I only have one question. What was his motive?
We really don’t know at this point, but my personal theory based upon what is been reported is that he was a psychopath.
His dad, who had robbed banks, was a con artist, gambler, and who had escaped from prison twice — was clinically diagnosed as a psychopath. It looks to me like the apple did not fall far from the tree.
The conspiracy crowd has made a big deal out of the fact that he had zero presence on social media, such as Facebook. Well, one of the traits of psychopaths is that they really do not care about other people very much, and therefore him not having any interest in social media makes sense.
When he put up a large privacy fence around one of his homes, a neighbor asked him why he had done so, and he replied: “I don’t like looking at other people, and I don’t like other people looking at me.” Neighbors recalled him being extremely unfriendly and antisocial — his normal response to a friendly wave or greeting was to continue walking while completely ignoring it.
Even with his “girlfriend”, things look pretty weird. Baristas at a Starbucks he frequented stated to reporters that he frequently berated her in public, on one occasion yelling at her that he was going to pay for their coffee “just like I paid for you.” The news reported today that she has told the FBI that at times he would lie in bed moaning and screaming.
Given what has been reported so far, he also seems to have had an intense hatred for loud music. Of course he targeted a country concert, but now it is being said that he cased several other concert sites as well, such as Lollapolluza.
Just the day before his shooting spree, he reportedly called hotel security twice to complain about the resident below him playing music.
So as uncomfortable as it may make many people, because there isn’t an “easy solution” if this theory is true, IMHO the guy was psychopathic and most likely planned this for years.
Crazy doesn’t need a motive.
“I only have one question. What was his motive?”
Some people are just plumb crazy?
Only two motives. He was a flaming lib who hates conservatives (country music venue full of them) or Islam convert. I can tell by media silence.
Will we ever know?
Perhaps only the shooter knew about his motive.
I would guess that he slowly turned against the casinos, society, etc. and figured that he would clean it up by killing the little human ants below him.
Sheer speculation on my part right now.
Perhaps his writings will reveal something relevant.
To kill people.