Mass murder is not new.
OK, so I’ve got your attention? That headline, while completely accurate, is from nearly 100 years ago. I’m writing up this old school defensive gun use to illustrate a few different points. First off, I want to point out that mass murder is not a new phenomenon that started when the AR-15 was introduced to the civilian market. Secondly, I want to point out that good guys with guns have always been the best way to stop bad guys with guns. Third, I want to highlight that mass shooting predate the common ownership of semi-automatic firearms. Fourth, it seems that the media has always been a bit off in their coverage of firearms.
Various media accounts have the number of wounded ranging from 20-32 and the number of deaths from 5-7. We thank a diligent reader for bringing it to our attention. It’s always important to look back at history when talking about the present.
On March 6, 1915, a man by the name of Monroe Phillips, who was apparently a well established businessman in Brunswick, GA, went on a killing spree after losing a significant amount of money in a business deal.