U.S. mass shootings in 2012

The list of mass shootings and the number of dead are truly shocking in a country which believes that everyone and anyone is free and should be able to own and carry a weapon.

Feb. 21: Norcross, Ga.                        4 dead, shooter dead.

Feb. 27: Chardon, Ohio                      3 Dead, 2 injured.

March 8: Pittsburgh                           1 dead, shooter dead, 7 injured.

April 2: Oakland                                  7 dead, 3 injured.

April 6: Tulsa                                        3 dead, 2 injured.

May 30: Seattle                                   5 dead, shooter dead, 1 injured.

July 20: Aurora, Colo.                      12 dead, 58 injured.

Aug. 5: Oak Creek, Wisc.                  6 dead, shooter dead, 3 injured.

Aug. 13: Texas                                      2 dead, shooter dead, 4 injured.

Sept. 27: Minneapolis                        6 dead, shooter dead, 3 injured.

Oct. 21: Brookfield.                             3 dead, shooter dead, 3 injured.

Dec. 11: Happy Valley.                      2 dead, shooter dead, 1 injured.

Dec. 14: Newtown.                             27 dead, shooter dead, injured unknown.

Dec. 21: Frankstown.                          3 dead, shooter dead, 3 injured.

Dec. 22: Pennsylvania                         3 dead, shooter dead, 3 injured.

Dec.24:  Webster                                   2 dead, shooter dead, 2 injured.

In one year 94 people are dead with another 89+ injured.

Information from  Washington Post

In the United States, there have now been at least 62 mass shootings in the past three decades, with 24 in the last seven years alone, according to a recent Mother Jones survey.

Information from the Washington Post.

And after all these people have been killed and injured for this past 30 years the Government had not totally changed the law, and the National Rifle Association wants things kept as they are, indeed they even want more guns in schools and on the streets.

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8 responses to “U.S. mass shootings in 2012

  1. It’s very sad :( the same can be said for South Africa. When this latest news story broke, I checked the stats. Wikipedia had this list :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate. It is the firearm-related death-rate per 100,000 population in one year. It is shocking and sickening :(

  2. Terrible Karen, the UK are near the bottom of the list.

  3. Interesting the difference between homicides and suicides for some countries, eg two thirds of the American rates are suicides. Not that I am saying it is any reason to chuck out guns to people like smarties.

    I’ve read comments on other blogs and had some on my own that justify gun ownership and also point out that stricter laws in some US states don’t eradicate this behaviour. Of course, they could always consider investing in decent mental health services …..

  4. Have you heard the first response from the morons at the NRA? It beggars belief.

  5. I can’t understand it, either, sir. It’s mind-blowing.

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