Fear struck the community, this dark and stormy night. Things came in stages and out of nowhere. We begin our remembrance ceremony here today with broken hearts in this town in which about 3 weeks ago, this place became the site for yet again another fatal shooting. About half the community killed in a deadly mass shooting in this dome. As we stand here in this ceremony joined by victims and community with points of light shining in the darkness.
The reason my husband asked me about it was, years later after I had begun to date and finally married, I saw a news story about two robbers arrested not far from where we live. The report mentioned it was two men, dressed in black, who had robbed a home and tried to kill one of the owners. The reporter said the third man, who had worn a skull mask over his face, had never been caught. I had started panicking at this, and eventually told my husband all about what had happened. He knew my brother had died, and that it had been during an attempted robbery, but not much else.
Today, 14 people were killed and 17 others were wounded by the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino- California. Three gunmen entered the social service center located in San Bernardino and opened fire on people. Witnesses claimed that the shooters were armed with long guns, wearing ski masks and military-style vests. The chief police Jarrod Burguan alarmed the people to be safe because one of the killers is still free and they didn’t find him yet. However, the police managed to identify one of the killers called Syed Farooq.
“It is unthinkable to most parents to simply be told by the authorities that their child is involved in a massacre and never coming back. Wouldn’t parents want to see the red jacks, blue pants, and little blond hair…regardless of the injuries just to make sure?” Sofia questions the deviation from normal protocol as it relates to Sandy Hook shooting. Also, the fire chief of Newtown, where the shooting took place, claims in an interview that he was ordered to vacate the scene as no one else would be coming out of the building after one lady came out of her car with injuries. Reports from other news agencies claim they were two survivors. This conflicting report among other evidences are reasons Sandy Hook shootings are believed to be a manipulation of reality by the
There is a raging argument in the world that many people are divided about. The argument is gun control, should we ban guns, or is there another way to stop mass shootings? In my research book called “Shooting Back” it talks about how On July 25, 1993, a man named Charl Van Wyk personally experienced the attack on the ST James Massacre. At that time, their area was experiencing danger and fighting so Charl had his gun with him at the church. When a couple of men walked into the church holding guns, no one was sure what was happening, they thought it could have been part of a scene from the play going on, until the men started to fire at the crowd.
The bar for an event like this occurring is set so low, that many people don’t even realize that these incidents occur on almost a daily basis—they occur so frequently that the mainstream media often only reports mass shootings where dozens of people have been injured or killed. For example, the most recently alarming mass shooting occurred only a month ago in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student waltzed into one of the school buildings with an AR-15, pulled a fire alarm, and aimed his weapon at fleeing students, faculty, and staff, killing 17, and wounding 17 other victims, and has been broadcast across every platform almost nonstop. While this heartbreaking tragedy deserves all of the media attention it’s been receiving, there have been approximately 14 additional mass shootings, where 14 people have been killed, and almost 50 have been injured, with very little to no coverage in the news. Mainstream media absolutely shapes our perceptions of people and events, and by influencing public opinion, the media also directly influences our political atmosphere gun laws. Almost three
When police officers arrived, they found a gang member, Frank Gusenberg, barely alive. Minutes before he died, they tried to get him to reveal what had happened, but Gusenberg wouldn’t talk. Police could find just a few eyewitnesses, but they eventually came to the conclusion that gunmen dressed as police officers had entered the garage and pretended to be arresting the men. Though
They would argue that not enough people have guns and the ability to correctly handle them. December 14th, 2012: A lone gunman kills 26 people at Sandy Hooke Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. June 12th, 2016: A gunman opens fire at Pulse, a gay nightclub situated in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, and wounding 53. October 1st, 2017: A gunman shoots at people attending a country music festival from the 32nd floor of his Las Vegas hotel room, killing 59 and injuring more than 500 people. Sunday, November 5th, of this year, 26 people were killed and 20 more were injured when a man opened fire inside a Texas church.
Rowlandson states “some in our house were fighting for their lives, others wallowing in their blood, the house on fire over our heads, and the bloody Heathen ready to knock us on the head” (487). People including her relatives and neighbors were shot, wounded, and brutally killed. She and her youngest daughter were wounded. They were taken alive and held as captives by the Native Indians. At some point, she felt she has lost everything and everyone except for her life.
The U.S. 's worst shooting involved the AR-15 at an outdoor country music concert festival, on October 1, 2017, involved the assault weapon. The text states," From his two-room suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree and an avid video poker gambler, fired on hundreds of country music fans attending an outdoor country music festival. The killer checked in on Sept. 28 with 10 bags and at least 23 guns, including AR-15-style and AK-47-style rifles and a large cache of ammunition." The quote says that two assault rifles were involved in the most fatal shooting in U.S. history. By banning assault weapons, the reducing of felonies would begin.
He killed twelve people and wounded another 58.But just a few weeks later, another American community faced the unimaginable grief that cities like Tucson and Aurora knew too well. In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a shooting in a Sikh temple left six people dead and four more wounded. Despite witnessing these tragedies again and again and again, nothing could have steeled the nation for what would happen in Newtown, Connecticut. On December 14, 2012, the day had just begun at Sandy Hook Elementary when a man broke into the school and started shooting. Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms.
"Even three or four minutes into it, I was still thinking, ‘This can’t be happening. Not here, '" she said. It was happening: A mass shooting that would turn out to be the deadliest in the modern U.S. history. And she was standing in the middle of it. At least 58 people were killed and 489 others were injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas.
On the night of July 20th, 2012, the Colorado Theater shooting took place. It is remembered as the most horrific mass shooting in United States history. The tragedy occurred at the Century 16 in the Aurora Town Center Mall. The shooter is James Holmes a former student of UCD. He carried a rifle, a shotgun, and two pistols, while entering from emergency exit wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest.