The mall shooting in Germany is being blamed on first person shooter games, because it certainly can’t be someone running through a mall shooting people shouting Allahu Akbar. That doesn’t fit the narrative. But to keep piling leaky buckets together in this chain of deplorable logic, it must be that the shooter was depressed and suffered from anxiety.Documents found in his home confirmed that he suffered from mental illness, including depression and anxiety, Munich prosecutor Thomas Steinkraus-Koch said Sunday.
Police found medication in his home and are trying to determine whether he had been taking it. the shooter had a history of having been bullied by his peers, and in 2012 had been injured in an attack by other young people that had been reported to police.A search of his belongings revealed he was also an avid player of first-person shooter video games, including “Counter-Strike,” officials said Sunday.
Here’s a thought experiment for you. Most readers know someone who is suffering from or has suffered from anxiety or depression. Do you know anyone who suffers from this who doesn’t want to sleep all of the time or crawl in a hole? Or does the individual want to run through crowded shopping malls shooting people shouting Allahu Akbar?
Next, on to those gun laws.
In the wake of the shooting in Munich that left nine people and the gunman dead, German leaders on Sunday were already preparing talks on stricter gun control.
Both ruling parties, the center-right Christian Democrats (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), agreed that more stringent laws were necessary to prevent copycat attacks.
“We have to very carefully gauge if and how it is possible to use legal means,” to stop another such incident, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the “Bild am Sonntag” newspaper.
Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel echoed this sentiment in other media outlets, yet the problem remains that Germany’s laws are already so tough the government is left with little more that it can do legislatively.
What do you do when there’s nothing left to do, but the progressives want to control things even more without admitting that someone ran through a crowded shopping mall shooting people and shouting Allahu Akbar?