His views consumed him, and in doing so, not only destroyed his life, but destroyed our family and ruined our lives as well … For a long time, I believed this was our family’s cross to bear. Now, it is not only my families’ lives that are in shambles, but those who were directly affected by his actions, especially the family of Mr. Johns, who bravely sacrificed his life to stop my father.
What he did was an act of cowardice … To physically force your beliefs onto others with violence is not brave, but bullying. Doing so only serves to prove how weak those beliefs are. It is simply desperation, reminiscent of a temper tantrum when a child cannot get his way.
–Erik von Brunn (son of the shooter at the U.S. Holocaust Museum)