Mass murders look for gun free zones to commit massacres, because they can kill lots of people and don’t have to worry about getting shot. The Cinemark Theatres prominently display their gun-free policy, which made them an easy target for Holmes.
Shooters target schools, movie theaters and camps for a reason – they are easy targets. Mass shootings don’t happen in gun shops. So how does the left respond?
Create more gun-free zones.
I don’t know how it is possible to be so stupid. The Aurora theatre is already a gun-free zone, and Aurora has practically tried to make themselves a gun-free city. Holmes knew that Aurora was an easy target.
This is what makes it a mental disorder…
I can see why guns for hunting and self defence are justified, but why are assault rifles available to the general public? I`m a Brit who lives in Canada; I can`t quite understand the availability of such lethal weapons, when there is really no need.
Everyone is Switzerland owns an “assault rifle” and they have the lowest crime rate in the world. Cars kill a million people a year, why not ban them?
And by the way, don’t get Steve started on this…. a lot of cars have already tried to take him out…..
Lots of people around here are packing. They are no threat to my safety, but a teenager driving a car and texting is a *huge* threat.
The term “assault rifle” does not apply to its function or use but to how scary looking it is to some people.
They’re not! But they should be because the government should never be better armed than the citizenry.
Says who? Go to Bing and type Buy AK47.
My little “Do come into my house unless invited”.
I see that, right above the penis growth pills and right below the 100 mpg carburetor. I also found the photos of the team of CIA agents hidden on the grassy knoll.
Anyway, palantir is talking leftie speak where assault is anything other than a nerf gun. It is best not to perpetuate the nonsense that we can legally buy anything comparable to military grade, even though we absolutely should be able to.
All the good stuff is illegal or highly regulated to the point of near impossibility. Silencers, full auto, burst, grenades, milspec body armor and night vision. As civies we have legal access to inferior equipment.
Your HK or HP 9mm is a very nice plinking gun, but understand that the red-dot sight and all the mounting rails and the skeleton stock is what terrifies Bloomberg and the OP.
Couldn’t you just make do with a Daisy air rifle? 😉
The 2nd Amendment is not just a check against federal tyranny, but also civil disorder, and organized injustice of whatever unforeseeable sorts, not to mention also personal protection against assault and robbery. Nuts have always been among us, though:
Stupidity is endemic to the Progressive mind . . .”mind” being a generous description for the dozen or so working brain cells banging around inside their thick skulls
The Swiss are a well ordered militia – very different culture. I`m not arguing with the 2nd amendment, but the frequency with which guns end up in the hands of nutters.
If 20% of the population was armed, these things would never happen.
Who decides who deserves 2nd Amendment rights? How about 1st Amendment rights? Can we just take those away from “nutters”, too?
Here is the problem with that. Exactly how do you determine who the “nutters” are? Most US states have laws on the books restricting purchase of a firearm to one degree or another. But as any reasonably informed person show know, laws rarely stop people from doing something they are determined to do. And until they invent a device that can determine a persons intent from reading their thoughts, you will have incidents where someone has legally obtained a firearm and then at some later date shown themselves to be unbalanced.
Guys, I don’t mean to go all infowars here, but since the Aurora theatre was a gun-free zone, it’s obvious that the shooting didn’t happen there.
“Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nf1OgV449g
Well, that makes perfect sense
Steve/Stark, not wishing to start an arguement; there have been incidents like this in the U.K. and in Norway, recently. The question is, how do you keep weapons like this out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable? Also, I thought at least 20% of the US pop was armed.
Plus I wouldn`t want to overturn the 1st, either, but what about Fred Phelps?
40 to 50% of US households own a firearm.
Hey palantir! According to Gallup, about 34% of Americans own guns, but less than 2% have conceal and carry permits. Ownership of a gun does not mean you are armed.
Fred Phelps can go f*ck himself.
Thank God for free speech!
Having a CCW permit does you no good if the business posts that firearms are not allowed.
That is why I said ownership does not mean you are armed, I guess maybe I should have specified that neither does a CCW. My point was that ‘armed’ has a very specific meaning.
Only one person was armed in the movie theatre. Having a gun locked up in you car doesn’t help.
Point taken, but how did he get them in the first place? Any ideas of his past history?
He has no history of trouble.
Apparently a local gun club declined him due to his message on his answering machine. But that may have been the only clue anyone had.
Somebody else said it…
These guys look for a turkey shoot and not a fair fight.
‘So how does the left respond?
Create more gun-free zones.’
Just like: ‘Spend your way out of debt.’
Listing on Al Jaeerza network which flights have air-marshals on them….
The day after this happened a pickup truck carrying 23 people left the road hit a tree and 11 folks died including several children. Is one tragedy worse than the other?
I smell a ‘No people in the back of pickup trucks’ law….
I believe most states have already adopted this law.
Think how many lives could be saved if we simply cut down every tree. A tree free zone…
“Many of the people in the truck did not have identification and are suspected of being undocumented immigrants; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Honduran and Mexican consulates have been asked for help in identifying the victims.
U.S. immigration officials did not immediately return a message seeking information, but have identified the truck’s passengers as being from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, according to the San Antonio Express-News. ”
They died tried to evade U.S. laws.
23 people in a P.U. truck? Were they stacked like cordwood in the back?
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There is an obvious right for people to bear arms, but the thought of everyone going around packing heat scares me.
No one will be stupid enough to pull out a gun if they know that everyone else has them.
One man using logic, and the other using feelings… this is a recurring issue between the right and left.
Chicago, city with strict gun laws:
28 STABBING deaths through June
263 homicides thru June, 39% increase
1/5 of deaths age 20 or younger
80% gang involvement in deaths
4X rate of New York City
Are they going to outlaw sharp objects?
The only people that have to worry about the guns I carry are the bad people . I will not tolerate assault of myself or others even if I don’t know the people being assaulted. So killers and muggers and rapists and anyone utilizing violence has me for an enemy. The only other people that need to fear what I might do with a gun would be the ones that try to take them from me.
Anyone else see that since the Colorado movie theater shooting, gun sales are up 40% in that area?