April 20 1999

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April 20, 1999

“It brought the nation to its knees, but now that we’ve gotten back up how have things changed; what have we learned?”

16 years later, the nation is still being brought to its knees only to find itself asking the same questions. 

May the Victims Never Be Forgotten:

Cassie Bernall   Steven Curnow           Dylan Klebold
Rachel Scott       Lauren Townsend      Eric Harris
Isaiah Shoels     Dan Rohrbough
John Tomlin       Kyle Velasquez
Daniel Mauser   Corey DePooter
Kelly Fleming     William Sanders
Mathew Kechter            

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April 20, 1999 

It’s been 16 years since Columbine and we are still unable to forget these fifteen special people:

  • Matthew Joseph Kechter (Born February 19, 1983)
  • Steven Robert Curnow (Born August 28, 1984)
  • Corey Tyler DePooter  (Born March 3, 1982)
  • Kelly Ann Fleming (Born January 6, 1983)
  • Daniel Conner Mauser (Born June 25, 1983)
  • Daniel Lee Rohrbough (Born March 2, 1984)
  • William ‘Dave’ Sanders (Born October 22, 1951)
  • Rachel Joy Scott (Born August 5, 1981)
  • Eric David Harris (Born April 9, 1981)
  • Dylan Bennet Klebold (Born September 11, 1981)
  • Isaiah Eamon Shoels (Born August 4, 1980)
  • John Robert Tomlin (Born September 1, 1982)
  • Lauren Dawn Townsend (Born January 17, 1981)
  • Kyle Albert Velasquez (Born May 5, 1982)
  • Cassie Rene Bernall (Born November 6, 1981)  

May their souls rest in peace.

Eric and Dylan originally planned to go Jonesboro (shooting on March 24, 1998 committed by 11 year old Andrew Golden and 13 year old Mitchell Johnson) on their school, when their plan failed extrodinarly at the worst timing possible. Which is why they had to just basically say, ‘fuck what orignally was gonna go down, guess we’ll go with Plan B.’ Making them America’s most famous school shooting.

What people fail to realize about those who are interested in the Columbine shooting:
It isn’t done because they are glorifying it, or because it is believed it is right. It is done because they want to get to the facts, to piece together the reasons why it happened, the psychology, they want to remember the victims, all of them, and they search for what the media neglected to report on, that two kids with bright futures and a lot of talent committed a terrible crime because the system failed them, because people failed them, and they saw no alternative.
It isn’t being glorified. It’s being remembered in the most accurate, honest way possible.

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The actual weapons used by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold on display at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, February 26, 2004. The majority of the items displayed include the pump action shotguns, pipe bombs, and multiple knives each carried during the attack on Columbine on April 20, 1999.  

In the last image you can see the fake guns used during ‘Radioactive Clothing’. Other photos contain objects they possessed but may not have used during the attack. 

if you’re glorifying eric and dylan today

if you’re wishing that eric and dylan are resting in peace but completely ignoring the other thirteen gone

if you’re saying “happy columbine day”

if you’re ‘celebrating’ by mimicking eric and dylan in any way, shape or form, no matter how small or how big

if you’re doing any of the above, especially on today of all days

please, stop.

SON OF A GUN

Shockwave, massive attack
Atomic blast, son of a gun is back

Apocalypse now, walls of flame
Billowing smoke, who’s to blame?
Forged from steel, iron will
Shit for brains, born to kill

Watch out, son of a gun,
Superhero number 1
Watch out, son of a gun
Superhero number 1

Chaos, panic, no resistance
Detonations in a distance

Apocalypse now, walls of flame
Billowing smoke, who’s to blame?
Forged from steel, iron will
Shit for brains, born to kill

Watch out, son of a gun
Superhero number 1
Watch out, son of a gun
Superhero number 1

All are equal, no discrimination
Son of a gun, a simple equation
Son of a gun, a master of fate
Bows to no God, kingdom or state

Watch out, son of a gun
Superhero number 1
Watch out, son of a gun
Superhero number 1

Watch out, son of a gun
Superhero number 1