It will be about 30,000 over the year if you count suicides.
Originally Posted by Makedde
The killing wasn't about the fruit. It was probably the last straw after months of stressful existence.
Also, the husband shouldn't have been allowed guns by law. He was a convicted murderer. He had been convicted of murder in 1974 and assault in 1986. Had the criminal justice system not been so lenient, he should have been in prison.
From your quoted article (page 2):
Paul Gilkey served a decade in prison beginning in 1974 for killing a man in Athens County in May of that year, according to court records. He also had a 1986 arrest for felonious assault, according to the Hocking County sheriff.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292.