MIKE LAUMAN, Pasco
Nobody knows what drives a person to commit the horrific acts that we've witnessed in the past. There may be a rush to blame it on the firearms, but they didn't commit the crimes. There may be an attempt to blame the shooter's parents, though they're not the ones who pulled the trigger.
Let's call this what it really is ... a cowardly act by a cowardly person. Only a coward who was searching for his 15 minutes of fame would walk into a mall crowded with Christmas shoppers and open fire. Only a coward would kill his mother. then go into an elementary school and kill unarmed adults and defenseless children.
Cowards. That's exactly what the shooters were. If they weren't cowards, they might have gone after people who had a chance to defend themselves. Or fight back.
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I wish the media would portray them in that light. Take away their fleeting place in the public eye.