Alright, it happens again. Twice within a year http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7632661.stm
No surprise that this is what you get when your country has 3rd most arms per capita in the world. Then again, it has happened before. After the Finnish government took down the mentalcare, there has been:
Myyrmanni bombing, Vantaa 10/11/2002 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myyrmanni_bombing
Jokela school shooting, Tuusula 11/7/2007 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jokela_school_shooting
Kauhajoki school shooting, Kauhajoki 9/23/2008 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kauhajoki_shooting_incident
Not to mention that this summer 7/2 14 year old girl was stabbed to death by mentally ill 18year old student who had tried to get some help, which was denied. The killer said that this was his demonstration to the government about the problems in mentalcare. Oh, and 8/15, 18year old man killed his 15year old girlfriend. Again the man had some mental issues.
I don't think mental care will help much to prevent these shootings as most of these rampage shooters don't even have any intention to seek mental help. The incident took place just one day after the police questioned him for his video posting on the internet and found not enough grounds to releive him of his firearms. It has probably more to do with loose firearms law.
I don't think they should issue any firearms to anyone below 30 for that matter. There are just too many school shootings these days it's getting out of hand. God help us all.
Well then, is the police the one we should blame? The footage of his threats and such were in the internet already at friday. Police tried to make a contact with him but they didn't reach him. Monday they questioned him about these videos and they still didn't see a reason why they should take the gun away. Because in fact they had enough grounds to releive him of his firearm. In Finland this kind of matter is in the hands of officials' judgement. They just didn't take the threats seriously and left him get away with just some nurturing words.
And DO these shooters have intentions on seeking help? If there was a way to reach help, would it make difference? I mean, people who know they can't reach help, won't try to get help.
Here's the videos and pictures he sent to internet, including one photo he sent from mobilephone during the shooting http://www.riemurasia.net/kauhajoki/
3rd Highest arms capita in the world and u can only name me 3 violent incidents in the last 10 years of gun crime?
Compared to other nations, they have an excellent record.