Contrary to the narrative that’s being bandied about by the press, I can name four mass shootings, just off the top of my head, that each had many more victims than Orlando. In chronological order they are:
- Bear River, Idaho – 1863.
- Sand Creek, Colorado – 1864.
- Wounded Knee, South Dakota – 1890.
- Waco, Texas – 1993.
There are probably others that I’m forgetting. Interestingly, each of these mass shootings was carried out with actual weapons of war. Unlike Omar Mateen, whose gun only looked like a military weapon.