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Old 07-22-2012, 09:26 AM   #121
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I am an advocate of gun rights, and I think that every law abiding citizen should be able to own and posess firearms. In fact both of my parents hold concealed weapons licenses.

HOWEVER, i do not feel that the mass shooting in colorado could have been prevented by having everyone in the theater packing, as popular opinion has said.

Things are very bad in the US in 2012, but it's not so bad that it's like the wild wild west where everyone needs to carry a gun to survive.

There are some people out there who aren't psychologically capable of having the responsibility of gun ownership, and there are people who are "afraid of the world" so to speak that would fire at the drop of a hat. People like that give gun owners a bad name.

My wife works for a woman who two summers ago, was robbed by a kid with a BB gun. She was severely traumatized as a result, went right out and bought a pistol, and despite not having a concealed weapon permit, she keeps it in her purse everywhere she goes. 3 occasions this past year the woman has gotten startled at work and reached for the pistol before calming down. She is going to kill someone one day unjustifiably. This is the kind of person who will see shrubs moving and open fire, only to find out after the fact that a child or someone was reaching through the bushes to get something.

The tragedy in Colorado is a tragedy IMO and nothing could have prevented it. To implement all the types of security that Joe Public is calling for now as a result, puts us effectively in a police state where the military/police check you everywhere you go...not the solution IMO
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:06 AM   #122
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Banning assault weapons won't keep all psychos from getting them. But it will make it harder for them to get them. Don't we want to make it harder for a psycho to get an assault weapon?

Also, banning assault weapons will not eliminate all of the ones in circulation. But each year into the future, as weapons degrade as all machines do, it will be harder for psychos to get their hands on them. Again, don't we want it to be difficult for psychos to get weapons?
Since the theater shooter also killed and maimed with a pistol and a shotgun I find it amusing that you don't mention them.

Polarized by media hype about the much demonized assault rifles maybe?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:12 AM   #123
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I am an advocate of gun rights, and I think that every law abiding citizen should be able to own and posess firearms. In fact both of my parents hold concealed weapons licenses.

HOWEVER, i do not feel that the mass shooting in colorado could have been prevented by having everyone in the theater packing, as popular opinion has said.

Things are very bad in the US in 2012, but it's not so bad that it's like the wild wild west where everyone needs to carry a gun to survive.

There are some people out there who aren't psychologically capable of having the responsibility of gun ownership, and there are people who are "afraid of the world" so to speak that would fire at the drop of a hat. People like that give gun owners a bad name.

My wife works for a woman who two summers ago, was robbed by a kid with a BB gun. She was severely traumatized as a result, went right out and bought a pistol, and despite not having a concealed weapon permit, she keeps it in her purse everywhere she goes. 3 occasions this past year the woman has gotten startled at work and reached for the pistol before calming down. She is going to kill someone one day unjustifiably. This is the kind of person who will see shrubs moving and open fire, only to find out after the fact that a child or someone was reaching through the bushes to get something.

The tragedy in Colorado is a tragedy IMO and nothing could have prevented it. To implement all the types of security that Joe Public is calling for now as a result, puts us effectively in a police state where the military/police check you everywhere you go...not the solution IMO
Great post; I totally agree. I personally would never own a gun but I also think a sane law abiding citizen should have the right to have one if they choose.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:21 AM   #124
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The guy was had clearly gone over the edge. I doubt anything was going to stop him from causing death and destruction.

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One of the incendiary devices appeared to be improvised napalm and others appeared to be mixtures that, if combined with other materials, could cause an explosion, the official said.

"We talk about motive and defenses and deliberation, and make no mistake, this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it," Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates said. And who was most likely to enter that location? "It was going to be an officer."

The apartment also contained about 30 aerial shells used in fireworks displays, roughly the size of golf balls and filled with black powder, wired to a control box in the kitchen that was defused with water, another law enforcement official said. There were also jars of black powder, liquid accelerants and other flammable chemicals in the apartment, the source said.
Massacre suspect's neighbor: 'I'm counting my lucky stars' - CNN.com
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:32 AM   #125
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Stepping away from the "Ban Guns" talk. How about we remember those who died:

Remembering the Colorado shooting victims

The six year old girl who was killed had just learned how to swim. My five year old girl is going to her grandparents today and can't wait to show them that she can now swim.

One guy had been married for a year and was celebrating his birthday.

My heart goes out the families and loved ones.

Life is precious. Never forget that.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #126
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Joe brings a poignant....pause. While we have strong opinions on both sides of the fence on this issue, the real tragedy lies with those of the victims and their families....
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I know that no matter what I say I am pretty confident that I will not change anyone's opinions of guns, but what I do want to say is that first I am sorry for all of those families that lost someone. I would not wish that on anyone. My 11 year old son attended the midnight primer in Erie, PA, just the thought isvery frightful.

What I do want to say is that the media spends a lot of effort on banning guns when tragedy like this happens, but nothing or very little is said when guns are used for good or seen in a good light.

14-year-old boy shoots armed intruder, protects siblings

I have to believe the worst would have happened if this brave young man did not take action to protect his siblings.

All I really am trying to get atis that for people to have a knee jerk reaction and blame guns is kind of wrong. This guy had distruction on his mind and guns or no guns he was going to give it his best, that is clearly evident with the boobie trapped apartment and bomb in the theater.

I dont want to offened anyone and I really dont want to get into the gun ban debate, I am just hrowing in my two cents.... take it or leave it...
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #128
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Since the theater shooter also killed and maimed with a pistol and a shotgun I find it amusing that you don't mention them.

Polarized by media hype about the much demonized assault rifles maybe?
Nope. I am not polarized by media hype. My comments were intended to respect the keeping of some guns by citizens while outlawing the over-the-top guns.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #129
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Sux to return back from a 3 day vacation from the outer banx and hear this. I always look forward to get away from internet access, limited tv, and i just like to turn the phone off as well...my sister called me with the news tonight heading home. Thoughts and prayers for the families.

A couple things stand out...1. Colorado AGAIN. very strange...id be asking alot of questions if i lived there 2. you can buy 4 weapons in a month's time, isnt that a red flag? 3. How do you get hands on explosives?

Still early in the story, maybe those questions have been answered.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #130
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Nope. I am not polarized by media hype. My comments were intended to respect the keeping of some guns by citizens while outlawing the over-the-top guns.


Knowing that a lot of handguns and shotguns can blow half your head off please tell me which of the other firearms are "over the top"?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:02 PM   #131
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Some good news out of a bad tragedy.


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My Uncle Greg just got two new lungs from a victim of the Aurora shootings. Amazing that such a tragedy saves a mans life too..



A fellow redditor posted this.

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #132
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Picture of Holmes in court this morning.





Check out ABC's video of him in court. Dude looks spaced out to say the least.


Colorado Shooter James Holmes Appears in Court - ABC News
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I don't know how a lawyer or anyone could defend him.
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He looks like a nut. I'm presuming they are going to go with the insanity defense.
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I don't know how a lawyer or anyone could defend him.
Public defender. They have to. Their only job here is possibly helping him get many life sentences as compared to the death penalty. That or the "plead insanity", which I somehow doubt since he's planned this over the course of months.




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He looks like a nut. I'm presuming they are going to go with the insanity defense.


That lawyer has that look like "WHY THE **** ME??". I bet they drew straws to see who would represent him and she lost...lol
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