10/24/06 From the Mail Sack

Every once in a while I get the opportunity to talk to a reporter. Whenever I tell them that there are “fans” or sympathizers of school shooters they sometimes find it hard to believe. Well wonder no more you journalistic types. Here is an e-mail I received from someone calling themselves Gill. I’m assuming it’s in reference to Kimveer Gill, the Dawson College shooter from Montreal. This is one of the more mild e-mails I’ve received…

Why do you start a website called trenchcoat if you’re not sympathetic to why these kids do school shootings? You call Gill’s pain “adolescent.” I guess it’s okay to do it if you’re George Bush, huh? Nobody calls a military funeral “juvenile,” to belittle it, do they? Fuck arguing with you, I just don’t know why you bother with it at all.

This is a popular tactic with the mutants, comparing school shootings to the war in Iraq. That’s like comparing the proverbial apples and oranges. Hell, that’s more like comparing apples with chickens. Now I’m not here to debate the merits or the lack thereof of the war in Iraq however typically in a war zone two separate factions are armed and shooting at each other. At Dawson College Gill was nothing more than a coward shooting at unarmed people. And usually in a war the goal is some greater good. In Gill’s case the goal was only death. I not only call his “pain” adolescent and juvenile I also call it selfish. What about the pain of the family of Anastasia DeSousa? You know, the promising young girl that Kimveer Gill killed. What about their pain. I think their pain is a lot more important than some gun-wielding psychopath. Kimveer Gill was a 25-year-old living with his mommy. He was a loser in life and an even bigger loser in death.

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