The list grows again

When will we de­cide it’s enough?

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION - ED­I­TO­RI­ALS

“WHEN WILL we de­cide it’s enough?” We posed that question in Oc­to­ber — yes, only last month — af­ter a man with an ar­se­nal of guns and no dis­cernible mo­tive holed up in a Las Ve­gas ho­tel room and killed 58 peo­ple in the dead­li­est shoot­ing in mod­ern U.S. his­tory. Along with the question, we re­mem­bered the names of some of the peo­ple killed in mass shoot­ings in the United States since 1999, when 13 peo­ple — 12 stu­dents and a teacher — died at Columbine High School. Of course, the list is far from com­plete. That is to the na­tion’s sor­row and to the dis­credit of cow­ardly law­mak­ers whose in­ac­tion en­sures the con­tin­u­ing easy avail­abil­ity of guns, and es­pe­cially of mil­i­tary-style weapons.

So, a week ago, again: in­no­cents slaugh­tered. This time it was a church in Be­fore them there were oth­ers: April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Lit­tle­ton, Colo.: Cassie Ber­nall, 17; Steven Curnow, 14; Corey DePooter, 17; Kelly Flem­ing, 16; Matthew Kechter, 16; Daniel Mauser, 15; Daniel Rohrbough, 15; Wil­liam “Dave” San­ders, 47; Rachel Scott, 17; Isa­iah Shoels, 18; John Tom­lin, 16; Lau­ren Townsend, 18; Kyle Ve­lasquez, 16.

Dec. 26, 2000, at Edge­wa­ter Tech­nol­ogy in Wake­field, Mass.: Jen­nifer Bragg Capo­bianco, 29; Jan­ice Hagerty, 46; Louis “Sandy” Javelle, 58; Rose Man­fredi, 48; Paul Marceau, 36; Ch­eryl Troy, 50; Craig Wood, 29.

March 21, 2005, at Red Lake High School on the Red Lake In­dian Reser­va­tion in Red Lake, Minn.: Der­rick Brun, 28; De­wayne Lewis, 15; Chase Lussier, 15; Daryl Lussier, 58; Neva Rogers, 62; Chanelle Rose­bear, 15; Michelle Si­gana, 32; Thur­lene Still­day, 15; Ali­cia White, 15.

Oct. 2, 2006, at an Amish school­house in Lan­caster County, Pa.: Naomi Eber­sol, 7; Mar­ian Stoltz­fus Fisher, 13; Lena Zook Miller, 7; Mary Liz Miller, 8; Anna Mae Stoltz­fus, 12.

April 16, 2007, at Vir­ginia Tech in Blacks­burg, Va.: Ross Ab­dal­lah Alamed­dine, 20; Christo­pher James “Jamie” Bishop, 35; Brian Bluhm, 25; Ryan Clark, 22; Austin Cloyd, 18; Jo­ce­lyne Cou­tureNowak, 49; Daniel Perez Cueva, 21; Kevin Granata, 46; Matthew G. Gwalt­ney, 24; Caitlin Ham­maren, 19; Jeremy Herb­stritt, 27; Rachael El­iz­a­beth Hill, 18; Emily Hilscher, 19; Jar­rett Lane, 22; Matthew J. La Porte, 20; Henry Lee, 20; Liviu Li­brescu, 76; G.V. Lo­ganathan, 51; Par­tahi Lum­ban­toruan, 34; Lau­ren McCain, 20; Daniel O’Neil, 22; Juan Ra­mon Or­tiz, 26; Mi­nal Pan­chal, 26; Erin Peter­son, 18; Michael Pohle, 23; Ju­lia Pryde, 23; Mary Read, 19; Reema Samaha, 18; Waleed Shaalan, 32; Les­lie Sher­man, 20; Max­ine Turner, 22; Ni­cole R. White, 20.

Dec. 5, 2007, at the We­stroads Mall in Omaha: Bev­erly Flynn, 47; Janet Jor­gensen, 66; Gary Joy, 56; John McDon­ald, 65; Gary Scharf, 48; Angie Schus­ter, 36; Dianne Trent, 53; Mag­gie Webb, 24.

April 3, 2009, at the Amer­i­can Civic Association im­mi­gra­tion ser­vices cen­ter in Bing­ham­ton, N.Y.: Parveen Nln Ali, 26; Almir O. Alves, 43; Marc Henry Bernard, 44; Maria So­nia Bernard, 46; Hai Hong Zhong, 54; Hong Xiu Mao, 35; Jiang Ling, 22; Layla Khalil, 57; Roberta King, 72; Lan Ho, 39; Li Guo, 47; Dolores Yi­gal, 53; Maria Zob­niw, 60.

Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Tex.: Michael Grant Cahill, 62; Libardo Eduardo Car­aveo, 52; Justin Michael DeCrow, 32; John P. Gaf­faney, 56; Fred­er­ick Greene, 29; Ja­son Dean Hunt, 22; Amy S. Krueger, 29; Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19; Michael S. Pear­son, 22; Rus­sell Sea­ger, 51; Franch­eska Velez, 21; Juanita L. War­man, 55; Kham See Xiong, 23.

Jan. 8, 2011, in the park­ing lot of a gro­cery store near Tuc­son: Christina Tay­lor Green, 9; Dorothy Mor­ris, 76; John M. Roll, 63; Phyl­lis Sch­neck, 79; Dor­wan Stod­dard, 76; Gabriel Zim­mer­man, 30.

Feb. 27, 2012, at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio: Demetrius Hewlin, 16; Rus­sell King, Jr., 17; Daniel Parmer­tor, 16.

April 2, 2012, at Oikos Uni­ver­sity in Oak­land, Calif.: Tsh­er­ing Rinz­ing Bhutia, 38; Doris Chibuko, 40; Sonam Choe­don, 33; Grace Eun­hea Kim, 23; Katleen Ping, 24; Ju­dith O. Sey­mour, 53; Ly­dia Sim, 21.

July 20, 2012, at the Cen­tury Aurora 16 movie com­plex in Aurora, Colo.: Jonathan Blunk, 26: A.J. Boik, 18; Jesse Chil­dress, 29; Gor­don W. Cow­den, 51; Jes­sica Ghawi, 24; John Thomas Larimer, 27; Matthew McQuinn, 27; Micayla Medek, 23; Veron­ica Moser-Sul­li­van, 6; Alex Matthew Sul­li­van, 27; Alexan­der Teves, 24; Re­becca Ann Wingo, 3.

Aug. 5, 2012, at the Sikh Tem­ple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis.: Sat­want Singh Kaleka, 65; Su­veg Singh Khat­tra, 84; Paramjit Kaur, 41; Prakash Singh, 39; Ran­jit Singh, 49; Sita Singh, 41.

Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School in New­town, Conn.: Char­lotte Ba­con, 6; Daniel Bar­den, 7; Rachel D’Avino, 29; Olivia En­gel, 6; Josephine Gay, 7; Dy­lan Hock­ley, 6; Dawn Hock­sprung, 47; Madeleine F. Hsu, 6; Cather­ine V. Hub­bard, 6; Chase Kowal­ski, 7; Jesse Lewis, 6; Ana M. Mar­quez-Greene, 6; James Mat­ti­oli, 6; Grace Mc­Don­nell, 7; Anne Marie Mur­phy, 52; Em­i­lie Parker, 6; Jack Pinto, 6; Noah Pozner, 6; Caro­line Pre­v­idi, 6; Jes­sica Rekos, 6; Avielle Rich­man, 6; Lau­ren Russeau, 30; Mary Sher­lach, 56; Vic­to­ria Soto, 27; Ben­jamin Wheeler, 6; Al­li­son N. Wy­att, 6.

Sept. 16, 2013, at the Wash­ing­ton Navy Yard in the Dis­trict: Michael Arnold, 59; Martin Bo­drog, 54; Arthur Daniels, 51; Sylvia Frasier, 53; Kathy Gaarde, 62; John Roger John­son, 73; Mary Frances DeLorenzo Knight, 51; Frank Kohler, 51; Vishnu Bhalchan­dra Pan­dit, 61; Ken­neth Bernard Proc­tor, 46; Ger­ald Read, 58; Richard Michael Ridgell, 52. April 2, 2014, at Fort Hood near Killeen, Tex.: ru­ral Texas where 25 peo­ple gath­ered for prayer died need­lessly on Sun­day. The vic­tims ranged in age from 18 months to 77 years; one vic­tim was preg­nant with a baby boy. To­day we re­mem­ber:

