While the experts play Sigmund Freud, may we protect ourselves — evening the odds a little in favor of the good guys?
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Elliot Rodger’s story is not one of an untreated, mentally ill, white mass-killer who illegally acquired fully automatic “assault weapons.” This mixed white and Asian 22-year-old bought his firearms legally, did not use a long-arm or “high-capacity” weapo,n and had been in therapy since the age of 8. Half his murder victims were killed by knife. Several of the injured were run over by Rodger’s car.
None of the mental health professionals apparently felt that Rodger was a danger to himself or others. The police had recently conducted a welfare check on him at the request of his family. Rodger persuaded the police that he was fine.