This guy was very different from the usual school shooter, or for that matter, he was different from the usual spree killer.
He was married, with three kids.
I honestly think this guy was psychotic...........I think we'll find he had some kind of mental disease.
Scarily enough, I DON'T believe that is true of most of the shooters.
I think that often the kids that go on shooting sprees, such as Klebold and Harris, as well as Gill, are absolutely indulged by their families. It seems the Columbine shooters were given everything, forgiven without prejudice everything, enabled in every way. I suspect the same of Gill. I know the Columbine shooters were NEVER challenged in any serious way by their parents. Harris' father had to pay for a car he son had trasdhed with a baseball bat........his attitude was "Boys will be boys!" One set of parents found 14" of sawn-off shotgun barrel.........no action taken.........what has Gill done for the last 7 years? Where did he get the $3000 to buy his fancy weapons, to say nothing of his computer?
To me, and I'm no psychologist, there are three problems with raising kids so completely spoiled, so indulged.
The first is, they never learn any responsibility for their actions, they never are forced to see anything outside their own needs, therefore they learn no empathy, no concern for the unimportant......that is, anything outside their own head, including other people.
Secondly, the indulged believe themselves untouchable, above actual suffering, deserving of all. Thus when they are denied anything, given the tiniest slight, they nurse it into a sense of somehow being wronged, leading to a need for vengence.
Thirdly, nothing matters. There is NO challenge to their lives, all is a gift, everything is relative, it is as if they don't really have anything outside themselves that challenges them, that threatens them, that really moves them, that makes them realize they are alive.
So they create the ultimate challenge that inevitably ends in their own demise.