Domestic Terrorism

1. On February 26, 2015, a gunman shot and killed seven people in several locations across the town of Tyrone, Missouri, an unincorporated community about 95 miles east of Springfield.
2. On May 17, 2015, in Waco, Texas, a shootout erupted at a Twin Peaks restaurant where members of several motorcycle clubs (MC), including the Bandidos, Cossacks, and allies, had gathered for a regularly scheduled meeting about political rights for motorcyclists.
3. On June 17, 2015, the Charleston Police Department responded to calls of a shooting at Emanuel AME Church. Charleston, South Carolina
4. On July 16, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
5. On July 23, 2015, a shooting occurred at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.
6. On August 8, 2015, a mass shooting occurred inside a home in northern Harris County, Texas, near Houston.
7. On August 26, 2015, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were fatally shot during a live report on that day’s edition of Mornin’ at the Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta.
8. On October 1, 2015, the Umpqua Community College shooting occurred at the UCC campus near Roseburg, Oregon, United States.
9. On November 27, 2015, a shooting and five-hour standoff with police occurred at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
10. On November 22, 2015 the New Orleans shooting was an incident that took place in the United States at Bunny Friend playground in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana.
11. On December 2, 2015, husband and wife Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and injured 21 others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California.


1. On April 2, 2014, a shooting spree occurred at several locations on the Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas.

2. On July 9, 2014, a mass shooting occurred in a home located in northern Harris County, Texas, near the Spring census-designated place, and a suburban area of Greater Houston.

1. On June 7, 2013, a killing spree by a lone shooter occurred in Santa Monica, California, starting with a domestic dispute and subsequent fire at a home, followed by a series of shootings near and on the campus of Santa Monica College.
2. On July 26, 2013, a mass shooting occurred at the Todel Apartments, an apartment complex in Hialeah, a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
3. On August 5, 2013, the Ross Township Municipal Building shooting occurred just after 7:00 p.m. in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, United States,
4. On September 16, 2013 the Washington Navy Yard shooting occurred

1. On February 27, 2012, the Chardon High School shooting occurred at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio,
2. On April 2, 2012, the Oikos University shooting occurred when a gunman shot at people inside Oikos University, a Korean Christian college in Oakland, California, United States.
3. On May 30, 2012 the Seattle cafe shooting spree was a series of shooting incidents.
4. On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside of a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises.
5. On August 5, 2012, a massacre took place at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin
6. On August 13, 2012, a shooting occurred in College Station, Texas near Texas A&M University around 12:30 p.m. central time.
7. On September 27, 2012 a shooting incident occurred at a firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the afternoon of Thursday.
8. On October 21, 2012, a mass shooting occurred at the Azana Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee
9. On December 11, 2012, a shooting occurred at the Clackamas Town Center in unincorporated Clackamas County, outside the city of Portland, Oregon.
10. On December 14, 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut
11. On December 24, 2012, firefighters responding to a fire in West Webster, New York, a suburb of Rochester.

1. On January 8, 2011, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and eighteen others were shot during a constituent meeting held in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona.
2. On July 7, 2011, a gunman killed seven people and wounded two others in a spree killing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
3. On August 7, 2011in Copley Township, Summit County, Ohio
4. On September 6, 2011, a gunman, opened fire in a branch of the International House of Pancakes restaurant in Carson City, Nevada
5. On October 12, 2011, at the Salon Meritage hair salon in Seal Beach, California. Eight people inside the salon and one person in the parking lot were shot, and only one victim survived. It was the deadliest mass killing in Orange County history
6. On December 16, 2011, a gunman opened fire inside a Southern California Edison office building in Irwindale, California.


1. On January 7, 2010 a shooting spree occurred at an ABB power plant in St. Louis, Missouri
2. On January 12, 2010 the Penske workplace shootings occurred. Three people were killed and two others critically injured in a workplace shooting at a truck rental business located near the city of Kennesaw, Georgia.
3. On February 12, 2010 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in Huntsville, Alabama, three people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting.
4. On August 3, 2010, the Hartford Distributors shooting was a mass shooting that occurred in Manchester, Connecticut, United States.
This is domestic terrorist….

