The LA Times has a copy of the shooter’s 137 page manifesto for all of us to read, and it is as creepy and as predictable as one would expect. This passage, where he describes buying his first gun, really stood out:
My first act of preparation was the purchase my first handgun. I did this quickly and hastily, at a local gun shop called Goleta Gun and Supply. I had already done some research on handguns, and I decided to purchase the Glock 34 semiautomatic pistol, an efficient and highly accurate weapon. I signed all of the papers and was told that my pickup day was in mid-December.
After I picked up the handgun, I brought it back to my room and felt a new sense of power. I was now armed. Who’s the alpha male now, bitches
While he may be a deranged lunatic, he’s still self aware enough to say why he liked owning a gun, unlike all the other sociopaths like Zimmerman running around with firearms.