50+ dead and 53 injured in last night’s Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Florida
When you add up the numbers, a very disturbing picture of Obama’s presidency begins to unfold. He was elected as the “racial uniter”, the Nobel Peace Prize president who was going to“stop the rise of the oceans” and “heal our planet.”
Yet his 7 and one half years of occupying the desk at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue hide a sinister statistic – America has had 23 mass shootings since he became president, and today’s mass killing in Orlando now brings that total to 24. And since this is a list of shootings only, it does not include the Boston Bombing Massacre that Obama used to roll out martial law for a 24-hour period in Boston. How do you explain that?
If you think of any we have missed in this list, please include it in the comment section below.
June 12, 2016 – Orlando, FL – 50+ dead, 53 injured. The gunman who slaughtered at least 50 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando had pledged allegiance to Islamic State, according to California congressman Adam Schiff. Schiff, who serves as top Democrat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, told CNN: ‘What I’ve heard from the Department of Homeland Security this morning is that, according to local police, he made a pledge of allegiance to ISIL (ISIS).’
Orlando Nightclub Shooting | At Least 50 Dead, Omar Mateen identified as shooter
He said the shooting was ‘highly indicative of an ISIL-inspired attack’. Schiff added: ‘[He] was heard praying in a foreign language and I don’t know if this was at some point during the course of the shooting but that’s what I’m hearing, obviously second hand, coming ultimately from local police.’ Mateen also called 911 shortly before the shooting and swore allegiance to the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, law enforcement officials told NBC News.
HERE ARE THE OTHER 23 MASS SHOOTINGS SINCE 2009:
December 2, 2015 – San Bernardino, CA – 14 dead, 20 injured. Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the shooters involved in the San Bernardino, California, attack earlier this month, received a Muslim burial Tuesday in a small funeral guarded by FBI agents, Reuters reported late Wednesday, citing sources. The couple was shot dead by police officials on Dec. 2 few hours after they opened fire at the Inland Regional Center social services agency, killing 14 people and injuring another 20.
July 23, 2015 — Lafayette, LA — 3 dead, 9 injured. Three people were killed and nine wounded when a lone gunman opened fire in a Lafayette movie house Thursday evening. Lafayette police confirmed shortly before 8 p.m. law enforcement officers responded to a call about an active shooter at the Grand 16 Lafayette at 3141 Johnston St. Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft confirmed at least three people were killed, including the gunman, who died from a self-inflicted wound. Two victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Nine were transported to area hospitals, eight by ambulance and one by private party. One victim died at a hospital. As of the date of this writing, Obama has made no comment.
July 16, 2015 — Chattanooga, TN— 5 dead, 3 injured. A 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born man opened fire at two military facilities here Thursday, killing four Marines and injuring three others before dying from a gunshot wound, authorities said. Law enforcement sources said that the shooting suspect was identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. According to a U.S. law enforcement source, Abdulazeez was born in Kuwait and came to the United States in 1996. Obama waited 5 full days to order the flags be flown at half-mast in honor of the 5 dead marines.
June 17, 2015 — Charleston, SC— 9 dead. Dylann Roof allegedly opened fire inside a historically Black church in Charleston, S.C., killing 9. The next morning, Obama spoke from the White House about the shooting. “I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times. We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that, once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. Now is the time for mourning and for healing,” he said.
February 10, 2015 — Chapel Hill, NC— 3 dead. Craig Hicks allegedly shot three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. Three days later, Obama issued a statement. “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship,” he said.
May 23, 2014 — University of California, Santa Barbara. — 7 dead (including gunman). A drive-by shooter went on a nighttime rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday. President Obama, as of this writing, has not issued an official statement or comment on the shootings.
