Tuesday, April 07, 2009

What the heck is going on?

Another one. Again in Alabama.

A man shot and killed his estranged wife, their teenage daughter and two other relatives in rural north Alabama before returning to his home in a nearby town and killing himself the day before their divorce trial, authorities said Tuesday.
That's eight in the last month. And Alabama seems to be particularly hard hit.

It was one of eight mass shootings around the country in the last month that have left grief-stricken communities in shock. It's also the third mass killing in Alabama during that time.
Seriously, what the hell is going on that people are suddenly committing mass murder so often?

And another one.


Brigid said...

It's been happening always. It just makes the press more I think. But of course, the young man that BEHEADED his sibling while they were still alive and knowing and killed other members of his family with a knife barely made press because he didn't use a gun.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

You're probably right. It just seems like there's been a surge in the last month or so.

On the other hand, I should know better than to expect the MSM to report anything accurately, unless doing so supports their agenda.

Off topic: Brigid reads my blog?! Shiny!