All these tragedies have 2 or more things in common, at the bottom of the page will be my brief summary. Mark Shean
Camden N.J. Sept. 6, 1949
Howard Unruh, age 28, killed neighbours while walking near his home. He never went to trial; he was determined to be a paranoid schizophrenic and found to be insane. He died at age 88 in a ward for the mentally insane. He said he would have killed 1000 if he could have had the time.
4 injured, 13 dead, including 3 children ages 2, 6, and 9. He lived with his mother, was a loner, he just took a ‘walk of death’ one day.
Austin Texas, Aug. 1, 1966, At the University of Texas.
Charles Whitman, age 25, was a former Marine sniper who shot people from the observation deck of a campus tower before being killed by police.
32 injured, 16 dead plus the shooter. He was abusing amphetamines and was having severe daily headaches, he suspected mental illness according to the notes police found later. He murdered his mother and wife prior to going to the university.
San Ysidro Ca. July 18, 1984
James Oliver Huberty, age 41, went into the McDonald’s and shot people until he was killed by a police sniper.
On the day before the massacre, Huberty had called a mental health center. The receptionist misspelled his name on intake as Shouberty. Since he had not claimed there was an immediate emergency, his call was not returned. Delusional, he said he served in V. Nam but was never in any military branch.
19 injured, 21 dead including 5 children ages, 8 months, 9, 11, 11, 11, plus the shooter.
Edmond Oaklahoma, Aug. 20, 1986, at a post office.
Pat Sherrill, age 44, He was about to be fired, (he thought) as a letter carrier for ‘poor job performance’, when he came to work, he shot his coworkers and supervisor and then killed himself. Described as a quiet loner, neighbors said no one liked him, he was a suspected ‘peeping tom’ and kids called him ‘crazy Pat’. He lived with his mother until she died and was never able to hold any job for long.
6 injured, 14 dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Killeen Texas, Oct. 16, 1991, at Luby’s Cafeteria, (Luby’s Massacre)
George Hennard, age 35, drove into a restaurant and then started shooting people. Police injured him and he then killed himself. He was described as angry and withdrawn, he was known to ‘dislike’ women, and was unemployed.
In response, Texas politicians got it right by passing a Shall-Issue gun law, removing the personal discretion of the issuing authority to deny a Concealed Carry Handgun License to qualified applicants.
27 injured, 23 dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Littleton Co. April 20, 1999, Columbine High School
Eric Harris, age 18, and fellow student Dylan Klebold, age 17, killed students and teachers at their school before killing themselves in the library. Both of these students were in psychiatric treatment and in trouble with the law. The weapons they used were illegally acquired, (stolen). They even made bombs that failed to work. Noted in a journal they kept, they wanted to ‘out-do’ prior murderous events.
24 injured, 13 dead, two shooters committed suicide.
Oct. 6, 2006 at the West Nickle Mines School
Lancaster County Pa., an Amish schoolhouse.
Gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV age 32, took hostages and shot ten girls. He confessed on the phone to his wife that he was a child molester and knew he would molest again, and that he was ‘angry at God’.
5 injured, 5 killed aged 6-13. The shooter committed suicide.
Blacksburg, Va. April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech.
Student Seung Hui Cho, age 23, killed two students in a dorm and then went through a classroom building shooting people. He had been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder known as ‘selective mutism’, and a major depressive disorder. Many faculty members found Cho’s behavior ‘menacing’. The school psychiatrist said she was not surprised to hear who had done the shooting and would have been more surprised if it had been anyone else.
17 injured, 32 students dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Binghamton N.Y. April 3, 2009, At the Immigration Services Center.
Jiverly Wong, age 41, was a student at the center when he shot people as he walked into a classroom. Had said ‘America sucks’ and that he wanted to shoot the President and co-workers, he had a bad run of luck according to some and appeared paranoid to others. He was never diagnosed.
4 injured, 13 dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Fort Hood Texas, Nov. 5, 2009, At a Soldier Readiness Processing Center.
Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, age 39, is awaiting trial for accusations that he fired at a group of soldiers who were getting ready to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is described as a paranoid and schizoid according to colleagues and superiors. 2 1/2 years after his premeditated attack he still has not come to trial. As directed by the White House, the DOD refuses to call this what it is, a terrorist act.
32 injured, 13 dead. Shooter was shouting ‘God is Great!’; in Arabic during the rampage.
Tucson Arizona, Jan. 8, 2011 at a ‘town square’ meeting.
