The only reason I got pissed and disrespectful about Livecorpse's death is because I don't think it's a good lesson for people to think you can kill yourself and expect everyone to gather around feeling sorry for you. I felt the same way when Kurt Cobain died, even though I was a big fan of his music when I was only 13 years old. It was feelings of anger and disgust that this man could be so cowardly to leave behind a wife and child. Then people started making excuses for him exactly the same way people here are making excuses for Livecorpse. If you do that, then you're only encouraging other's to follow the same path. You want to know why I got disrespectful, that's why because of the excuses. Mourning his death is one thing, trying to excuse what he did in any way is just plain wrong. Like saying what he did was no big deal because he only shot the cop in the leg or saying that he had no other option other than suicide. There were many options to apart from suicide. I mean for one if he really did have mental problems, then this could be used as his defense. He could serve time getting psychiatric help in a mental institution, probably even get to have his own computer. Maybe even find his passion is making flash movies while having so much time on his hands in the institution. What he did was assume too much about his predicament, right back to the point where he shot the cop because he was scared of what they might say about him stabbing his friend. If what he said was true and he was protecting his home, then that could easily be argued. Instead he just made his situation 10x worse, but it still could have been defendable if there are medical records of his mental problems. He's just lucky the cop didn't die or else I'm sure people flaming this thread insulting Livecorpse would go up as well.
It is a tragedy, but I won't exclude the fact what he did was seriously wrong and stupid. Saying that his actions were extremely stupid isn't disrespecting the dead, it's just saying it like it is even if he were alive. Also, this goes to show, guns are NOT cool (except in movies and shooting ranges) and carrying them around all the time you're only asking for trouble. Isn't there a statistic in the U.S. that most gun deaths result in the owner's gun being turned on themselves? That means accidents like kids finding them in the home or the criminal in the dark alley shows more street skills swiping the gun right from your shaky palm. Then there's Adam's case where he was drunk and was carrying a gun, it's a recipe for disaster. Sounds like "the right to bear arms" is working out just great, not considering the fact the U.S.'s gun deaths is 3x more per capita than Canada. Why doesn't the U.S. government consider safety courses, like when you're getting a driver's license? That's how it works in Canada, most people don't own a gun because they just don't take the time to go get their handgun license. It's not like in the U.S. where you can just walk into a gun shop and buy a gun, where any moron can own one. If you can't own a car without a license, then you shouldn't be allowed to own a gun without one either.
His death should be an example for all of you to see the kinds of problems that happen when:
A. You hang around the wrong people (he said in the note he knew his neighbour was crazy before all this happened)
B. Carrying a gun when you're drunk
C. Shooting a cop
D. Most of all when you don't seek any help for your problems. There are many things out there including hotlines for suicidal people. Find other options out there rather than live your life stewing in fear and depression. Also, if you're using drugs and alcohol to drown out your problems, then that's a sign you may need anti-depressants. Hell if you add up the total cost you pay for drugs and alcohol, it would probably be enough to pay for meds that will make you feel better, without the self-destructive nature of being an alcoholic.