Friday, October 2, 2015
Christopher Harper Mercer Is Another Example of a Modern Day Coward ~by Legal Pub
Another coward hiding behind religion or just some sick 26 year-old man seeking media fame? Does it really matter? Nine are dead and nine others injured because of a needless, senseless shooting on Umpqua Community College campus (an Oregon junior college). Christopher Harper Mercer asked his victim's as to their faith before he shot them. Those that answered Christian were shot in the head. Those that answered other were shot in other parts of the body. Mercer's social media presence suggest that he was not religious but was sympathetic to the Irish Republican Army. The gunman ultimately was shot dead in a firefight with police. This is not a video game- there is no reboot or second chance.
The IRA is known for masked gunmen. It is generally considered a paramilitary group made up of Catholics trying to promote independence for Northern Ireland. Apparently the gunman was born in Ireland but has lived most of his life in the United States. Mercer shaved his head and wore camo pants. He was described as a loner by those who knew him. As for me, I simply call him a coward needlessly seeking ten minutes of fame at the cost of innocent lives.