the sandy hook shooting

Leafy’s New Video

I do need to speak up about this. So as you know, Leafy made a new video on a video about school shootings. He should, and I really mean HE SHOULD, have researched more on this video. This video, was made by parents of one of the students who died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown Conneticut when 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children aged between 6 and 7 years old, as well as six adult staff members. Prior to driving to the school, Lanza shot and killed his mother at their Newtown home. As first responders arrived at the scene, Lanza committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

Leafy, seriously research more. I’m not gonna be 100% mad, but seriously. I don’t want you to be making videos which could be disrespecting a memory like this. Thank you

School/University Shooter Voices
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Audio recordings of various school or university shooters. Note: Elliot Rodger isn’t necessarily a school/university shooter, as his attack was only on the campus, and three of his victims were stabbed to death, not shot.  Still fits into the theme, in my opinion.

In chronological order: Kip Kinkel (1998) - Dylan Klebold (†1999) - Eric Harris (†1999) - Seung-hui Cho (†2007) - Pekka-Eric Auvinen (†2007) - TJ Lane (2012) - Adam Lanza (†2012) - Elliot Rodger (†2014) - Dylann Roof (2015)

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre
Crime Scene Photos

(Source: Connecticut State Police)

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Learn more about: The Sandy Hook Shooting

Learn more about: Police descriptions of the Carnage

Learn more about: Adam Lanza’s Antidepressant

Learn more about: The ages of the victims at Sandy Hook

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i know this was a super-long rambly video, but it felt right to sit in front of the camera & talk this out with you. please check out the links below to learn more, honor the victims, connect with some written pieces that resonated with me, and actually *DO* something. thanks for taking the time to listen.

ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING:

“Did My Representative Take Money From NRA?”

“An Easy Guide To Contacting Your Elected Representatives About Gun Control”

Find out where your Senator stands & demand action 

Tweet Your Congressperson

Donate To Support the Victims of Pulse Shooting

LEARN MORE:

“After Sandy Hook We Said Never Again. And Then We Let 998 Mass Shootings Happen”

“Why We Must Call the Orlando Massacre an Anti-Gay Hate Crime”

“Australia Stopped Mass Shootings After 1996 Massacre, So Why Doesn’t the U.S. Follow Suit?”

Mass Shooting Tracker

Politicians Who Send “Thoughts & Prayers” While Taking NRA Money

“Meet the 45 Senators Who Blocked Background Checks”

HONOR THE VICTIMS:

Remembering The Victims

Stories of Those Murdered

Donate To Support the Victims of Pulse Shooting

STORIES THAT RESONATED WITH ME:

“What It Costs To Be Gay In Public”

“Please Don’t Stop The Music”

“How Queers Are Using Joy To Heal in Orlando”

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Sandy Hook “Warning Signs”

Really interesting ad campaign by Sandy Hook Promise (a foundation trying to prevent gun violence and suicide on behalf of Sandy Hook). I saw this on Facebook, and it’s trending on YouTube, so I’m glad this message is spreading and isn’t forgotten. It is a well done video with an “interactive” component at the end, watch it!

(Side note: there are some cliches that definitely give me Columbine vibes, but I think it is the message that is important here.)

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“For the past four years, Finland-based artist Harri Pälviranta has been crafting portraits based on a grim kind of subject matter – school shootings. The series, "News Portraits,” depicts the perpetrators of the 10 most fatal school shootings since 1999, crafting the eerie faces of violent offenders from old news clippings dating back to the tragic crimes. From the United States to Finland, Brazil and Germany, the portraits quite literally put a face to violence in schools across the globe.“

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In the two years since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been at least 95 school shootings — an average of nearly one a week.

Regardless of the individuals involved in a shooting or the circumstances that gave rise to it, gunfire in our schools shatters the sense of security that these institutions are meant to foster.

Everyone should agree that even one school shooting is one too many.