When these people used to get their 15 minutes of fame, they were called "loners."
Now the term du jour is "ticking time bomb."
The tragedy of missed signals, yes, but don't you wonder how many dead police officers and civilians it will take before we will stop making it child's play to get one's hands on military-grade weaponry?
But as I said after the Aurora, CO shootings, and before the Sikh Temple carnage, the problem is that gun access in the country is way too easy.
These massacres bring concern for victims, but no remedial controls: the Aurora shootings come but five years after a higher death toll in a mass shooting at Virginia Tech, and Colorado did not toughen its gun laws after the Columbine school killings not far from Aurora.
Few political figures in either party will take on the NRA. We've got bi-partisan political cowardice, and the result is gun access for lunatics.
We need a mass movement along the lines of Occupy Wall Street to get things started towards reasonable controls on gun ownership, or we're only closing in on the next Aurora, let alone the less-publicized daily gun mayhem happening across the country.