The pattern here is that there is no pattern.
The media keeps popularizing mass shootings, encouraging likeminded losers to pick up guns and open fire. Their motives vary, from purely personal to ideological. But ideology for mass shooters tends to be a cover for the same sort of personal dysfunction.
The media jumped on the narrative of Patrick Crusius, the first mass shooter in El Paso, Texas, for being an anti-immigration environmentalist. (It was much more interested in the first part of that than the second part of it.)
It's paying much less attention to Connor Betts. An Elizabeth Warren supporter.
Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”
On Nov. 2, 2018, he wrote: “Vote blue for gods sake.”
On Feb. 14, 2018, he tweeted this at Sen. Rob Portman: “@robportman hey rob. How much did they pay you to look the other way? 17 kids are dead. If not now, when?” That was the date of the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.
Authorities now say that Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, Ohio, donned body armor and a mask before shooting and killing 9 people outside a Dayton bar, including his own sister. At least 27 people were injured. Police say the motive is unclear.
On the Twitter page, Connor Betts indicated he’d vote for Elizabeth Warren for president but not Kamala Harris, responding to a person’s tweet suggesting they be co-presidents. “Nahh, but only cuz Harris is a cop – Warren I’d happily vote for,” he wrote
He shared an article that criticized Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi for not supporting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley. “Read it,” he wrote.
I'm going to go with another mentally unstable product of a broken society whose political views stem from obvious cultural affinities, but who throbbed with anger, wanted to break things, and eventually killed a bunch of people.
That psychological profile could just as easily describe any number of these mass shooters.