By Wayne William Cipriano
Another horror story involving a person impossible to characterize –– Criminal? Murderous? Twisted? Sociopathic? Monstrous? Psychotic? Each may fit and yet, all and more fail to communicate our repugnance of persons who kill those around them and then kill themselves ostensibly to collect retribution from a society that has wronged them. And almost invariably that retribution is taken against persons as guiltless as the killers profess themselves to be.
In truth, any dipstick can procure a firearm and kill innocent unsuspecting people in the near vicinity and then use that firearm to kill him or herself. Any dipstick can do that and it seems hundreds have.
Their reasoning is too clouded to investigate, should anyone choose to do so, always seem to have one thing in common: they wish to be ‘remembered’ – to be “special”.
And to them, I suggest this:
Do us all a favor and multiply your chances of being remembered, of being special, by an infinitely large factor. Turn the gun on yourself first, then, after you have killed yourself good and dead, then turn the gun on the innocents around you. If you kill yourself first and afterward use that gun on those around you, we will certainly remember you.
So, above all things, keep sequence in your mind.
Kill yourself first.