Goes on a spree in College Park Maryland. Reports that he may have been schizophrenic.
And another goes on a spree in Orange Country California.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess than the unemployed California man, may, too have been schizophrenic.
No let us think back to the other mass murderers that have been cropping up lately... What do they have in common? Anyone? Bushmast ARs? No, the common Bushmaster wasn't always the weapon of these young men. Some chose the common Glock to conduct their mayhem. They were all a particular racial group? No... the various and sundry flavors that make up the US were well represented in the mass shootings... White, Black, Asian, Clown-American... Arizona, Minnesota, Virginia, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Maryland, California...
Were they all schizophrenic? And noticeably so ahead of time, but no one did anything or reported anything or raised red flags?
C'mon! Think of patient privacy!
Now WAIT a second. You worry about the privacy of the mentally ill but have no problem of violating randoms at the airport in job lots every day? You're gonna have to swing one way or another. Or perhaps stop violating the privacy of air travellers AND care enough about the mentally ill to perhaps get them actual treatment before they turn violent looking for their 15 minutes of glory on the news.
Regardless of 4th Amendment issues, notice that the predictor of a mass shooter is not 'gun owner' that sorta forecasts mayhem possibility. It's young, and male, and schizophrenia. But the predictor of general murderer tend to be young, and male, and involved with the unlicensed retail pharmaceutical entrepreneurial bidness. Declaring victory on the War on Drugs and ending the conflict and treating the mentally ill would go a long way to getting so we can point to where Great Britain use to be and call it a crime cesspit for ALL categories instead of just MOST like we do now.
And leave alone the middle-aged, and male, and firearm enthusiasts like me. And the young, and female, and librarian-turtle-owners. And the more-middle-aged, and male, and aspiring novelists. And the young and male and 3D-Printing... oh YOU get my point.
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