Thursday, February 20, 2020

mass shooting in Germany

Ban all zee guns! they cried.

A shooter, identified as Tobias R. (no surname given per German police procedure), has just killed at least nine people in two different hookah bars in Hanau, Germany. When police tracked the shooter to his apartment, they found him already dead, along with another body (possibly his mother), for a total of eleven dead. Some news about the incident here. The shooter's psych profile seems consistent with mental illness. This angle is likely to be overlooked (or simply buried) in the rush to talk about right-wing attitudes and racism... oh, and of course, gun control, which I thought was already a thing in Germany, nicht wahr?

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