Skip to comments.Let's put Aurora in perspective
Posted on 07/22/2012 4:56:11 PM PDT by klb99
Remarks I will never hear on the lame-stream media:
1)Tens of thousands of Americans bought firearms and ammo in the last 6 months and did NOT open fire in a crowded theater.
2) Hate to be the one to tell you but an AR-15, 2 Glocks and a 12-gauge is NOT an arsenal. It's not even a lot of firearms - as things go.
There will be more and more crazies as our culture continues to circle the drain.
“1)Tens of thousands of Americans bought firearms and ammo in the last 6 months “
Make that ‘millions’. Millions of people bought guns and ammo in the last six months.
Sorry it’s not a petition but a survey.
Timothy McVeigh didn’t use a gun.
Neither did the London subway bombers, the 9/11 creeps, many more.
This guy in Aurora was an accomplished bombmaker, from all reports. Take his guns, he’ll use grenades.
Killers will kill. Concentrating on method rather than cause and prevention is short-sighted and stupid.
And Switzerland, one of the most heavily-armed countries on earth, is also one of the most peaceful and crime-free.
For the record, I really do not like guns. At all. Own them, don’t like them.
Another limiting factor as far as the carnage goes, is that the guy didn’t have a death wish. He was not intent on dying with his victims..if it were the case, it could (would) have been a lot worse. For as methodical as the shooter was, it is obvious to me that he values his own life by the fact that he gave up to the Police outside the theater.
You are correct - I was warding off ridiculous criticism!
Plus....if you go to the range with older kids/teenagers you can go thru $300-$400 of ammo in a few hours so it’s not even unusual to spend a great deal of money buying ammo online....a fact that libs would ever understand even tho they have higher monthly payments on their Prii and Subarus.
Public schools and liberal colleges are breeding these malcontents . In Mexico the civilian population is forbidden to have guns period so our presidents admin. has sent them real nice ones .
Chicago had 41 murders last month ,, making the Colorado incedent look like a small affair . I can hardly wait til this months casuality count is released . Did the president lower the flag for them ???
Feral youths are a product of a liberal agenda . Liberals create a problem so they can apply the politically correct solution they wanted in the first place and created it . What the hell do you think Fast and Furious was all about ,,,,, gun control was their rational .
In my fantasy world, this is the story I am waiting to hear:
“An assassin stood up in a crowded theater last night and began to open fire on the theater patrons.
Shortly afterwards, an armed theater patron shot and killed the assassin.
The armed theater patron disappeared into the crowd and is not being sought by law enforcement.”
Noun: A collection of one or more weapons or items of military equipment stored by a country, person, or group: "Britain's Nuclear Arsenal" or "Ralphie's Red Rider Air Rifle Arsenal".
Note: These bullets were fired through the theater wall and killed one person in the next theater over and one in Iraq - that sounds like an arsenal to me!
Jedidiah..your comments are the first I always think of in these situations. It’s the difference in “us” and “them”. My first thought was that if most everyone in the theater had been armed, the shooter would not have gotten off so many shots. His vest was “bullet resistant” according to the police chief...a .357 would have at least knocked him down then he could have been disarmed or killed.
Why libs think that people who don’t obey laws against murder are going to obey gun laws is something they cannot logically explain.
You won’t see this discussed either.
Your preaching to the choir buddy, we both know public opinion on gun control will take a turn for the worse. Brace yourselves for more gun control laws coming down the pipeline.
Of all the tools I own, I hate my chain saw the worst.
How many die from shootings in Chicago’s worst weekends and the media treats it like business as usual?
No, actually the fact which should put Aurora into perspective is this:
Deaths from mass shootings (which kill 4 or more) per year in the US: 163
(from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/dark-knight-shooting_n_1689505.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular, not my favorite source, but data is data)
People falling/drowning in their bathtub per year: 314 (for year 2000, appears to be about normal-http://danger.mongabay.com/injury_death.htm)
So people might want to consider the fact that bathtubs are considerably more deadly that mass shootings.
I thought that scenario out before and I think the police would search out a witness to ID that CCW because he had a firearm in a (Cinemark policy) free fire zone. If caught, the media would perp walk him and conservatives would hail him as a hero.