Hitting close to home Aug 14, 2019 17:11:52 GMT
Post by ajbuckeye on Aug 14, 2019 17:11:52 GMT
Just to touch base on the Dayton Shooting, the shooter graduated from my kids High School in Bellbrook. My son was a ninth grader when he was a senior and was at the school the day that they yanked the shooter off the bus because of the rape and hit list. He was suspended from school but just 5 days later he was re admitted into school??? A lot of kids were very uptight especially if there names were on the list. The shooters house is about 1/2 mile away from my house and my co-worker grew up in the neighborhood.
Whenever we have these shooting I always try to figure out what caused this kid to essentially lose his mind. His parents seemed to be very normal. The father was a computer engineer and the mother was heavily involved in volunteering in the band and swim team. This seems very similar to my situation. The parents were very much anti-gun which explains why all of the accessories were purchased by a friend. The shooter seemed to have a somewhat normal childhood participating in band swim team amongst other things but clearly had a very dark side to him. When he did get out of high school he was doing some hard drugs as well as smoked a lot of dope.
On the night of the shooting the shooter drove their car down to the Oregon district with his sister and a friend. The Oregon District generally considered a very safe place and well patrolled. I was down there the previous weekend with my wife watching a co-worker who is in a band. The friend that was with him has a younger brother that my son played many years of soccer with. The friend graduated from college and had a good job with Raytheon. He seemed to be a very nice kid and I know his parents very well through soccer. The three of them were in a bar when the shooter decided to go outside and arm himself. When he went back to the bar he specifically targeted his sister and his friend (supposedly best friend) His sister died on the spot and his friend is still in the hospital recovery with a very serious wound to the bladder. By the way, both the sister and his friend were on the original hit list.
This killer clearly had some signs from his past that seem to indicate that he would be capable of these type of monstrous actions. Regarding the second amendment, I do believe in the right to bear arms and the right to defend ourselves but what this person had access to was a killing machine not a defending machine. A semi automatic weopon??? Sure as long as we can limit the magazine size. But a semi automatic weapon that has a magazine that can shoot 100 rounds??? absolutely no!