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[12/3/15] Mass shooting at Inland Regional (San Bernardino, CA)

(CNN) -- On Thursday, law enforcement officials said Farook was in touch over the phone and via social media with more than one person who had been the subject of an FBI international terrorism investigation. It appears that he was radicalized, which contributed to his motive, though workplace grievances might have also played a role, other law enforcement sources said.

They fired 65 to 75 rounds, police said, killing at least 14 people and wounding at least 21.

The couple fired about 76 rounds total at pursuing officers, police said. Twenty-three officers returned fire with about 380 rounds, police said. Farook and Malik were killed.

The shooters had more than 1,400 rounds of .223-caliber ammunition and more than 200 9mm rounds on their person or in their vehicle.

Two of the firearms have been traced back to them; they were purchased legally. Two rifles were purchased -- also legally.

Investigators found three rudimentary explosive devices packed with black powder and rigged to a remote-controlled toy car. The remote for the toy car was found inside the SUV.

In the home and garage, police found 12 pipe bomb-type devices, plus hundreds of tools, many of which could be used to construct improvised explosive devices, or pipe bombs.

Police also found another 2,000 9mm rounds, 2,500 .223 rifle rounds and several hundred more rifle rounds.

[12/1/15] For Robert Dear, Religion and Rage Before Planned Parenthood Attack

(NYT) -- On Friday, according to officials, Mr. Dear entered a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three people and wounding nine others with a semiautomatic rifle.

[11/30/15] The Children Left Behind After Mass Shootings

(NYT) -- Even as politicians and those in Congress pump up public fears at the supposed threat of refugees fleeing Syria, every day in America people — mostly white men — are walking into movie theaters, restaurants, churches, grade schools and health care centers armed to the teeth, determined to take as many people out as they can.

[10/2/15] Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer Hated Religion Online

(Daily Beast) -- Police have identified the gunman who killed 10 people at an Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday as Chris Harper Mercer.

Mercer asked students to get on the floor, then asked them to stand up if they were Christians.

“And they would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second,’” Boylan’s father said, relaying his daughter’s account. “And then he shot and killed them.”

The father is Caucasian, Evans said, while Mercer’s mother, Laurel Harper, is black.

[5/24/14] Elliot Rodger's killing spree: What happened

(WaPo) -- Rodger killed three men in his apartment residence, stabbing each repeatedly with sharp objects. He then drove his black BMW to the Alpha Phi sorority house. He knocked loudly and aggressively on the front door for two minutes. Nobody opened the door. Rodger walked across the street and opened fire on three young women walking by the house. Two were killed. Rodger then drove past the nearby I.V. Deli Mart, where he shot and killed Christopher Michael-Martinez.

[5/25/14] Another Leftist Killer➙ Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Was Fan "Young Turks" Channel

(Gateway Pundit) -- Last night 22 year-old Elliot Rodger went on a shooting spree in Santa Barbara killing six people. Lone gunman: 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a shooting spree, killing six people and injuring seven before dying of a gunshot wound to the head.

And, Elliot Rodger was a fan of the far left “Young Turks” YouTube Channel.

[9/17/13] Who is Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis? - CNN.com

(CNN) -- The gunman was identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist and a current military contractor, the Washington FBI Field Office.

Authorities have not released a possible motive in the morning shooting at the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command that left 12 people -- and the gunman -- dead.

[12/14/12] Sandy Hook Elementary shooting: What happened?

(CNN) -- Twenty-six people -- 20 students and six adults -- were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.

At some point before he went to the school, investigators believe Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza.

He grabbed three guns from the house -- a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle made by Bushmaster and pistols made by Glock and Sig Sauer -- and went to the elementary school wearing black fatigues and a military vest, according to a law enforcement official.

(History) -- On this day in 2009, 13 people are killed and more than 30 others are wounded, nearly all of them unarmed soldiers, when a U.S. Army officer goes on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in central Texas. The deadly assault, carried out by Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was the worst mass murder at a U.S. military installation.

The Virginia-born Hasan, the son of Palestinian immigrants who ran a Roanoke restaurant and convenience store, graduated from Virginia Tech University and completed his psychiatry training at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2003.

[4/16/07] Seung-Hui Cho - Mass Murderer

(Biography) -- Student Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people on Virginia Tech's campus in 2007. The mass murder ended when he turned the gun and shot himself in the head.

[9/17/05] Man who shot hunters found guilty of homicide

(NBC News) -- A jury on Friday convicted an immigrant truck driver of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of six deer hunters during a confrontation over trespassing, rejecting his claims that he fired in self-defense. Chai Soua Vang, 36, faces mandatory life in prison. Wisconsin does not have a death penalty.

Jurors deliberated about three hours before convicting Vang on six counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted homicide. In addition to the six dead, two hunters were wounded in the shootings Nov. 21 (2004) that began when the group of hunters confronted Vang for being on private land.

The crime rocked Wisconsin’s north woods in part because four of the victims were shot in the back and all but one were unarmed, according to testimony.

Lautenschlager reminded jurors Vang testified he felt two of the victims deserved to die because they called him names.

Vang, a truck driver from St. Paul, Minn., came to the United States more than 20 years ago from a refugee camp in Thailand.

[9/7/11] IHOP gunman Eduardo Sencion had mental issues, says family

(CBS News) -- Police say 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion opened fire on a table of uniformed National Guard members at an Nevada IHOP restaurant killing five people, including himself, and wounding seven others.

Sencion was born in Mexico and had a valid U.S. passport.