11 Deadliest Shootings in U.S. History

Americans are shocked and horrified by shootings like the one that took the lives of 27 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday.

 

But in a year with so many horrific shootings, does a gunman opening fire on unarmed people still surprise us?

 

"As a country, we have been through this too many times," said President Obama after the shooting. "Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children."

 

Here's a rundown of America's 10 deadliest gun massacres, before Sandy Hook.

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