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Washington gunman was a Buddhist with a hot temper that led to run-ins with police over past shootings
Aaron Alexis seems a study in contradictions: a former Navy reservist, a Defense Department contractor, a convert to Buddhism who was taking an online course in aeronautics. But he also had flashes of temper that led to run-ins with police over shootings in Fort Worth, Texas, and Seattle.
A profile began to emerge of the man authorities identified as the gunman in a mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., that left 13 people dead, including the 34-year-old man. While some neighbours and acquaintances described him as “nice,” his father once told detectives in Seattle that his son had anger management problems related to post-traumatic stress brought on by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He also complained about the Navy and being a victim of discrimination. (AP Photo/Kristi Kinard Suthamtewakul)

Washington gunman was a Buddhist with a hot temper that led to run-ins with police over past shootings

Aaron Alexis seems a study in contradictions: a former Navy reservist, a Defense Department contractor, a convert to Buddhism who was taking an online course in aeronautics. But he also had flashes of temper that led to run-ins with police over shootings in Fort Worth, Texas, and Seattle.

A profile began to emerge of the man authorities identified as the gunman in a mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., that left 13 people dead, including the 34-year-old man. While some neighbours and acquaintances described him as “nice,” his father once told detectives in Seattle that his son had anger management problems related to post-traumatic stress brought on by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He also complained about the Navy and being a victim of discrimination. (AP Photo/Kristi Kinard Suthamtewakul)

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    Well, okay, but there’s nothing here about what Buddhism has to do with his killing spree. Seriously? Are we really...
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    It has been reported that this man had a history of mental illness, and yet he was able to purchase a shotgun only a few...
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    Washington gunman was a Buddhist with a hot temper that led to run-ins with police over past shootings Aaron Alexis...
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    A Buddhist? Crazy. Are we gonna all mad at buddhism now and call all buddist terrorist? Cause that’d suck.
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    THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO BRING BACK INSTITUTIONALIZATION. People who have mental health issues need to be treated. We will...
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    true. buddhism isn’t nearly as peaceful as people tend to think it is (altho it’d probs more peaceful in comparison than...
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