The military pilot is following orders. He doesn't see the faces he obliterates.<quoted text>It's not the gun or the bomb. It's the thought behind it. Is there a difference between shooting 20 children and dropping a bomb on 2000? Most pilots don't kill themselves among the carnage. Maybe that's the difference.
This school shooter was obviously disturbed. Had he gone in barehanded, he could hardly have caused the destruction he did.
All violence marks failure. Of that, there's no doubt.
But you can't possibly equate dropping bombs on thousands in war to punching somebody in the face.