Early reports are often wrong. It may even be the case that the FBI has identified the wrong man (remember Richard Jewell and the Atlanta bombing).
The killing wasn't concerning as the Democrats response:
It is also depressing to reflect that this atrocity will doubtless be used in the coming months to further a Democratic strategy - namely, to defame Republicans and suggest, sometimes subtly and sometimes explicitly, that members of the conservative party are indifferent to or complicit in such crimes...
The feelings of grief, rage, and horror at an atrocity such as we saw last night should be taken for granted among all civilized people. One doesn’t feel “depressed” about an event like a mass shooting. One does get depressed at the cynical uses to which such outrages have lately been put.
“I don’t know what was on the mind or the heart of the man who committed these atrocious crimes,” Bush said. “But I do know what was in the heart of the victims.”
In a crime that has outraged locals, a sniper has reportedly shot down the beloved Confederate flag that traditionally graces the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. "This was clearly one very disturbed individual," said Council Chairman Harvey "Harve" Jeffcoat. "And I can tell you with certainty that he does not represent our community." (source)
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