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6/12/2016: A gunman forces his way into the Pulse nightclub killing 49 and wounding dozens more.


Darwin, Australia: Four are dead and one is injured in Australia’s second deadliest mass shooting since1996


At least 12 people were killed and several injured on Friday in a mass shooting at a government building in Virginia Beach, VA.


FBI’s Quick Look: 250 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States From 2000 to 2017

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Incidents per year 2000-2017

Active Shooter Incidents Casualties per year\

Active Shooter Incidents Casualty Breakdown Per Year

Active Shooter Incident Location Categories


5/28/2010: 7 terrorists wielding guns, grenades and suicide vests stormed into two crowded Ahmadi Muslim mosques and opened fire, killing 94 victims and injuring more than 120.


Dozen Japanese schoolgirls stabbed by middle-aged man outside Tokyo, two dead

Sandy Hook Elementary School: The unintended consequences of well-intended generosity.


“……In the six and a half years since the deadliest elementary school shooting in American history, more than $100 million in federal, state, corporate and private money flowed into this community of about 28,000 in southwestern Connecticut……so much money engulfed the vulnerable, wounded Newtown that it inevitably sowed division. The town became a case study of how Americans’ material expressions of grief can become more an obstacle than an aid to recovery……..”

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“……..Lesson 1” from Sandy Hook is for the authorities — the mayor, the city council or the governor — to swiftly establish a single nonprofit benefiting victims and their families, so money intended for them is not atomized, or given to charities that lack the experience or ability to distribute it to them.


Mass shooting at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus


“…..police were on the scene quickly enough to find and disarm the suspect in the same room where the shootings happened.

He said two people were found dead at the scene, and three other were hospitalized in critical condition, while the fourth person suffered less serious injuries…..”

4/28/1996: A killing spree ending in the deaths of 35 men, women and children in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia.


Breaking news: A man walked into the Chabad synagogue in Poway, CA and started shooting causing at least 4 casualties with 1 confirmed death


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