Sunday, December 16, 2012

Daily Kos: When will we ever learn . . . .

Daily Kos: When will we ever learn . . . .:


When will we ever learn . . . .

credit where it is due -  A Timeline of mass shootings in the US since Columbine, a Thing Progress piece by Aviva Shen.   That piece is worth saving.  Most of my information is from that article.
Here are the basics.
4/20/99  was Columbine, where the shooters killed 13 and wounded 21 before taking their own lives
Here are the rest.  I refuse to dignify the shooters by mentioning their names.
7/29/99 Atlanta.  Shooter killed 12 including his family, injured 13, then committed Atlanta
9/15/99 Rock concert in Ft Worth.  7 killed, 7 wounded.  Suicide.
7/8/03 7 killed, 14 wounded in Meridian MS.  Suicide.
3/12/05  Brookfield WI.  9 killed, 7 wounded.  Suicide.
3/21/05 Red Lake MN  11 killed including 9 students at a high school, wounded 5.  Suicide.
3/25/06 Seattle 7 dead, 2 injured.
10/2/06 Lancaster PA (Amish schoolhouse)  5 killed 6 wounded (all girls).  Suicide
2/12/07  Salt Lake City  5 killed, 4 wounded.
4/16/07  Virginia Tech.  32 killed, 24 wounded.  Suicide.
12/5/07  Omaha.  9 killed, 4 wounded.  Suicide.
2/7/08  Kirkwood, MO.  6 killed, 2 wounded.  Killed by police.
2/14/08  Northern Illinois University.  6 dead. 21 wounded.  Suicide.
3/29/09  Carthage NC.  8 Dead.  Convicted, life in prison.
4/3/09  Binghampton, NY.  13 dead, 4 wounded.  Suicide.
11/3/09  Fort Hood.  13 killed 29 wounded.  Shooter yet to be tried.
8/3/10  Manchester CT.  8 killed, 2 wounded.  Suicide.
1/8/11  Tucson.  8 killed, 11 wounded.  Life in prison
9/6/11  Carson City NV.  4 killed, 11 wounded.  Suicide
10/14/11  Seal Beach CA.  8 killed, 1 wounded.  Shooter awaiting trial.
4/2/12  Oakland CA.  7 killed.  In custody awaiting trial
4/6/12  Tulsa.  3 killed, 2 wounded.  Two shooters in custody awaiting trial.
5/29/12  Seattle.  5 killed.  Suicide
7/20/12  Aurora CO.  12 killed, 58 wounded.  In custody awaiting trial.
9/27/12  Minneapolis  5 killed, 3 wounded.   Suicide.
12/11/12  Clackamas Center shopping center in OR.  2 killed.  suicide.
12/14/12  Newton CT.  27 killed.  Suicide.
For what it is worth, the Assault Weapons ban expired on Sept 13, 2004.
Between Columbine and then, there were 3 mass shootings killing 33, over a 5 year period.
Since then there have been 22 mass shooting, with a total not including the shooters of 213 dead in a bit more than 7 years.

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