Skip to comments.Oregon District shooter’s life was improving. So why did he turn violent?
Posted on 09/23/2019 8:18:16 PM PDT by Steely Tom
Connor Betts life appeared to be improving in recent months. His drunken driving troubles were behind him. Hed passed the basic math classes that stymied his earlier college attempts. He went to counseling and registered for classes for the upcoming fall semester at Sinclair.
But in April, the Oregon District gunman started taking steps toward what would end on Aug. 4 with the death of nine other people, including his sister, as well as himself.
He bought a pistol. To keep his parents in the dark, federal authorities allege he enlisted an unwitting friend to acquire body armor, the upper receiver of an AR-15 to modify his weapon to act like a rifle, and a 100-round double drum magazine.
The Dayton Daily News interviewed experts and people who knew Betts, as well as examined research and hundreds of public records to illuminate the contrast between the Oregon District gunmans ostensibly improving life circumstances and his descent toward extreme violence.
He was acting weird, said Will El-Fakir, a former friend of the gunman. At the same time, it seemed like he was getting his life together.
Betts parents described him as funny, articulate and intelligent, in a death notice they later apologized for and said in a statement, presented the son that they knew, which in no way reduces the horror of his last act.
This paradox improving outside, crumbling inside isnt unique to Betts, which makes identifying potential killers difficult. Even a disregard for life, on its own, doesnt necessarily lead to homicide, said Peter Langman, a psychologist and expert on mass shootings.
If it were only that, you might think it would lead to suicide, Langman said. Why that leads to homicide forces us to look to other things.
Have you heard anything about it since? Not so much, right?
He didn’t like Mondays.
Strong, is the ignorance in this one
Apparently he didn’t like his Tranny sister.
I’m going to guess that some people are just simply bad and, regardless of how long they try to not be bad, they can’t always hold back their inner natures forever.
The answer is way to dark for most people to even guess let alone believe. Start with the shrink.
It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.
― Joel Coen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Fake media more interested in his motive and the why’s so compassionately than the victims of this murderous scumbag
Someone called him and told him to play solitaire?
Doing a bucket load of drugs on top of deep physiological problems stemming from a real screwed up upbringing with kook parents.
There, I fixed for the moron reporter who has a shrews brain.
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