Home Grown Terrorists
On Sunday, December 29th, a gunman walked into a church in White Settlement, Texas and opened fire. Two people were killed before church security returned fire and stopped the shooter in his tracks. The shooter died shortly afterward. The tragic thing is that Americans have just become used to these incidents because they occur so frequently. This did not happen overnight though, it happened one by one until it gradually became normalized.
Where It All Started
April 20th, 1999– Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris committed the atrocity that is known as the Columbine Shooting. The went into their High School in Littleton, Colorado and killed 13 people and injured another 20.
April 16th, 2007– Seung Hui Cho initiated the Virginia Tech Mass Shooting, killing 32 people and leaving more a dozen injured. 27 of the victims were students and 5 were staff members. Cho later committed suicide after performing this atrocity.
December 14th, 2012– Adam Lanza went into Sandy Hook Elementary and opened fired on students and staff. That day, Lanza murdered his mother, 20 students, and 6 staff members.
These are just a few of the examples of mass shootings that have taken place in the past 20 years. Since the Sandy Hook Shooting, there have been approximately 2341 mass shootings in America resulting in 2,626 deaths and 9,765 injuries. The sad thing is that a lot of the incidents are not covered so the public does not have a full perception of how bad this is. As a nation, we need to be more educated on this subject so we can hopefully prevent more of these tragedies.
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