Exactly how dumb is Evan Ramsey? He claims that he didn’t know, at age 16, that when you shoot someone, they die. I guess he thought videogames were accurate representations of life. So when he opened fire on his Alaska schoolmates and one of them and the principal ceased to move an dlook alive, he was shocked and horrified. Oh boy. Do you believe this guy? I sure have a hard time. He had said he was angry with people and wanted to shoot them. So…if shooting them wasn’t supposed to kill them, what was it supposed to do?
I try to understand, within reason, when someone says they didn’t know better. But at about four years of age, I knew that shooting a gun at something could kill it. I remember when I was about five, and being scared when I went to my sister’s track meet because they fire a starter’s pistol. I asked what was getting shot, and why? Mom had to explain to me that that gun didn’t have any bullets. So I have a hard time believing that he didn’t have a clue. He mustn’t have seemed naive to the jury either, because they gave him 210 years. Holy crap. Well I guess that’s a lot of time to get a clue.