April 2, 2014 — Fort Hood (Second Shooting). — 3 dead, 12 injured. In a second shooting at Fort Hood, Ivan Lopez shot and killed 3, injuring a dozen more. A week later, Obama spoke at a memorial service on the base. “This tragedy tears at wounds still raw from five years ago. Once more, soldiers who survived foreign warzones were struck down here at home, where they’re supposed to be safe. We still do not yet know exactly why, but we do know this: We must honor their lives, not “in word or talk, but in deed and in truth,” he said.
September 16, 2013 — Washington, DC. — 12 dead. Aaron Alexis shot and killed 12 inside Washington’s Navy Yard. Six days later,Obama spoke at a memorial service for the victims. “Alongside the anguish of these American families, alongside the accumulated outrage so many of us feel, sometimes I fear there’s a creeping resignation that these tragedies are just somehow the way it is, that this is somehow the new normal. We can’t accept this,” he said.
December 14, 2012 — Newtown, Conn. — 27 dead (including gunman). The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday was the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, leaving 27 dead — including 20 young children. President Obama gave an emotional address, calling for “meaningful action”
September 27, 2012 — Minneapolis, Minn.— 7 dead (including gunman), 2 injured. Andrew John Engeldinger, a recently laid off employee of Accent Signage Systems, entered the office building and opened fire. (No public comments from the president.)
August 5, 2012 — Oak Creek, Wis.— 7 dead (including gunman), 4 injured. White supremacist Wade Michael Page entered a Sikh Temple, opening fire on congregants. He later shot and injured a police officer responding to the scene.
July 20, 2012 — Aurora, Colo. — 12 dead, 59 injured. During a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” a gunman opened fire on the suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 and injuring dozens of others. Two days later, Obama delivered a ten-minute speech from the University of Colorado that made no mention of gun control.
May 31, 2012 — Seattle, Wash.— 6 dead (including gunman). A man opened fire in a cafe, fatally wounding four people, then killed another in a carjacking before killing himself.(No public comments from the president.)
April 2, 2012 — Oakland, Calif. — 7 dead. A former student of Oikos University, a Korean college, entered a building on the campus and shot repeatedly at random targets. (No public comments from the president)
February 22, 2012 — Norcross, Ga. — 5 dead (including gunman). A man shot and killed two of his sisters and their husbands and then himself in a Korean health spa. (No public comments from the president.)
October 12, 2011 — Seal Beach, Calif. — 8 dead, 1 injured. Scott Evans Dekraai, 41, stormed a hair salon where his ex-wife worked and killed eight people. (No public comments from the president.)
January 8, 2011 — Tucson, Ariz. — 6 dead, 14 injured. Jared Lee Loughner, 22, opened fire in a Safeway parking lot, killing six people and injuring others including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head at point-blank range. Two months later, Obama addressed gun control issues in an op-ed for the Arizona Daily Star
August 3, 2010 — Manchester, Conn. — 9 dead (including gunman), 2 injured. A driver for Hartford Distributors killed eight people and then himself in this workplace shooting. (No public comments from the president.)
November 29, 2009 — Parkland, Wash. — 5 dead (including gunman). A Washington man walked into a coffee shop and shot four police officers execution-style. (No public comments from the president.)
November 5, 2009 — Fort Hood, Texas — 13 dead, 30 injured (including gunman). In the deadliest shooting to ever happen on an American military base, an Army Major serving as a psychiatrist went on a shooting spree that killed 13.
April 3, 2009 — Binghamton, N.Y. — 14 dead (including gunman), 4 injured. Jiverly Wong, a naturalized immigrant from Vietnam, gunned down students and employees at the American Civic Association, where he had been taking English lessons.
March 10, 2009 — Geneva County, Ala. — 11 dead (including gunman), 6 injured. A 28-year-old man killed his mother then drove ten miles to kill several members of his extended family, neighbors and a bystander. The victims ranged in age from 18 months to 74 years old. (No public comments from the president.)
March 29, 2009 — Carthage, N.C. — 8 dead, 3 injured (including gunman). A gunman opened fire on a nursing home, killing seven residents and a nurse. (No public comments from the president.)