At least 92 are dead. Some eyewinesses at the camp say there was a second shooter. Anders Behring Breivik, the arrested shooter, had a vegetable farm and thus access to large amounts of fertilizer. Authorities say the Oslo bombing was a fertilizer bomb.
Initial conclusions by right wing media media was it was a Muslim terrorist attack. They of course had to eat their words when it became apparent that Breivik is a right-wing extremist. Some on the left are screaming at the right about this, and justifiably so. Comically, right wingers are theorizing that maybe he was a closet Muslim sympathizer. But the real task at hand should be to determine if this was a lone wolf attack or if others were involved, and not have another round of pointless partisan attacks.
By the way, the camp massacre, which left at least 85 dead, probably could not have happened in US states where open and concealed carry of handguns is legal or because someone would have had a rifle nearby. Just saying…
As with much extremist violence, are they committed to the cause then become violent or unhinged individuals who latch onto a cause to make the voices in their heads stop? Maybe it’s a spiral of madness and delusion. Someone rational and committed to a cause wouldn’t kill in such a random manner, the targets would be much more focused with the political message obvious.