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Columbine marks 20th anniversary of school shooting

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Less than 6 weeks after New Zealand mass shooting, lawmakers banned assault rifles.

20 years after Columbine, U.S. lawmakers are still fully committed to lip service.

The homegrown radical right wing groups in this country are every bit as dangerous as foreign terrorists. Timothy McVeigh was no better than Osama Bin Laden. They're all armed to the teeth. And they're all hiding right in plain sight. Traitors masquerading as patriots.

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Less than 6 weeks after New Zealand mass shooting, lawmakers banned assault rifles.

20 years after Columbine, U.S. lawmakers are still fully committed to lip service.

Quite so, just look at the actual statistics since Columbine. (Right if the teachers and everyone else had a gun these wouldnt have happened! SARCASM!)

http://www.villanovan.com/opinion/list-of-mass-shootings-since-columbine-massacre/article_be837bb6-16ae-11e8-b9dc-bfbfd95854b5.html

America DOES NOT CARE! Anyone who says differently is full of it, in my opinion. Just look at the numbers! If you care, THIS would NOT have continued!

1.Columbine High School Shooting, Littleton, Colorado – April 1999: 13 Dead

2.Atlanta Shootings, Atlanta, Georgia – July 1999: 12 Dead

3.Wedgwood Baptist Church shooting, Fort Worth, Texas – September 1999: 7 Dead

4.Xerox Killings, Honolulu, Hawaii – November 1999: 7 Dead

5.Tampa Hotel Shootings, Tampa, Florida – December 1999: 5 Dead

6.Wakefield Massacre, Wakefield, Massachusetts – December 2000: 7 Dead

7.Lockheed Martin Shooting, Median, Mississippi – July 2003: 6 Dead

8.Living Church of God Shooting, Brookfield, Wisconsin – March 2005: 7 Dead

9.Red Lake High School, Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota – March 2005: 9 Dead

10.Goleta Postal Shootings, Goleta, California – January 2006: 7 Dead

11.Capitol Hill Massacre, Seattle Washington – March 2006: 6 Dead

12.West Nickel Mines Amish School, Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania – October 2006: 5 Dead

13.Tolley Square Shooting, Salt Lake City, Utah – February 2007: 5 Dead

14.Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia – April 2007: 32 Dead

15.Crandon Shooting, Crandon Wisconsin – October 2007: 6 Dead

16.Westroads Mall Shooting, Omaha Nebraska – December 2007: 8 Dead

17.Kirkwood City Council Shooting, Kirkwood, Missouri – February 2008: 6 Dead

18.Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois – February 2008: 5 Dead

19.Atlantis Plastics Shooting, Henderson Kentucky – June 2008: 5 Dead

20.Carthage Nursing Home Shooting – Carthage, North Carolina – March 2009: 8 Dead

21.Geneva County Massacre, Geneva and Samson, Alabama – March 2009: 10 Dead

22.Binghampton Shootings, Binghampton - April 2009: 13 Dead

23.Fort Hood Shooting, Fort Hood, Texas – November 2009: 13 Dead

24.Hartford Beer Distributor Shooting, Manchester, Connecticut – August 2010: 8 Dead

25.Tucson Shooting, Tucson, Arizona - January 2011: 6 Dead

26.Seal Beach Shooting, Seal Beach, California – October 2011: 8 Dead

27.Oikos University, Oakland, California – April 2012: 7 Dead

28.Seattle Café Shooting, Seattle, Washington – May 2012: 5 Dead

29.Aurora Shooting, Aurora, Colorado – July 2012: 12 Dead

30.Sikh Temple Shooting, Oak Creek, Wisconsin – August 2012: 6 Dead

31.Accent Signage Systems Shooting, Minneapolis, Minnesota – September 2012: 6 Dead

32.Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut – December 2012: 27 Dead

33.Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California – June 2013: 5 Dead

34.Hialeah Shooting, Hialeah, Florida – July 2013: 6 Dead

35.Washington Navy Yard Shooting, Washington D.C. – September 2013: 12 Dead

36.University of California Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, California – May 2014: 6 Dead

37.Marysville Pilchuck High School, Marysville, Washington – October 2014: 4 Dead

38.Charleston Church Shooting, Charleston, South Carolina – June 2015: 9 Dead

39.Chattanooga Military Recruitment Center, Chattanooga Tennessee – July 2015: 5 Dead

40.Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon – October 2015: 9 Dead

41.San Bernardino Attack, San Bernardino, California – December 2015: 14 Dead

42.Kalamazoo Shooting Spree, Kalamazoo County, Michigan – February 2016: 6 Dead

43.Orlando Night-club Shooting, Orlando, Florida – June 2016: 49 Dead

44.Dallas Police Shooting, Dallas Texas – July 2016: 5 Dead

45.Cascade Mall Shooting, Burlington, Washington – September 2016: 5 Dead

46.Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida- January 2017: 5 Dead

47.Las Vegas Shooting, Las Vegas, Nevada – October 2017: 58 Dead

48.Sutherland Springs Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas – November 2017: 26 Dead

49.Rancho Tehama Shooting, Rancho Tehama, California – November 2017: 5 Dead

50.Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida – February 2018: 17 Dead

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Kudos to the author for not including the names of the shooters in this article. They don't deserve the recognition.

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Thanks @Yubara

it is easy to just read the numbers, but each person has maybe 20 extended family members and at least 10 friend...so multiply 1 by 30.

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Tragic.

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It's because in all these other countries, they don't have gun ownership as a constitutionally protected right.

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It's because in all these other countries, they don't have gun ownership as a constitutionally protected right.

Yeah, fortunately other countries didn’t make that mistake.

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So many dead since Columbine, like candles blown out by the wind and still nothing changes. Child survivers from then are now adults still fighting for changes to the gun laws. Still marred and psychologically damaged for life. Hundreds and thousands of victims who must live with the pain and loss they suffered.

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*The Gun Lobby’s interpretation of the Second Amendment is one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American People by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The real purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that state armies – the militia – would be maintained for the defense of the state. The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires.** *

– Warren Burger, Conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice

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You can call it a mistake if you wish. Certainly doesn't bother any of the responsible gun owners who take it seriously.

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The Columbine bombers and the Oklahoma bombers had several things in common. One was their disregard for human life. Another was their ability to build bombs. Identify these sociopaths, as was done with this particular woman, is the key to reducing this type of violence. Blaming an inanimate object for the actions of its user isn’t going to stop acts of violence.

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20 years already. And what has America learned in the meantime? What steps have been taken to prevent such a senseless loss of life?

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