We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Confederate Yank on the psychology of courage. How do people behave when they feel trapped? I think a "Let's roll" reaction could have taken the guy down. We only know of one guy who even confronted Cho - Liviu.
Not to blame the victims, but just wondering. For example, if Cho had decided to take on the Rugby team in their locker room or an ROTC class, instead of a German language class, would it have ended differently?