Keith Allen Braden, 62; Robert Michael Cor­ri­gan, 51; Shani Louise Cor­ri­gan, 51; Emily Gar­cia, 7; Emily Rose Hill, 11; Gre­gory Lynn Hill, 13; Megan Gail Hill, 9; Crys­tal Marie Hol­combe, 36; John Bryan Hol­combe, 60; Karla Plain Hol­combe, 58; Marc Daniel Hol­combe, 36; Noah Hol­combe, 1; Dennis Neil John­son Sr., 77; Sara Johns John­son, 68; Ha­ley Krueger, 16; Robert Scott Mar­shall, 56; Karen Sue Mar­shall, 56; Tara E. McNulty, 33; Annabelle Re­nae Pomeroy, 14; Ri­cardo Car­dona Ro­driguez, 64; Therese Sa­gan Ro­driguez, 66; Brooke Bryanne Ward, 5; Joann Look­ing­bill Ward, 30; Peggy Lynn War­den, 56; Lula Woicin­ski White, 71. Daniel M. Fer­gu­son, 39; Car­los A. Lazaney-Ro­driguez, 38; Tim­o­thy Wayne Owens, 37.

April 13, 2014, at the Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter of Greater Kansas City and the Vil­lage Shalom Re­tire­ment Cen­ter, both in Over­land Park, Kan.: Wil­liam Lewis Cor­poron, 69; Terri LaManno, 53; Reat Grif­fin Un­der­wood, 14.

June 17, 2015, at Emanuel African Methodist Epis­co­pal Church in Charleston, S.C.: Sharonda Cole­man-Sin­gle­ton, 45; DePayne V. Mid­dle­ton Doc­tor, 49; Cyn­thia Graham Hurd, 54; Susie Jack­son, 87; Ethel Lee Lance, 70; Cle­menta C. Pinck­ney, 41; Ty­wanza San­ders, 26; Daniel Sim­mons, 74; Myra Thomp­son, 59.

July 16, 2015, at an armed ser­vices re­cruit­ing cen­ter and a Navy re­serve cen­ter in Chat­tanooga, Tenn.: Car­son A. Holmquist, 25; Ran­dall Smith, 26; Thomas J. Sul­li­van, 40; Squire K. “Skip” Wells, 21; David A. Wy­att, 35.

Oct. 1, 2015, at a com­mu­nity col­lege in Rose­burg, Ore.: Lucero Al­caraz, 19; Treven Tay­lor Anspach, 20; Re­becka Ann Carnes, 18; Quinn Glen Cooper, 18; Kim Salt­marsh Di­etz, 59; Lu­cas Ei­bel, 18; Ja­son Dale John­son, 33; Lawrence Levine, 67; Sarena Dawn Moore, 44.

Nov. 27, 2015, at a Planned Par­ent­hood clinic in Colorado Springs: Jen­nifer Markovsky, 36; Ke’Arre M. Ste­wart, 29; Gar­rett Swasey, 44.

Dec. 2, 2015, at an of­fice park in San Bernardino, Calif.: Robert Adams, 40; Isaac Aman­ios, 60; Ben­netta Bet­badal, 46; Harry Bow­man, 46; Sierra Clay­born, 27; Juan Espinoza, 50; Aurora Godoy, 26; Shan­non John­son, 45; Larry Daniel Kauf­man, 42; Damian Meins, 58; Tin Nguyen, 31; Ni­cholas Tha­lasi­nos, 52; Yvette Ve­lasco, 27; Michael Ray­mond Wet­zel, 37.

