it doesn't always work that way. Some things just can not be 'taken care of' with our new age mental health laws.Im ashamed because IF the shooting was because of PTSD, then Long wasnt taken care of as he should have been while he was in and sure as shit not taken care of when he got out.
Which is my primary point... the VA has an atrocious history with mental illness, so there is a chance he was misdiagnosed. On the same token though, PTSD doesnt DO that. If the guy had a carry permit, was walking around and had a flashback...started reliving some door to door type stuff and just shot up the place.... yes, I would go along with the PTSD angle. But people dont NORMALLY walk around with a smoke bomb, or a smoke grenade on their belt or in their pockets... this is why I lean more towards the premeditation angle. I know Im being hard on this kid (and the others I mentioned) but its because I wore that uniform. I know, first hand, what they have at their disposal, and I deal with depression/anxiety myself. I specifically avoided the VA because I know how shit they are, but Ive also got fairly decent insurance so I can get the help I need when I need it. Ive known too many people that really and truly suffer from PTSD to buy into this without a LOT more evidence.it doesn't always work that way. Some things just can not be 'taken care of' with our new age mental health laws.
Of course why the bleep anyone would need a smoke bomb and why they need to be available to the general public ... well...
obviously it was premeditated. PTSD is stress. stress builds up and sometimes snaps, regardless if the stress is caused by PTSD, everday emotional stress, social disability stress, financial stress etc. Unless he left a diary we most likely will never know what caused the snap.this is why I lean more towards the premeditation angle.