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Monday, December 17, 2012

Another Grade School Mass Shooting, 16 Years Ago In Scotland

This undated file photo shows the class of Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, and their teacher, Gwen Mayor. On March 13, 1996, 16 children and Mayor were killed when gunman Thomas Hamilton entered the school and opened fire with four handguns before finally killing himself. (AP)

This undated file photo shows the class of Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, and their teacher, Gwen Mayor. On March 13, 1996, 16 children and Mayor were killed when gunman Thomas Hamilton entered the school and opened fire with four handguns before finally killing himself. (AP)

The school shootings in Newtown, Conn. have revived memories of another massacre at a primary school in Scotland in 1996.

Sixteen children, most of them just five years old, were gunned down in Dunblane on March 13, 1996. A teacher was also killed by a 43-year-old gunman named Thomas Hamilton.

The killings in Scotland spurred the passage of law that banned the private ownership and use of handguns in Britain.

In the photo above: TOP ROW, From left: Teacher Gwen Mayor, 45, dead: Ryan Liddell, 5, injured: Robbie Hurst, 5, uninjured: Kevin Hasell, 5, dead: Stewart Weir, 6, injured; David Kerr, 5, dead: Coll Austin, 6, injured: Robert Purves, 5, injured: SECOND ROW, From left: Rachel Hally, off sick; Charlotte Dunn, 5, dead: Emily Morton, 5,dead: Joanna Ross, 5, dead: Emma Crozier, 5, dead: Victoria Porteous, 5, injured: unidentified child: THIRD ROW, From left: Abigail McLennan, 5, dead: Sophie North, 5, dead: Hannah Scott, 5, dead: Megan Turner, 5, dead: Amy Hutchinson, 5, injured, Mhairi McBeath, 5, dead: Amy Adam, 5, injured: BOTTOM ROW, From left: Andrew O’Donnell, 5, injured: Matthew Birnie, 5, injured: Mark Mullan, 5, injured: Benjamin Vallance, 5, injured: Brett McKinnon, 6, dead: John Petrie, 5, dead: Ross Irvine, 5, dead: Two additional children, not in the class photograph, Melissa Currie and Victoria Clydesdale, both aged 5, were also killed.

Guest:

  • Colin Blane, Scotland correspondent for the BBC.

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  • Nicholas

    An early attempt to impose severe gun control laws on the masses by the Globalists of the New World Order.
    If you wish to create massive outage among the public, you kill children and women.
    This tactic has been around a long time.
    It will be used over and over in those countries necessary to curb guns until the masses submit.
    ACTION, REACTION and SYNTHESIS.
    The ruling elite and their henchmen, the politicians have the answers to these horrible crimes. Wake up people and do some research and critical thinking.
    The mainstream media surely isn’t telling you the truth.

    • Worried

      You’re dumb. Really… really dumb. You NWO Conspiracy nutjobs really need to let this shit go already. We already ALL know the government controls our lives. But these mass killings of children have nothing to do with some “Grand plan” this supposed New World Order has. It is simply a few nutjobs who have gone crazy, and want to know what it feels like to take a life.

      You are the scum of the Earth, by instilling false fear and a need to react to nothing. You want to seem like the “hero” by warning everyone of this impending doom that is never going to come. Get a grip, get a life, and stop this NWO bullshit. Seriously dude. You sound retarded.

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