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This man was mentally ill or developmentally disabled. His family claims he was diagnosed with Autism at age 8, and who knows if he ever got help/therapy, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of the people who are against gun control are also often against helping people with special needs- financially or otherwise. They would rather throw people in jail than pay for therapy, etc. Don't get me wrong, I pack. I like guns. I just think that everyone needs to get off the topic of gun control and talk more about what happened in this troubled boys life. He shouldn't have even been living on his own, and where was his support system? WHat kind of intervention and/or therapy did he ever have? Did he even know he had autism? Can you imagine..he is listening to a song that says "Teach me how to speak, teach me how to share." (Shine, Collective Soul.) over and over and over again. Clearly, on some level he wanted or needed help. Chances are, if he or his family had attempted to get that help, he was put on a "waiting list." because this is where our countries priorities are. I know, I have a 6 year old with autism and have been through it all.