Like Gerald Celente said....once someone loses everything they lose it. As the country heads deeper down the crapper we may see a lot more of this. In the Great Depression this country was more faith based. What do these people fall back on now?
As dakotas5 noted, these individuals appear hollow. Once "things" are taken away, they have seem to have nothing else. And that's a shame.
Agree with the above comments (and original post, too). But taking away the gun rights of those who would defend themselves (and by extension, those in their immediate vicinity) does nothing to stop those who are criminally minded. It just encourages them with the knowledge that they can do whatever they want, since there will be nobody to oppose them for 4-12 minutes (9-1-1 response times may vary).
Agree with ALL the comments. Just one more reason to carry and be in condition orange ALL the time... sigh
@Keads, Rev. Paul, RabidAlien, Matt, Old NFO - We live in a society that is constantly jittering and trying to fill up a God-shaped hole in their centers, as you noted, that means there's nothing to fall back on. It also means that, lacking a concept of eternal justice, they have nothing to hold them back.Out of curiosity, I did a quick check, and the first incident of a spree killer in the U.S. is considered to be Howard Unruh in 1949. So my sense of this being a fairly recent phenomena is correct.
These things do seem to come in bunches.