The terrorists kill people wantonly with or without any motives. The last thoughts of William Spengler were how much neighborhood he could burn down and how many people he could kill. In his note, Spengler declared that the killing of people was the only lesson he learned best in his life. It has been corroborated from a two-three page typewritten note he has left behind.
“I still get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like doing best killing people.”
Webster Residents were still asleep when they heard gunshots and saw their houses in flame. Spengler had killed his 92-year-old grandmother with a hammer in 1980 for which he had served 17 years in prison. He was paroled in 1998.
Close on heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre of 20 innocent children and six women on December 14, 2012, the shooting death of two firefighters in line of their duty in Webster, New York one day before Christmas has shocked the whole community. The gunman fired at four firefighters for their efforts to save his burning house and rescue him from a dangerous fire. He used three firearms, one of them exactly of the same make that was used in shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school. It was a .223 Caliber Semiautomatic Bushmaster Rifle with flash suppression.
He shot himself in the head after the police arrived. His sister, Cheryl Spengler, 67, is understood to have been charred in the blazing fire
How easily a convicted felon could get three deadly weapons will figure in Obama administration’s attempts to ban all military style weapons. National Rifle Association in its press conference after Newtown shootout, had entirely ruled out supporting any ban on guns, and instead proposed more guns in hands of Americans to honor the Second Amendment. Mass shootings have spread to churches, movie theaters, soccer tournaments, spas, courthouses, schools, and now residential neighborhoods.
Webster Police chief Gerald L. Pickering said, “Spengler was equipped to go to war to kill innocent people.” The typewritten note is said to have indicated no apparent motive. The police chief declined to release the whole text since the case was still under investigation.
Two volunteer firefighters, Michael Chiapperini, 43, a lieutenant with the Webster police, and Tomasz Kaczowka, 19 lost their lives simply because Spengler had easy access to three deadliest weapons which as a felon he was never supposed to have them. Semiautomatic Bushmaster Rifle was used to exterminate life of 20 children who were looked upon as future of America. Webster shooting of firefighters and killing of six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary, in the similar vein, could be interpreted as an invasion on the very fabric of the nation.