And someone agrees with them wholeheartedly:
“It is stupid to me that anyone can have easy access to a powerful weapon without being mentally evaluated. This makes the government indirect accomplice… These bastards have perfected their way of attacking studying previous massacres to gain publicity and their minute of fame as a villain. But thanks to Hollywood and the sensational profiling by the media [they] give more power to those intelligent cowards.”
The person that wrote that? Spc. Ivan Lopez, the Fort Hood shooter.
You know? If I were a member of Thinkprogress or Media matter or DailyKos, I’d be shouting to the skies that this is a conspiracy and that we are force feeding mind-altering drugs to unsuspecting people and programming them as killers. All being the fault of the NRA, the gun manufacturers and the Koch Brothers to make Gun Control look bad .
Or we can simply apply Occam’s razor and say that the simple answer is the correct one: Gun Control advocates are not right up there and some do fall off the tracks and harm people.