Skip to comments.'Dark Knight Rises' shooting: Three heroes died in Aurora taking bullets for their girlfriends
Posted on 07/22/2012 12:51:11 PM PDT by SkyPilot
Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them.
In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery.
Blunks girlfriend, Jansen Young; McQuinns girlfriend, Samantha Yowler; and Teves gal pal Amanda Lindgren made it out of the bloodbath but they would have been killed had it not been for the loves of their lives.
Hes a hero, and hell never be forgotten, a tearful Jansen Young told the Daily News of Blunk. Jon took a bullet for me.
She was too distraught to speak more, but her mother called Blunk, 25, who had two young children from a previous relationship, a gentleman.
He was loving, the kind of guy you want your daughter to be with, and ultimately, shes alive because of this, because he protected her, Shellie Young said.
She said Blunk, a security guard, had served in the Navy and had recently filled out papers to reenlist with a goal of becoming a Navy SEAL. To her, he was a hero anyway because he wanted to serve his country, she said of her daughter, who was left with shrapnel wounds to her side. He said that all the time: I was born to serve my country.
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You know, when it is just a count, it seems unreal.
When you put faces and actions to the victims the reality sets in.
I was sort of unfazed by the coverage until that guy’s dad called into Hannity. When he talked about his son (talking babout) turning and seeing half his g/f’s face gone I almost lost it, right in public.
It is part of being human, I know...
These men are heroes and should be remembered as heroes. They died making the ultimate sacrifice. Not thinking of themselves, but thinking of others. God bless them and their families
> The National Organization for Women had no comment.
And to augment the injury, the Left will fight tirelessly to prevent Capital Punishment for the CREEP that did this.
And they will use it to foster the enlargement of government while taking more of our rights away.
Meanwhile, the theaters who allow their EMERGENCY EXITS to be used indiscriminately without sounding alarms need to get these things working. It is, after all, SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
And where are the lazy, stupid union thugs that are supposed to inspect the safety apparatus of public facilities?
Real men. Nuff said.
The polar opposite of their actions? ==
The unmarried white couple with 2 kids who went with the kids to the movie.
The shooting starts & the boyfriend bolts & leaves the woman to fend for herself with the 2 kids.
SHE got help from a black man, but her ‘baby daddy’ LEFT HER and the kids!!!!!
That’s the reality of todays country we live in where the constitution is all but shredded: When it comes to self defense, you have to die.
I heard already there is talk about suing the movie theater and the gun companies. What good is that going to do? The only result will be money crossing palms. It won’t change anything.
They want to really do something, how about they sue those who swear to protect and defend the constitution but instead shred it? Probably won’t even make it to court, but it will put the spotlight on the other villans in this story like Mike Bloomberg, Carolyn McCarthy, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi....All of whom are protected by armed guards 24 hours a day. These are the people who for years have been telling every dead person in that theater “You’re destiny is to die because my ideaology is more important than the constitution and more important than your life.”
These ladies are probably thinking, just give me 5 minutes with this creep, just 5 minutes.
They are heroes and they died making the ultimate sacrifice. Greater love hath no man. If all three hadn’t been deterred from carrying firearms by the theater’s free fire zone on innocents (aka “gun free” zone) policy, one or all might today be living heroes and the subhman might be dead.
Yeah I read about that. Probably a major lefty, OWS protester gauranteed.
Did you hear that the “baby daddy” has now proposed to the “baby momma”? I know they already have two kids, but she should really think about taking up with someone else because he’s a loser.
“If all three hadnt been deterred from carrying firearms by the theaters free fire zone on innocents (aka gun free zone) policy, one or all might today be living heroes and the subhman might be dead.”
Because everyone knows that body armor is ineffective against projectiles fired by well meaning people. That is a universal law. Sort of like how all bad guys are bad shots.
I agree..all of these “gun control advocates” are hypocrites. If ANYONE in that theater had been allowed to carry a firearm into the theater they could have taken this prick down for sure. These “Gun free zones” dont prevent anything, look at Chicago for proof of that. I just read how the youngest shooting victim’s mother(Who was shot in the stomach and neck) was pregnant..so this monster also took the life of an unborn child
The Chief of Police immediately started bragging about how fast the cops arrived on the scene, saying it was about a minute and a half. I wondered how? Is the police station located beside the theater? Maybe one cop because of the expected massive crowd at the after the movie?
