Originally posted by ecoparity
Originally posted by ARandomAfflictionOfSense
Not at all supprised this was another rascist right wingnut gone off the edge.Nazi and minutemen in 1 probable religious too.God damn rightwingers again just can't live in peace.The right will no doubt blame the left though.
Really? You think your politics have any bearing on this issue?
You might want to study the statistics on abusive spouses who escalate violence, political affiliations of mass murderers, people with mental problems, etc. Believe it or not there is no predominance of left vs. right wing in the people who commit these types of acts.
I can give you example after example of mass murders carried out in extremely liberal countries with very strict gun controls or even outright gun bans. People have used knives, baseball bats, poison, fire and even toxic gases.
Apparently this moron did not have a felony conviction so despite being "someone of interest" to local law enforcement he was legally able to purchase and carry a firearm. What I don't understand is why his gun ownership rights were not curtailed after his lengthy history of domestic violence and stalking incidents. Then again, until someone can be convicted of physically attacking you the boundaries between stalking and going to jail are very, very wide. I had a problem with a female stalker for a couple of years and the police, prosecutor's office, etc refused to do anything. They said all they could do was make note of it in case I turned up dead so they'd know who to go talk to.
I hate to do this but I also have to blame his girlfriend. She knew he was an abuser, allowed him to abuse herself and her kids for years and not only did basically nothing about it, she chose to wait and take action at the worst possible time putting herself and everyone else in the house in danger (and ultimately got everyone killed).
I've seen too many women who are willing to be abused and allow their children to witness the abuse and be abused themselves. Any relationship with domestic violence in it has the potential to escalate into a murder / suicide scenario, especially when the abuser collects military weapons and is a member of a neo nazi group. Hell, she was half Latino and he attacked her for that which says all kinds of things about the mental condition of both of these people. I'm sure many will disagree but I have to assign a small percentage of blame for this incident to the woman who chose to keep this man around. As often as these things happen it seems no one learns from it, however.
It would be nice and easy to assign all the blame to his "right wing" leanings. In reality, choosing to join certain groups and take certain interests were a manifestation of his illness. Being a Republican didn't make him that way. Pushing the right wing / left wing thing into this is putting the cart before the horse.
And, just for the record - the Nazi party was founded on left wing, socialists ideas. The modern variants are corrupted in specific ways vs. the original but just thought I should point that out. A lot of bad ideas you think would be rooted in right wing politics actually come from the left.
Your story works if he killed only his girl freind. But what about the people in this photo?
Amber Mederos, 23, her boyfriend Jim "Jambob" Hiott, 24, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, and Amber’s 16-month-old daughter Lily.