2004.09.01 Beslan Massacre

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🇷🇺 Beslan, Russia: Despite having some of the strictest gun controls in the world, in a police state, Chechen islamic separatists ☪️ took over a school with automatic weapons, and took 1,100 hostages, kept them in the auditorium rigged with explosives. Russian security forces stormed the building with tanks, incendiary rockets and other heavy weapons -- and 334 civilians (186 kids) were killed, as were the 34 hostage takers. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) criticized Russia for lack of security in advance, and excessive lethal force during the event.


This was done at least partly in retaliation for the Novye Aldi and Staropromyslovski massacres in 2000 in Chechnya: 82 and 56 civilian deaths at the hands of Soviet Police with guns, and a disarmed population. And I'm not even touching the 3,000,000 dead in the Great Purge, or the 8-61 million total dead (20M median number) during Stalinist period.

2004.09.01 Beslan Massacre

Islamic Terrorist
Dead/Injured: 368/783
Weapon: Assault Rifles, Bombs

🇷🇺 Beslan, Russia: Despite having some of the strictest gun controls in the world, Chechen separatists took over a school with automatic weapons, and took 1,100 hostages, kept them in the auditorium rigged with explosives. Russian security forces stormed the building hard -- and 334 civilians (186 kids) were killed, as were the 34 hostage takers.
  • Politics: ☪️Islamic Radicalism
❌ Some of the strictest gun control in the world, didn't stop or slow the largest school massacre in history.

❌ Trusting the authorities to protect you, your family, or be competent

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