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Re: Re: Aurora....

Why?  It was a rifle, shotgun and a pistol...hardly an arsenal.  I have 2 rifles, two shotguns, and a pistol.  Why? Because there's two levels of hunting for the rifles, varment and game.   The shot guns are for dove hunting and varmet killing, and the pistol is for any two legged varmet entering my house without notice.  All of which are totally legal.   

Chicago has the secodn strictist gun laws in the country and their murder rates are exploding.  The statistics do not back up the claims for more repressive gun laws.

What I would like to know about this guy is was  he on ritalin or one of the other psychotropic drugs of choice.....was he addicted to video games that numbs ones sense of horror at killing?   Both of these items are much more of a threat to our safety that "legal" gun ownership/

posted by Corbin_Dallas on July 24, 2012 at 6:51 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Aurora....

He threw tear gas canisters to disorient the crowd. In that blinding environment another gun shooting at a moving target could have been useless or worse. My point is that being able to amass such an arsenal in the first place is an issue we need to ponder.

posted by Katray2 on July 24, 2012 at 6:14 AM | link to this | reply


has some of the strictist gun laws in the state of Colorado.....Two days ago I asked myself the commonsense question, "Why didn't anyone fight back against James Holmes, the shooter who shot so many people in the Batman movie theater?"

See that article here:

Now the answer has become clear: Because Aurora, Colorado already has strict gun control laws on the books that make it:

• Illegal to carry a concealed weapon, even if you're a law-abiding citizen.

• Illegal to discharge a firearm in public unless you are a peace officer.

Thus, any person who would have shot James Holmes and stopped the massacre could, themselves, have been arrested as a criminal.

posted by Corbin_Dallas on July 24, 2012 at 5:52 AM | link to this | reply

Nicely said. My brother lives in Colorado. This latest tragedy hit a little too close to home. I feel terribly for the victims and their families and my heart goes out to them all.

posted by tamijo on July 22, 2012 at 6:55 PM | link to this | reply

There are some very strange people on the streets these days! Such a horrific and unnecessary tragedy! It almost makes one want to stay inside their home, but perhaps that's not even safe anymore! sam 

posted by sam444 on July 22, 2012 at 2:49 PM | link to this | reply

And mine as well. The scariest part of this, at least for me, is to think that something like this can happen anywhere! Just where is our civilization headed? 

posted by JimmyA on July 22, 2012 at 11:34 AM | link to this | reply

I don't live in a country with citizens having their guns and all. But the thought of having those weapons around frightens me very much.

posted by Eleanor_Jazz on July 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM | link to this | reply


jHe used weapons that I never heard of love. BC-A, Bill’s R®st

posted by BC-A on July 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM | link to this | reply

it is a terrible tragedy and they say he is crazy. To me it is genius gone

wrong somewhere but that aside, i agree to be able to collect all that armoury together should raise some alarm somewhere.

posted by Kabu on July 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM | link to this | reply

It is sure to be debated a lot now.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on July 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM | link to this | reply


An arsenal indeed, CCT! We are allowed to have weapons in bulk here and to carry them just about anywhere. Going out to eat makes me nervous nowadays; it's become a fairly common sight to see men wearing bulging holsters. Some states even allow people to bring their guns into bars!...I think opposing any oversight it is a personal disregard for the rights and safety of others. 
Thank you for reading and commenting.

posted by Katray2 on July 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM | link to this | reply

It is happening far too often Ray, perhaps one small gun might give an elderly person comfort if alone at night, but to be able to buy an arsenal without any problem is just asking for trouble. We are not allowed guns in theory, or carry knives. Perhaps personal freedom goes over the top at times, sadness rests with the loved ones. 

posted by C_C_T on July 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM | link to this | reply

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