"Initial Profile of the Arizona Congresswoman's Shooter"
"Loughner goes on:
In conclusion, reading the second United States Constitution, I can’t trust the current government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar. No! I won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver! No! I won’t trust in God!
Loughner had this to say about terrorism:
Terrorist. If I define a terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon. I define terrorist. Thus, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon. If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is ad hominem. You call me a terrorist. Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is ad hominem.
And, from what I’ve seen on the news, this is just a small sample of the numerous incidents that call his sanity into question
This man is clearly irrational and should not have access to lethal weapons, whether it be Glocks, cars, knifes or clubs.
Also in my readings on Stratfor, violence and murder occurs in china, not a free or open society. Bladed weapons and bombs being the choice, since guns are highly restricted. Motivations are the same as here: mental illness, business and politics.
These rantings, combined with the purchase or possession of weapons should have alerted someone. It will be interesting to see who knew this guy had a gun. Nothing I’ve heard, so far would caused him to fail a back ground check. A community college suspended him pending a mental health evaluation, but this could not and should not have made it to a database that would have shown in a back ground check. Or should it? This would have been a violation of his privacy, but a school (public school at that) questioning his sanity, might be a legitimate red flag. It would not be practical for background checkers to search the internet, so the only way such information can be available is by prior databasing. Can we allow such data to be collected?
Clearly this man’s mental state was grounds for suppressing his 2end amendment rights, but there was no practical way for a back ground checker to know this. Thus no prior restraint was practical without suppressing the 2end amendment for us all. Or a compiling a large very abuseble database on us all.
The solution, that I fear, is extensive gun licensing involving mental health evaluations, with these very rare cases being used as excuses and this being offered as the only solution