Long Island Rail Road Massacre

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Paul Tonko joined with his colleagues today, including Leader Nancy Pelosi, to call on Congress to bring up a bill to limit the possession of high capacity magazines. The bill, H.R. 308, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, is authored by Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, whose husband was killed by the Long Island Rail Road massacre nineteen years ago. While the legislation has received increased attention after the recent shootings at Newtown, Connecticut, the bill was introduced in February 2011. Congressman Tonko lent his support as a cosponsor one month later in February 2011.

Long Island Rail Road Massacre

  Long Island Rail Road Massacre

Long Island Rail Road Massacre

Not all gunshot victims share Bill's sanguine views on media violence, whichonly proves that the people who take bullets are as diverse as the handgunsthat spray them. Thomas McDermott of Garden City, Long Island, tells us thathe's become more acutely aware of the TV-violence problem since getting shotduring last December's Long Island Rail Road massacre. McDermott alsocontributes handsomely to our understanding of what it feels like to have aparanoid lunatic shoot you on the train home from work. "I was shot in the leftshoulder, and it was a clean entrance and clean exit wound," he recalls. "It'snot like a lightning bolt hit you, but you know that something has happened toyou. It was a very, very slight burning, and then you see the blood and youknow that, hey, there's a problem here."

Long Island Rail Road Massacre

As the 5:33 evening peak local train to Hicksville was arriving in this station on December 7, 1993 the Long Island Railroad Massacre occured. Colin Ferguson went on a "Black Rage" rampage against white commuters killing 6 passengers and injured 19. Memorial Wreaths are often found on the eastbound platform. I visited the station right after Christmas and unaware of the tragedy (I am just too young to remember it) assumed they were simply Christmas decorations until reading about the Massacre . A wreath was first lade to commemorate the first year anniversary of the massacre by a group of victims that became friends and supported each other undergoing counseling for the incident (N.R. Kleinfield, "A Year Later, the Demons Remain; Fear Still Haunts LIRR Shooting Survivors," December 7, 1994, ).

Long Island Rail Road Massacre
Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the Long Island Rail Road massacre that killed 6 people and injured 19 more, and a new documentary about that deadly day is set to debut on Friday. The 90-minute documentary, entitled "Long Island Rail Road Massacre," takes viewers back to Dec. 7, 1993. Gunman Colin Ferguson walked down the aisle of a crowded LIRR train and opened fire. It was...Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who has been on leave from Congress battling lung cancer, joined a ceremony Saturday marking the anniversary of the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre in which her husband and five other people were killed.It was the first time McCarthy, 69, a Mineola Democrat, has appeared before the news media since she disclosed her illness in June."She just finished treatment... Next month marks the 20th anniversary of the Long Island Rail Road massacre that killed 6 people and injured 19 more, and a new documentary about that deadly day is set to debut on Friday. The 90-minute documentary, entitled "Long Island Rail Road Massacre," takes viewers back to Dec. 7, 1993. Gunman Colin Ferguson walked down the aisle of a crowded LIRR train and opened fire. It was...Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who has been on leave from Congress battling lung cancer, joined a ceremony Saturday marking the anniversary of the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre in which her husband and five other people were killed.
Long Island Rail Road massacre

Long Island Rail Road Massacre: 20 years later - CBS News

As the 5:33 evening peak local train to Hicksville was arriving in this station on December 7, 1993 the Long Island Railroad Massacre occured. Colin Ferguson went on a "Black Rage" rampage against white commuters killing 6 passengers and injured 19. Memorial Wreaths are often found on the eastbound platform. I visited the station right after Christmas and unaware of the tragedy (I am just too young to remember it) assumed they were simply Christmas decorations until reading about the Massacre . A wreath was first lade to commemorate the first year anniversary of the massacre by a group of victims that became friends and supported each other undergoing counseling for the incident (N.R. Kleinfield, "A Year Later, the Demons Remain; Fear Still Haunts LIRR Shooting Survivors," December 7, 1994, ).

Nothing if not timely, Charlie Minn's documentary

The Long Island Railroad Massacre | News

The "Long Island Railroad Massacre" opens Nov. 15 at the Regal E-Walk Cinema in Times Square and Merrick Cinemas for a minimum one-week run and for a single night at the Hawthorne Theater in Hawthorne, N.J.

Long Island Railroad massacre 20 years ago - NY Daily News

With the 20-year anniversary of that horrific incident fast approaching, Manhasset Hills filmmaker Charlie Minn is determined to give its victims a voice to a new generation of people with his documentary entitled Long Island Railroad Massacre: 20 Years Later, lest they forget the tragic lessons offered by the past.