more on jiverly wong

Some more details have emerged about Jiverly Wong, the man responsible for killing 13 yesterday in a shooting rampage at an immigration services center in Binghamton, New York... He was apparently upset over recently losing his job at a vacuum plant, and felt like his life was going downhill: As NY gunman's life unraveled, he took others'.

So he decided to kill as many people as possible, before shooting himself? That's the act of a coward. Look, I am sympathetic to those who are going through tough times. Maybe you're not happy with the way your life has turned out. It seems like you're alone, and things don't look like they're going to get better.

But there are a lot of people getting through tough times, and they're not strapping on bulletproof vests and shooting up crowds. There's something seriously wrong with this condition -- and no, it's not just an Asian thing, or an immigrant thing. Don't try to turn it into that. People need to deal, and we need to help each other deal.

I realize that this may come off as insensitive. It's easy to make a snap judgment, and there's certainly more to it than just a pissed off guy with a gun. I know. But it's frustrating, I'm tired of it, and it's something that needs to be said... at least before we get into more nuanced discussions of what really went wrong here.

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