Consider the following table of the 21 worst mass shootings in the U.S. since 1949:
|Killer||No. killed||Killer’s race/religion||Year||Other|
|Charles Joseph Whitman||18||White||1966||Vet|
|Patrick Henry Sherrill||14||White||1986|
|Syed Farook/Tashfeen Malik||14||Arab/Muslim||2015|
|Eric Harris/Dylan Klebold||13||White||1999|
|Kwan Fai Mak/Benjamin Ng||13||Chinese||1983|
|Nidal Malik Hasan||13||Arab/Muslim||2009||active dutysoldier|
|George Banks||13||Mixed black/White||1982|
|James E. Holmes||12||White||2012|
|Jeff Weise||9||Amer. Indian||2005|
The data I reviewed goes to 30 but I got tired of formatting the html. The rest of the killers did not include any Arabs or Muslims. If you look at the 10 worst bombings in U.S. history, they range from the worst: Timothy McVeigh, a white army vet and killer of 169 to Ramzi Yousef, the only Muslim in the group, who barely squeezed in with a body count of 6.
The conclusion is obvious. The categories of people who are the most dangerous to us are, in order: gun lovers, males, whites, current or former U.S. military, Chinese or other east Asian. I propose that we ban all people falling in any of these categories from entering the United States. We should have the FBI start a registry on all these categories and track them all.
All right, I’m being flip over a very serious subject. I have left out the 9/11 attack which dwarfs all of these because it was neither a shooting nor a bombing. I do not mean to minimize that horrific attack or the evil character of ISIS and Al Qaeda. I’m all for tough action against both, although I’m not sure what that consists of. The soldiers of those organizations are fighting from behind computer screens, using bizarre propaganda to turn the minds of unstable, hate-filled people around the world to kill randomly. The foot soldiers in Iraq and Syria pose us no danger as long as we don’t go there and put ourselves in the line of fire. But the important thing I want to convey is that we should know who our real enemy is. You and I are at least ten times as likely to be shot and killed by that white guy next door who carries a gun “to protect us from those evil Muslims” than we are by a Muslim terrorist. It’s probably closer to a thousand times more likely. Don’t let racist bigotry drive your fears. I want you to be safe.
Sources: Fox News, CNN, Wikipedia