Most people won’t remember his name this time next week, and that’s good. Unlike the gunmen responsible for Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, the 25-year-old man in Seattle, Washington won’t even rate as an answer in a game of Trivial Pursuit.
And that’s a good thing because Seattle police stopped his rampage before it could start.
Seattle police say a Covington man wanted to commit mass murder and that he threatened to take aim at a Seattle Church.
When they moved in, they found he had an AR-15.
The suspect allegedly referenced the recent mass shooting at a Texas church,
Court documents call the threats alarming.
They were issued over several weeks. They culminated with the threat to the Cross and Crown Church on 12th Avenue Northeast in the University District the day after the Texas church massacre.
According to court documents, 25-year-old Edward Goga had already threatened to burn down the church.
But he hadn’t had contact with the Cross and Crown for a year and a half.
Still, the court documents say Goga was upset because church members had suggested he seek medical help.
It sounds like Goga probably needed the medical help suggested. Normal, adjusted people don’t plan on shooting up churches.
Luckily, in this case, the police apprehended the suspect and no one was hurt.
However, it also highlights one of the major things lacking from most discussions, and that’s a look at just why people consider these attacks in the first place. We’re not putting any resources into finding the causes of such attacks. Instead, all the focus remains on blaming the instrument used rather than the insanity responsible.
These people are mentally unbalanced. We know this. Anyone with three functioning brain cells knows this. In fact, not even the gun grabbers dispute this one.
So why is the suggestion that we should look beyond the guns and dig for the root causes such a problem? Why?
Maybe it has to do with the fact that many of those who are pontificating don’t really care about ending violence. They give lip service to that end, of course, but they don’t actually bother to look deeper. They don’t really care if the violence begins taking place with knives or bombs, just so long as they have completely dismantled the Second Amendment from having any meaning.
Luckily, some of us refuse to budge. We’re willing to look deeper, but we’re not willing to give up our right to keep and bear arms because of emotional pleas and illogical diatribes designed to trigger emotions, not thought. That’s all they have because they know those who want to commit violence will continue to commit violence, even if you remove their preferred tools.
Some of us aren’t moving because we refuse to be sheep led to the slaughter simply so someone else can sleep a bit better at night with the deluded belief they’ve made the world a better place.
If we want to make the world a better place for real, help develop the tools so all these mass killings end this way instead.