Originally posted by The Vagabond
Has nobody heard of the Guiness Book of Records? Do they have any idea of the stupid things people will do just to set a record?
It looks like another "copycat crime" trying to out-perform a previous incident (in this case Columbine). Not to say that the media should be
banned from reporting such events. I don't think that's at the root of the issue, though it no doubt has a bit of influence.
The blame will be be placed on all sorts of things.
Guns, movies, games, parents, media. If the perp were from a middle eastern country, no doubt culture would be the first thing to blame.
Personally I think the dude was a loon. Chemical imbalance, mental illness, depression, whatever it was... it's just not normal to go into a
building and start shooting up random people, then kill yourself. Where's the motive?
My opinion on a way to curb these events is a drastic change to the way we use guns in the US. Why are bullets that kill people so readily available?
Can't we have some non-lethal form of self-defense without getting rid of the handy time-tested sidearm? I'm talking about tranquilizers here.
It's not necessary to carry around so-called weapons of self-defense with the potential to kill. Bullets need a change. Not guns.