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Connecticut man injured in Colorado theater shooting featured in anti-gun TV ad
NewHavenRegister.com ^ | October 01, 2012 | N/A

Posted on 10/01/2012 5:29:50 AM PDT by raybbr

DENVER — A man wounded in the shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater is appearing in a television ad aimed at getting voters' and candidates' attention before the first presidential debate — and to shed some light on gun violence.

Stephen Barton, 22, of Southbury, Conn., was among the 58 people injured in the July 20 attack in Aurora that also left 12 people dead. In a 30-second spot targeting cable television viewers in the Denver and Washington, D.C., markets, he urges people to ask themselves during Wednesday night's debate which candidate has a plan to stop gun violence.

Filmed inside an empty movie theater, Barton talks about his experience during the shooting as photos of jagged gunshot wounds to his face and neck are shown.

"I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won't be so lucky, because they'll be murdered with guns in the next president's term, enough to fill over 200 theaters," Barton says in the ad.

The ad is part of the "Demand A Plan" campaign led by shooting survivors and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a bipartisan group of more than 725 mayors who advocate closing what they say are loopholes in laws designed to prevent felons, domestic violence offenders, the seriously mentally ill and other dangerous people from obtaining firearms.

"Especially now, given what's happened in the past few months with guns and these mass shootings, I don't think there is a better opportunity to talk about this," Barton said in an interview with The Associated Press

(Excerpt) Read more at nhregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; rkba
I see this guy found a way to both politicize and cash in on his victimhood.
1 posted on 10/01/2012 5:29:56 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: raybbr

“Barton said in an interview with The Associated Press”

There you go right there, just more propaganda BS from AP.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 5:35:26 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: raybbr

Chicago pretends to have implemented Obama’s “plan to end gun violence”.

How’s THAT working out for you??!?!


3 posted on 10/01/2012 5:36:56 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: raybbr

“That damned spoon made me fat. Ban it!”


4 posted on 10/01/2012 5:42:23 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: raybbr
The ad is part of the "Demand A Plan" campaign led by shooting survivors and Mayors Against Illegal Guns...

When these mayors publicly announce that they've all fired their bodyguards and will,themselves,not carry any firearms I'll consider allowing my Second Amendment rights to be infringed.Until then,they can go do something to themselves that's anatomically impossible.

Did ya hear that,Mr Doomberg....Mr Ballet Dancer?

5 posted on 10/01/2012 5:46:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: raybbr

He should be grateful the idiot decided to use a gun rather than blocking the exits and a gallon of gasoline.
I’m still waiting for someone to propose common sense criminal control.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 5:48:51 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
There you go with the common sense again.

You know that's not allowed in the Land of the Loony Left.

Only guns kill in the Land of the Loony Left, and because there is no guns there is no war.

Hannibal was just a traveling circus.

7 posted on 10/01/2012 6:01:04 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: raybbr

I heard the commercial this morning and was wondering why he doesn’t ask to stop ALL violence instead of “gun violence”? These people will never stop.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: G Larry

It’s not working well, has never worked, and will continue to result in the deaths of many innocents.

Discouraging people from confronting evil BY DISARMING them is madness.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 6:15:54 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting
It might be madness, but it is very telegenic and makes a great headline.

It can also do wonders for a persons political career.

Protect the public? Yeah... They don't actually give a sh*t about that or they'd be encouraging everyone to learn how to carry a firearm and use it safely.

10 posted on 10/01/2012 6:19:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: raybbr

I guess he liked being a victim, and wants to make victimhood legally mandatory.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 6:23:53 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: raybbr
Well eat my grits!!!!

SURPRISE, SURPRISE SURPRISE!!

I NEVER would have exspected THIS!!

They are such predictable ghouls these rats.

AMERICA OUT OF THE UN AND THE UN OUT OF AMERICA!

12 posted on 10/01/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Dead Corpse

It has always been in the interest of the state to usurp power. Many sheeple allow this thanks in part to their carefully engineered indoctrination from all media sources and govt schooling. And it is human nature to relegate unpleasant chores (defense of self and the state) to others.

