Monday, October 2, 2017

The More Coverage of the Vegas Massacre

The less sense it makes (if anything like this can make any sort of sense).  Wealthy,  retired, no history of mental illness or criminal behavior.   According to his brother,  not a gun nut.   Yet 16 guns in the hotel room and 18 in his house.   ISIS' claim sounds opportunistic,  but nothing else fits any existing pattern of mass murder.  I am writing a book about mass murders at the moment,  and I am utterly confused.

My wife thinks it is just another indicator of how America turned itself over to Satan 40 years ago


StormCchaser said...

Texas tower massacre? Did he give any signs before the massacre?

Clayton Cramer said...

Yes, he had been seeing a psychiatrist for months. Autopsy showed a brain tumor.

tkc said...

Maybe there was a mental illness aspect if the following report is accurate.

"Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler on June 21."

StormCchaser said...

I don't think anxiety is sufficient to diagnose a mental illness of significance to this issue. And, if the guy was planning a murder, anxiety is a normal reaction for anyone.

10mg is higher than the normal starting dose (5mg).

I don't believe diazepam is tied to increased aggression, although I suppose it can lower inhibition a bit.