[EDIT: Who wrote this? Me? Well, I’ll be damned]
What a shame. People just wanted to go to a movie & escape reality for a couple of hours, when some asshat with a chip on his shoulder & the tacit support of the NRA lets lead fly. First to the mic are those in favour of stronger gun laws. Those, poor, naïve liberals, expecting criminals to say, ‘Oh damn, guns are wrong, I’d better not use them.’ But the disarming the law-abiding is exactly why shitheads like 24yo James Holmes do these things; they know they will enjoy momentary impunity. Is it not worth noting that he was arrested, unharmed, outside the theatre? It’ll be interesting to find out if his peaceful exit was due to an exhaustion of ammo. Alternately, Luke O’Dell of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners told the NYT,
Potentially, if there had been a law-abiding citizen who had been able to carry in the theater, it’s possible the death toll would have been less. Ugh – that, too, is bullshit. If concealed carry was common, the Holmes would likely not even have tried. Is it not worth noting, too, that surveillance is not a deterrent to those who don’t mind A) dying, or B) receiving a lifetime of forced prison sex? There are men who consider those options attractive. Like, obviously.