Yes, another “likely candidate.”
[quote]A Texas man facing eviction opened fire on police officers and bystanders near the Texas A&M University campus Monday afternoon, killing two and wounding four before being shot to death by police, authorities said.
The dead included Brian Bachmann, a Brazos County constable serving an eviction notice. . .
Caffall’s mother, Linda Weaver, reached by The Huffington Post, said her son was having “difficulties” with his mental health in recent years.
“The minute I saw the TV I knew it was him,” said Weaver. “I’ve been that worried about him.”
. . . A Facebook page belonging to Caffall features several photos of assault rifles, including a Czech-made version of the AK-47. On the page, Caffall identified himself as divorced, with “Christian” religious beliefs. He lists a series of snipers, including Carlos Hathcock and Vasily Zaytsev, as “inspirational people.”
“I am pulling a cross between Forrest Gump and Jack Kerouac (without the drugs),” Caffall wrote on the site. “I’m on the road, permanently.”
Caffall commented on Facebook about several recent gun purchases, including a vintage Russian rifle. “I just got a new toy,” he wrote in May 2011. “I’ll be at the gun range as much as I can.”
Weaver, his mother, said she had been estranged from her son over the past several months. She said he had not visited her after she became seriously ill.
“We are just devastated,” Weaver said. “He’s been very deeply troubled.”
. . . Caffall’s stepfather, Richard Weaver, said Caffall was a “ticking time bomb” who quit his job nine months ago and vowed never to work again.
“He was crazy as hell,” Weaver said. “At one point, we were afraid that he was going to come up here and do something to his mother and me.”[/quote]
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By now, isn’t it obvious – even to the most hard-core gun lovers – that measures should be taken to limit legal acquisition of guns and ammo by people like this? How much more must we endure?