Answer: 18 at least. A young man clad in black and carrying two handguns shot up an elementary school in a small Connecticut town today, leaving 18 small children and eight adults dead in one of the nation’s worst school massacres, law enforcement officials said.
On Tuesday of this week, Jacob Tyler Roberts walked into an Oregon mall with a semi-automatic rifle and opened fire, killing 2 people.
Last week, a Pennyslvania man accidentally shot and killed his 7-year-old son in a gun store parking lot yesterday, when his pistol went off in his hand. The boy, Craig Loughrey, was strapping himself into his safety seat when his father Joseph, 44, set down a 9mm on the dashboard. The gun went off, hitting Craig. While Loughrey could potentially be charged with involuntary manslaughter, police say they doubt that will happen. “It is very clear-cut exactly what transpired here,” one officer says. “It’s obviously negligent and reckless to some degree.”
A grand jury indicted a Florida man for first degree murder on Thursday in the shooting death of an unarmed, black high school student last month after an argument over loud rap music. Software developer Michael Dunn, 46, shot high school junior Jordan Davis, 17, through the window of a sport utility vehicle at a Jacksonville convenience store gas station on November 23, before driving away, authorities said.
More NRA-enabled insanity. I repeat this quote “in one of the nation’s worst school massacres” from the reporting on the shooting in Newtown. Are we now in a position where we are grading school massacres? Are they now so common (and taken for granted)?