The most recent commenter, OutOfPatience, made excellent points. The shooter seems to have been a schizophrenic in the peak of a psychotic episode, so was suggestible to the outrageous remarks of Palin, Limbaugh et.al. that political opponents needed "killing". If there is a Hell, they'll rot there for eternity for what they did. We need to remember Palin's behavior when she attempts to run for President.
And if unemployed young people and their parents had good mental health care available to them at an affordable price, this guy might have been medicated and not a danger to others or himself. But I guess that would be too "liberal" for many of us.
It's also time to rethink how necessary a real waiting period is during a gun purchase for the purpose of checking out the buyer's mental health. Though most schizophrenics don't commit violence, it is all too possible for them not to have adequate medication and use guns irrationally if they have access. Guns make killing people too easy for them to be available to people with minimal control of their impulses, like children and schizophrenics. That is one thing we could change.
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