- May 1, 2013
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- Outside Seattle
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I agree. We have the exact same problem with young men here the difference is they can't easily get a high-power weapon when the rage overwhelms them. For the life of me I don't understand the need for easy access to a weapon like an AR15. I know gang gun violence is a serious problem, it is here too, but we must look at the issues separately because they have totally different origins and totally different outcomes. Most of us know that the South side of Chicago might not be the best place for us to spend our time but when you can't go to a parade, a mall, a concert, the movies or even school for God's sake without being worriedl there is something really, really wrong.
They're saying this guy planned for a year. We know that the Uvalde and Buffalo grocery store shooters planned way in advance and this is a known common characteristic. It was also mentioned in the link I posted yesterday by a psychiatrist.
These guys commonly plan...many expect/plan to die and so they are living thru, getting gratification out of, the planning and fantasizing.
It's not usually a spur of the moment thing, just reacting out of momentary rage. I think some of the workplace shootings are more like that. They go home, get whatever gun(s) they have there, and return.