Another national tragedy. More innocent lives ending in violence. More of the same. A weapon in the hand of someone who shouldn't have one. A psychotic person, driven to evil and violence, driven by evil voices reverberating in his head. Aaron Alexis, the 34 year old former Navy reservist was obsessed with violent video games. This has happened before. Newtown mass murderer, 20 year old Adam Lanza was also obsessed with violent video games and guns. He killed 20 innocent children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It keeps happening, the same story in different places. People who shouldn't have guns, people who are psychotic and hear voices, demonic voices I'm sure, violent video games which desensitize the insane and make killing look glamorous and easy. When will the madness stop?
A mother cries. She lost her son, a happy man. "He didn't do anything wrong" is what she said on TV in her grief. It's unimaginable, that people go to work happy and never return home because crazy people slip through the cracks, crazy people with guns who shouldn't have guns in the first place. When Aaron Alexis walked into a gun store in Virginia to purchase a weapon, his former arrests, the disciplinary actions against him in the Navy should have surfaced on a computer screen and made it impossible for him to buy that weapon. With modern technology, there's no excuse for someone like Aaron Alexis to be able to buy a gun and kill in cold blood, innocent, hard working people. It's a disgrace.
I'm sure the devil had a part to play in this tragedy. The devil plays on the weak, mentally unstable and confused. He lurks and waits and puts evil thoughts into the mind of the insane and then they do the unthinkable.
Mental health systems and reporting has to improve, and anyone who tries to buy a gun legally should have a perfect record, no brushes with the law, no disciplinary actions. Let's hope the country learns something from this latest atrocity.
God weeps. God weeps each time someone goes insane and commits evil actions, and listens to the evil voices in their heads. God be near to the families that have lost loved ones so violently and senselessly.