The next day when I heard the shooter was alone in the theater for 20 minutes shooting 72 people, I wondered how in the hell this is possible. 20 minutes is a long time for someone to be mowing people down an no cop to respond? So no one in that theater watching the movie, or the people working the concession stand called the cops for over 20 minutes??
Something don’t add up here folks.
Those were men.
Is that how the killer entered the theater carrying his weapons?
Oohrah. Hearts of warriors. God bless them and those like them.
Oh yeah, that’s the doosh that split on her isn’t it. Left her to fend for herself. Reminds me of Dr. Smith from Lost in space: “Oh dear! Oh dear! Run for your lives! Whooooa!”
Why not? According to their worldview, these young men were being “sexist” and “patriarchal” for protecting the lives of their women. I figure the NOW hags would hate them.
Ever hear of a headshot? The human head is a much larger target than many competent pistol shooters will group at, even at 20 yards.
Uh... it has not been proven that he was wearing any actual body armor. Most of the evidence I have seen so far indicates that this was more like a military style vest with pockets for magazine clips. Recommendation: don't be too quick to jump someone else for what may be your own incorrect assumption.
Throwing themselves in the line of fire just showed how little regard they had for the women's independence and how far we have to go before boys learn that life and death decisions are only the providence of women.
If NOW & the Dems were honest, that's what they'd say about these kids.
Sadly, I don't have faith that even a single one of these girls will get it. Sure they'll give lip service to what these young guys did individual but they'll pursue the feminist agenda, talk down about men and teach any future children they may have in that mold while the cowardly baby daddy lives a long, healthy life and gets the girl.
Think about it.
Well, it is well known that there are always tons of wimps. Just watch any cowboy movie.
But few are the heroes. The wimps don't deserve our attention.
What a sick, sad world we have to share.
These men were brave and had Lion hearts. Its drummed into us from birth, men are supposed to stand up for the women. Now, what does one think would happen if this had been a combat situation with men and women on the same side fighting a foe? I shudder to think what the outcome would be with our Western mores.
Yes. What is described as the 'Emergency Exits' are the ones at the front of the theater which are locked from outside access. Many use them to leave the theater as it is sometimes much closer to the parking lot. Some use them to 'sneak' their friends in to a show.
Allegedly he bought a ticket, went in the theater, and then went out the Parking Lot/Emergency Exit. He equipped himself from his car, then re-entered via that same Emergency Exit.
It was reported that he taped over the 'lock'. It has reported that someone let him in. It was reported that there was a phone call involved. May all be rumors, but he did get back in through the one-way Emergency Exit somehow.
I would be remiss, and a bit hypocritical, given my other comments on this thread, if I didn’t THANK YOU for posting this thread.
OK. Put them in a darkened movie theater filled with tear gas, and have them shoot at targets 20 yards away.
“OK. Put them in a darkened movie theater filled with tear gas, and have them shoot at targets 20 yards away. “
...with a frantic crowd screaming all around and ask the target to hold still, and not shoot at you while you take this shot.....
Heroes all, with an automatic pass to heaven...”Greater love has no man than this”
If they had been allowed to die with weapons in their hands, they also would have qualified for Valhalla...but a shield is a weapon, and since they chose to use their bodies as shields, they made a warriors’ choice...not “victims”, they died as warriors.
Both the man that abandoned his woman and the perp would be called Nithings according to old Nordic thinking, not necessarily evil, but empty, soul-less creatures.
But the Bible reminds how devils love
to find a house desolate and uninhabited, and I think they found just that in the shooter.
Peace and glory to the brave.
Renews my faith in American youth. Prayers to everyone touched by this evil.
In the case of Jon Blunk, I'm afraid we do need to make a distinction of how he died vs. how he lived.
I wouldn't want anybody of the next generation to leave their wife & two kids (perhaps it was mutual; no matter)...NOT get a divorce...and then go pick up a relationship with another woman while still technically married.
