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I didn’t see this posted in full in the tag yet, so here ya go. Videos made by La Due about explosives and firing system tests, audio from two interviews with police, transcripts for the first interview and another transcript from an interview we don’t have the audio from.
Note: Open the soundcloud recordings in a separate tab, if you try and listen to them on the page linked they get refreshed every few minutes and you have to restart.
I think it was the way he choose. I don’t know why he choose that way. And I don’t think is girly at all. Many people commit suicide like that: a shot in the temple.
This anon seems kinda stupid tbh… I mean, for one, implying that girls are sissys by saying that a less gory/violent means of suicide is feminine. Two, ranking one form of suicide as more serious than another when both are done with the intent/expectation to die. Maybe if you were comparing someone impulsively swallowing a handful of tylenol to someone planning months in advance to shoot a shotgun slug through their head, maybe, but that really doesn’t apply here.
Now, onto what I’m guessing/hoping the anon’s point might have been, or at least what can be salvaged from it; “Why did Dylan shoot himself in the side of the head rather than through the roof of his mouth like Eric did, also, why did Dylan use the weaker 9mm Tec-9 rather than his shotgun?” I’ve wondered this a few times myself. Shooting yourself through the roof of the mouth is almost universally more effective than shooting yourself in the side of the head. I’m not sure why adeadlyinnocence feels the opposite is true, unless by “through the roof of the mouth” we are including putting the gun below your chin, in which case to the temple would probably be more effective (with the barrel on your chin, the bullet or buckshot has more bone and tissue to go through to reach the brain, also, you might flinch when pulling the trigger and just destroy your face, this is how most people who try to off themselves with a shotgun but survive end up failing). Most people don’t know which method (to the temple or roof of mouth) is more or less effective or if their is a difference, unless they do some research, I’m guessing Dylan did not research suicide methods. Maybe he chose the temple just because it’s slightly easier and is what is typically depicted in movies/tv/games (the reason probably being that you get a clear unobstructed view of the persons face if the gun is to the side of the head, thus showing us the persons expression and if they had the gun in their mouth they wouldn’t be able to say some dramatic one liner before they pull the trigger. Basically, it “looks cooler” so we see it depicted more.). As to why he didn’t use his shotgun, I have a few ideas; perhaps because it was a double barrel shotgun he couldn’t easily fit it in his mouth, and maybe he wanted to use the tec-9 so his face would be better preserved. It may seem somewhat strange to have that desire, but not that uncommon, nobody likes to think about what happens to your body when you die, and if you’re intent on offing yourself you especially don’t want to chicken out at the last moment because you don’t like the idea of blood and brains splattered everywhere or your face being impossible to recognize. So maybe he chose the less gory method of using the 9mm because he didn’t like to imagine the gore from using the shotgun, or maybe he didn’t want his family to have to see him like that. Another idea is that he didn’t think there would be a difference in effect and just used the tec-9 because that was what was in his dominant hand and thus easier to manipulate.
Maybe we’re just over-analyzing it and to him a gun was a gun and either one would do.
No, I’m sorry anything I send out or get (letters) are private.
He hasn’t said what his motives were (to the public). However I have read an early letter he wrote to someone and he made his motives crystal clear. It’s just private and I haven’t posted it. His motives make sense to me and I feel would make sense to most.
A lot of people feel it has to do with his ex girlfriend but in reality it has nothing to do with her.
It can be. I prefer to use it for that.
If I did, I wouldn’t tell anyone here!
If you want to talk about it, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I think you’ve asked me this multiple times and I haven’t answered for a reason.