What do we know about Stephen Paddock?
- He was very intelligent.
- He had a bad childhood.
- He inherited a level of mental health problems from his father.
- He was a very private person.
Combine these together and you get someone with a lot of anxiety who bottled it all up. He was prescribed Valium by a doctor but this had the side effect of making his mental health worse.
If he also had a level of narcissism then he would want to destroy people who were happy.
If you then add in that he was disaffected with politics then you get a volcano waiting to explode.
Banning guns is therefore clearly not the solution because killers like this would simply use homemade bombs or cars or even kitchen knives to have a go at others. If you want to stop this happening then you have to address the root causes of this.