KILLEEN, Tex., Oct. 16— A crazy man smashed a blue pickup truck that frightened many people because they didn't know what to expect: into a busy restaurant during their lunchtime(probably the last lunch they would ever have), stepped out of the cab, shot 22 innocent people dead and wounded at least 20 others.As a blood-drenched patrons and employees tried to scramble to safety and avoid that crazy man , dozens of police officers arrived and exchanged gunfire with the man, apparently wounding him. He then shot and killed himself with a bullet through the left eye(great decision), witnesses said.The 23 deaths make the attack the worst mass shooting ever to occur in the United States. The police said the killer, a 35-year-old man, reloaded and emptied his Glock-17, a semi automatic .9 millimeter pistol, several times.About 80 people were in the restaurant, many of them taking a break from work with their superiors on National Boss's Day.
Gunmans in Mass shootings such as Stephen Paddock was the shooter on October 1, 2017 When he opened fire during a show he had killed 59 people and injured 527 people. In the hours after the retired accountant committed the shooting, authorities rolled out frightening new details, including the discovery of scopes on rifles at the resort and explosives at his home.A team of six officers spoke with security at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where Paddock was staying, and searched the hotel floor-by-floor Sunday night before they found Paddock's room, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.
“Hundreds of students, professors, tourists, and store clerks witnessed the 96 minute killing spree as they crouched behind trees, hid under desks, took cover in stairwells, or, if they had been hit, played dead” (Pamela Colloff). Pamela Colloff stated that the gunman “introduced the nation to the idea of mass murder in a public space.” Charles Whitman had shot a total of 43 people, killing a total of 13 people. An Austin police officer shot and killed Whitman before he could do anymore harm.
The worst gun massacre in modern American history happened on April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. It started off as an ordinary Monday morning. Twenty-three-year-old Seung Hui Cho moved methodically from classroom to classroom, shooting rapidly and randomly. When he was done, thirty- two students and faculty members were dead; twenty-five others were wounded. As the police closed in on him, he saved a final bullet for himself.
In the D.C, Baltimore area, two people, John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo drove around on a shooting spree that killed and inflicted terror on many people. The spree lasted from October 2nd, 2002 until October 24th.
In the year 2015, 372 mass shootings and sixty-four school shootings were recording in the United States of America (BBC News). This is ginormous increase from the average number of mass shootings a year between the years 2007 to 2013, which was 16.4 (Schmidt). Even though it is not acceptable to have sixteen mass shootings a year, it is still a far more rational number as opposed to the 372 in 2015. Nowadays someone does not even need to watch the news to hear about a mass shooting happening, if not the United States, somewhere in the world. It has become an epidemic in America that needs to change, and fast.
The first shooting in the case had happened on October 2nd, 2002 in Aspen Hill, Maryland. No one was killed at that shooting, but on the same day in Wheaton, Maryland the first victim was killed and was named James D. Martin a 55 year old guy. October 3rd, 2002 James L. Buchanan was shot doing mowing a lawn at a commercial establishment near Rockville, Maryland. Another victim was also shot, it was a 54 year old named Premkumar Walekar. That had happened at Aspen Hill area of Montgomery County, Maryland. The third victim that was killed on this day was Sarah Ramos, 34, of Silver Spring, Maryland. The fourth victim on this day, Pascal Charlot, 72, of in Washington DC. October 4th, 2002 the victim that was shot on this day was Caroline Seawell, 43, at Fredericksburg, Virginia. October 7th, 2002 the victim on this day was Iran Brown, 13, shot at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Maryland's Prince George's County. October 9th, 2002 a tarot card was found at the school of the shooting. The card was the death card that said call me god. Also on this day, Dean Harold Meyers, 53, of Gaithersburg, Maryland was killed. October 11th, 2002 Kenneth Bridges, 53, was the victim killed on this day at the location Fredericksburg, Virginia. October 14th, 2002 Linda Franklin, 47, of Arlington, Virginia was the victim on this day. October 19th, 2002 Jeffrey Hopper, 37, is the victim on this day at the location Ashland, Virginia. October 22nd, 2002
On July 25, at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, a shooter shot 18 people, killing 2 and injuring 16. Due to these recent shootings all across America, citizen become increasingly more concerned for their safety. We need to look at these shootings and realize that something needs to be done. We need to make the ways of obtaining guns and ammunition harder for everyone. Everyone needs to join forces and implant this problem that is plaguing on our great country.
Oct. 16, 1991in Killen, Texas, 35 years old George J. Hennard, crashed his truck into a crowded patrons at Luby’s cafeteria during lunchtime, then opened a semiautomatic pistol into a crowded patrons, killed 22 people and wounded 20 others, before he shot himself.
Mass shootings in the United States is a huge problem that has seemed to become a norm, faced rarely by other developed country. On October 1st, 2017 the most deadliest mass shooting in US history took place, suppressing the Orlando nightclub shooting just over one year earlier. This just like every other mass shooting has gun owners and opposers scrambling on what we should do next to fix this terrible problem.
On October 1, 2017 America was, yet again, devastated when Las Vegas suffered the United States worst mass shooting. One man killed over 50 people and injured 527. After he was finished firing from the 39th floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, he committed suicide. His name was Stephan Paddock (Yan and Park). When most people think of a mass shooting, they think of a terroristic act or someone shooting at a large group of innocent citizens, like Columbine High School or Sandy Hook Elementary School. In actuality, most people do not realize that whenever two or more people are injured or killed by a gun, it is considered a mass shooting. These “mass shootings” happen every day in America and they are one of the leading causes of death in
On April 25th of 1980 Bobby James Moore who was 20 at the time, along with two other men (Willie Albert Koonce and Evertte Anthony Pradia) were in the process of robbing a convenient store located in Houston, Texas, when James McCarble (store clerk) was fatally shot. When Scott realized what was occurring she started to scream, this is when Bobby James Moore than shot 73-year old employee James McCarble in the head killing her. Moore fled the scene, and was found 10 days later, arrested and charged with capital murder- the jury sentenced him to death.
On December 24th 2012 a few firemen in west Webster, my hometown, responded to a working house fire. When they arrived on scene a gunman opened fire with a firearm killing LT. Mike Chipperini of the Webster police department. Also killing Tomasz Kaczowka of the West Webster fire department, and injuring two other fire fighters. Webster police found the gunman William Spengler dead near the scene with a Self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head (Rochester NY news). This incident hit close to home for many people because things like
A major concern in the United States is why mass shootings occur and what needs to be done to stop them from happening. Mass shootings have gained a significant amount of attention in 2015. Within the year, a total of 372 mass shootings have occurred in the United States killing 475 people and wounding 1,870. Mass shootings have become a popular trend within the media and have given the impression that it is the new normal. Mass shootings are a dysfunction to society, due to the fact that they create horror and tragedy within the country. Schools, shopping malls, and even movie theatres have all endured the horrific violence. Mass shootings are nothing new, however, they seem to be occurring more often and are becoming more and more violent. The three leading factors to mass shootings are problematic masculinity, mental illness, and gun control.