Breivik didn't come across as terribly bright, although he was rather normal looking or even handsome. Tarrant seems a little smarter. It doesn't take a genius to shoot a bunch of people. It's just that most of the people who decide to do such a thing are, luckily, incredibly defective and fuck it up somehow.I just can't accept that one man who looks like he just discovered fire killed 50 people, while two dumb asses (one in Sydney and one in Norway) only kill/injure one person each?
Anyone reasonably competent can probably get kill counts this high. It's just that the vast majority of people who decide to pull shit like this aren't reasonably competent.
Notably, the two high kill count guys mentioned, Breivik and Tarrant, didn't end up dead because apparently they wanted to stick around to see the impact of their actions. Paddock, while more successful, probably did actually intend to die in whatever he was doing. He never explained why he did what he did, so one has to assume he just wanted to kill a bunch of people and had no actual message. I doubt he was just particularly hostile to country music.