Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman ‘obsessed with violent video games’

The Telegraph | September 17, 2013

Comment From Old-Thinker News: Was Alexis also on Anti-Depressants? This is a common link found in mass shooters over the past 30 years. Violent video games (as well as movies and other forms of entertainment) merely provide ideas to individuals with underlying issues.

By Nick Allen

Alexis, 34, who was shot dead on Monday after killing 13 people at Washington’s Navy Yard, also carried a .45 handgun tucked in his trousers with no holster “everywhere he went” because he believed people would try to steal his belongings.

He also felt racially discriminated against, and believed he had been financially “screwed” over a contracting job in Japan at the end of last year, friends said. They also said that he was working in a nearby building when the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center went down following the September 11 terrorism attacks.

The addiction to violent video games and guns was at odds with his devout commitment to Buddhism, which saw Alexis spending half the day every Sunday meditating at the Wat Busayadhammvanaram temple in Fort Worth, Texas over a period of several years. He also spent a month in Thailand in April, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

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