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Old 07-23-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Early morning, July 20 - shot rings out in Aurora Colorado

this will be with us for sometime and should have its own thread

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He looks like he's on meds...
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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I found this interesting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/op...&smid=tw-share
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yeah, that's a intriguing article.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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Did I read correctly that one of the victims was already involved in some sort of mall shooting somewhere else? Wow.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Did I read correctly that one of the victims was already involved in some sort of mall shooting somewhere else? Wow.
Yes, a woman named Jessica Ghawi (she wrote under the last name Redfield, it appears) survived the Toronto Eaton Centre shooting last month.
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That's just insane. What are the odds....
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #8
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He must be medicated. Either that or he was putting on his best sleepy Joker mentally incompetent act as instructed by his lawyer and/or what he read on the internets in a scary darkened room. All the talking heads saying that he might not be competent to stand trial. He was competent enough to meticulously plan all of that, including boobytrapping his apartment. But now he isn't.

A guy from Maine was arrested today when he was speeding over 100 mph. He had a massive arsenal of weapons in his car and articles about Aurora and told them he went to Dark Knight Rises in Maine with a gun in his backpack. Then he was on his way to a former employer.

Yay I haven't been able to go see Dark Knight Rises or anything else and I don't know when I'll be able to. I don't let nuts like that control my life, and I believe if it's my time it's just my time. But I'm not looking forward to going to the movies and watching the emergency exits, and everyone else in the theater as well. It's not as if I've never thought of the lack of security there. But what was it that Christopher Nolan said, about it being a place of innocence and hope for him. That's what it was for me too.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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Interesting question. Are we going to see metal detectors now at the movies? I wouldn't be opposed to it.

It's way too easy for psychos to get a hold of weapons and guns made for warfare.

There's more of a background check for getting your drivers license. Why are gun fanatics opposed to this? ( background checks, passing a safety test) What's the problem?
Or putting controls on how many bullets or what type of bullets you can buy. What is the big freaking deal? This makes me so mad.
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Six-year-old Veronica Moser, was the youngest victim shot dead in the massacre.

Read more: James Holmes: 'Dark Knight massacre gunman' appears in court as prosecutors seek the death penalty | Mail Online
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Interesting question. Are we going to see metal detectors now at the movies? I wouldn't be opposed to it.

It's way too easy for psychos to get a hold of weapons and guns made for warfare.

There's more of a background check for getting your drivers license. Why are gun fanatics opposed to this? ( background checks, passing a safety test) What's the problem?
Or putting controls on how many bullets or what type of bullets you can buy. What is the big freaking deal? This makes me so mad.

Not saying I disagree with you, but playing Devil's advocate (a.k.a. deep) here, a background check would not have prevented the Aurora tragedy.

Making it more difficult to acquire high-powered assault rifles and equipment might have worked better.

But, truly, the gun culture is so (in my opinion) ingrained in U.S. culture, I don't know what can be done.
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Can someone here who is pro-guns explain to me in what kind of fucking situation would an ordinary citizen need an assault rifle?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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Can someone here who is pro-guns explain to me in what kind of fucking situation would an ordinary citizen need an assault rifle?
Ah sweetheart, you just don't don't understand. Americans aren't ordinary, we're extraordinary. That's why we need 'em!
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There's a good article in the Disgusting thread that points out that, unfortunately, stricter gun laws are unlikely to prevent mass shootings like this one.
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There's a good article in the Disgusting thread that points out that, unfortunately, stricter gun laws are unlikely to prevent mass shootings like this one.
Exactly. In my opinion, you can't stop a murderer from doing what he or she is going to do.
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