However, the text of the 2nd Amendment makes it clear why the people have the right to arms — for the security of a FREE state.

Free men possess arms, slaves don’t.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 6:32:33 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: raybbr

Yep, they found someone that would sell out the citizens
and their right to protect themselves.

What if he had been saved by a CC from a mugger—
would he be FOR personal protection then?

Idiot sell out!


14 posted on 10/01/2012 6:33:30 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: nonsporting
The prefatory clause gives a reason for the operative clause. The full text of the Second gives one reason, but that reason isn't the only one. It also doesn't modify what follows, it just validates it.

The Socialists (Dems and gun-hating Repubs too) will try and tell you that the National Guard is the "militia" you can join to exercise your RKBA. They are worse than wrong. They are traitors to the fundamental freedoms the Founders tried to preserve.

Going to be some hard times ahead.

15 posted on 10/01/2012 6:38:47 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Those who sell their liberty for security are understandable, if pitiable, creatures. Those who sell the liberty of others for wealth, power, or even a moment's respite deserve only the end of a rope. - L. Neil Smith. Tactical Reflections.
16 posted on 10/01/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: raybbr

Gun Rights advocates need to start sponsoring commercials too. We are way too squeamish about the subject. The bottom line is that, while a nut gets his hands on a gun and shoots a bunch of people every once in a while, the vast majority of the time guns save lives and protect the weak against the physically stronger. The old lady who some thug tries to rob. The young woman that some animal tries to rape. We need those people in commercials.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:19 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: raybbr
Yep. He conveniently ignores that the theater in question didn't allow carrying weapons, even with a permit. The good guys were disarmed, and those who really don't care about the rules continue to not care what any of the rules are.

(Like not shooting people at random in a crowded theater...)

18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Dead Corpse

It may not be the only reason, but it must be recognized as the essential reason. We can function as a “ militia of one”, but it is far more effective to train with others so as to have someone to watch your 6, 3 and 9. A rifle team can more effectively counter SWAT, HRT, etc., that the tyrants might want to direct our way. (Not merely weapons, but tactics and techniques one can only acquire from knowledgable sources—if one is serious about the pledge, “no more Wacos and Ruby Ridges”).

“What, Sir, is the use of the militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” Elbridge Gerry, Aug 17, 1789

Look around and count the standing armies. What trained militias exist to oppose them?

The hour is later than we think.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 7:16:51 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: raybbr
The victim


20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: nonsporting

http://westernrifleshooters.blogspot.com/2008/07/vanderboegh-handgun-against-army-ten.html

But yeah, when the festivities start... Bring as many friends as you can get a hold of.

http://alarmandmuster.proboards.com/index.cgi


21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:50:40 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: raybbr
There is a new TV series call “Revolution”, which is clearly not being written or produced by Leftists.

A post-apocolypse flick, it has stressed that gun control is a clear tyrannical move to ensure that the government maintains a monopoly on killing its citizens without fear of retaliation. And the law against firearms is sold as a public safety measure. The penalty for having a firearm is death, yet people aren't keen on giving them up.

22 posted on 10/01/2012 8:06:40 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Dead Corpse
But yeah, when the festivities start... Bring as many friends as you can get a hold of.

I cannot stress enough the "quality" of those friends and their capabilities. One dufus is enough to give the team away and result in all being killed.

I recommend Plaster's the "Ultimate Sniper". It not only has material on weapons and marksmanship, but also on field craft, the other the leg of triad.

Thanks for the link. I recently enjoyed a fictional short work by Matthew at WRS. I am sure you are already familiar with his Enemies F&D trilogy. I think (John Wesley) Rawles was also mentioned. I didn't see Kenneth Royce (Boston T. Party), but I may have simply missed him. The grand daddie of this genre is probably John Ross (Unintended Consequences). There are many others, but these are prominent.

23 posted on 10/01/2012 9:20:38 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting

http://mountainguerrilla.blogspot.com/

Threepers, and FReepers, and Oathkeeper... Oh my!

I find myself in very good company. I can only hope their perception is the same...


24 posted on 10/01/2012 10:13:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Agreed.


25 posted on 10/01/2012 12:24:43 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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