Ten people were fatally shot in Utah. An 18 year old wielding a shotgun began firing at random shoppers in the Trolley Square shopping centre.
The victims, who were found scattered throughout the two-storey mall, included two 28-year-old women, and two men aged 52 and 24, and a 15-year-old girl. Four others were wounded, two critically.
The gunman then backed into a children's clothing store when five police officers - one of them off-duty - opened fire.
The Philadelphia shootings happened at a business park and were sparked by an argument over money.
This gunman, armed with a handgun, killed three men and critically injured a fourth before exchanging fire with police and then finally turning the gun on himself.
I get a big kick out of family, friends, and the general public as a whole who think me, my students, our instructors, and anyone who signs up are “just paranoid".
This “it could never happen to me" syndrome is the complete cause of our society's lack of concern towards everything from helping the homeless, to global warming, to protecting ourselves against terrorists and school, mall, and office shootings.
While my high school buddies might poke fun at my brass knuckles, neck knife, monster H2 truck, solid brick house, $10,000 security system and constant physical and combat training. . . guess who's the one they all come running’ to in a crisis?
If we were in that mall, guess who'd be the one they looked to for protection?
If we were in that office, guess who'd be the one they looked to defend them?
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