Turns out the parents had warned authorities that their mentally deranged son may have bought a gun.
Wow, if only it weren't so damn easy for crazy people to get their hands on guns.
Of course, we have no "national registry" for mentally ill people, nor would we want one. Problem is, people are snapping all over the place. You never know who is gonna snap. Like this guy. Or this guy. Could be this guy. Or this park ranger, who just snapped and killed his whole family. It's not just guys: some folks think the Alabama researcher snapped.
Yep, people are snapping all over place, like rubber bands, just snap snap snap. And I don't want to be around the next gun nut when he or she goes snap.
Nobody could have anticipated this:
John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.
If so, that would make the Pentagon shooting the second violent extremist attack on a federal building within the past month.
As someone recently commented, “I can’t imagine where they get their ideas.”
Indeed. One really must wonder.
Let’s also not forget Virginia post office hostage taker Gator Taylor, the unhinged right wing shooters from last year, and the rednecks preparing to live out their “Red Dawn” fantasies like the Texas Taliban’s David Grisham and Louisiana’s Operation Exodus. Seeing how tenuous your grip on reality is, let me say I really don’t feel safer knowing you folks are looking out for me.
And by all means let’s not be so impolite as to refer to John Patrick Bedell and Joseph Stack as terrorists, which as we all know is a term used to reference brown, Muslim-y people who attack government buildings, not honest hard-working white Merkins.
Funny, we aren't even at the one-year anniversary of last year's outrage over a Dept. of Homeland Security report looking at right wing extremist groups. Remember that? I didn't think so. No one remembers anything that happened longer than two weeks ago. Hell, if I didn't have this blog I'd probably have forgotten it, too.