Mass Murderers

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This is a list of the major Mass Murders and with enough supplemental data to help show why gun control doesn't really matter. Legislators and their gullible base, seem to think that if you make a law, that will stop someone who is already breaking the law by murdering people (usually in gun-free zones). This from people and legislators who speed, drive drunk, get caught cheating on their taxes (or worse), and from people that don't remember what an abject failure alcohol prohibition or the war on drugs has been. Laws don't change people. Most don't even slow people, because they're so easy to ignore. So bad laws (ones that individuals/society doesn't agree with, aren't enforceable and easily circumvented) often just teach contempt for the law. We can allow the people to get training and fight back.


United States

Who What Lessons
2015.06.17 - Charleston[1]

Dylan Roof (24)
Dead/Injured: 9/1
Weapon: Pistol
🚫 Gun Free Zone
🤪💊 drugs & anti-depressants
🎮 Video Games

High school drop-out, multiple warning signs including arrests for drugs and trespassing, on anti-depressants (Xanax), avid video game player. He was radicalized over black on white violence after the media/President sensationalized Trayvon Martin and other racial hate crimes: and responded to the perceived race-war by attacking back. Contributing factors include games, violence and media/Obama's sensationalizing of racial crimes and shootings.
  • Politics: unknown
❌ Gun Control can't help: illegally bought, used in gun-free zone

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used pistol
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
❔Maybe: Video Game / Violence regulations
❔ Maybe: Media Suppression
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)
✅ Improve FBI on background checks

2014.05.23 - UCSB / Isla Vista[2]

Elliot Rodger (22)
Dead/Injured: 7/15
Weapon: Car, Knife, Pistol
🚫 Gun Free Zone
🕊️ Gun Control State
🤪💊 drugs & anti-depressants
🎮 Video Games

History of seeing therapists and on anti-psychotics, had warning the night before with an upload of a video saying what he would do and why, Police were called, he also posted a manifesto. He killed women for isolating him and not sleeping w/him. Shot himself when cops got there.
  • Politics: Democrat.png History of watching left wing youtube channel (young turks), with Hollywood, CA liberal parents
  • UK/Malasian immigrant.
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally bought, used in gun-free zone

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used knife, pistol, car
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
❔ Maybe: Media Suppression
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies

2013.07.26 - Hialeah shooting[3]

Pedro Vargas (42)
Dead/Injured: 7/0
Weapon: Fire, Pistol
🤪Mental Health

Fired from Miami-Dade University, history of asocial behavior, sent multiple threatening emails over years. Basically, this seems to be asocial guy, ostracized by society, and just snapped and lit his apartment ablaze, opened fire from his balcony, and was finally taken out when good guns arrived on the scene (SWAT). History of steroid use, but no evidence it was a contributing factor.
  • Politics: unknown, but Miami Cuban's trend Democrat
  • Cuban immigrant
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally bought

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used fire, pistol
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
❔ Maybe: Media Suppression
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies

2012.07.20 - Aurora[4]

James Holmes (27)
Dead/Injured: 12/70
Weapon: Teargas, Armor, Grenades,
Shotgun, Pistol, Assault Rifle
🚫 Gun Free Zone
🤪💊 drugs & anti-depressants

Guns bought legally with background checks (pistol, shotgun, AR-like), history of mental issues and attempted suicide since Jr. High and history of threatening to kill people, tried to seek help from 3 different professionals including getting disconnected from crisis hotline and mailing his thoughts before shooting spree.
  • Politics: Democrat.png Obama supporter. Occupy activist/supporter and hated christians.
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally bought or illegally made

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: it jammed
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
❔ Maybe: Media Suppression
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)


2012.12.14 - Sandy Hook[5]

Adam Lanza (20)
Dead/Injured: 28/2
Weapon: Pistol, Assault Rifle
🚫 Gun Free Zone
🤪💊 drugs & anti-depressants
🎮 Video Games

