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.
|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”.