The vast majority of school shootings I have posted about over the last 22 years have had two things in common. The first is that they were all committed by selfish and entitled man-children. The second is that they all had easy access to guns. Whether the guns were purchased legally or not doesn’t matter. Even illegal guns were legally owned at some point. But now it turns out that 18-year-old Salvador Ramos may be the most entitled man-child of them all.
Before he murdered 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, Ramos shot his grandmother in the face. Do you know why he did that? Because she refused to pay his cell phone bill. Ramos texted an online friend from Germany that his grandmother was on the phone with AT&T about his account. It sounds like she was getting ready to cut him off. Six minutes after that text, Ramos texted his friend that he shot his grandmother and was about to go shoot up a school. Thankfully, she survived and is expected to recover.
So, why was Ramos living with his grandparents? He had a dispute with his mother after she disconnected the internet from the home. According to reports, Ramos moved out of the house after his mother disconnected his Wi-Fi access.
So, the question that then needs to be asked is why would his mom cut off his internet access. It may have a lot to do with the fact that he was threatening women online with rape, murder and torture, otherwise known as being an incel. It seems that Ramos used an app called Yubo that allows users to have a 10-person video chat. That sounds a lot like Stickam from the old days, but I digress.
In these chat rooms, Ramos would become unhinged…
“He was an extremely homophobic, transphobic and racist individual which of course resulted in him using slurs and he openly admitted his homophobia multiple times,” one witness said.
“During one livestream, a 19-year-old girl, said Ramos verbally threatened to break down her door and rape and murder her after she rebuffed his sexual advances. She said she witnessed Ramos threaten other girls with similar ‘acts of sexual assault and violence.’
An 18-year-old Yubo user from Ontario, Canada, said she reported Ramos to Yubo in early April after he threatened to shoot up her school and rape and kill her and her mother during one livestream session.
One female Yubo user said: “He would tell people to lock their doors, don’t show up to school tomorrow, just classic s**t that creeps on the internet say. I never knew it would manifest into this.
Sadly, this is exactly the shit creeps on the internet say every day. If you want to take a deep dive into the incel subculture, I recommend going to r/IncelTear on Reddit, but not before reading my post about Incels vs. Columbiners. But be warned, the incel rabbit hole is not for the faint of heart.
Yet, this was online, right? How was he in real life? He was a real piece of shit there too. He is said to have dropped out of Uvalde High School. However, while he was in high school, he was a violent piece of crap. Former classmates say that Ramos was quick to start throwing unprovoked punches and was constantly getting into fights.
As with most school shooters, Ramos’ name will be lost to the sands of time. While his name may be on our lips for a while, it won’t be forever. I can think of at least two school shootings that both happened over 10 years ago, that were some of the deadliest shootings of their time. Most people not from those areas would be hard-pressed to remember them.
None of Ramos’ behavior is a free pass to the ‘responsible gun owners™’ who are still acting like selling two AR-15s to an 18-year-old is acceptable. Once again, Texas shows its commitment to death by requiring neither a permit nor a waiting period to buy a rifle that can fire 45 rounds a minute.
This is the NRA’s target audience, Angry young men, who are looking for any excuse to shoot someone.
All school shootings have one thing in common. The coward’s weapon, known as a gun. Take away the gun and the shootings stop.
- Uvalde school shooter was in school for up to an hour before law enforcement broke into room where he was barricaded and killed him
- What we know about the gunman in the Robb Elementary School shooting
- ‘Incel’ Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos’ chilling live streams reveal ‘disturbing threats to girls’
- Uvalde shooter threatened to rape girl who rebuffed his sexual advances: report