This whole thread is it. Because they killed people, they must have razor sharp intelligence and expertise. Confusion when it comes out that they were fucked up in a very human way: “But their dumb actions don’t make sense! How can it be?”
The biggest secret that the NRA knows: weapons can give even a moron power. This is why mass shootings are deemed a solution by so many unhinged Americans. Stop propping shooters of any type on a pedestal - they were dumb! We ascribe power to them because they exerted it, but if we treat them like the morons they are despite their actions, their actions won’t be held up as a solution. Coupled with the sanctity of human life, of course. There’s a bit missing lately in our culture about that, and we’re only reminded when The Other kills some of us.