After Dylann Roof, a troubled 21-year-old kid on anti-psychotic drugs, opened fire on people in a Charleston, SC church, President Obama asserted that “this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”
Three days later, a 26-year-old Austrian man ploughed his car into crowds of people. He then got out of his car and began stabbing them with a knife. He killed at least 3 and injured 30. Ten are in hospital with serious injuries, with one in critical condition. The killer is described as a professional driver, married with 2 children. He’s thought to be psychotic.
Mental illness happens everywhere. And the mentally ill don’t need a gun to kill and hurt a lot of people.