“The 20-year-old man who police say went to a school heavily armed and exchanged gunfire with officers before surrendering was a normal kid growing up but began to change as a teenager, his brother said.” This according to the AP‘s summary of Piers Morgan’s interview with Michael Hill’s brother Tim [above]. Yup. Damn hormones. Only what starts out as one of those “he was such a quiet person” stories quickly morphs into a what the hell was this psycho doing on the streets deals. “Everything just started changing after doctors started messing with his medicines here and there, and changing them up and putting him on a different one and institutionalizing him multiple times to correct his medicine. It just escalated from there . . .
He said Michael Hill set fire to the family’s home when eight people were inside sleeping — the fire was discovered before it spread — and at another point their mother awoke to find him standing over her with a butcher knife. Tim Hill also confirmed that his brother threatened his life on Facebook, prompting him to call police.
Not to mention the fact that Michael Hill was involuntarily committed nine times. And tried to kill himself “too many times to count.”
I guess not much has changed since Mr. Lanza committed his heinous crime in Newtown. Only this: Morgan didn’t argue with Tim Hill’s contention that nothing can be done to stop mentally ill people from gaining access to firearms.
In fact, the CNN host almost seems ready to accept the fact that gun control is not the answer to preventing school shootings. From there it’s a short journey to accept the need to have firepower on hand when crazies like Hill fall through the cracks and show up at the door.
Ain’t never gonna happen. Still, you can see the path. Just as just about anyone could have seen that Michael Hill was a psycho-killer waiting to happen. Well, did happen. Just not successfully. Thank God.
Police on Wednesday released an undated photo of Michael Brandon Hill posing with an assault rifle that they believe is the one used at the school. Authorities said Hill got the gun from an acquaintance, but it’s not clear whether he stole it or had permission to take it. His motive is still unclear.
Huh. Now, who gives a sh*t?