Jared L. Loughner age 25
Acquaintances said that Loughner’s personality had changed markedly in the years prior to the shooting, a period when he was also abusing alcohol and drugs. He had been suspended from Pima Community College in September 2010 because of his bizarre behavior and disruptions in classes and the library. After his arrest, two medical evaluations diagnosed him as paranoid schizophrenic and incompetent to stand trial. He was sentenced to life in Nov. 2012.
12 injured, one a US Representative, 6 killed, one age 9, one a Federal Judge.
Aurora Co. Century Movie Theater, July 20, 2012
James Holmes age 25,
Holmes’ defense attorneys claimed in a motion he was a “psychiatric patient” of the medical director of Anschutz’s Student Mental Health Services prior to the Aurora shooting. CBS News later reported that Holmes had met with at least three mental health professionals at the University of Colorado prior to the massacre.
Some of Holmes’ acquaintances suspected prior to the shooting that Holmes suffered from mental illness and could be dangerous. Two weeks before the shooting, he sent a text message asking a graduate student if they had heard of the disorder dysphoric mania, and warning the student to stay away from him “because I am bad news.”
Injured 58, killed 12.
Newton Conn. Dec. 14, 2012 At an Elementary School.
Adam Lanza age 20, Diagnosed with a developmental disorder, ‘Aspergers Syndrome’. His mother had told him she was considering placement for him in a mental institution, this may have been what ‘set him off’ in his rampage’? The guns he stole were his mothers, he killed her first.
Killed 27 people including 20 elementary school students, the shooter committed suicide.
Webster New York, Dec. 24th 2012.
William H Spengler Jr. age 62
Ex. convict who went to jail for murdering his grandmother by beating her to death with a hammer. In a note police found he wrote that he was going to do what he liked best, “I like to kill people”. He was not allowed to legally possess firearms. NOTE: Why was this lunatic let out of jail in the first place?
3 injured, 2 killed, the shooter committed suicide.
All of these tragedies have common denominators that the media and politicians bent upon gun confiscation fail/refuse to elaborate on. Intelligent people can/will spot these common denominators. The politicians who have always shunned their oaths to office and campaigned vocally against all legal gun ownership, IE the Second Amendment, are now about to launch a vicious assault on 95+ million law abiding legally licensed American citizens based on the acts of a few mentally deranged individuals.
The people involved in these shootings obviously were not rational people, no gun grab schemes or anti gun laws would have or could have ever stopped them.
While the politicians and media scream gleefully in anticipation of fulfilling their dreams of disarmament, their ruse has not gone unnoticed by millions of Americans who know the REAL conversation that has needed to be addressed by Congress, this being mental health issues in this country, not more impotent gun laws that will never stop/effect the mentally ill/or criminals. Shame on politicians for not starting this conversation with the preponderance of evidence staring them all in their self serving faces!
FOOT NOTE: If the government wants to ban guns from Americans based on Sandy Hook then the government should surrender their weapons based on the Waco Texas massacre/seige from Feb. 28, 1993 to April 19, 50 days long. Below a partial list of the murdered to that unpunished crime by government ‘agents’/thugs!
Children and Pregnant women murdered at Waco, TX by the US Government. Chanel Andrade, age 1, American, Cyrus Koresh, age 8, American, Star Koresh, age 6, American, Bobbie Lane Koresh, age 2, American, Nicole Gent Little, age 24, Australian and pregnant, Dayland Gent, age 3, American, Page Gent, age 1, American, Lisa Martin, age 13, American, Sheila Martin, Jr., age 15, American, Crystal Martinez, age 3, American, Isaiah Martinez, age 4, American, Joseph Martinez, age 8, American, Abigail Martinez, age 11, American, Audrey Martinez, age 13, American, Melissa Morrison, age 6, British, Mayanah Schneider, age 2, American, Aisha Gyrfas Summers, age 17, Australian and pregnant, Startle Summers, age 1, American, Rachel Sylvia, age 12, American, Hollywood Sylvia, age 1, American, Serenity Jones, age 4, American, Chica Jones, age 2, American, Little One Jones, age 2, American…….Murdered for their own “protection” by government ATF agents/thugs/murderers on the order of Janet Reno, she got away with it on a ‘wink and a nod’ from Bill Clinton………
I will end this summary with the words of a man not from this time, a man with the wisdom even a genius like Thomas Jefferson admired in his own time, a wisdom not found in politicians of today, sadly…… Sincerely, Mark Shean, About Me
Cesare Beccaria, 1764 :
Cesare Beccaria, Italian jurist, philosopher, and politician, 1764, on his observations of human nature.