(Blunk's estranged wife and two kids live in Reno)
The unmarried white couple with 2 kids who went with the kids to the movie. The shooting starts & the boyfriend bolts & leaves the woman to fend for herself with the 2 kids. [Ridesthemiles, post #6]
Meanwhile, the married (to another woman) Blunk with 2 kids who wasn't around for his 2 kids went to the movie without them. The shooting starts & the boyfriend -- whose also a husband -- doesn't bolt & doesn't leave that girlfriend to fend for herself...BUT he does leave the women (his wife in Reno) to fend for herself with the 2 kids
A hero in death; a relational coward in life. Even if he didn't to move out of the home, why wasn't he in Reno to be close to his two kids?
Instead, off he went. And now he's gone from their lives forever.
Let's be realistic; 'some' women gravitate towards these type of men. They always have and always will.
Body armour doesn't stop the impact of the shots, which can and will slow down and disorient the shooter, if not disable him. Once he is hit, he can be hit again. If the gas is to thick, he can be hunted by those who are carrying.
YOU FIGHT BACK.
SEVENTY ONE PEOPLE WERE SHOT.
But that's preferable to fighting back?
Screw you. May God piss on the dirt you stand on, you miserable, crawling cowards.
If ONE PERSON remained unshot because people could shoot back, it would be worth it.
If the whole theater DIED while being armed, and all 400 people were shooting and fighting for their lives when they died, it would be preferable to being shot down like dogs by a maniac.
DAMN you sh*t-pantsed cowards!
The world must be pretty simple when you live in your mom’s basement. Want another Hot Pocket while you play your X-box.....
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
This reminds me of all the people asking “why didn’t someone rush the gunman”. These 3 men obviously had the courage to rush him, if it not facing a black armor clad assailant in a dark, smoke-filled room full of panicked people. I would say these 3 brave men did what they could in the time they had.
Well what do you expect.. they were ... you know... HONKIES
Sure it does. Haven't you noticed how often even a routine traffic stop these days involves two police cars? It adds up to "officer safety" rules that require "adequate backup" to arrive before entering the fray... even while innocents die.
Unions write those rules. They are the same reason for no knock raids, extra SWAT teams, and the ubiquity of bullet proof vests. Police cite the hazard of their work, but it is a LOT saver to be a cop or a firefighter than a whole array of industrial jobs paying a lot less.
My daughters clasmate, Josh Nowlan was wounded helping his friend protect his girlfriend. He saved her life.
Some kinda scumbag that shoots a little girl. It seems to me that the scumbag was targeting the women
When we read yesterday about the cowardly Jamie Rohrs--the punk who abandoned his girlfriend, their baby, and her little daughter--many people noted that this young couple's behavior was disturbing evidence of the breakdown of the family in a me-centered generation.
So, sadly, is Jon Blunk's story. The girlfriend he rescued already has two little kids "from a previous relationship," and she thrust her affections (and her phone number) on the still-married Jon Blunk, who had left behind his wife and two small kids in another state. He was unquestionably a hero for saving his new girlfriend's life in that theater, but I doubt his small son and daughter will display this article proudly to their friends later on in life.
I understand there were others in the theater in other/ batman costumes. One of them was getting in peoples faces and frightening them.
How did the shooter exit the theater? Still in the gas mask and with weapons? With other people?
If the police were there, why didnt they just drop him there?
Did James Holmes have body armor covering his face and head?
You really need to grow up and drop the juvenile attitude.
Definitely a complication, but don’t you allow for the possibility that someone might have been right near the guy and able to get a few shots off quickly?
I think you are right about that. The scumbag certainly did have "women" issues. The only way he seemed to be able to relate to one was through porno.
Seriously. What kind of man posts something like this with their name on it?
Porn dehumanizes women and men; and this guy was so evil he shot a 6 year old girl.
Psychiatrist said that to the shooter, they weren’t men or women but just objects...and it was all about CONTROL..his.
All brave men indeed!
> Is that how the killer entered the theater carrying his weapons?
Yup. According to accounts I’ve read, he bought a ticket, then went out one of the safety exits and left the door jimmied open enough so that he could re-enter through the same exit. He went out to his car, got all his equipment, returned through the exit he had left jimmied open and started shooting.
The theater chain is going to have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do, since those exits are supposed to alarm the ushers if they are opened during the show. The alarms are disabled at the end of the show to allow the audience to leave through them, but the alarms were probably left disabled. Very stupid, not to mention bad business sense, since anybody could let their buddies enter for free.
And return fire has a way of taking the ‘courage’ out of these guys!
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