisville, Kentucky, 47-year-old
Joseph Wesbecker, armed with a AK-47 semiautomatic assault rifle, two MAC-
11 semiautomatic pistols, a .38 caliber handgun, a 9-millimeter
semiautomatic pistol and a bayonet kills, eight co-workers at Standard
Gravure Corporation and then kills himself. He had been placed on
disability leave from his job due to mental problems.
8 killed - August 20, 1982 - In Miami, Carl Robert Brown, 51, kills eight
people with a shotgun at a machine shop. Brown, a teacher, was reportedly
angry about a repair bill from the shop. After fleeing the scene on a
bicycle, he is fatally shot by a witness who pursues him.