True. I went over the 2011 UCR data a couple days ago.
At the time, the 87 souls who perished in the Happy Land Social Club fire held the record for a mass murder in the U.S. Though far eclipsed by 9/11, the fire still holds wrenching memories 20 years later.
Most of the victims were young immigrants, the smoke killing them rapidly and insidiously as they sat at tables or stampeded for the lone exit.
A jilted lover carrying a grudge and a dollar’s worth of gas torched the club
“There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot — things are not as they seem.” — Jim Thompson
Reporters interviewed reporters who reported on the reports of other reporters.
And none of them got it right wing it is what reportres do best and find facts later then filter them to fit your agenda.
“The truth is that killers do not need assault weapons or hand guns to commit murder, ...but truth is that people bent on committing mass murder use anything they can get their hands on.”
Good post. I recommend that the above comment always be followed up with: “But normal, law-abiding citizens have a much better chance of surviving such attacks if they have guns readily accessible to protect themselves.”