Originally Posted by AlanY
Because everyone carries around at least 20 loaded spare magazines for their semiautomatic weapons?
The guy planned ahead. He killed his ex-girlfriend and the RA, went back to his room, rearmed, went to the engineering building all the way across campus, chained the doors, then started shooting and executing people. He was smart enough to not hang around long enough for the students to organize and fight back when his gun went dry.
He's knows he's going to need lots of ammo to rack up a high body count. He knew he needed lots of ammo to kill, so he brought as much loaded magazines as he could. That's not a "hardcore gun culture" thing. That's a "I want to slaughter as many innocents as possible before the police find me" thing.
From reports, he didn't even use the P22. Most likely, he kept it around as a backup weapon in case anyone charged him while he was reloading.
This guy was smart. He planned ahead and flawlessly executed his plan. That's what made him so deadly.
Originally Posted by GlendaleViper
It was enough to end the lives of 31 innocent people. Take your god damned debate somewhere else.
I understand the feeling, but for pro/anti-gun control types that believe in their cause, the best way of honoring the dead would be to prevent this tragedy from happening again.