Enough

With every shooting, I look for answers, but come up with none. Today, I’m providing my own definition of “enough” by listing the names of the victims from the deadliest mass shootings in the recent history of the United States.

It is far past time for action.
Thoughts and prayers don’t change anything.
#DisarmHate

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

Virgina Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, April 16, 2007
Austin Cloyd 18
Brian Bluhm 25
Caitlin Hammaren 19
Daniel O’Neil 22
Daniel Perez Cueva 21
Emily Hilscher 19
Erin Peterson 18
G. V. Loganathan  53
Henry Lee 20
Jamie Bishop  35
Jarrett Lane 22
Jeremy Herbstritt 27
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak  49
Juan Ortiz 26
Julia Pryde 23
Kevin Granata  45
Lauren McCain 20
Leslie Sherman 20
Liviu Librescu  76
Mary Karen Read 19
Matthew Gwaltney 24
Matthew La Porte 20
Maxine Turner 22
Michael Pohle Jr. 23
Minal Panchal 26
Nicole White 20
Partahi Lumbantoruan 34
Rachael Hill 18
Reema Samaha 18
Ross Alameddine 20
Ryan Clark 22
Waleed Shaalan 32

Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012
Allison Wyatt 6
Ana Marquez-Greene 6
Anne Marie Murphy 52
Avielle Richman 6
Benjamin Wheeler 6
Caroline Previdi 6
Catherine Hubbard 6
Charlotte Bacon 6
Chase Kowalski 7
Daniel Barden 7
Dawn Hochsprung 47
Dylan Hockley 6
Emilie Parker 6
Grace Mcdonnell 7
Jack Pinto 6
James Mattioli 6
Jesse Lewis 6
Jessica Rekos 6
Josephine Gay 7
Lauren Rousseau 30
Madeleine Hsu 6
Mary Sherlach 56
Noah Pozner 6
Olivia Engel 6
Rachel D’Avino 29
Victoria Leigh Soto 27

Luby’s Cafeteria, Killeen, Texas, October 16, 1991
Al Gratia 71
Clodine Humphrey 63
Connie Peterson 43
Debra Gray 33
Glen Arval Spivey 44
James Welsh 75
Jimmie Caruthers 48
John Romero, Jr. 33
Juanita Williams 64
Kriemhild Davis 62
Lt. Col. Steven Dody 43
Lula Welsh 64
Michael Griffith 48
Nancy Stansbury 44
Olgica Taylor 45
Patricia Carney 57
Ruth Pujol 36
Su-Zann Rashott 30
Sylvia King 30
Thomas Simmons 55
Ursula Gratia 67
Venice Henehan 70
Zona Lynn 45

McDonald’s, San Ysidro, California, July 18, 1984
Aida Velazquez Victoria 69
Arisdelsi Vuelvas Vargas 31
Blythe Regan Herrera 31
Carlos Reyes 8 months
Claudia Pérez 9
David Flores Delgado 11
Elsa Herlinda Borboa-Fierro 19
Gloria López González 22
Hugo Luis Velazquez Vasquez 45
Jackie Lynn Wright Reyes 18
Jose Rubén Lozano Pérez 19
Laurence Herman Versluis 62
Margarita Padilla 18
María Elena Colmenero-Silva 19
Matao Herrera 11
Michelle Deanne Carncross 18
Miguel Victoria Ulloa 74
Neva Denise Caine 22
Omarr Alonso Hernández 11
Paulina Aquino López’ 21
Victor Maxmillian Rivera 25

University of Texas Tower, Austin, Texas, August 1, 1966
Billy Speed 23
Claire Wilson 18
Claudia Rutt 18
David Gunby 58
Dr. Robert Boyer 33
Edna Townsley 51
Harry Walchuk 38
Karen Griffith 17
Marguerite Lamport 56
Mark Gabour 16
Paul Sonntag 18
Roy Schmidt 29
Thomas Ashton 22
Thomas Eckman 18
Thomas Karr 24

Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado, April 20, 1999
Cassie Bernall 17
Corey DePooter 17
Daniel Mauser 15
Daniel Rohrbough 15
Isaiah Shoels 18
John Tomlin 16
Kelly Fleming 16
Kyle Velasquez 16
Lauren Townsend 18
Matthew Kechter 16
Rachel Scott 17
Steven Curnow 14
William David Sanders 47

Edmond Post Office, Edmond, Oklahoma, August 20, 1986
Betty Ann Jarred 34
Jerry Ralph Pyle 51
Jonna Gragert Hamilton 30
Judy Stephens Denney 41
Kenneth W. Morey 49
Leroy Orrin Phillips 42
Patricia A. Gabbard 47
Patricia Ann Chambers 41
Patti Lou Welch 27
Patty Jean Husband 48
Paul Michael Rockne 33
Richard C. Esser Jr. 38
Thomas Wade Shader Jr. 31
William F. Miller 30

Inland Regional Center, San Bernardino, California, December 2, 2015
Aurora Godoy 26
Bennetta Betbadal 46
Damian Meins 58
Harry Bowman 46
Isaac Amanios 60
Juan Espinoza 50
Larry Daniel Kaufman 42
Michael Wetzel 37
Nicholas Thalasinos 52
Robert Adams 40
Shannon Johnson 45
Sierra Clayborn 27
Tin Nguyen 31
Yvette Velasco 27

American Civic Association, Binghamton, NY, April 3, 2009
Almir Olimpio Alves 43
Dolores Yigal 53
Hai Hong Zhong 54
Hong Xiu “Amy” Mao Marsland 35
Jiang Ling 22
Lan Ho 39
Layla Khalil 53
Li Guo 47
Marc Henry Bernard 44
Maria Sonia Bernard 46
Maria Zobniw 60
Parveen Ali 26
Roberta King 72

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

Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, September 16, 2013
Arthur Daniels 51
Frank Kohler 50
Gerald Read 58
John Roger Johnson 73
Kathy Gaarde 62
Kenneth Bernard Proctor 46
Martin Bodrog 53
Mary Francis Knight 51
Michael Arnold 59
Richard Michael Ridgell 52
Sylvia Frasier 53
Vishnu Pandit 61

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One thought on “Enough

  1. Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin says:

    I am finding your blog for the first time on the Summer Road Trip. I like the incentive to keep finding new bloggers. You have contributed a staggering post honoring the names of the fallen which took time and intention to create. My word for you…..THANK YOU! See you further down the road I hope. This June I have been writing a series of posts of summertimes when we were growing up. Let me know what you think if you have time to drive by.

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