August 05, 2009

Shock: Pennsylvania Gym Shooter A Sexually Frustrated Loser

Last night a 48-year-old man walked into a class full of women at a gym, cut off the light, and started shooting. When it was over, at least three women were dead and up to 15 were injured. The shooter, George Sodini, killed himself after his rampage.

ABC News has excerpts from his web site, (now offline), where he reveals that he had not had sex in nearly 20 years, was a racist, had issues with his family members, and had a very warped understanding of religion.

I'll try not to politicize this too much. It's a senseless, vindictive act of a person suicidally unhappy with his own life and who selfishly wanted to hurt as many other people as possible before he ended it.

George Sodini committed this horrific crime with the hope of going to Heaven when it was over. I strongly suspect he's not happy with where he most likely ended up.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 5, 2009 09:15 AM

An evil nutjob? Yes. However, I have no doubt that those who oppose the 2nd amendment, as well as some in the media, will pull the right-wing kook meme.

Posted by: Billiam at August 5, 2009 10:43 AM

If only we could figure out a way to make these murder/suicide perpetrators do the suicide part first.

My prayers are with the victim's families and the survivors. It's unfortunate that there was no law-abiding armed citizen on hand to put a quick stop to Sodini's rampage.

Posted by: Just Sayin' at August 5, 2009 02:03 PM

What a tragic, twisted man. I don't pretend to know God's will with him, nor what his ultimate fate will be in the hereafter. I do find his postings disturbing, and wonder how he could pull off the "normal" facade so well that nobody saw this coming.

Except, perhaps, the women he dated, whose internal radars apparently led them to decide again becoming involved with the man.

Posted by: MrSpkr at August 5, 2009 07:14 PM