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Lopez wrote that Lanza “pretends to be a victim of a mental illness followed by addiction to violent video games” and that the shooter sought “international attention” and a “minute of fame as a villain.”
He added, “It is stupid to me that anyone can have easy access to a powerful weapon without being mentally evaluated. This makes the government indirect accomplice… These bastards have perfected their way of attacking studying previous massacres to gain publicity and their minute of fame as a villain. But thanks to Hollywood and the sensational profiling by the media [they] give more power to those intelligent cowards.”
Doesn’t that statement seem a bit out-of-character for someone who is himself about to go shoot up a place, killing three and wounding another 16 people before taking his own life?
Obviously Lopez was not “mentally evaluated” specifically so he could purchase the .45-caliber pistol he reportedly used in the Ft. Hood shooting, fitting himself squarely into his own Lanza criticism.
Whatever the case may be, it is more than ironic that Lopez would specifically reference and condemn Adam Lanza for committing a mass shooting — and blame it on the government not controlling access to firearms for people with mental conditions — right before going out and perpetrating his own mass shooting which is being blamed on having access to a gun while having a mental condition.
...Just seems so scripted.