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Why Aurora's Strict Gun Laws Didn't Prevent Shooting?

jt 2012/07/22 15:43:07
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"Some people seem to think guns are to blame for these murders. Not only did Holmes reportedly gas his victims, but his apartment is completely rigged with explosives. Now tell me, did his guns set up explosives and throw tear gas at his victims, too - or did he?"

"Mass shootings can be stopped. People need to arm themselves with the facts (and with weapons). If one law-abiding person in the theater had been carrying a gun, lives could have been saved."

http://cnsnews.com/blog/ron-meyer/auroras-strict-gun-laws-did...

A fwd article: -jt

theater carrying gun lives saved httpcnsnews comblogron-meyerauroras-strict-gun-laws-did fwd article -jt

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  • JustBeingAtPeace 2012/09/09 19:44:58
    Undecided
    JustBeingAtPeace
    Guns don"t kill people, people kill people!
  • Jim 2012/07/28 21:50:49
    Undecided
    Jim
    No anti-gun law will ever stop crime or violence. People who are going to commit a crime do not use legal registered guns.
    We have drunk driving laws, but yet people are still killed by drunk drivers.
    We have laws against illegal drugs, but people still use illegal drugs.
    We have laws against bank robbing, but banks are still being robbed.
    The only way to help prevent gun violence is to allow all law abiding citizens to caryy concealed guns. A criminal will be less likely to commit a crime if they don't know who is armed and who isn't.
    When there was a vigilante loose in the New York City Subway System, crime dropped down to next to nothing. When Bernard Getz came forward as the shooter, crime went through the roof again.
  • pizzaman7 2012/07/25 11:50:04
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    pizzaman7
    Bloomberg says he will not protect you without gun control !

    http://freedomoutpost.com/201...
  • Jim pizzaman7 2012/07/28 21:52:16
    Jim
    How about Bloomberg give up his armed protection and walk the streets of Harlem at night.
  • pizzaman7 Jim 2012/07/29 19:19:59 (edited)
    pizzaman7
    I'd like to see that ! Let his cops go on strike and he can fend for himself....after-all citizens don't need to be armed !

    This is what I am talking about !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • rknothead 2012/07/24 17:51:52
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    rknothead
    Current gun laws keep guns from law abiding citizens only.
  • patriot88000 2012/07/24 07:49:53
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    patriot88000
    Guns don't shoot themselves, people shoot guns. All of the gun laws in the world would not stop a person from using a gun as a tool, just like they use a car, hammer, sword, knife, or any other tool they wish to use to kill somebody with. A criminal will not allow a law of any type to stop them from harming people if they so desire to. This is a simple fact of life.
  • S. Gompers 2012/07/23 14:36:48
    Undecided
    S. Gompers
    Laws don't impede criminals, they just make the victims easier to victimize.
  • DANNY59 2012/07/23 10:09:37
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    DANNY59
    +2
    Laws don't stop abnormal people from doing abnormal things. When that man decided on a plan for his shooting spree, no law would stop him. Laws appear to only work on law abiding people, lawbreakers think that laws are just suggestions. The more laws we seem to put in place, the more crime goes up, at least that's how it seems to me. It starts out a very young age. Remember whenever your parents told you not to do something, and sure enough, that was the one thing you just had to do.
  • Dzeeng 2012/07/23 05:45:17
    Undecided
    Dzeeng
    +2
    Mentally ill people don't worry about the law
  • weirdchickalert 2012/07/23 05:23:46
    More strict gun laws are needed
    weirdchickalert
    +1
    I just dunno!!
  • Catnip "Guru" ∞ 2012/07/23 02:49:44
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    Catnip "Guru" ∞
    +2
    Face it. No matter how strict gun laws are, they will NEVER prevent shootings like this. They will never stop criminals from committing crimes. They will never stop evil scumbags from shooting up schoolyards, shopping malls and movie theaters. They will only stop one type of person, a law-abiding citizen from saving his/her own life or the lives of their loved one.
  • Ol'Dave 2012/07/23 02:10:40
    Undecided
    Ol'Dave
    +3
    MENTALLY ILL people DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE LAW (it's for others)!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Walter Harris 2012/07/23 01:59:22
    Undecided
    Walter Harris
    +2
    guns laws are like locks, they only work for the honest guy
  • Mr Marvin 2012/07/23 00:46:45
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    Mr Marvin
    +4
    Criminals do not obey laws. The killer knew that everyone in the theather would be unarmed.
  • bleep 2012/07/23 00:14:16
    Undecided
    bleep
    +2
    mexico has gun laws and every crook in mexico got em.
  • Delete 2012/07/22 23:51:02
  • RJS 2012/07/22 23:40:30
    Undecided
    RJS
    +2
    None of the above! - I'm not "undecided," either, because I'm pretty sure I know the answer. He was an honor student majoring in psychology with no criminal record or history of significant mental illness. What about his history should have been a huge red flag?

