The one teacher jumped on the lap of the other teacher, taking a bullet that would have hit the other teacher in the head. That same teacher who was shot was able to pull the fire alarm to save other lives. Almost three years ago to the day, another gunman open fired during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” On July 19, 2012, in the Aurora, Colorado theater, James Holmes used an AR 15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, and at least one 40-caliber handgun. He killed 12 people and injured 70 others. He was arrested outside the theater approximately seven minutes after someone called 911
Gun Control Omar Mateen shook the world on the night of June 12, when he executed one of the worst mass shootings in the History of the United States; leaving 49 dead and 53 injured at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The tragic incident took place three and a half years after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting which is often seen as an important mark in the United State’s effort to reform gun control laws - seeing as how 20 elementary school children were among those fatally shot. According to Gun Violence Archive, there have been 998 mass shootings since then. And those statistics are just mass shootings. No suicides, homicides or accidental deaths included.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), about 60% of gun deaths are from the 450000 incidents in the United States in 2012 (“Guns in the US: The statistics behind the violence”, 2016). In general, people tend to condemn homicides because of the gun; however, the reality is those gun accidents and suicide have astounding statistics. For instance, the number of deaths due to autopsies and gun accidents is several times higher than the number of deaths in gun-killed deaths; specifically, a Congressional study report estimates that more than 19,000 people died from gun-related suicide in 2011 (Lewis et al., 2015). Moreover, gun violence also directly affects the morale of the people, especially the young generation of the country. For example, according to Lewis's findings, offenses in the educational setting are mostly students whose cause is bullying; bullying in schools has been dragging on a series of serious issues involving gun violence (Lewis et al.,
Tania Covarrubias Criminal Justice 234 Tina January 30, 2018 Case Involving James Holmes Facts of the case involving James Holmes On July 20, 2012 James Holmes, murder twelve people and injured seventy people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. On July 16, 2015, “James Holmes was found guilty on all 165 counts against him: 24 first-degree murder, 140 attempted murder and one count of possession or control of an explosive or incendiary device” (“Colorado Theater”, 2017). Holmes proposes to plead guilty to dodge the death penalty. His request was denied. Holmes processed by declaring guilty for reason of insanity and the judge accepts.
For over 20 years, millions of Americans have been following the twisted and unsolved murder of six-year old beauty contestant JonBenet Ramsey. Christmas of 1996 brought terror to Boulder, Colorado as the world watched the crime scene unfold as Little Miss Colorado was found strangled in the basement of her family’s home. Pieces from the brutal murder such as a lengthy ransom note are unheard of, leaving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shocked. Two decades later, the case remains a mystery due to police mishap, mishandled evidence, and an abundance of conspiracy theories. Suspicions have ranged from her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, to the outrageous, Santa Claus.
A historical event can impact a lot of people such as the massacre at a theater in Aurora, Colorado in July 20, 2012. During the newest Batman movie debut “ ...A gunman opened fire..”(Wertheimer 1). Twelve people died, which impacted their family members, and other 70 people were injured during the shooting, and that’s why now they think twice before going to watch a movie again. ”Minutes after the attack, police arrested James Holmes.”(Wertheimer 1) , but is now at a state hospital undergoing a mental evaluation.http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nfh&AN=6XN201307201314&site=src-live&scope=site This impacts a lot of people such as Reyna. Reyna used to live in Colorado when the massacre happened.
This morning, 58 people were killed and 515 people were injured in a shooting for a music festival on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It is considered the deadliest shooting in American history. There was said to be a combination of rifles and handguns at the crime scene, and more than 19 weapons in the room. In the wake of the shooting, the Las Vegas Police Department said authorities responded to a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where police said the suspected gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was dead. Police said they believe Paddock killed himself prior to police entry.
Amityville took place in the 1970’s. “My parents have been shot!” Screamed Ronald Defeo bursting into Harry 's Bar on the night of November 13, 1974. Ronald was found guilty for the murder of his parents and four younger siblings. Today he is 64 and still is in jail. December 13, 1975, the Lutz family moved into the Defeo home 13 months after the murder.
On December 2nd, an incident happened in San Bernardino that shocked the nation. Although, we see a shooting on the news almost daily, the 2015 San Bernardino shooting that killed fourteen people and harmed twenty-two others still took America to a shock. The shooting consisted of two people, who happened to be married and had a six-month-old child, went into a mental hospital facility and opened fire on the patients and staff that worked or lived there. The male of the couple happened to work for the hospital but nobody knows the motive behind why the couple did what they did. The couple that committed the mass shooting and attempted to commit a mass bombing were told to be in the Islamic culture.
First and foremost, I believe that everyone can work together and not fight all the time. What is sad is that when people are getting killed by their race like the 17 year old Brian ogle suffered 3 skull fractures after getting beaten up at an ace hardware store in the parking lot on September 30.Police arrested Quartez Walker 20 years,Bobby Brown 19 years,La Noah Ealy jr.18 years and Daceon Nix,20 years.The stupid thing is that he got beaten up just for saying blue lives matter on facebook. It just scares me to see a 17 year old kid getting beaten up for just saying that blue lives matter.