That kind of makes it seem as if all owners of firearms intend to shoot a human
. The shooting of humans outside of war is not all that common. I certainly don't intend to shoot anyone. (We have bears and cougars here - I don't mean the human kinds.) The shock of violence makes it seem far more common than it is.
Consumer Reports (a "liberal" publication by some measures) reports this month that their investigation leads them to believe that most in the USA who die wrongfully will die due to a mistake in a hospital! "One Third of unnecessary deaths".... citing dirty catheters, dirty needles, dirty hands, dirty gloves, misplaced labels, wrong tests, wrong X-rays, wrong wrist tags.
The latest friend of mine to die died because he got a hip replacement - one like from the old joke "the operation was successful but the patient died". Never came home. Went straight into nursing because of a massive infection. Lived three months in agony, awake and aware his life was slipping away...
Odds are, nobody's going to shoot you in a theater, but be careful in a hospital.
If guns were the only way to kill, then they should go. But they aren't. Not even close.
Lack of caring and hate is what kills.
I suspect the man in this case will turn out to have realized his thinking was "odd" which is why he tried to go into neurology. In hopes he could fix himself and his mom would never have to know.