Parents: Son planned shooting at Walmart, movie theater

Parents: Son planned shooting at Walmart, movie theater


WORK OUT, RESULT IN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. JOINING ME NOW, TWO PEOPLE WHO RISKED EVERYTHING TO FEAR WHAT THEY THINK COULD BE A MASS SHOOTING. HE HAD BEEN COMMITTED SEVEN TIMES TO MENTAL INSTITUTIONS, BECAUSE THOSE COMMITMENTS WERE NOT COURT ORDERED HE WAS ABLE TO LEGALLY BUY AN ASSAULT RIFLE. HE PLANNED TO SHOOT UP A WALMART AND MOVIE THEATER. IF CONVICTED HE COULD FACE THE BE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE BEHIND BARS. BLAKE’S PARENTS JOIN ME NOW. WELCOME TO YOU BOTH. LET ME START WITH YOU, IF I MAY. THIS STORY, AND THE REASON IEN WATTED TO HAVE YOU BOTH ON, JUST ABOUT GETS TO THE VERY HEART OF THE REAL PROBLEM WITH THE GUN VIOLENCE TOLL IN AMERICA. THAT IS THE APPALLING WAY THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN AMERICA DEALS WITH PEOPLE EXACTLY LIKE YOUR SON. TELL ME WHEN YOU REALIZED THAT BLAKE HAD SERIOUS MENTAL ISSUES.>>I WOULDN’T SAY THAT BLAKE REALLY HAS SERIOUS MENTAL ISSUES. BLAKE HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED SEVEN TIMES. IT STARTED IN 2008 WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DEPRESSION. AT EACH HOSPITAL VISIT THEY DIAGNOSED HIM WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THEY WOULD CHANGE HIS MEDICINE, THEY WOULD KEEP HIM ON THE SAME MEDICINE. WE NEVER REALLY HAD A CORRECT AND STEADY DIAGNOSIS, IT WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT EACH AND EVERY TIME. AND SOMETIMES THE MEDICINE WOULD AFFECT HIM IN DIFFERENT WAYS, MAKE HIM MANIC, MAKE HIM MORE DEPRESSED, MAKE HIM SUICIDAL, HOMICIDAL. EACH HOSPITAL VISIT WAS A DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS. WHICH JUST, YOU KNOW, LED TO THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED LAST FALL WILL. >>AND JUST TO PUT THIS INCIDENT INTO PROPER PERSPECTIVE. WE GO BACK TO 2009, SOON AFTER HE IS FIRST RECEIVING TREATMENT, AS YOUR WIFE JUST SAID, VERY, VERY DIFFERENT TREATMENTS EACH TIME HE WENT IN. IN 2009 HE GOES INTO A WALMART NEAR WHERE YOU LIVE, I BELIEVE, HE WAS CARRYING A BUTCHER KNIFE AND A HALLOWEEN MASK. HE PICKED OUT AN EMPLOYEE AND SAID HE HOPED POLICE WOULD SHOOT HIM BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE. HE WAS TAKEN TO AN INPATIENT FACILITY. CUT TO LAST NOVEMBER, HE WENT TO THE SAME WALMART WHERE HE DID THIS, AND HE WAS LEGALLY ALLOWED TO BUY AN ASSAULT RIFLE. BY THAT TIME, HE HAD BEEN COMMITTED SEVEN TIMES TO MENTAL INSTITUTIONS, AND REALLY SHOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED ANYWHERE NEAR AN ASSAULT RIFLE. AS HIS FATHER, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE SYSTEM THAT ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN?>>I THINK IT’S TOTALLY BROKEN. THERE’S NO WAY I THINK AMERICA SHOULD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. SEVEN TIMES IN A HOSPITAL, GOING TO THE SAME WALMART THAT HE HAD — WAS CARRIED OUT IN HANDCUFFS EARLIER WITH A BUTCHER KNIFE, AND HE CAN LEGALLY GO IN THERE, PUT THE MONEY ON THE COUNTER, PASS A BACKGROUND TEST, BUY A WEAPON AND AMMUNITION AND BE HANDED THAT RIFLE. GOOD LUCK, HAVE A GOOD DAY. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THAT SYSTEM. AS A MATTER OF FACT I WOULD SAY THE SYSTEM IS TOTALLY BROKEN.>>AND YOU ONLY DISCOVERED WHAT HAD HAPPENED. TRICIA, I THINK YOU WERE GOING THROUGH BLAKE’S LAUNDRY, AND YOU FOUND A WALMART RECEIPT IN HIS POCKET THAT SAID SHOTGUN

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  1. Why didnt they just get him committed ? That would solve that… I dont think I could ever turn my child over to the f–cked up system we have

  2. My son has issues, but I and my wife are REAL PARENTS, and actually communicate with our children, and everything is well. No police/ ruined future necessary.

    I blame the parents in so many ways…

  3. He would never try that in another country strict on crimes such as this. Let him go to China , or the Middle East & try that. He would'nt dare, in some country the consequence is beheading, or torturous death. Only in America. This is an individual needs to be locked away from the public, no telling what he would try next!

  4. You mean the all seeing, all powerful, infinitely wise God who has plans for each and every one of his creations?

    The same one who not only created lucifer/satan, but planned every single action which that fallen angel would do. Including all evil on earth and eternal torture in hell fire.

    I mean if God had a plan for jesus, and has a plan for you and me. Surely he has a plan for each and every one of his angels including Lucifer. I don't see how you could see it any other way.

    Hail Satan.

  5. Why didn't they give the evidence which showed that he was planning to shoot up the wall mart with the rifle?

    They only said he went their with a butcher knife previously and was taken away in handcuffs.

    They don't mention him planning an attack on the wall mart, they only talk about the ridiculousness that he was able to pass a gun background check.

    I sure hope he his parents were damn sure their son was actually going to go on a shooting since he is facing permanent incarceration.

  6. this is why i always carry my briefcase nuke. with crazies like this, we need an understanding of mutually assured destruction

  7. At least when this ignoramus says "assault rifle", I hear "assault type". I just wish liberals knew the difference!

  8. If they are going to throw a mentally unstable person in prison for life for intention to cause harm. I would hope that there is something to back that up that intention other than he went into a walmart a while ago with a knife.

    If they took ten seconds to say something like "He had a journal with plans laid out to murder…" It still wouldn't be a "criminal investigation".

    But seeing as how you have to start your youtube comments with laughable insults. I shouldn't expect any intelligence.

  9. Thank you for having the fear of God in mind to avert another senseless killings. You should be commended for doing the right thing. Parents should not look another way to protect the bad behavior of their children.

  10. Sorry your son is in jail tho 1 they need to stop doctor patient confidentiality when it comes to the mind let that be in your record has its flaws but benefits as well. 2 cops didn't even put in a report on his file showing that he tried to kill someone before

  11. I'm sorry you had to turn your own son in, that's heart breaking. But thank you for your courage in doing the right thing.

  12. Read your public schools rule books closely! Ugh I would start home schooling or private schooling, if I were you!!! Ugh Btw Opt Out of the Military NCLBA in your school office! ASAP

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