His actions were reprehensible and tragic. However, who here, having been pushed to the end of your tether by authority, has not contemplated this scenario? I remember the event well, and am surprised that there have not been further similar incidents.
For those not familiar with the incident view this
I guess there haven’t been similar incidents due to most people having some grasp on reality. Contemplating such things in a moment of extreme exasperation, sure that’s ‘normal’ but what he did was pure evil. I am all for the little man standing up against the system, but to deprive children of a father, to shoot a man a further two times after he’s probably already dead and lies fallen in a ditch, to shoot a reporter and a copper - that truly is the act of the deranged and very dangerous. Thoughts are very different from actions, that difference is what it is to be human.
I only hope the madman’s own demise is of some comfort to the families, some sort of closure, but I doubt it is. As tragic as it was unforgivable. This man’s death saddens me as does anyone’s, but in his case only for how he wasted his own life, as he so cruelly did that of others.
I get all that, I really do.....But inside there is a passion, give that passion a perceived injustice and anything is possible.
I did something very wrong when I was a younger man and I have my brother to thank for saving me from a very different life.
I love shooting and enjoy it immensely and have done in the USA.....But in this country...I know if I had access to a firearm I would kill some other person and probably indiscriminately....It may look really bad to others, but in my mind, it would be totally justified, as would the killing of other immediate family members if they had any and anybody who would try and stop me, because once you have killed one, then it matters not how many more you kill, because, selfishly there is only one outcome for me......This is why I do not have firearms, I know my limitations and value my freedom.
I do not think I am mad, just passionate.