Rerevisionist wrote:@lux - your gun control idea may well be right, or a correct part of the total picture. In the UK there have been a couple of occasions of gunmen going berserk; in one case, schoolchildren were shot and it's entirely possible the whole thing was arranged, firstly to remove child abuse victims, and secondly as part of the propaganda to control guns.
...Oh! And I'm totally reminded of the whole Port Arthur massacre thing with subsequent "gun buy-back" and tightening of gun laws in Australia.
...plus I never really bought the whole Martin Bryant = crazed killer scenario they were trying to paint in the media. Lol!...Way to go, sub judice laws!
If he really was autistic, possibly schizophrenic, and with an I.Q. hovering around the "legally retarded" levels, it seems far more likely that he was an easily manipulated patsy.
Of course, the impressions of a then-12-year-old girl that "He really doesn't look like an evil killer" probably doesn't mean much. Anyone looked into this in any more depth?