posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 09:29 AM
reply to post by watchitburn
What you said about spree killers just showing up and blasting away is understandable, but is not always the case. Look at the Aurora theatre
shooter. He assembled an assault kit, including his weapons, the ammunition for those weapons, assault vest, gas mask, the whole bit. That alone shows
planning. Its not as if he woke up in his pajamas and just rolled out the door. In addition to those preparations, he also rigged his appartment with
what appeared to be explosives rigged in a fairly sophisticated manner. Just getting ready to set about building such a thing would require
significant research, and to actually go ahead and assemble the parts, mix the explosive, contain it and set the whole thing to blow when activated is
a massive undertaking.
Then you have Chris Dorner, who, according to reports, used his military training to kill, and kill again, before setting out to evade capture using
his superior hard terrain expirience. Again, forward planning.
And the Columbine High School massacre is another example of a plan made and executed, rather than a simple choice on the part of individuals or a
group thereof, to just go off and kill people, made on the day of its execution. In fact, a blog made by one of the killers involved, makes it plain
that he had been thinking about doing harm to people for a very long time, and had plenty of time to think about how to do it.
Planned spree killing is therefore, not as rare or unheard of as one might assume.