This isn’t the time for political positioning, but the demented right-wing mucker who walked into a UU church during a children’s play and killed two appears to have given off a lot of signals that he had some pretty serious problems.
The Adkissones’ marriage disintegrated eight years ago after Adkisson had been drinking heavily and then put a gun to Alexander’s head, said Carol Smallwood of Alice, Texas.
According to Anderson County Court records, as their marriage went awry, Jim David Adkisson said he had an option.
That choice was to blow his wife’s brains out and then do the same to himself, an order of protection in Anderson County Chancery Court shows.
Alexander filed for the order of protection against him on March 1, 2000, records show.
The legal action was taken in response to an incident that occurred Feb. 22 of that year, according to the petition for the order. Two days later she filed for divorce.
If you own guns and you’re acting like this, please give someone your guns and go get help. If you know someone who owns guns, and you’re seeing things like this, do something about it.
I deeply believe in people’s right to have guns. But responsibilities come with those rights – and when you show that you can’t deal with those responsibilities – as this guy obviously did – you cannot claim the rights. This guy should have been disarmed. One strike, and you’re out.
I’ll have more to say later, but today it is all about those who have lost loved ones or been wounded. If you make issue comments in this thread, I’ll delete them.