Murder is easy. It's a terrible thing to...

50 Guns

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Murder is easy. It's a terrible thing to say but murder is easy. The act itself is simple. You point the gun and pull the trigger.

Easy. If that doesn't work, you do it again.

That is power and the gun gives you that power.

SHE PLACES THE ‘GUN’ IN THE BOX. SHE PICKS UP ANOTHER ONE.

  1. Veronica Moser-Sullivan.

Midnight, Friday July 20th, 2012. Aurora, Colorado. A gunman in a gas mask and body armor enters a cinema during the midnight premiere of the new "Batman" movie. After hurling a gas canister into the theater he opens fire on moviegoers with an assault rifle, a shotgun and a pistol. He wounds 59 people and kills twelve, including six-year-old Veronica. “She was a very special girl”, said Veronica’s grandmother, Anne Moser. “She was very intelligent … she was a sweetheart to everybody, and lovable. She knew how to make people happy.”

The shooting evoked memories of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, 17 miles from Aurora, where two students opened fire and killed 12 students and a teacher.

SHE PLACES THE ‘GUN’ IN THE BOX. SHE PICKS UP ANOTHER ONE.

March 12, 2006. Yusufiyah, Iraq.

Soldiers of the 502nd Infantry Regiment entered 14-year-old Abeer Qassim Hamza’s house and ordered Abeer’s father (‘GUN’ IN THE BOX), mother (‘GUN’ IN THE BOX) and six-yearold sister (‘GUN’ IN THE BOX) into another room where Pfc.

Steven Green summarily shot all in the head, emerging to say, "I just killed them."

Abeer was held down to the floor by another soldier. Green and at least one other soldier then raped Abeer, and then Green shot and killed her. The lower part of Abeer’s body, was then set on fire.

SHE PLACES THE ‘GUN’ IN THE BOX.

Murder is easy.

SHE PICKS UP ANOTHER ‘GUN’.

  1. Christopher Pitcock, 17, Oakland, California, USA.

Investigators say the shooting was a robbery gone awry. The gun used was a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver. According to a report the Smith and Wesson .38 is the most popular gun used in violent crime in the USA.

SHE PLACES THE ‘GUN’ IN THE BOX

Guns also have no conscience. They do not feel remorse or ask for redemption.

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