Tuesday, April 17, 2007

VA Tech Gunman Was a Writer

According to the latest news report, the gunman was an English major who wrote some plays describing intensely graphic and demented violence. I'm sure this will receive a lot of focus in the hours and days ahead. My only real comment on this, as someone who wrote some intensely graphic and violent stories in High School, is: you write it but you don't do it. I think the picture that will emerge is that this kid was severely unbalanced and was going to kill someone no matter what. When a murderer has it set in his mind that death is going to happen, there's really nothing short of a miracle that can stop it.

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