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February 9, 1996 – Clifton McCree kills six and injures one in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. - Motive is listed as being revenge "to punish some of the
cowardly, racist devils'' responsible for firing him two years prior, after failing a drug test. No documented history of mental illness or
medication. Unable to reliably verify origin or legality of weapons. Not a CCW holder.
April 3, 1995 – James Daniel Simpson kills six in Corpus Christi, Texas. - Motive unknown, suspected to be depression related. The firearms were
purchased legally, however, police would not release any information to the public. Simpson had no criminal record or mental illness history that
would have prevented him from buying firearms. unable to verify origin of weapons. Unable to verify CCW status, it is assumed the shooter did not hold
June 20, 1994 – Dean Allen Melburg kills six and injures twenty-three in Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. (shooter's name is mis-spelled) I'm
not going to even speculate as to the motive. as can be seen here in the official Air
on the incident, the shooter was very sick. apparently, the gun was legal, no CCW.
December 7, 1993 – Colin Ferguson kills six and injures nineteen in Long Island, New York with a gun purchased at Turner's Outdoorsmen in
California. - Motive is listed as "black rage". Shooter had no documented history of mental illness or medication, though it should be noted that he
was VERY mentally ill, and should have been caught earlier. Shooter was paranoid, delusional, and obsessed with racism. Shooter had constant fantasies
that white people, and other minorities were plotting against him. Weapon appears to have been legally obtained. Not a CCW holder. (It's interesting
to note that the wife of Dennis McCarthy, who was killed in the attack, used her husband's death as part of her campaign for election into the U.S.
Congress. she's well known for her uninformed anti-gun stance, her most memorable quote having to do with her thinking a barrel shroud is "the
shoulder thing that goes up". one would think that if someone wants to ban something, they should at least know what it is.)
August 6, 1993 – Kenneth Junior French kills four and injures eight in Fayetteville, North Carolina. - Motive appears to have been hatred of
homosexuals. Shooter was active duty army, rank of Sergeant(E-5) at the time he carried out the shooting. Being that he was active duty military, it
can be reasonably assumed that it would not have been difficult for him to purchase firearms, however, i cannot reliably verify the origin or legality
of the weapons used. No documented history of mental illness or medication. Not a CCW holder.
July 1, 1993 – Gian Luigi Ferri kills nine and injures six in San Francisco, California with guns purchased at Super Pawn and Pacific Tactical
Weapons in Las Vegas. - Motive unknown. No documented history of mental illness or medication, however the suicide note he left would suggest he was,
in fact quite mentally ill. Weapons were legally obtained. Not a CCW holder.
October 15, 1992 – John T. Miller kills five in Watkins Glen, New York with a gun purchased from Mumford Sports in Lichfield, Ohio. - Motive appears
to be revenge. No documented history of mental illness or medication. In 1982, the shooter was convicted of felonious assault for aiming a revolver at
two police officers responding to a domestic violence report at his girlfriend's apartment. This would have made him legally unable to own firearms.
Law enforcement failed to confiscate his weapons. Not a CCW holder.
May 1, 1992 – Eric Houston kills four and injures ten in Olivehurst, California with guns purchased from a local gun retailer. - Motive is listed as
revenge. No documented history of mental illness or medication. Unable to verify origin or legality of weapons. unable to verify CCW status, it is
assumed the shooter did not hold a CCW.
November 14, 1991 – Thomas McIlvane kills five and injures five in Royal Oak, Michigan with a gun purchased from a local gun retailer. - Motive was
revenge. No documented history of mental illness, or medication..unless you can count his reason for being discharged from the marines (purposely ran
over a car with a tank), or his history of violence and threats, as a history of mental illness. Shooter was known to the police for having made
numerous threats, and having been arrested a number of times for fights. unable to verify origin or legality of weapons, though available information
would suggest they were legally purchased. Not a CCW holder.
November 1, 1991 – Gang Lu kills six and injures one in Iowa City, Iowa with a gun purchased from Fin & Feather in Iowa City, Iowa. - Motive appears
to be revenge, mixed with a bit of crazy. Shooter had a history of violent outbursts, but no documented history of mental illness or medication.
Weapons were legally obtained. Not a CCW holder.
October 16, 1991 – George Hennard kills twenty-four and injures twenty in Killen, Texas with guns purchased from Mike's Gun Shop in Henderson,
Nevada. - Motive appears to be in relation to loss of employment, and an extreme hatred of women. No documented history of mental illness or
medication. Shooter had been previously arrested for possession of marijuana, i am not familiar enough with the law at that time to be sure of whether
or not this would have been enough to disqualify him for firearm purchase/ownership. Not a CCW holder.
September 14, 1989 – Joseph Westbecker kills nine and injures twelve in Louisville, Kentucky with guns purchased from Tilford's Gun Sales in
Louisville, Kentucky. - (shooter's name is mis-spelled) Motive appears to have been revenge. shooter had a documented history of mental illness
including Suicidal Ideation(a side effect of Prozac), and was on Prozac for manic depression. Weapons appear to have been legally obtained. Not a CCW
January 17, 1989 – Patrick Purdy kills six and injures thirty in Stockton, California with guns purchased from Sandy Trading Post in Sandy, Oregon
on August 3, 1988, and Hunter Loan and Jewelry Co. in Stockton, California on December 28, 1988. - Motive unknown. Shooter had a long criminal record,
that should have prohibited him from purchasing firearms, however, a technicality made it possible - Purdy was able to purchase the weapons because
the judicial system had not convicted him of any crime that prevented him from purchasing firearms. Shooter was found during one of his
incarcerations, to be mildly mentally retarded. Weapons appear to have been legally purchased. Not a CCW holder.
February 16, 1988 – Richard Farley kills seven and injures four in Sunnyvale, California with guns purchased from different sporting goods and gun
stores in Northern California. - Motive Unknown. Shooter had previously been stalking a coworker. Shooter had a restraining order against him. Shooter
was ordered to attend psychological counseling sessions, by his employer. Weapons were legally obtained, however I'm not sure how the restraining
order didn't stop this. Not a CCW holder. (it's interesting to note that the judge that made the restraining order permanent noted that "pieces of
paper do not stop bullets"....is it possible that she understands how the world works better than about 99% of the anti-gun folks?)
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