Guns don’t kill people.
Cars don’t kill people.
Knives don’t kill people.
Bombs don’t kill people.
People kill people.
There are times when it is an accident.
Then, there are times when it is deliberate.
The problem is, there are people who are just plain evil. They don’t care who they destroy. There are degrees of evil, and levels of evil people do. When a person takes a life out of a moment of insane passion, that’s one thing. It is another when someone is forced to take a life in self-defense. But, when a life is taken, deliberately, it is considered first degree murder. There are even versions of that.
|01||Those who have killed in self-defense, and who do not show traces of psychopathy.|
|02||Jealous lovers who committed murder; although egocentric or immature, they are not psychopaths.||Samuel Collins|
|03||Willing companions of killers: aberrant personality, impulse-ridden, with some antisocial traits.||Leslie Van Houten|
|04||Those who have killed in self-defense, but had been extremely provocative toward the victim for that to happen.|
|05||Traumatized, desperate persons who killed abusive relatives or other people, but who show remorse for their crime and are not psychopaths.||Martha Ann Johnson, Elmer Wayne Henley, Jr.|
|06||Impetuous, hotheaded murderers, yet without marked psychopathic traits.||Robert John Bardo, Billy Wayne Sinclair, Coy Wayne Wesbrook, Doyle Kelley, Daniel Nieto|
|07||Highly narcissistic, but not distinctly psychopathic persons—some with a psychotic core—who kill persons next to them, with jealousy as an underlying motive.||Marybeth Tinning, Mark David Chapman, Armin Meiwes, Diana Dial, David Dowler, Clara Harris, Michael Owen Perry|
|08||Non-psychopathic persons with smoldering rage, and who kill when the rage is ignited.||Charles Whitman|
|09||Jealous lovers with marked psychopathic features.||Betty Broderick, Robert Lopez, Ron Luff|
|10||Killers of people “in the way”, such as witnesses. Extremely egocentric, but not distinctly psychopathic.||Rod Ferrell, Susan Smith, Darci Pierce|
|11||Psychopathic killers of people “in the way”, such as close friends or even family members.||Ismael Cisneros|
|12||Power-hungry psychopaths who kill when they are “cornered”.||Ervil LeBaron, Angela Sanford|
|13||Psychopathic murderers with inadequate, rageful personalities, rage being the reason of their killings.||Ed Gein, Herbert Mullin, Martin Bryant, Karla Faye Tucker, Latasha Pulliam, Richard Angelo, Maksim Gelman, Yusef Rahman|
|14||Ruthlessly self-centered psychopathic schemers who kill to benefit themselves.||Richard Farley, Diane Downs, John List, Sylvia White, Herman and Paul Petrillo|
|15||Psychopathic cold-blooded spree killers or multiple murderers.||Andrew Cunanan, Charles Manson, Charles Starkweather, Susan Atkins, Charles “Tex” Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, Colin Ferguson, Michael McDermott, Dorothea Puente, Archie McCafferty, Billy Wayne Coble, Benjamin Atkins, Paul Devoe, Jones’ accomplices|
|16||Psychopaths committing multiple vicious acts, with repeated acts of extreme violence.||Gwendolyn Graham and Cathy Wood, Karla Homolka, Myra Hindley, Terry Driver, Theodore Kaczynski, Shoko Asahara, Michael Swango, Joseph Paul Franklin, Richard Hooten, Kendall Francois, Eddie Seda, Levi King, Gerald Atkins, Eric Beishline, James McVey killers|
|17||Sexually perverse serial murderers: Rape is the primary motive and the victim is killed to hide evidence.||Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, David Berkowitz, Richard Chase, Aileen Wuornos, Wayne Adam Ford, Henry Lee Lucas, Gerald Stano, George Russell|
|18||Psychopathic torture-murderers, where murder is the primary motive, and the victim is killed after a torture that was not prolonged.||Nathan Bar-Jonah, Gary Ridgway, Jerome Brudos, Keith Jesperson, Harvey Miguel Robinson, Terry Caylor, Taylor Helzer, Lipstick killer|
|19||Psychopaths driven to terrorism, subjugation, intimidation, and rape, short of murder or murder is not the primary motive.|
|20||Psychopathic torture-murderers, where torture is the primary motive, but in persons with distinct psychoses (such as schizophrenia).||Joseph Kallinger|
|21||Psychopaths who do not kill their victims, but do subject them to extreme torture or extreme violence.|
|22||Psychopathic torture-murderers, where torture is the primary motive. In most cases, the crime has a sexual motivating factor.||Tommy Lynn Sells, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, Theresa Knorr, Charles Ng, Leonard Lake, Paul Bernardo, Ian Brady, Gary Heidnik, David Parker Ray, Westley Allan Dodd, George Hill Hodel, Jeffrey Lundgren, Edmund Kemper, H. H. Holmes, Adolfo Constanzo, John Edward Robinson, Andrei Chikatilo, Jeffrey Dahmer, Gerard John Schaefer, Judith Neelley, Richard Kuklinski, Daniel Conahan, Dean Corll, Jack Owen Spillman, Ronald Gene Simmons, David Elliot Penton, Robert Ben Rhoades, Jim Jones|
When a person is evil, and a psychopath, nothing is going to stop him/her from killing. It is wrong for society for people to blame something like a gun, a knife, or a bomb for the actions of an evil person. Cruz did the killing. A gun was his tool. It is quite strange how people seem to think that taking away the gun would prevent this monster from doing what he did.
In this country, in 2016 there were 37,000 motor vehicle related fatalities in the US. Do you hear any demands for cars to be banned?
Including suicide, 33,000 people were killed in the US by firearms in 2016, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Of that number, a horrifying 21,000 were suicides.
In other words, excluding suicides, something like 24,000 more people were killed by cars than guns, yet no one demands cars be banned.