    Literally anyone can snap. We still don't know why he did.
  • Little Angel 2012/07/22 22:54:02
    Undecided
    Little Angel
    +3
    There are no gun laws that can entirely stop violence. The only thing
    strict gun laws does is to prevent honest citizens from protecting
    themselves. There will always be violence of this kind until all
    humans learn to love and respect all mn & women.
  • mustangluver 2012/07/22 22:41:24
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    mustangluver
    +2
    No gun laws will ever stop nuts from getting them. Ask a few gang members where they got their guns.
  • raine 2012/07/22 22:35:56
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    raine
    +2
    I don't know the solution. Too bad there isn't a way to find evil persons before they do these things. Guns were used but he could have set it on fire if he had no gun.
  • alanh 2012/07/22 22:19:22
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    alanh
    +4
    Gun laws hurt the innocents!
  • Lord Emperor of Dune 2012/07/22 21:10:33
    Undecided
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    +3
    This guy didn't have obeying the law on his mind, obviously. Gun laws only punish the people who are likely to obey them.
  • Flamingolady 2012/07/22 20:42:24
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    Flamingolady
    +1
    There are so many guns in this country now, that a law on the books, similar to most laws, won't deter a maniacal monster from killing, robbing, or rampaging. My heart goes out to the dead and their families, and the wounded and their families.
  • Harjot 2012/07/22 20:35:46
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    Harjot
    +2
    Just as it is impossible to keep drugs out of an addict, It is impossible to keep guns from a determined killer. Laws may make it more difficult, but someone bent on murder, especially mass murder, will find away.
  • greg 2012/07/22 20:29:32
    Undecided
    greg
    +3
    gun laws will not stop a mentally unbalanced person or a criminal from obtaining a weapon.
  • betz greg 2012/07/22 20:46:35
    betz
    +1
    Any unbalanced person will find a way to get a gun if they want one.
  • Vinny 2012/07/22 19:37:07
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    Vinny
    +1
    If someone is going to go out on a shooting rampage no gun laws can stop them. It's in their mind set to do it no matter what!!
  • Rave 2012/07/22 19:29:32
    Undecided
    Rave
    +2
    I've began to realize that social factors play a bigger role in guns being used responsibly than how you control guns.

    It's to do with how the society functions and not what gun laws are in place, because if the society is not functioning accordingly than the laws will mean nothing.


    High gun control: Germany, Japan - low rates of firearm homicide
    Low gun control: Switzerland and Norway - low rates of firearm homicide
    Low gun control: USA - high rates of firearm homicide.

    These kinds of shootouts happen because yes, we have maniacs living in our societies too. And we can keep pointing fingers and playing the blame game, but in reality, the only one we have to blame are the people who snapped and decided to commit these horrible crimes. But if they happen often, we ought to look into the social factors behind these actions in order to see how we can better society and lessen this kind violence. But sometimes, people are gonna go insane, and there's nothing you can do about it. If you're reading this message from your laptop while sitting comfortably at home, at least you know that you're living much safer than most of the world is at the moment.
  • Judge P... Rave 2012/07/22 22:39:48
    Judge Peter Hill
    +1
    I don't know where you got your data but the U.S. does not have low gun control!
  • Rave Judge P... 2012/07/23 09:13:12
    Rave
    +1
    In comparison to Germany and Japan and most of the world, it does have low gun control. It's easier to get guns in US than most places, for both civilians and criminals. Many states allow you to carry, some states are stricter, but overall it's quite easy to get the guns across state boarders.
  • Judge P... Rave 2012/07/23 15:33:23
    Judge Peter Hill
    Ocala Florida: Low gun control - two criminals in an internet cafe stopped by an armed 71 year old carrying legally!

    Aurora Colorado: High gun control - one criminal free to cause a mass murder because he knew nobody could legally return fire!
  • Rave Judge P... 2012/07/23 17:50:21
    Rave
    +1
    US doesn't really have a state with high gun control to the same extent that Germany or Japan does, considering criminals can still carry across state boarders.

    Which is why gun control in the US just doesn't work.
  • Jim Rave 2012/07/28 21:56:21
    Jim
    The very point why citizens should be legally armed.
  • Jim Rave 2012/07/28 21:55:32
    Jim
    1938, Adolph Hitler takes all the guns away from German citizens. Guess what happened next.
  • Link 2012/07/22 19:03:23
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    Link
    +1
    Restricting and outlawing guns WILL NOT deter violence.

    It is a choice made by a human being to commit crime... PERIOD...
  • Hidden Noname 2012/07/22 18:55:25
    Undecided
    Hidden Noname
    +2
    Tougher laws never prevent crime. If people are evil, or mentally I'll, or have no respect for their fellow man, they will break the law no matter how strict the law is. Take away guns, they use knives, take away knives they use bombs or clubs, take away those... They will find something else to use as a weapon.
  • MR. 2012/07/22 18:51:44
    Current gun laws doesn't prevent violence
    MR.
    +3
    What I wanna know is who sold "anyone" *(6000 rounds of ammunition) without even blinking? *(This blood is on your hands!)
  • ZachStowe MR. 2012/07/22 20:09:05 (edited)
    ZachStowe
    +1
    He probably bought it from different places and over a long period of time, but if not I completely agree with you
  • MR. ZachStowe 2012/07/22 20:17:05
    MR.
    +1
    Now I heard he ordered the rounds over the Internet,....(sad!)

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