Mel Bernstein owner of a Gun Shop in Denver. He recalled that Eric was with four friend and with a blonde girl who was Robyn. He turned down Eric’s request for the guns they wanted because they thought they were too young and The gun he is holding was the gun they asked about.
“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
Step outside if possible and take deep breaths. Maybe look up in the sky if you want to, just try to turn everything off for a minute (even tumblr) and feel that moment. It is the saddest day and moment in Eric’s and Dylan’s life but still it is a moment you have to be aware of.
We are a community no matter our different opinions and believes, and at 12:08 all our thoughts will be the same!
As April draws closer, I’m guessing a lot of us are tense. I know I am. Historically, a lot of copycat shootings happen in April. Most are caught because law enforcement has stepped up since eighteen years ago, but it’s reasonable to be especially nervous this time of year. It’s not only the eighteen-year anniversary, but also Eric Harris’s birthday, which I know has and will tick something people. I think it’s also interesting to note how many school shooters dressed in trench coats or heavy, dark clothes: Dylan and Eric, Adam Lanza, Kip Kinkel, Jason Dean (although fictional), the list could go on.
One tip I’ve picked up from interviews is this: if you find yourself caught with no way out and are forced to wait until the coast is clear, play dead and cover yourself in blood. Do not move. This has proven to save countless survivors in the past.
Stay safe, make smart decisions, and when keeping Columbine in mind, speak of tragedy gently and respectfully; the family and community’s pain is still very raw, and always will be. Whether you believe there were thirteen or fifteen victims that day, Columbine and the survivors are never something to joke about, or characters you can manipulate.
Anyone else in the True Crime Community get really excited about something and can’t share it with your friends because they’ll think it’s weird that you like serial killers so you just quietly sit there and get excited by yourself?