Skip to comments.Mass Shooting Incidents In The Last Two Decades
Posted on 07/20/2012 8:39:41 AM PDT by Zakeet
March 13, 1996 - BRITAIN - Gunman Thomas Hamilton burst into a primary school in the Scottish town of Dunblane and shot dead 16 children and their teacher before killing himself.
April 28, 1996 - AUSTRALIA - Martin Bryant unleashed modern Australia's worst mass murder when he shot dead 35 people at the Port Arthur tourist site in the southern state of Tasmania.
April 1999 - UNITED STATES - Two heavily-armed teenagers went on a rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Denver, shooting 13 students and staff before taking their own lives.
July 1999 - UNITED STATES - A gunman killed nine people at two brokerages in Atlanta, after apparently killing his wife and two children. He committed suicide five hours later.
June 2001 - NEPAL - Eight members of the Nepalese Royal family were killed in a palace massacre by Crown Prince Dipendra who later turned a gun on himself and died few days later. His youngest brother also died later raising the death toll to 10.
April 26, 2002 - GERMANY - In Erfurt, eastern Germany, 19-year-old Robert Steinhauser opened fire after saying he was not going to take a math test. He killed 12 teachers, a secretary, two pupils and a policeman at the Gutenberg Gymnasium, before killing himself.
Oct. 2002 - UNITED STATES - John Muhammad and Lee Malvo killed 10 people in sniper-style shooting deaths that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area.
April 16, 2007 - UNITED STATES - Virginia Tech, a university in Blacksburg, Virginia, became the site of the deadliest rampage in U.S. history when a gunman killed 32 people and himself.
Nov. 7, 2007 - FINLAND - Pekka-Eric Auvinen killed six fellow students, the school nurse, the principal and himself with a handgun at the Jokela High School near Helsinki.
Sept. 23, 2008 - FINLAND - Student Matti Saari opened fire in a vocational school in Kauhajoki in northwest Finland, killing nine other students and one male staff member before killing himself.
March 11, 2009 - GERMANY - A 17-year-old gunman dressed in combat gear killed nine students and three teachers at a school near Stuttgart. He also killed one other person at a nearby clinic. He was later killed in a shoot-out with police. Two additional passers-by were killed and two policemen seriously injured, bringing the death toll to 16 including the gunman.
June 2, 2010 - BRITAIN - Gunman Derrick Bird opened fire on people in towns across the rural county of Cumbria. Twelve people were killed and 11 injured. Bird also killed himself.
April 9, 2011 - NETHERLANDS - Tristan van der Vlis opened fire in the Ridderhof mall in Alphen aan den Rijn, south of Amsterdam, killing six before turning the gun on himself.
July 22, 2011 - NORWAY - Police seize a gunman who killed 69 people at a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling political party, on the small, holiday island of Utoeya. Anders Behring Breivik is later charged with the killings, as well as with an earlier bombing in Oslo which killed eight people. The trial ended last month with Breivik saying that his bombing and shooting rampage was necessary to defend the country - prompting a walk-out by relatives of his victims.
Dec. 13, 2011 - BELGIUM - Gunman Nordine Armani killed three people, including a 17-month-old toddler, wounding 121 in a central square in the eastern city of Liege, before shooting himself. The next day Belgian investigators found the body of a woman in warehouse used by the gunman raising the death toll, including the killer, to five.
July 20, 2012 - UNITED STATES - A masked gunman killed 14 people and wounded 50 others when he opened fire on moviegoers at a showing of new Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" in the city of Denver.
I don't want you Right Wing nuts to use these facts to show that strict gun control laws don't work!
Funny thing is that Fat Mike is from Michigan where guns are common and mass shootings are rare.
I have looked at several comments on the news sites about the Batman shootings and the gun control nazis are out in full throat warbling their song. Some even blame the NRA for this massacre and want it to be disbanded.......
Reuters good for one thing, list-keeping...
One would not think of any town in Colorado as a gun-free-zone and my first thought was, “Where are the CHL holders taking this guy down?”... but then I thought that a midnight showing of a Batman movie is probably not going to have the demographics for CHL people... unfortunately.
It must be a simple oversight.
The news says that they immediately called in the gang unit.
I don’t know if it was gang related or not but the fact that they even have a gang unit says plenty.
Sadly Fort Hood (and all other military bases) is a more restricted gun zone than the general public.
They left out the Muslim masscre of schoolchildren at Beslan in September of 2004.
Whats interesting to me is that the shootings where children kill people, like columbine, have only been happening since the 80’s. Before the 80’s you never saw kids killing kids. Why?
Unfortunately, I’ve got one more sad incident to add to your list. It happened in Killeen Texas in 1991:
I am sure this list is incomplete. The schoolshooting in TN and the Amish school in Ohio are missing, not to mention the spate of postal facilities that were shot up in that time frame.
that’s about right
But then, if you count organized koranimal terrorism, that list could easily quadruple, in Israel alone!
The Obama administration told us the Ft.Hood shootings were not a mass shooting incident,....it was a workplace shooting incident. Clear??????????????
The theater's ban on concealed carry has been the subject of several FR threads today. Anyone with a legal concealed carry permit would have been prevented by the theater's policy from having their weapon with them.
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