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 Post subject: The Forgotten Massacre
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:39 am 
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The "lamestream" media occasionally mentions that the incident in Newtown, Conn was the SECOND deadliest in history but they don't say what was first or the method that was used, I guess because it doesn't fit their agenda. Guns weren't involved in that one.

Please note that fully automatic weapons were NOT regulated until June 26, 1934 so the following incident proves that crazy people will use any means at their disposal to commit these heinous acts! The guy in the article below chose to use explosives instead of a Thompson sub machine gun, which was LEGAL to own in 1927 I might add.

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The Bath School disaster is the name given to three bombings in Bath Township, Michigan, on May 18, 1927, which killed 38 elementary school children, two teachers, and four other adults; at least 58 people were injured. The perpetrator killed his wife first, and later committed suicide in his last explosion. Most of the victims were children in the second to sixth grades (7–14 years of age[1]) attending the Bath Consolidated School. Their deaths constitute the deadliest mass murder in a school in United States history.

The bomber was the school board treasurer Andrew Kehoe, 55, who was angry after being defeated in the spring 1926 election for township clerk. He had a reputation for difficulty on the school board and in personal dealings. He was later thought to have planned his "murderous revenge" after the defeat. For much of the next year, a neighbor noticed Kehoe had stopped working on his farm and thought he might be planning suicide. During that period, Kehoe carried out steps in his plan to destroy the school and his farm by explosives.

He had opposed construction of the consolidated school in the early 1920s as it required increased property taxes. His wife was ill with tuberculosis and he had stopped making mortgage payments; he was under pressure for foreclosure. Some time between May 16 and the morning of May 18, Kehoe murdered his wife by hitting her on the head. On the morning of May 18 about 8:45, Kehoe exploded incendiary devices in his house and farm buildings, setting them on fire and destroying them.

Almost simultaneously, an explosion devastated the north wing of the school building, killing many school children. Kehoe had used a timed detonator to ignite dynamite and hundreds of pounds of incendiary pyrotol, which he had secretly planted inside the school over the course of many months. As rescuers gathered at the school, Kehoe drove up, stopped, and used a rifle to detonate dynamite inside his shrapnel-filled truck, killing himself, the school superintendent, and several others nearby, as well as injuring more bystanders. During rescue efforts at the school, searchers discovered an additional 500 pounds (230 kg) of unexploded dynamite and pyrotol planted throughout the basement of the south wing. Kehoe had apparently intended to blow up and destroy the whole school.

Investigators later said that if he had sold unused farm equipment and material at his farm, he could have gained enough money to pay his mortgage.


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:36 pm 
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Who knows what goes through the mind of a sick individual. I haven't watched much of the coverage of the current disaster on TV. Why? The media itself. They've got an agenda and they're looking for any little detail as a pretext to advance that agenda.

In the days since we've seen any number of reason why this happened. He's crazy, an odd duck, his mom was a goofy prepper, he was a loner, played too many violent video games, it was too easy for him to get guns.

The one interview on the tube I saw was interesting. It was a lawyer that specializes in defending these kinds of shooters. He said these shootings are never spontaineous but, that they all had planned for long periods time, the shooters were withdrawn and isolated, and almost always telegraphed thier intentions in some way. Others around them failed to understand or act accordingly.

No matter how the hand wringers try to play with outlandish excuses I believe these things happen because because evil exists in this world. It always has and always will.


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:33 pm 
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My take?

The world is chock full of people who do evil by choice or by delusion. I hurt for the families that lost loved ones both young and old and wish they would have never had to walk this path laid before them. Unfortunately, those bent on doing evil deeds will find a means to succeed be it with knives, firearms, aircraft or trucks loaded with fertilizer. There is no way to be 100% secure from all the possible threats we could encounter because the face of evil is a deceptive one and it is constantly evolving. The problem is not firearms or the availability of firearms, it's the callousness of a culture.

While I consider myself a devoted Dad, this tragedy shines a spotlight of unbelievable brightness on the aspects of my life as a parent that I could do so much better. It's actually saddening to think it took something like this for me to notice. We read about children dying on a daily basis but somehow we tend to not notice or turn an uncaring eye to the event if it is only one. I wish we as a country could be as shaken by the death of one child as we are by the deaths of 20, but we are not. I just try to remember to take nothing for granted, for it can be gone in an instant.

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