I realize this sounds a little harsh and unfeeling BUT.....
A public service announcement to would-be shooters who feel this pressing need to go somewhere public and take down a bunch of people or kids on your way out:
Preferably just DON'T DO IT. It's going to just kill your mother. You hate your mom so much that you really want to do that to her? You are a selfish turd!
But if you are just insisting that your life sucks or you're filled with so much hate, bitterness and resentment you just got to pull that trigger, do us all a favor and just use one bullet. Preferably on your foot.
But if you insist you've got to die, then that's your own thing and frankly does not need to be "shared" with a whole bunch of kids and adults. I'm here to tell you --- you will go to the Great Beyond with a bunch of really pissed off individuals. Their pets that are already at the Bridge are going to give you no end of eternal grief.
Another thing that's biting my biscuit: is it just me or is anyone else tired of the word "shootings?" The school "shootings" etc.
Let's just call it what it is, folks. How about the Navy Yard Murders. That's what is was. Or Murders AND Shootings? Much more accurate.
It's not like some half-drunk idiot was screwing around with his shootin' iron and capped his friend by mistake, is it now?
Some guy (or guys) made a conscious DECISION to go in there and open up. He KNEW he was going to kill at least one person; he was a Reservist, he had to pass firearms ' training I'm sure.
That is pre-meditated murder, in my book. Instead of "the assailant," screw that P.C. crud. let's call him/her/whatever what they are: A Murderer.
And why is the media giving this jerk one more second of air-time speculating on why he killed and wounded all those people? Who gives a flying fart? He was a murdering jerk. That's all, game over.
I feel terrible for his family, especially his mother.
Let's give air-time to the victims, their families and pray for their healing.