But I believe that’s secondary.
I think those individuals already had the seeds of a #MassShooting planted.
They simply lacked a target.
Those groups welcome the isolated and inadequate, and give them a sense of belonging.
In that setting, the only solution for “inadequacy” is to commit an act that will be hailed by their new “friends.”
They felt isolated and inadequate, so they joined hate groups and created “hit lists.”
And hatched plans to exact revenge on those they believe wronged them.
They got that from a firearm.
But simply realizing that they held that power in their hands wasn’t enough.
They needed to show the world how “powerful” they are by killing as many people as possible.
Killing one or two people wouldn’t adequately display their new “power.”
They need the highest number of casualties to show it.
That’s why they chose military weaponry.