Monday, November 30, 2015

Abortion Shooting

The vast majority of mass murders done in the USA are committed by people who are mentally ill. Typically they have a long history of mental illness and at some point they strike out against someone. This guy who did the Planned Parenthood, Utah shooting, seems to fit that pattern. 

 If he had not shot up an abortion clinic, it would have likely been a school, shopping mall, or entertainment venue. I doubt we can assign any ideology to his actions, anymore than we can for most of these mass shooters. I don't know of any pro-life groups that urge people to commit murder to stop abortion. 

 Just as abortion is murder, shooting up a clinic is murder too. Everyone is entitled to due process, no matter who they are, what crime they did, or how certain we are of their guilt. I support the death penalty for murder and should this person be convicted I think he is a good candidate; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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