Not Worth The Paper

So, here’s the thing…..

In the table below are selected mass killings that have occurred in this country from 1984 through 2015 [Source LA Times (1984-2015)]. With each event I have listed the number of those victims killed or wounded and the location of the killing.

There is something common to each and all of these events. Read the list and try to tell me what that commonality is. I will tell you at the end of the list.

DATE KILLED WOUNDED LOCATION
August 20, 1986 14 6 Post Office
January 17, 1989 5 29 Playground
November 1, 1991 4 2 University
May 1, 1992 4 10 High School
March 24, 1998 5 10 Middle School
April 20, 1999 13 24 High School
September 15, 1999 7 7 Church
March 5, 2001 2 13 High School
October 28, 2002 3 0 University
March 21, 2005 9 7 High School
January 30, 2006 6 0 Post Office
October 2, 2006 5 5 School
April 16, 2007 32 17 College
February 14, 2008 5 16 University
April 3, 2009 13 4 Civic Center
November 5, 2009 13 32 Army Post
 February 12, 2010 3 3 University
April 2, 2012 7 3 College
July 20, 2012 12 58 Theater
August 5, 2012 6 3 Temple
December 4, 2012 27 1 School
June 7, 2013 5 0 College
September 16, 2013 12 3 Navy Yard
April 2, 2014 3 16 Army Post
June 18, 2015 9 0 Church
July 16, 2015 5 3 Military Office
October 1, 2015 9 9 College
November 29, 2015 3 9 Clinic
December 2, 2015 14 21 Gov’t. Office

Every one of these locations has posted prominently a sign on some kind of paper stock that guns are not allowed in that location.

How is that working out? Either the bad guys can’t read or they don’t care. Either way the words (nor the intent) are “not worth the paper they are written on”.

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