If you happened to see New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Meet The Press Sunday morning you saw him give some of the most ridiculous and ignorant solutions to the Connecticut elementary school shooting tragedy. Not only were his solutions completely meaningless and nothing more than soundbites for the gun control agenda, his statement at the beginning of the program was a flat out lie that host David Gregory never even questioned.
Mayor Bloomberg said at the beginning of Meet The Press that this senseless school massacre in Newton Connecticut, "only happens in America." Well, just to prove to the utterly uninformed Mayor of New York City how wrong he is, here is a list of massacres that happened in Europe in the last 10 years:
September 27, 2001 - SWITZERLAND - A man bursts into the local assembly in the central Swiss town of Zug and opens fire, killing 14 members of parliament and local government then turning the gun on himself.
March 27, 2002 - FRANCE - Eight local councillors are killed and 19 injured when a man opens fire on members of the municipal council of Nanterre, outside Paris. He kills himself the next day while in police custody.
April 26, 2002 - GERMANY - Sixteen people, including 12 teachers and two students, are gunned down at a school in Erfurt in eastern Germany by a 19-year-old former student, apparently in revenge for having been expelled, who then killed himself.
November 7, 2007 - FINLAND - An 18-year-old goes on a shooting rampage in a school in the southern Finnish town of Tuusula, killing eight people before shooting himself.
September 23, 2008 - FINLAND - Eleven people, including the 22-year-old gunman, die in a massacre at a training school at Kauhajoki, Finland.
March 11, 2009 - GERMANY - Nine pupils, three teachers and three passers-by are killed in a school shooting at Winnenden in southern Germany by a former pupil who then kills himself.
June 2, 2010 - ENGLAND - Twelve people are killed when a 52-year-old taxi driver goes on a shooting spree in the English region of Cumbria, before killing himself.
April 9, 2011 - THE NETHERLANDS - A gunman opens fire in a packed mall in the Netherlands, killing six people before shooting himself dead.
July 22, 2011- NORWAY - A bomb attack on government buildings in Oslo that kills eight is followed by a shooting which kills 69 at a summer holiday camp organised by the ruling Labour party on the island of Utoeya, near to the capital. Right-wing extremist Anders Breivik is arrested for carrying out both attacks.
December 13, 2011 - BELGIUM - Three people, plus the gunman, are killed when a man, armed with grenades, opens fire on a square packed with children and Christmas shoppers in the eastern Belgian city of Liege.
Same day as above - In ITALY a far-right militant kills two Senegalese street vendors and wounds three people in a shooting spree in Florence after which he apparently kills himself.
List from Expatica.com