Of course, had he been using a gun, the incident would be front-and-center in a push to blame all gun owners, blame the NRA, and force legislation to violate the human rights of all gun owners.
As it is, he is simply crazy.
Notice the contrast?
Just my opinion.
How many people did he get to beat with a blunt object before the police arrived and arrested him and why was he not beaten to a pulp to be turned over to them?