Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The Shoot People Reflex
Too bad about the murder of Bill Gwatney, the Democratic Party chairman in Arkansas. Although Gwatney was a political figure, the murder doesn't seem to be political in any liberal vs conservative or Democrats vs Republicans way. After shooting Gwatney, it appears that the shooter went to Arkansas Baptist Headquarters (likely a conservative venue) and pointed a gun "at the building manager." He also reportedly said that he "lost his job." It will be interesting to see what was actually going on with the shooter, but what worries me is the number of people who are dealing with personal crisis by shooting strangers.