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Posted on 05/29/2014 6:46:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
You all know who he is.
But I'm not going to repeat the name of the 22-year-old crazy person who stabbed or shot six young people to death near the UC Santa Barbara campus last week.
I'm not going to quote from his insane 137-page "manifesto," either.
It just spews his pathetic reasons for why he planned his murderous retribution against all the girls who had paid him no attention during his short and awful lifetime.
You know about his pampered but mentally troubled and lonely life - growing up amid the movie glamour of planet Hollywood, seeing a therapist since age 8, a virgin at 22 who'd never even been kissed by a girl, etc., etc., ad nauseam.
But how could you not know every detail of his miserable bio by now?
As per usual following a mass killing, the news media reacted in the usual knee-jerk fashion, focusing on the killer's life story and guaranteeing that he'd achieve his desired 15 minutes of underserved fame.
Experts who study mass murder know that future crazies - and they are out there -- will take note of the attention mass murderers get from the irresponsible media and will be encouraged to go on their own killing sprees.
A friend of one of the victims had it right when he complained to the Los Angeles Times that it made him "sick seeing those videos over and over again. By continuously showing the videos and stuff, you're putting the limelight on him and not the people he killed.... I want to remember Chris."
The mass murder in the beach community of Isla Vista also instigated the usual knee-jerk reaction from the anti-gun lobby.
Some anti-gun politicians in Sacramento reacted to the shootings by proposing new laws to make it harder for potentially violent individuals to buy or own guns.
One of their solutions would be to create a "gun violence restraining order" like the one used to get restraining orders from judges in cases of domestic violence.
But there's already a law in California designed to prevent mentally ill people from obtaining weapons. It's an involuntary psychiatric detention called a "5150."
That existing law didn't prevent the horrible events in Isla Vista from happening. No new law could have thwarted the crazy killer, either.
His mother knew he was a danger to himself and others and asked the local cops to pay him a visit. The police did go to the kid's apartment, but saw no reason to lock him up.
This latest tragedy - and the knee-jerk reactions to it -- was a lot like the previous mass shooting tragedies. But this time the crazy social misfit's weapons of choice didn't fit the standard profile.
He shot three young people to death with guns, which he bought legally. But he butchered his first three victims with a knife and also tried to kill several people by deliberately running them over with his BMW.
Using a knife to kill three people apparently made no impression on some of the knee-jerkers in the California Assembly because they didn't immediately propose a new law outlawing Ginsu knives.
For them and the liberal media, it's all about guns.
But no matter what we do to toughen gun laws, upgrade our mental health services or increase the number of citizens with gun-carry permits, we will never prevent every future crazy person from murdering innocent people if that's what he is determined to do.
As I've written in this column before, in a country of 315 million people and nearly as many guns, "crazies happen" -- and there's nothing we can do to stop them.
Have there been any reports of what, if any, medications he was using? Certain medications have been linked to mass murders and I wonder if that’s the case here.
He refused to take meds.
But this guy was a whackjob from his early childhood years.
I read the manifesto, it’s scary as hell. It was like a train wreck, I couldn’t stop looking at it.
A wise man just posted this in a thread about an upcoming book on self-defense he has written:
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.”
— John Steinbeck
>> Some anti-gun politicians in Sacramento reacted to the shootings by proposing new laws
I am not at all referring to the family members of the victims when I say these anti-gunners are opportunistic whores that ignore the totality of data concerning weapons, crime, and mental illness.
Guns will be required to take and keep away guns. So, the anti-gunners are in really elitist gun-centralizers.
If he couldn’t get a gun or a knife he would have just used a base ball bat or a hammer or a chainsaw or a crowbar or a shovel or a 3 foot piece of pipe or a, well you get the picture.
Crazy people are just that, crazy. If you really want to kill some people, you will find a weapon and a way to get the job done. Serial mass killers seem to be fond of rope and tape, older style mass murderers were fond of axes, hatchets and fire. In 200 years I imagine it will be something like phasers or some other type of ray gun.
The only solution to this problem is to try to identify the crazies and lock them up.
If the presstitutes would stop worrying about magazine capacity and types (of course all firearms are assault weapons)of rifles, just may be they could get a clue that the only thing all of these nuts had in common was some type of mental illness.
A symptom of an overall cultural decay.
Crazy people have a greater opportunity to be perceived as normal as our culture bends over backwards to accommodate behavior that would have otherwise raised big red flags.
These shootings, IMHO, are from those that are on the margins. But those margins are becoming magnified as the whole has been drifting into indifference.
I disagree, because this lays out, plain and clear, the road we're currently going down, with the youth of the country learning class hatred and indulged in the entitlement culture.
He hates people because he hasn't achieved all he FEELS he deserved, and he was trained to hate those he envied.
I think that people need to be made aware of this, but since both the class hatred and entitlement culture are now the primary planks in the demonrat presidential platform (Hitlery's "Cancer of Inequality"), it will be squelched.
For these hypocritical a$$hats, the only "good gun" is one held by the security personnel with whom they surround themselves.
On the other hand, the last thing they want is "the masses" being able to protect themselves. We, the unwashed must need their graces and protection, otherwise it harshes their world view.
Same here. He chronicled everything of signifigance, and then some. It was like what I imagine the writer Proust to read like, endless whining and examination, of wounds to the ego, active destruction of the human soul. I feel sorry for his family, whose privacy has been forever ripped away.
According to this article he was addicted to XANAX.
Interesting, no mention of it in his writing (not that it means anything).