Here is a tragic suicide,made more horrible by first killing four other people who deserved to make their own choices about life, and happiness, and who deserved to go about their lives in relative safety from gun violence.
Gun violence is wrong, gun violence is bad, and gun violence like this doesn't happen in comparable, developed parts of the world day after day, week after week the way it does here. Why? Fewer guns is why, but also very different attitudes about why we have and need and how we use guns. Our guns AND our gun culture kill people, in the ultimate violation of their rights - death and injury from assholes with guns, jerks who believe they just had to have guns rather than settling their conflicts WITHOUT guns.
It is our fundamental THINKING and belief about guns that is at the foundation of what is wrong with weapons when people subsequently act.
WE ARE NOT MORE FREE JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE GUNS! THAT IS ONE OF THE STUPIDEST IDEAS ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, SOMEWHERE BEHIND THE WORLD IS FLAT, AND PEOPLE LIVING IN OR ON THE MOON UNAIDED.
From MSNBC.com :
5 dead in shooting at health spa outside Atlanta
Five people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday night at a Norcross, Ga., health spa, northeast of Atlanta, local police said.
On arrival at the scene, officers found four people dead, Norcross police captain Brian Harr told Reuters. A fifth victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Harr said they believe the shooter was among the dead.
State investigators were called in to assist local police at Su Jung Health Sauna in the 6000 block of Buford Highway, local media said.
Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers said the shootings appeared to be a murder-suicide, television station WSB reported.
Norcross is about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta.