With just 2 years left before the close of the 2nd decade of the 21st century, the United States is bound to surpass Norway as the global record holder with the most number of people shot to death by a lone gun man, given the fact so little has changed to instill more gun control in this county while so much active effort has been taken to prevent it.Read more "A Decade of Unprecedented Death: Record Breaking Mass Shootings & The Need for Global Gun Control"
With the control over guns in this country being at its most relaxed state along with the rate of mass murders being at its highest rate, it only logically follows that the next public shooting in a major metropolitan area stands to topple over Norway’s death digits much sooner than later with the threshold being raised with each newly unfolding tragedy that befalls the American public.
If the deaths of 20 innocent 6 year olds attending school 5 years ago did nothing to change the landscape of American gun control, then nothing will unless the American people defiantly take a stand when realizing we cannot sit and wait for the inevitable number of American victims killed on American soil to reach new global heights.Read more "The Finality of Firearms: Honoring the 5th Anniversary of the Mass Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT"
Orlando’s mass murders have been given distinction by being called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. How can this be when it’s estimated over 100 black people were shot and killed during the East St. Louis Riots in Illinois in 1917 and roughly 150 Lacota Indians, 47 of them women and children were shot dead at the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota in 1890.
The media is amiss for not stipulating that Orlando stands out as the worst case of mass shooting carried out by a lone gunman to date in American History. But even with these distinctions of darkness being clarified, Orlando’s horror is still very much connected to the tragedies which took place in East St. Louis and Wounded Knee by virtue of its displays of violence being concentrated towards a select group of people, namely the LGBT community.Read more "Unprecedented Hate: Orlando’s Massacre and its Karmic Ties to Mass Shootings of the Recent Past, Part II"
The most recent addition to the list of mass shooting horrors not only includes a new geographic location and backdrop setting, it surpasses the rest by instilling a different dimension of blind hatred as its motive, making it the worst case of mass murder by a lone gunman in America’s History to date.
What makes this unspeakable event record-breaking is Orlando’s killings expand beyond the common mass shooting themes of “terrorism” and/or “mental instability” as its motive for occurring. With the slaughter of so many innocent lives taking place at a gay night club, Orlando’s tragedy escalates it to record heights by virtue of the mind numbing event being both the worst case of mass shooting in American history as well as the most notorious example in modern memory of a hate crime being perpetrated by an individual towards a particular minority group.Read more "Unprecedented Hate: Orlando’s Massacre and its Karmic Ties to Mass Shootings of the Recent Past, Part I"
……………3 Written originally on the day Newtown’s mass shootings took place – 12/14/12 In the summer of 2011, an event of unforeseen tragedy occurred in a part of the world ironically known for its wonderland of winter activities and picturesque landscapes. On the recreational island of Utoya in July of 2011, the worst modern mass murder […]Read more "Newtown’s Mass Shootings – A Hamlet Forever Changed, Part II"
*Written originally on the day Newtown’s shootings took place – 12/14/12 On the afternoon of December 14th, I was in the Hollywood branch of the DMV getting my driver’s license renewed. Upon showing my Connecticut birth certificate, the eyebrows of the state employee rose in surprise. “You from where those shootings happened?” “Two towns away.” […]Read more "Newtown’s Mass Shootings – A Hamlet Forever Changed, Part I"