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Old 07-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #91
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Balance. I think you can reasonably claim that hand guns can be used for protection where as the case simply isn't there for assault weapons, and it certainly isn't for semi-automatic machine guns masquerading as deer rifles.

100 round AR-15 clips? For what? War? Hunting?
I don't think any responsible hunter (and that assumes much) would with a straight face claim an AR-15 to be a deer rifle...yet some do no doubt.
That having been said, I do not really have a problem with a ban that would have a chance of working.
I do not believe for a moment that this type of action has any chance of success. We cannot stop the drug trade...HELL, we cannot get the borders closed and it MUST be more difficult to smuggle humans than something as small as a gun? And as has already been pointed we have 300m guns in this country........good luck
In this country, we have a serious social problem and IMO until we get serious about trying to deal with some of those issues, you can lay out any "Ban" type plan that is attractive. It will only serve to drive responsible Sportsman and shooters like myself.........underground.
Hmmm, the Sportsman formally known as Hog1.......
I did stray a bit afield....100 round clips can go, but they are amusing as long as somebody else is buying the ammo
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #92
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Don't want this to turn into a gun rights discussion, but banning guns like the AR-15 isn't going to do diddly squat to curtail a evil man from being evil.


Name me the type of gun used by any of these mass murders.

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..and to think I was being accused of being a dem/liberal card carrying hippie.

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We're delving into another issue entirely. Fact is innocent people are dead. Maybe we should focus on that.
This.

Anyways, seems this kid dyed his hair red and told the cops he was "The Joker". I'd say somewhere along the line, he snapped and went over the edge. Also, I've read a crazy rumor about why his apartment was rigged with explosives.
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Ban cars. They killed far more Americans this year than guns did.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #94
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Well, away from the should guns be banned topic, I'm personally glad to see this guy alive. So many times these idiots just do crazy shit then kill themselves (Columbine, VT Tech, etc) and we're all left wondering what the hell happened? What caused them to snap? Were they crazy all along? At least with this guy alive, he'll have to explain himself at some point.

I think someone mentioned they wished the guy had went along and killed himself, that's why I don't. I doubt an explanation of any sort will provide closure for those who lost their loved ones, but I'd rather be left with something instead of nothing.

And rest easy, although Colorado hasn't executed anyone in sometime, the death penalty is still alive and well there.
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Don't want this to turn into a gun rights discussion, but banning guns like the AR-15 isn't going to do diddly squat to curtail a evil man from being evil.


Name me the type of gun used by any of these mass murders.

Ted Bundy
Jeffrey Dahmer
Albert DeSalvo
Timothy McVeigh

Guns don’t kill people | The Daily


..and to think I was being accused of being a dem/liberal card carrying hippie.



This.

Anyways, seems this kid dyed his hair red and told the cops he was "The Joker". I'd say somewhere along the line, he snapped and went over the edge. Also, I've read a crazy rumor about why his apartment was rigged with explosives.
What was the rumor?
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #96
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I think this may have been his master plan. He rigged his place with explosives and trip wires and turned the music (via timer) on loud hoping to draw the police via neighbor complaints. Once the police kicked in the door, the bombs would have gone off, and it would created the diversion for him to have more time to kill.



Did Aurora, CO shooting suspect James Holmes try luring someone into apartment?


Did I mention that I was really disappointed they took this asshole alive.
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Ban cars. They killed far more Americans this year than guns did.
OMG dont say that, liberals love their cars.
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You're not offering much of a choice, especially those who are in the line of the fire or explosion. I mean, would you rather have your eyes gouged or have the left side of your brain removed?

Banning "assault weapons" will stop someone from shooting 71 people in a crowded theater in a short period. It certainly works in the rest of the civilized world, I can't imagine it won't work here.
Yeah horrible choice regardless. Awful choices. But one of humanities saving graces, perhaps now defining faults, has been our ingenuity. If someone wants to harm a mass amount of people they will. So while banning assault weapons may stop someone from shooting 71 people, it wont necessarily stop them from killing and maiming 71 people.

More importantly a gun, even scary ones, allow a person to protect themselves. And while a handgun may suffice in most situations it certainly wont in all. When theres massive civil unrest horrible things can happen that local municipalities arnt able to calm. Its happening in Mexico right now. When the Rodney King Riots broke out it happened in LA, when Katrina hit it happened in NO.

If you have the resources to get out of dodge when something bad is brewing more power to you. But if youre too poor to leave, stuck by chance, or just want to ride it out you should have the right to protect yourselves at all means.

