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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
*an AR-15 AK-47 assault rifle machine gun
*two fully-automatic Glock AK-47 assault rifle revolvers
*12-gauge automatic AK-47 assault rifle shotgun
There are sure alot of firearms that I’ve never heard of and I have my FFL.
Yesterday I read about an 8ga Remington 1270.
WHO are these people?
One of the things I always point out whenever I’m drawn into conversations about things like this is that I could go to the local Home Depot and a gas station and come home with everything I would need to murder a lot of people.
Aurora Death Toll = 12
2012 Chicago, IL homicides as of 6/30/2012 = 283
2012 NY City homicides as of 6/30/2012 = 193
2012 Death Toll In Afghanistan as of 6/16/2012 = 144
Id say the lessons learned are:
1) Make sure your CC (concealed carry) weapons have a well adjusted laser.
2) Target practice like crazy, practicing shooting while diving, running, jumping out of helicopters and repelling down walls if possible
3) save lives first then worry about CC restriction laws later.
Not saying doing these things could have stopped Holmes, but I think several people doing all these things in the audience might have had a better chance at less causalities.