Skip to comments.Batman is an illusion. Only you can defend your life and your loved ones.
Posted on 07/20/2012 7:14:34 PM PDT by Greg Swann
A "lone gunman" shoots up a Colorado movie theater, and already the craven opportunists who know they cannot enslave an armed population are demanding still more gun control. The point is not to save you from events that cannot be prevented by any means. The objective, always, is to take away your power to resist statist tyranny.
How was a shooting like this possible? It was because no one else in the theater audience was armed. We have trained ourselves to rely on an imaginary cosmic Batman to protect us from the vicissitudes of life, delegating the responsibility of self-defense to self-important "professionals." In reality, we are safe to go about unarmed not because cops are actually capable of defending our lives, but simply because virtually all of us are sane, normal, non-violent people.
It's possible the Colorado gunman counted on his victims being unarmed. It's also possible he's too crazy to care. But in fact the audience was unarmed, so no one was equipped to take out the gunman before he could effect his killing spree. He murdered 12 people and injured 50 and yet he was alive and unharmed when he surrendered to police. Batman was camped out at the donut shop, as always, and the hapless victims of Gotham City were armed with nothing but throaty screams.
How can we prevent tragedies like this? We can't. But we can end them after only one or two shots have been fired, instead of praying for the villain to run out of ammunition. There is no alternative to self-defense. When the shooting starts, if you are not prepared to shoot back, Batman will not swoop in to save you.
The good news, which will largely go unreported, is that the gun shops and shooting ranges will be busier than ever in the coming days. Batman is an illusion, always has been. But last night's massacre illuminates this morning's epiphany:
The only person who can defend your life and the lives of the people you love is you.
When seconds count, the police are just minutes away!
Batman is an illusion? Ha! Impossible.
Next thing you know, people will be claiming the Easter Bunny isn’t real.
You are your very best first responder. Not even Batman cares as much about your continued existence as much as you do.
And even when they do arrive, they don't necessarily go in for many more minutes until all the shooting stops. They wait until it's safe for them.
0bama is The Joker.
So glad that we now have the Department of Homeland Security to protect us.
How was this shooting possible?
Denver has some of the strictist gun laws in the state.
I’m quite sure it’s illegal to carry a gun into a theater in Denver.
Perhaps we should make a new law that states that even criminals have to obey existing gun laws?
Am sure Bloomberg will also blame the very large sodas, and big bags of salty popcorn available at the theatre.
I hope I’m never in a situation like this or Luby’s but I always question why nobody attacked this guy. I’d like to think that if I was sitting within a few feet of the exit and a guy comes in and throws a tear gas grenade over my head I’d jump him. However, considering this guy looked like a SWAT team member, I probably would have sat there and let him shoot me.
And that is one of the major problems we have in this country. We’ve allowed our police to become jack booted Nazis and we cower in their presence. When a person can come through the exit door of a crowded theater dressed in assault gear we’ve been conditioned to believe the guy is a cop. Cops shouldn’t be dressed like Nazis.
Colorado FRs, does your state law prohibit firearms in theaters or stadiums? If not, did that city? Or did that theater have a “no guns” sign?
If one has CCW permit, I guess one has to decide whether or not carrying in a prohibited area is safer than a possible violation fine.