Guns, assault rifles, 100 round mags, and other scary things arnt the problem, theyre just the scapegoat.
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Ban cars. They killed far more Americans this year than guns did.
No lets ban flare guns and gasoline.
Because this nutjob could just have easily - propped the door open as advertised - and from his parked car brought in two large jugs of gasoline - quietly dumped them near the entrance doors - ran back to his car just outside the door for two more jugs where he could have dumped them near the middle of the audience. Fire one flare near the doors blocking their way to get out, another near the middle of the audience. He might have gotten all of them that way. Oh and he could have substituted Match Light Charcoal Briquettes for the flare gun and gotten the same results.
So how much stuff do we need to ban now?
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Well, away from the should guns be banned topic, I'm personally glad to see this guy alive. So many times these idiots just do crazy shit then kill themselves (Columbine, VT Tech, etc) and we're all left wondering what the hell happened? What caused them to snap? Were they crazy all along? At least with this guy alive, he'll have to explain himself at some point.

I think someone mentioned they wished the guy had went along and killed himself, that's why I don't. I doubt an explanation of any sort will provide closure for those who lost their loved ones, but I'd rather be left with something instead of nothing.

And rest easy, although Colorado hasn't executed anyone in sometime, the death penalty is still alive and well there.
Im completely with you in that im glad he was taken alive. He'll suffer more pain then to have been shot dead on site and he hopefully will allow for some closure to the families.

But i cant help but think he surrendered and that he wanted to be taken alive. The dude had on a bullet proof vest, helmet, neck armor and a cup (something for guys). Apparently he didnt put up a fight or anything. The dude isnt in the hospital, hes in jail. He also apparently told police about the bombs in his apartment.

Youre a budding psychologist right? Whats your gut about this guy being taken alive? Do you think he felt remorse and surrendered and made an effort to prevent more damage? Or do you think hes wanted to be taken alive so his deranged message can be heard?
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Well I'll say this.

I just got back from seeing the dark knight rises. Going in I thought I would be paranoid that whenever a door closed or opened or a person walking during the film would occur, that I would be looking constantly and lose my attention to the flick.


By about 5 mins in, I had lost all fears. The movie was just that great and captivating. Also there were about 5 security guards there (with guns) so that made things feel a lot safer.
Just curious, were you planning on going tonight for awhile or did this somehow draw more interest or spur the decision for you or your group? Ive heard its been "sold out across America".
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Well I'll say this.

I just got back from seeing the dark knight rises. Going in I thought I would be paranoid that whenever a door closed or opened or a person walking during the film would occur, that I would be looking constantly and lose my attention to the flick.


By about 5 mins in, I had lost all fears. The movie was just that great and captivating. Also there were about 5 security guards there (with guns) so that made things feel a lot safer.
I'm going to see it in a couple hours tonight, and I hope it ends up being the same for me as it was for you. You never know with these crazy bastards.
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Great detail and grueling pictures in this article.


The Dark Knight Rises theater shooting: James Holmes looked like and said he was the JOKER | Mail Online



Like I said in my previous post. His intention was to cause a distraction at his apartment with a radio on a timer that blasted loud music. The neighbors were to complain, call police, open door and set off bombs causing the distraction. This distraction would have allowed him to continue shooting more people, as well as killed whoever opened that door.

Did Aurora, CO shooting suspect James Holmes try luring someone into apartment?
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Im completely with you in that im glad he was taken alive. He'll suffer more pain then to have been shot dead on site and he hopefully will allow for some closure to the families.

But i cant help but think he surrendered and that he wanted to be taken alive. The dude had on a bullet proof vest, helmet, neck armor and a cup (something for guys). Apparently he didnt put up a fight or anything. The dude isnt in the hospital, hes in jail. He also apparently told police about the bombs in his apartment.

Youre a budding psychologist right? Whats your gut about this guy being taken alive? Do you think he felt remorse and surrendered and made an effort to prevent more damage? Or do you think hes wanted to be taken alive so his deranged message can be heard?
Considering all the preparation he took and the fact he had so much body armor, he definitely wanted to be taken alive. I would think that an act done with so much preparation, senselessly but in a specific area was meant to send a message of some sort. Probably some crazy convoluted one as this guy seemed to think he was The Joker but he was making a point of some sort. Apparently he was just spraying bullets, it wasn't like Columbine (where the shooters had a vendetta and although they WERE spraying bullets, they also went after specific kids), here everyone had a chance of being a target.

I mean... Overall, to me, it sounds just from what I've pieced together, it sounds like the dude had some weird fantasy of being a movie villain and The Joker is known for taking innocents as part of his plots.

Again, I dunno much and its all speculation.
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I didn't know Jessica personally, but I know she was someone trying to break into the sports media industry, having done some NHL related stuff.

Anyhow, how crazy that she was also at the Eaton Center shooting. RIP

Late Night Thoughts on the Eaton Center Shooting « A Run On of Thoughts

Wanted to share this article about her from USA Today. They also have a incredible interview with her brother. This guy is a rock to say the least. Not even sure how he performed that live staying so calm.


NHL writer, Aurora victim Jessica Redfield escaped Toronto shooting – USATODAY.com



Thoughts go out to these families. I extend those thoughts out to the shooter's family as you know they are just as devastated knowing their child did this.


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