Skip to comments.WHY DID NO AMERICAN MAN OR WOMAN JUMP THE BATMAN KILLER?
Posted on 07/21/2012 2:00:36 PM PDT by golux
There are lots of experts in this forum of one kind or another. Here we have James Holmes. Why wasn't he taken down? Would you have done it?
RE: Great analyses. I like to think that I would have gone for the flashes
Same here. I’m reasonably certain at the end if he turned his back on me he would be in a rear naked choke till 10 min or some one pried me off him... how did it end? LUNATIC: I’m out of bullets. feed me for the rest of my life?
Your question was a barely formed passing thought. An uninformed one at that if you read post #21. Does everyone’s uninformed passing thought deserve its own thread here? “No, of course not”, you’ll answer, “only MINE!” And it couldn’t have been asked on any one of the dozens existing threads? No, have bring attention to one’s deep thoughts!
Learn to develop thoughts, write complete paragraphs, and research your questions, is my advice.
Don’t feel bad, there’ll be a dozen more such threads in the next 12 hours on this site which was once a discussion forum before deteriorating into a chat room of comic book fans.
So.. in your reasoning the soldiers killed and wounded in the Ft. Hood massacre were also poooosies and metrosexuals for not neutralizing the shooter in the first few nonoseconds...yet it took 1/2 hour to take out the shooter in that case..on a military base WITH trained soldiers..yet alone civilians in a movie theatre in this case.
Some of you people really crack me up..you were not even there yet saying how you would taken this guy out.
Let me guess. You walked 15 miles to school uphill in 5 foot snow both ways huh?
thanks...I am learning a lot and gain solace that we ARE discussing this and not just avoiding this........
you know, “just move along now, nothing to see, don’t talk about it, no need to share your thoughts or feelings...”
Disregard #80, please, it was meant for the starter of the thread, not you, sorry.
If there is a reasonable chance of success, I hope that I’d make the move. But you don’t know until you’re there, and suicide isn’t in my genetic makeup.
There's also Romney staffers and dupes, Catholic spammers, and now even animal rights activists. A real gathering of 'Big Tent' Republicans!
Yes, and each and everyone of them having passing deep thoughts they just have to share with the rest of the world.
Numerous posters on FR on other threads mentioned they go to these midnight screening themselves...
One of the hopeful out comes of this discussion and ones like it, even the TV coverage is tha tpeople are talking about this and I have many friends who have said to me,”You know, I wonder what I would have done, or be able to do?”
No one that I have heard, on TV or this thread has ever “ blamed or judged or second guessed” the victims , dead or alive in this massacre.
the question “why didn’t someone take him out?” is quickly followed by introspection of “What would or could I have done?’..usually with a very humble acknowledgment of the realities of that situation.
It is now much harder after 9-11 for someone to use the same tactics to hijack a plane...we all talked about the heroes, the situations and learned from it. Not that this is a guarantee for us to be able ( or even have the possibility) to do the most effective thing...but that’s how we “cope” with the unimaginable.
Why did no one jump him?
Same reason no one jumped the VA tech killer, but watched him reload like sheep.
Good point...even the police on the scene initially thought he was one of them...Psychologically, that would freeze most people.
For most Americans, it would have been a long commute.
good post...I was thinking the same the same thing! After a while, there were hundreds of people behind him, right? All it took was one guy in the bunch of people nearby to jump on his back and choke him out in 10 seconds....or snap his neck.
EXCELLANT analysis and comprehensive points. thanks.
Mr. Impatient said in relevant part:
“If someone has an automatic weapon and is currently firing it”
Calling this liberal lie out. Nothing I have seen indicated he had anything other then a semi automatic. If you got something to back up he had an automatic weapon I would like to see it.
The problem is the cell phone. Since they invented the cell phone, there are very few pay
phone booths. No phone booths, nowhere to change into the Superman outfit.
Sort of a foolish and somehow inappropriate question being discussed. The killer was prepared fir a massacre. The audience was ready for a movie.
The more I think about it, it’s somewhat remarkable that the death toll wasn’t substantially higher.
The murderer apparently used all he could muster in the premeditated act, but in this day and age, even a moderately equipped murderer seeking mass slaughter could pose situations where they could slaughter 10 times as many victims.
Maybe he overestimated his ability to act with the gas mask.
i have found this thread helpful.
Don’t read this or the next “dozen” threads if you don’t like them.
You are not the “DECIDER’ of who or what should be posted.If all you can do is complain about the thread being even posted...well, I guess that IS all you can do.
you have now given even more attention to a thread you feel is worthless to be its own thread.How ironic.
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