This article is about the largest, deadliest mass shootings in US history. Insider Monkey has recently published an edifying article about this horrible topic. Mass shootings don’t have a clearly-stated and broadly-accepted definition. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people (not including the perpetrator) are killed using firearms. As the biggest mass shootings show, these crimes can be committed by individuals or organizations, such as terrorist groups, which in the last couple of years have been frequently using mass shootings to promote their agendas.
Mass shootings also have a big impact on individual companies. Just this month, there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas, where a gunman opened fire on a crowd at an outdoor country music concert from the window of the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM). It was horrible….
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked threeof the largest, deadliest mass shootings in US history from their list.
The first one is Fort Hood, November 2009. Next in line on the list of largest, deadliest mass shootings in US history is an Army psychiatrist who used handguns to take out 13 people and wounding 30 more. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was captured alive and sentenced to death in 2013. The second one is Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA, December 2015. We are continuing our list of largest, deadliest mass shootings in US history with two guys with Muslim names that opened fire and killed 14 people. Syed Farook, 28 and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were taken out by police. At last, but not least we are mentioning the mass shooting in Post Office in Edmond, OK, August 1986. A white guy got mad and decided to take it out on his coworkers. Patrick Henry Sherrill shot and killed 14 co-workers and then took his own life inside the post office where he worked. He thought he was being treated unfairly at work. Up to that point, only one other guy in US history killed more people in a single day.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 13 largest, deadliest mass shootings in US history.