History of mental illness (aspergers, OCD, anorexia, depression), on anti-depressants, cut-off communication with everyone, fascination with violent video games and mass murders (including Columbine). Guns stolen illegally from Mom (killed her first). Knew the safety procedures and went room to room shooting kids, then suicide
  • Politics: Unknown, organic vegan, liberal state, Mom maybe republican.
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally bought or illegally stolen

❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
❔Maybe: Video Game / Violence regulations
❔ Maybe: Media Suppression
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)

2011.10.12 - Seal Beach[6]

Scott Dekraai (42)
Dead/Injured: 8/1
Weapon: Armor, Pistols
🕊️ Strict Gun Control State
🤪Mental Health

Bitter divorce (history of abuse). He had restraining order filed against him barring him from possessing firearms (which had expired). History of rage, known to have PTSD and be manic. He felt his son was being taken from him, so he went into Salon and shot people wearing body armor (illegal in California). Legality of guns unknown (3 pistols: 9mm, .45, revolver). Prosecutorial misconduct took the death penalty off the table.
  • Politics: Unknown.
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally bought or illegally owned

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used pistol
❔ Maybe gun law limiting violent offenders could have helped
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)

2011.09.06 - iHOP[7]

Eduardo Sencion (32)
Dead/Injured: 5/7
Weapon: Pistol, Assault Weapon
🤪Mental Health

History of paranoid schizophrenia, but no anti-psychotics in his system, was bankrupt, walked into iHop started shooting national guardsman first (other patrons later). Suicide as cops came. (He used an AK style weapon).
  • Politics: Unknown. Mexican in a blue state (Nevada) that worked for his family Grocery usually leans Democrat
  • Mexican immigrant
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally owned

❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)

2011.01.08 - Tucson[8]

Jared Lee Loughner (26)
Dead/Injured: 6/13
Weapon: Knife, Pistol
🚫 Gun Free Zone
🤪Mental Health

Known drug and alcohol abuser with history of mental issues and arrests, suspended from college (sent a letter to his parents for his disruptions), rabid fan of Zeitgeist: The Movie, sent letter threatening to assassinate Gifford and attended her events. Left a message on friends answering machine and on myspace, was stopped for running a red-light, then took a cap to event where he shot Gabby Giffords. Stopped by Joseph Zamudio a CCW holder. Democrats/Media (CNN) blamed Republicans for a political ad with crosshairs for the shooting (something Democrats ran as well), but it came out that Loughner had never seen the ad.
  • Politics: Democrat.png Fan of Karl Marx and conspiracy theories (including 9/11 truther) and far left political views with his ideas on youtube
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally owned

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used pistol
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)

2009.04.03 - Binghamton[9]

Jiverly Antares Wong (41)
Dead/Injured: 14/4
Weapon: Body Armor, Pistol
🚫 Gun Free Zone
🕊️ Gun Control State
🤪Mental Health

His letter was ramblings of paranoid / mental illness (undercover cops harassing him, voices, and so on). Had committed fraud. Divorced, worked as a sausage maker. He had legal guns (handgun) in strict gun control state, wearing illegal bulletproof vest. Walked into civic organization (ESL school) in NY and started shooting people. Suicide when cops/guns showed up.
  • Politics: Democrat.png anti-American manufacturing worker in a left leaning state, wrote letter about killing Bush, hating America, being anti-Cop
  • Chinese/Vietnamese Immigrant
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally owned

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used pistol
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)

2009.03.10 - Geneva County[10]

Michael Kenneth McLendon (28)
Dead/Injured: 11/6 (+4 dogs)
Weapon: Pistol, Car, Assault Rifle
🤪Mental Health

Wrote a grievances letter about people that had wronged him and his Mom, after washing out of Cops/Marines. Quit his job week before. Drove around and killed parents, cousins, Grandparents (their dogs), shot at passers by from his car. Suicide when cornered. Ironically, National Guard helped stop shooting, but was in violation of Posse Comitatus Act.
  • Politics: Unknown
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally owned

❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)

2009.03.29 - Carthage Nursing Home[11]

Robert Stewart (45)
Dead/Injured: 8/3
Weapon: Pistols, Shotguns
💊 Ambien (for 2 years)
🤪Mental Health

Unemployed painter and ex-national guardsman. History of physical and substance abuse (drinking), violent temper, and possessiveness. He went after his estranged wife at the nursing home she worked at, shooting patients (and 1 staff member) along the way. Tried to commit suicide by cop, but was only wounded.
  • Politics: Unknown
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally owned

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used pistol
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)

2009.08.04 - Collier Township[12]

George A. Sodini (48)
Dead/Injured: 4/9
Weapon: Pistols
🤪Mental Health

Frustrated tech worker at a law firm had this "exit plan" for revenge over sexual and social rejection -- shooting up a women's aerobics class at the LA Fitness. There were warning signs, like a prior note, and an incident where he brought an inert grenade on a Port Authority bus. Suicide. He's sort of recognized by the incel movement (involuntary celibates).
  • Politics: Unknown. Left his estate ($225K) to University of Pitt (who gave it to the families).
❌ Gun Control can't help: legally owned

❌ Assault Weapon ban can't help: he used pistol
❌ No proposed Gun Control would have helped
✅ Pay attention to warning signs
✅ Improved mental health policies
✅ Better Security (more Conceal and Carry)


Conclusions

Obama and Democrats say things like, "this kind of mass killing doesn't happen in other countries”. Only it does, often worse. The U.S. is one of the least in the America's, which beats Europe and Asia. And before Obama stirred up unrest, the rate was much lower. It turns out that while fostering change and racial friction might be a good political move, it seems to shake the crazies out of the trees. (Similar upticks happened during Clinton and Johnson).

Patterns:

  • 8 of 11 were not surprises with multiple warnings/arrests/hints/concerned folks, including letters or prior attempts. Only 3 were the quiet guy next door.
  • 5 of 11 shot themselves, one was killed by SWAT.

Demographics:

  • All were males, but the "young white loner” may be more the exception than the norm.
  • only 3 were under 25, and 4 were 25-35. Turns out, over 40 had the most (5).
  • And race/culture had 8 whites, and 4 immigrants - 2 latino and 2 asian — which probably means immigrants were over-represented. Blacks were under-represented, but this is a pretty small sample, and DC snipers were black.

Politics

I’m not particularly fascinated with the politics of crazies, most aren’t doing it for political reasons. But the media loves to spin with front page "crazy right wing zealots”, then have back page retractions (if any) when they are wrong. So I wanted to double-check and if there was any correlation. Not much, and the opposite of their spin: about 1/2 seem left. With half the rest hinting at it (from blue states, cultural groups or jobs). Few seem to be overtly conservative. The few that do leave political manifesto’s like Ted Kaczynski, James J. Lee (Green Activist), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech shooter), all seem to leave far-left ones. Dylan Roof may be an exception. But I don’t see a strong pattern, except the left should probably stop spinning, as the truth looks worse for their side.

Gun Control Laws had no effect:

  • Gun Free Zones were popular places to go (over half) - who knew mass murders wouldn’t respect signs telling them not to bring guns where they wanted to kill people?
  • Many were legally acquired pistols in strict gun-control states
  • Only 4 used "Assault Style" rifles -- and every one had pistol or shotgun as backup, or illegal explosives, armor, fires, etc., which do more damage in close quarters anyways

References

  1. ↑ Charleston Church:
  2. ↑ UCSB :
  3. ↑ Hialeah :
  4. ↑ Aurora :
  5. ↑ Sandy Hook :
  6. ↑ Seal Beach :
  7. ↑ iHOP:
  8. ↑ Tucson:
  9. ↑ Binghamton:
  10. ↑ Geneva County:
  11. ↑ Carthage:
  12. ↑ Collier:

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