Many people have been speculating about why Jared Loughner, the person who shot and killed six people and wound many others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, did what he did.
Most people are saying that a combination of his clear mental illness, combined with all the political crap and shear hatefulness between the conservatives and liberals that's been played out on TV and radio and on the Internet.
I don't believe that politics had anything to do with what Loughtner did. From what I have read he prescribed to the extremes of both the left and the right, but that he didn't listen to the news or watch TV or listen to the radio or anything like that, and that he was extremely paranoid, had very odd behavior, and most likely has schizophrenia.
The fact is is that there really isn't anything complex about this at all. The guy's mental condition continued to go down hill, he apparently got no help for his mental illness, he gets a gun, then he goes out and shoots a bunch of people.
Everyone wants to make this more complex then what it really is, but it's not.
He went nuts, he killed a bunch of people, and he is the only person to blame.