When it popped up in my newsfeed, I thought, "Oh, no, here we go again." A mass shooting in Jacksonville, Florida -- was it going to be political? Was the shooter a deranged loner? A hardened criminal?
...I didn't expect an outraged chump with a sense of entitlement. A sore loser, writ too large. What can anyone say about that? It's not really a mental health issue, at least based on what has been reported so far. It's not about poverty or asymmetrical warfare. It's just...wrong.
Police were on the scene rapidly, within two minutes according to some accounts. Despite that, two people were killed and nine more injured. There's a lesson there, but it's mostly that low-probability events can kill you.
Expect the usual political aftermath. One punk shoots up a gamer championship and everyone else gets chided.
Working On A Starship
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