June 12, 2016, at Pulse night­club in Or­lando: Stan­ley Almod­ovar III, 23; Amanda L. Alvear, 25; Os­car A. Ara­cena Mon­tero, 26; Rodolfo Ay­ala Ay­ala, 33; An­to­nio Davon Brown, 29; Dar­ryl Ro­man Burt II, 29; An­gel Can­de­lario-Padro, 28; Juan Chavez Martinez, 25; Luis Daniel Conde, 39; Cory James Con­nell, 21; Tevin Eu­gene Crosby, 25; Deonka Dei­dra Dray­ton, 32; Simón Adrian Car­rillo Fernán­dez, 31; Leroy Valentin Fer­nan­dez, 25; Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26; Peter Ommy Gon­za­lez Cruz, 22; Juan Ra­mon Guer­rero, 22; Paul Ter­rell Henry, 41; Frank Her­nan­dez, 27; Miguel An­gel Hono­rato, 30; Javier Jorge Reyes, 40; Ja­son Ben­jamin Jos­aphat, 19; Ed­die Jamol­droy Jus­tice, 30; An­thony Luis Lau­re­ano Disla, 25; Christo­pher An­drew Leinonen, 32; Ale­jan­dro Bar­rios Martinez, 21; Brenda Mar­quez McCool, 49; Gil­berto R. Silva Me­nen­dez, 25; Kim­berly Jean Mor­ris, 37; Akyra Monet Mur­ray, 18; Luis Omar Oca­sio Capo, 20; Ger­aldo A. Or­tiz Jimenez, 25; Eric Ivan Or­tiz-Rivera, 36; Joel Rayon Pa­ni­agua, 32; Jean Car­los Men­dez Perez, 35; En­rique L. Rios Jr., 25; Jean Car­los Nieves Ro­dríguez, 27; Xavier Em­manuel Ser­rano-Rosado, 35; Christo­pher Joseph San­fe­liz, 24; Yil­mary Ro­dríguez So­li­van, 24; Ed­ward So­tomayor Jr., 34; Shane Evan Tom­lin­son, 33; Martin Ben­itez Tor­res, 33; Jonathan A. Ca­muy Vega, 24; Juan Pablo Rivera Velázquez, 37; Luis Ser­gio Vielma, 22; Franky Jimmy DeJe­sus Velázquez, 50; Luis Daniel Wil­son-Leon, 37; Jer­ald Arthur Wright, 31.

Jan. 6, 2017, at the bag­gage claim of Fort Laud­erdale-Hol­ly­wood In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Florida: Mary Louise Amz­i­bel, 69; Terry An­dres, 62; Michael Oehme, 57; Shirley Tim­mons, 70; Olga Wolter­ing, 84.

June 5, 2017, at an awning com­pany near Or­lando: Kevin Clark, 53; Kevin Law­son, 46; Brenda Mon­tanez-Cre­spo, 44; Jef­frey Roberts, 57; Robert Sny­der, 69.

Oct. 1, 2017 on the Las Ve­gas Strip: Hannah Ah­lers, 34; Heather Al­varado, 35; Dorene An­der­son, 49; Car­rie Bar­nette, 34; Jack Beaton, 54;Stephen Berger, 44; Candice Bow­ers, 40; Denise Bur­di­tus, 50; Sandy Casey, 34; An­drea Castilla, 28;Denise Co­hen, 58; Austin Davis, 29; Thomas Day Jr., 54; Chris­tiana Duarte, 22; Stacee Rodrigues Etcheber, 50;Brian Fraser, 39;Keri Gal­van, 31; Dana Gard­ner, 52; An­gela Gomez, 20; Charleston Hart­field, 34;Christo­pher Hazen­comb, 44; Jen­nifer Topaz Irvine, 42;Teresa Kimura, 38; Jes­sica Klym­chuk, 34;Carly Kreibaum, 33; Rhonda LeRocque, 42; Vic­tor Link, 55; Jor­dan McIl­doon, 23; Kelsey Bre­anne Mead­ows, 28; Calla-Marie Medig, 28; Sonny Mel­ton, 29;Pa­tri­cia Mes­tas, 67; Austin Meyer, 24; Adrian Mur­fitt, 35; Rachael Parker, 33; Jen­nifer Parks, 36;Car­olyn Par­sons, 31; Lisa Pat­ter­son, 46; John Phip­pen, 56; Melissa Ramirez, 26; Jor­dyn Rivera, 21; Quin­ton Rob­bins, 20; Cameron Robin­son, 28; Ro­cio Guillen Rocha, 40;Tara Roe, 34; Lisa Romero-Mu­niz, 48; Christo­pher Roy­bal, 28;Brett Sch­wan­beck, 61; Bailey Sch­weitzer, 20; Laura Shipp, 50; Erick Silva, 21; Su­san Smith, 53; Bren­nan Ste­wart, 30; Der­rick Tay­lor, 56;Neysa Tonks, 46; Michelle Vo, 32; Kurt Von Til­low, 55; Bill Wolfe Jr., 42.

The mass shoot­ing at Columbine, where this ter­ri­ble ros­ter starts, ripped Amer­ica’s heart. Eigh­teen years later, with mass shoot­ing af­ter mass shoot­ing af­ter mass shoot­ing, Columbine no longer ranks as one of the coun­try’s 10 dead­li­est shoot­ings.

So we ask again: When will we de­cide it’s enough? Not ev­ery killing can be stopped. But this is not a nat­u­ral dis­as­ter. It is caused by hu­mans, and could be solved by hu­mans.

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