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Mass Shootings: Acceleration

MASS. SHOOTINGS Mass shootings have been around for a long time in America, but public, random violence is on the rise. The Earliest 1913 Ernst August Wagner Stabbed wife and Mass Mur erer four children, drove to Mühlhausen an der Enz, Germany. Open fired on 20, killing nine, several animals, and burning down several buildings. One aggressor that kills at least 4 others in a 1927 Stephanus Swart shot eight before 24 hour period. killing himself outside Charlestown, South Africa. 1938 Mutsuo Toi, a 21 year old, killed half of his small village in Japan. Killing 30 with shotgun, sword, and ax before committing suicide. There are words for mass-murderer in many languages, including ancient ones. 1954 -1957 William Unek, on two separate killing sprees killed 57 people in Belgium Congo. 27 were killed by axe, 26 with gun, 2 with fire, and one by strangulation. IN AMERICA Two Trends 1930 to 1960 Most mass shootings are familicides and felony related killings. 1960 to Present Most mass shootings are in public places against unknown bystanders. Recently from 2000 to 2010 84 Active Shooter Situations Dea 3% WEAPONS Other 37% Businesses 12% 10% LOCATION Other Shotguns 17% 27% Public Places Rifles 60% Pistols 34% Schools 2% ARMED 4% IEDS Body Armor 41% WORST Are Carrying Multiple Weapons 42 YEARS 1991 = 8 1999 & 2012 = 7 32 Mass Shootings in America 28 In less than 4 BY DECADE: OMEN WHO RRY AUENS. PБСАВТ РO 13 wyears! 14 khool o9 AT IS THER ATIONALITY? 6. 2 2 1900's 1910's 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010-2013 INCREASING PUBLIC DANGER Worst Public Mass Shootings from 1980 to Present 1980's 2000's 1982 Welding Shop Shooting 2005 Living Church of God Shooting Junior high school teacher Carl Robert Brown, 51, opened fire inside a welding shop and was later shot dead by a witness as he fled the scene. 8 Killed Living Church of God member Terry Michael Ratzmann, 44, opened fire at a church meeting at a Sheraton hotel before committing suicide. 7 Killed 1984 San Ysidro 2007 VA Tech Massacre McDonald's Massacre James Oliver Huberty, 41, opened fire in a McDonald's restaurant before he was shot dead by a police officer. Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho, 23, opened fire on his school's campus before committing suicide. 22 Killed 33 Killed 2009 Carthage Nursing Home Shooting Robert Stewart, 45, opened fire at a nursing home where his estranged wife worked before he was shot and arrested by a police officer. 8 Killed 1986 United States Postal Service Shooting Postal worker Patrick Sherrill, 44, opened fire at a post office before committing suicide. 15 Killed 1989 Standard Gravure Shooting 2009 Binghamton Shootings Joseph T. Wesbecker, 47, gunned down eight people at his former workplace before commit- ting suicide. 9 Killed Jiverly Wong, 41, opened fire at an American Civic Association center for immigrants before committing suicide. 14 Killed 2009 Fort Hood Massacre 1990's Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, opened fire on an Army base in an attack linked to Islamist extremism. Hasan was injured during the 1990 GMAC Massacre attack and later arrested. James Edward Pough, 42, opened fire at a General Motors Acceptance Corporation office before committing suicide. The day prior he shot a pimp and prostitute. 13 Killed 2010's 10 Killed 1991 Luby's Massacre 2010 Hartford Beer Distributor Shootings George Hennard, 35, drove his pickup truck into a Luby's cafeteria and opened fire before committing suicide. 24 Killed Omar S. Thornton, 34, shot up his Hartford Beer Distributor workplace after facing disciplinary issues, then committed suicide. 9 Killed 1993 101 California Street Shootings Failed businessman Gian Luigi Ferri, 55, opened fire throughout an office building before he committed suicide inside as police pursued him. 9 Killed 2011 Seal Beach Shooting Scott Evans Dekraai, 42, opened fire inside a hair salon and was later arrested. 8 Killed 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting 1999 Columbine James Holmes, 24, opened fire in a movie theater during the opening night of "The Dark Night Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire throughout Columbine High School before committing suicide. 15 Killed Rises" and was later arrested outside. 12 Killed 2012 Newtown Shooting 1999 Atlanta Day Trading Spree Killings Day trader Mark 0. Barton, 44, who had recently lost a substantial sum of money, went on a shooting spree through two day-trading firms. He started at the All-Tech Investment Group, where he worked, then went on to Momentum Securities. He fled and hours later, after being cornered by police outside a gas station, committed suicide. Two days before the spree, he Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother dead at their home then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary school. He forced his way inside and opened fire, killing 20 children and six adults before committing suicide. 28 Killed 2013 Washington Navy Yard Shooting Aaron Alexis, 34, a military veteran and contractor from Texas, opened fire in the Navy installation, killing 12 people and wounding 8 before being shot dead by police. killed his wife and two children with a hammer. 9 Killed 13 Killed Of the 67 Shooters in the last 30 years 65 had mental health issues 55 obtained weapons legally LOCATIONS 3 12 Religious 20 32 School Workplace Other Public Place Mass shootings are a matter of public and mental health, and they increasing in frequency. 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Mass Shootings: Acceleration

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Mass killings have occurred for a long time in the world and America but recently random acts of violence in public have been on the rise. Here is a look at the history of mass killings throughout the...


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