Test your knowledge on school mass murders.


The media are blaring every tidbit they can unearth on the Parkland High School shooting. If one Googles “Parkland High School shooting” one finds 5.2 MILLION hits. Wow!

Indeed, this is a tragedy of momentous proportions. I, for one, would welcome anything that would actually prevent a future occurrence – including a lawful restriction on gun ownership. Virtually everyone agrees that individuals with documented mental problems should not be allowed to purchase firearms. But how does one craft a “law” that allows the government to know your medical history regarding mental illness without abridging every American’s 4th Amendment Constitutional right to privacy? (Footnote 1) How does one craft a “law” that forbids such an individual to purchase a firearm without abridging the 2nd Amendment Constitutional right for mentally stable, law abiding citizens to own a firearm? (Footnote 2)

Okay. We have 5.2 million Google hits on the Parkland High School shooting. You must know EVERYTHING there is to know about school mass murders if you have been paying any attention at all. So let’s test your knowledge.

What was the most lethal school mass murder in US history:

  1. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  2. Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown , Connecticut
  3. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida
  4. Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado
  5. None of the above

Which weapon was used in the most lethal school mass murder in US history:

  1. AR-15 semiautomatic rifle
  2. An assault rifle
  3. A Thompson submachine gun
  4. A 45 caliber handgun
  5. None of the above

In what time span did the most lethal school mass murder in US history occur:

  1. 1980 -1990
  2. 1990 – 2000
  3. 2000 – 2010
  4. 2010 – 2018
  5. None of the above

What was the age (in range of years below) of the perpetrator of the most lethal school mass murder in US history:

  1. 10 – 15 years of age
  2. 15 – 20 years of age
  3. 20 – 25 years of age
  4. 25 – 30 years of age
  5. None of the above

What mental disorder afflicted the perpetrator of the most lethal school mass murder in US history:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • None of the above

Okay. Let’s see how you did. If you answered “none of the above” for every answer you scored 100%!

  • The deadliest school massacre in U.S. history was at Bath School (Bath Township, Michigan).
  • No firearm was used
  • The school was destroyed with dynamite
  • The heinous act was committed in 1927
  • 44 people died, 38 of them students (The perpetrator also killed his wife and himself)
  • The perpetrator was Andrew Kehoe, a 55-year-old school treasurer
  • At the conclusion of the inquest Kehoe was judged to be of rational mind

[Sources: The 1927 Bombing That Remains America’s Deadliest School Massacre, by Lorraine Boissoneault; and Bath School disaster, Wikipedia]

And thanks to HP for sending this to me.

Roy Filly

Footnote 1: Fourth Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Footnote 2: Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (And before any Libtard focuses on “well regulated Militia” – On June 26, 2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller, the United States Supreme Court issued its first decision since 1939 interpreting the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense.)

 

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One Response to Test your knowledge on school mass murders.

  1. David L. Wood, MD, (ret.) says:

    Three things are obviously what could be done to help insure school security. First, close all but one entrance. Second, post an armed guard at the entrance, as is done in Israel. Third, allow teachers to carry an arm. Even if the third is not done, there are likely many retired military and police personnel, who could be the guards.

    Forget denying law-abiding citizenry the right to bear arms.

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