Skip to comments.Retailer who sold to Holmes getting backlash
Posted on 07/24/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by absalom01
TacticalGear.com filled an order received on July 2 from Holmes, who allegedly opened fire inside an Aurora, Colo., theater on Friday, killing 12 people. Holmes paid $306.79 for an urban assault vest, two magazine pouches and a tactical knife.
Chief Executive Officer Chad Weinman said despite its name, the urban assault vest is not bulletproof, but is simply a vest made for carrying accessories. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Meanwhile, the unemployed John Holmes was funded by a grant from the US Gov’t.
How the heck are they supposed to know? Misinformation by the MSM all around is causing more harm to innocent people than to Suspect A.
Exactly. The media continue to cover themselves in honor /sarc.
Despite the harassment, they got lots of free publicity. They people who rant at them were not going to buy stuff from them anyway.
A scary vest and an ugly gun AND a deadly tactical knife.
True, as Obama has said, he did not get the money to buy the weapons and gear by himself, Obama and the federal government paid him to buy them.
That reminds me...I need to put in another order at Sportsman’s Guide.
I’m thinking of ~all~ the camera equipment I could stuff in those pockets.
Sure beats lugging around 4 or 5 different bags...LOL
lolz... well said.
A Statement Regarding The Colorado Shooting
News July 23 2012 By Staff
A Statement Regarding The Colorado Shooting
A post from our CEO regarding the tragic shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater.
On July 2, 2012 TacticalGear.com received an order from James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the Colorado theater massacre. His order included an urban assault vest, two magazine pouches and a tactical knife spending a total of $306.79. Mr. Holmes elected to pay an additional $15.63 for UPS 2nd Day Air to expedite his order. We processed this order as any other, and Mr. Holmes signed for the associated package on July 5 at 2:21 p.m. local time.
In the wake of the tragedy, we have done our best to cooperate with the media and law enforcement agencies by passing on any relevant information. We have since been inundated with countless phone calls, emails and interview requests. Much of this communication has been quite hostile and threatening in nature. We have been falsely accused of selling Mr. Holmes firearms and ammunition over the Internet illegally without conducting the mandated background checks. Some members of our customer relations team have been brought to tears by people insisting that we have blood on our hands.
In an effort to combat this falsehood, myself and our Chief Operating Officer conducted a series of interviews in an attempt to clear up any misconceptions. We reiterated that TacticalGear.com primarily serves the law enforcement community and that we are proud to supply these heroes with the tools they need to keep our communities safe. During the course of these interviews, we were repeatedly questioned about what steps we were taking to prevent the general public from acquiring tactical gear in the future. In response to this line of questioning, statements were made that some have perceived as anti-gun and anti-2nd amendment.
We want to set the record straight and publically state that we fully support the 2nd amendment. The spirit of what we were trying to communicate was that tactical clothing and equipment should not be put in the same category as firearms and ammunition. Firearms and ammunition are subject to considerable regulation, and the notion that tactical gear should be as well is outrageous. Unfortunately, in some instances our choice of words were poor and misguided. For this, we accept full responsibility and sincerely apologize to anyone that took offense to these comments.
I am very proud of TacticalGear.com. It is a great company with a great staff. Each day we wake up thinking about how we can better serve our customers the gear they need when they need it. We work tirelessly to achieve these goals, and we are passionate about what we do. Many of us are avid gun owners and enthusiasts. We frequently visit the local shooting range and keep firearms in the office. We wholeheartedly support the freedom Americans enjoy to legally purchase guns and ammunition. I personally believe that if some members of the audience had concealed carry weapons at hand that night perhaps less blood would have been shed. No amount of gun control is going to prevent a sociopath hell-bent on terrorism from hurting a large group of people.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families of this horrific event. If you have any questions or comments about this issue please direct them to us via email at email@example.com.
They should be a lot more concerned about the guns that were allowed to walk to mexico where hundreds were killed.
Yep. The media act like some big mouth lazy kooks on the internet = backlash.
What about the people who sold him dinner, lunch or breakfast that day, giving him the energy to pull the trigger? Or the place that sold him gasoline? Or the person that sold him the automobile he arrived in? Or his first grade teacher who taught him to read so he could put together those bombs? What about his shoe store? He probably wouldn’t have done this barefooted!
This proves that businesspeople are not only greedy and evil, they deliberately withhold their secret mind-reading powers just to make an extra buck.
First, scary black guns, and now SCARY BLACK CLOTHES !! Horror of horrors, when will it end ???
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