Washington’s post-shooting ritual: angry words and political polarization

Obama on shooting: ‘We will get to the bottom of this’ 02:15
Story highlights
• Democrats and Republicans remain entrenched on gun control
• Republicans seek to frame shooting as act of terrorism
Washington (CNN) America’s political polarization is so deep that Republicans and Democrats can’t even agree on what to talk about in the aftermath of the shooting in San Bernardino, California, that left 14 dead.
Instead, both sides on Thursday sought to frame the tragedy to reflect their own political ends on the thorny issues of guns and terrorism, which are key motivating issues for their most committed voters.
At the White House, President Barack Obama again faced the cameras to make another pitch for curbs on firearms — remarks similar to those he’s delivered after mass shootings this year in South Carolina, Oregon and now San Bernardino.
“It is going to be important for all of us, including our legislatures, to see what we can do to make sure that when individuals decide they want to do somebody harm, we are making it a little harder for them to do it,” he said. “Because, right now, it’s just too easy.”
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A few blocks away, every Republican presidential candidate gathered to speak to a group of conservative Jewish voters. But on the issue of guns, they might as well have been worlds apart, seeking to frame the violence in California as an example of potential terrorism and not a reason to open yet another debate over the Second Amendment.
“All of us are deeply concerned that this is yet another manifestation of terrorism, radical Islamic terrorism here at home,” said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “This horrific murder underscores that we are in a time of war.”
He went on: “Whether or not the current administration realizes it or is willing to acknowledge it, our enemies are at war with us. And I believe our nation needs a wartime president to defend it.”
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump referred to the attack as “probably” related to radical Islamic terrorism and used it to advance his critique of Obama.
“We have a president that refuses to use the term,” Trump said. “He refuses to say it — I’ll tell you there is something going on with him that we don’t know about.”
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Disconnect on display
The disconnect does not just reflect the inertia and deep polarization on Second Amendment rights that has prevented the adoption of even modest firearms measures despite a string of mass shootings. It also demonstrates the way GOP candidates are seizing on new fears about terrorism to hammer the Obama legacy and present themselves as tough potential commanders-in-chief. The issue also plays into the anti-government fervor that is animating the GOP race.
There was no sign of any convergence over the political aisle in the wake of the attack, underscoring the nation’s painful split between left and right.
The speed at which politicians took on the issue was especially notable because authorities in Washington and California have yet to establish exactly what motivated the attackers. Obama said there could have been a mix of motives, including terrorism or work place violence.
Law enforcement sources told CNN it appeared Syed Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife Tashfeen Malik carried out the shooting, may have been radicalized and had “soft connections” with more than one subject of international terrorism investigations.
But much about the rest of the attack remained unclear Thursday.
Republicans, however, did not wait for confirmation of a terrorism link and don’t need a second chance to mete out tough rhetoric and chide Obama’s anti-terrorism legacy.
At one point, Trump even said that his poll numbers rise whenever there’s a tragedy because Americans feel he would protect them.

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And New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who is brandishing his muscular credentials as a former prosecutor to try to rescue his trailing campaign, left even less room for nuance than Cruz.
“I am convinced that was a terrorist attack,” he said. “We need to come to grips with the idea that we are in the midst of the next world war.”
A more delicate line
Another top GOP presidential candidate, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, trod a more delicate line than Trump and Cruz. Speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition, his goal was apparently to both appease base voters suspicious that the California massacre was indeed terrorism, but also to leave the impression he’d be a more temperate commander-in-chief than his rivals.
“We don’t know all of the facts yet but we certainly have learned some facts that are concerning and weighing on our minds in the aftermath of what we see happening in the world,” Rubio said.

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Graham, struggling in the polls despite being the most hawkish GOP candidate, responded to the attack in California by suggesting that Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric was playing into the hands of ISIS.
“The one thing I can tell you is that what Mr. Trump’s saying about how to handle this war is empowering the enemy,” Graham said, referring to the billionaire’s recent assertion that the U.S. should “go after” the families of terrorists.
“ISIL loves Donald Trump because he is giving them an opportunity to bring people their way,” Graham told reporters.
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But it was not only Republicans seeking a political opening.
Well before the details of the Bernardino assault were fully known, Democrats were already pushing for more gun control, in a manner likely to further polarize debate over the issue between left and right.
“Horrifying news out of #SanBernardino,” wrote O’Malley, in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon. “Enough is enough: it’s time to stand up to the @NRA and enact meaningful gun safety laws.”

We need to have a serious conversation about guns and stop with the political polarization
Meaningful gun safety laws
Civil conversations
And stop with the Blistering Rhetoric on both sides