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| 20thmaine ||02 Oct 2017 1:33 p.m. PST|
Been seeing the toll grow through the day – reporting 2 this morning with 50 injured, then 20 was the number a few hours later and now it is 58 dead and 515 getting hospital treatment.
It's so bad that it seems unreal.
| Jlundberg ||02 Oct 2017 6:54 p.m. PST|
Tragic – seems to be merely evil at work in a man with some significant skills and resources. I am glad he is dead – and earning his just reward, but wish we knew why.
|PaddySinclair||03 Oct 2017 12:45 a.m. PST|
Call it what it is – an act of terror, the guy was a terrorist. It doesn't matter what his race, religion, political opinions or anything else were. There is no adequate justification for his actions, but there is more than ample opportunity for reflection on how and why it came to happen.
|ZULUPAUL ||03 Oct 2017 1:56 a.m. PST|
We may never know what his real motive was, It was obviously planned well in advance & I would call it a terrorist act. I pray for all involved in this tragic event.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||03 Oct 2017 3:19 a.m. PST|
Some of the injured are from a 'stampede' as people fled.
| 20thmaine ||03 Oct 2017 4:02 a.m. PST|
Well, perhaps factually true but I don't think that really matters, with respect, as they wouldn't have been stampeding if he hadn't been shooting at them.
|Shagnasty ||03 Oct 2017 8:55 a.m. PST|
There are crazy crazies and there are terrorist crazies. For me "terrorism" has to have a cultural or political element. It creates problems in understanding motivation to use the term for any horrible event. Still early on this murderer to tell.
|Von Trinkenessen||03 Oct 2017 1:12 p.m. PST|
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||04 Oct 2017 7:28 a.m. PST|
He had significant resources, certainly,but I'd question "significant skills". Given the weaponry,pretty much off-the-shelf,with a couple of easy conversions, it wouldn't take much skill to do what he did.
I'm with Shag on "terrorism". Doesn't fit any definition I know. And,surprisingly, there's no Federal charge for "domestic terrorism":
As to psychosis, I'm curious about a possible genetic link,but I put my question on the Science board.
| Great War Ace ||04 Oct 2017 5:04 p.m. PST|
The upsetting quality of this above other mass shootings is the apparent lack of previous warning signs. No medications (so far as we know), no political or religious fanaticism, no angst displayed against the surrounding world, no outward indications of dangerous behavior at all. He was a gambler. Maybe his health was breaking down, his relationship with the last girlfriend failing, then to finish his interest in life, he started losing at gambling? Maybe he needed the gambling successes to offset his growing list of failures, and when the gambling failed, he was through. He must have been a psycho like his daddy, but kept it under control till the final denouement.