Fort Hood Shooter Ranted About Lanza

Ivan Lopez thought Newtown shooter 'pretended to be victim of mental illness'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2014 12:16 PM CDT
Fort Hood Shooter Ranted About Lanza
Army Spc. Ivan Lopez. Authorities said Lopez killed three and wounded 16 at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, before killing himself.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Glidden Lopez)

Ivan Lopez was apparently something of an over-sharer on Facebook: CNN reports that the Fort Hood shooter ranted about Adam Lanza, complaining that the Newtown gunman was after his "minute of fame as a villain" and "pretends to be a victim of a mental illness followed by addiction to violent video games." Continues the post: "It is stupid to me that anyone can have easy access to a powerful weapon without being mentally evaluated. This makes the government indirect accomplice... But thanks to Hollywood and the sensational profiling by the media [they] give more power to those intelligent cowards." Other posts, as per CNN:

  • From last month: "My spiritual peace has just gone. Full of hate. Now I think I'll be damned. Last night I was robbed and I'm pretty sure there were 2 skinny ones. Green light and thumb down. That easy."
  • On his tour in Iraq: "Celebrating life. It has been exactly 1 year and 2 days since left Iraq seeing in Fallujah the most brutal explosion... I was left paralyzed and started a discussion over the radio... I was only focused on breathing deeply so that I don't lose focus and continue the mission. [Those] were hours of agony waiting for an attack by the insurgency but we were able to exit Fallujah all alive. I was in vehicle #6.The worst was that #5 was a diesel truck, the perfect target. And I was only thinking about getting back with my family."
(More Fort Hood shooting stories.)

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