Damn it... I was perpetuating this sort of mental illness/mass shooting connection. Exploring the idea further showed a whole world of science and fact that doesn't back it up. If mental illness were a solid factor, wouldn't there be more women and people of color who do this sort of thing as well?
My jury is still out on gun control, I've been having to re-evaluate the stance I was force-fed from birth.
I like talking to puppets.