They weren't combat vets, or 37 year olds that thought other guys were making their wifes do pornos. Nor were they destitute 55 year olds facing the end of their financially ruined lives.
You will always have forlorn, lost and hurt souls. But something today is very different from 20+ years ago and the only one of any of these "famous" cases I knew of growing up was the UT shooting in 66, I was 6 years old and lived in Lubbock, Texas. That one has been shown on the tube lot since I was a 6 year old.
Colt M1911, AR-15 | S&W Model 19, Model 27| SIG P238 | Berreta 85B Cheetah | Ruger Blackhawk .357MAG, Bearcat "Shopkeeper" .22LR| Remington Marine Magnum SP 12GA., Model 700 SPS .223