The perspective of the shooter is not to sympathize or diminish any of what he did, but rather to shed light on how easy it is to get a gun even if you are obviously unfit to have one.
“Here, just take my money!” he interrupts
before haphazardly grabbing the pistol.
Unclenching his fist to let the crumpled money fall.
He leaves his friend with half a lemonade
and no reasoning for the purchase.
He didn’t really want to pay for it,
he doesn’t like to spend money,
especially when it’s going to dumb people
but it was the easiest option and he
wants this to be easy.
Helena wished math could be easier.
or maybe just less boring
but she still wanted something
as she dropped her head between her hands
and waited for the bell to ring.
He made the bell ring,
but not the one they were expecting.
He took out his new gun.