Well its happened.
I was just saying to my husband the other day, that I was concerned this sort of thing would eventually happen. Either in or out side a meeting. This…was out side and he intentionally shot a person out side the sober living home.
Mother of shooter had written about his temper, struggles with sobriety
By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press Posted: Nov 02, 2015 11:30 PM ETLast Updated: Nov 03, 2015 1:48 AM ET
The man who fatally shot three people during a rampage through the streets of Colorado Springs was a recovering alcoholic who posted an online video two days earlier expressing displeasure with his father for allegedly falling under the sway of a particular preacher — but gave no indication of the violence to come.
Authorities on Monday identified the gunman as 33-year-old Noah Jacob Harpham, who lived just steps from where his first victim was slain on Saturday.
Witnesses said Harpham had a rifle in one hand and a revolver in the other when he first killed a bicyclist. He then calmly walked less than a mile and fatally shot two women on the porch of a sobriety house. Harpham was then killed in a gunbattle with police.
A motive for the downtown shootings in broad daylight was unknown, and Harpham left few clues in blog posts and on social media.
Read full story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/colorado-shooter-harpham-1.3301025
During a visit to his family’s Colorado Springs home years ago, he drank too much, became angry and “exploded,” Kopp said. His mood had become “so toxic it was scary.”
His mother and stepfather urged Harpham to move in with them. In Colorado Springs, she said, he found work as an insurance agent and met with an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor regularly.
( AA and all its trappings failed this man) Angry already- in an environment where AA members tell each other you cant “afford to get angry” ——“What’s your part in it ” ——-“You need to work a better program “——“you are broken for life”——“only we can help you —–you can’t help yourself on this one buddy ” ——–You need to come to these meetings forever” —-
I believe that not only drugs and drink are killing our youth- its AA and NA. Here’s why …If you are told at a super young age that you are broken forever- you too may say —“fuck it ” why bother—– and shoot that heroin one more time. Only now its too strong so you may take too much.