I am very intrigued what made Holmes do what he did. No one seems to have pegged him as capable of doing this heinous crime. I no longer am going to speculate, which I did at the beginning of all this....for which I am very sorry.
Speaking of religious murderers, we also have Dr. Nidal Hassan (sp?) who held the indoor record here in the USA until now-— or is this list just for younger people of the non-muz persuasion?
That distinction is described in Clayton Cramer's newest book in which he points out that every one of these non-political mass murderers had some sort of serious mental illness that in earlier decades would have resulted in their involuntary committment. He also points out that astonishing rise in violent crime in the 60's and 70's coincided almost exactly with the left's (led by the ACLU) push to deinstitutionalize these psychotic individuals.
The brilliance of the Left, and the MSM's shilling of the leftist points, is that they institute a policy that is sure to lead to an increase in human misery (in this case, deinstitutionalization), and then find a way to blame liberty itself for the inevitable tragedies.
So, according to the MSM, the way to keep psychotics from obtaining firearms is to prevent everyone from obtaining firearms. So we get proposals to enhance "background checks" for people with mental illness -- surely the definition that the left will insist on will include minor neuroses to which virtually everyone at some point in his or her life is subject, rather than the obvious altnernative of figuring out a civil commmittment procedure that treats the treatable, and protects society in the interim.