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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Glad ya made it. How was Morgan Freeman?
    Awesome, as always, even if his role was relatively small.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I have been to AR. My uncle, who was in the European theater became a histroy teacher after the war, and before his credentials he worked in a little gas station in e. TX that was knocked over by Bonnie & Clyde. The west never had "draws in the street". Guys walked behind their enemies and sho 'em in the head. The murder rate in some of the towns and mining settlements would make moder day Oakland blush.

    My family is from the south; the foothills of the Smokies. I was firing guns at a very early age and learned what they were, how to use them and what they were for. I vividly remember my father walking into a gun store, buying a rifle off the rack, and out we walked: no waiting period. That was unheard of. The local drug stroed used to give away a shot gun shell with every purchase to be used against those damned black birds that woud ruin the corn! In high school I was on a rifel team, and I own three firearms myself.

    You are quite right: a gun is a tool: that's all it is. (Of course it has its collectable qualities too, but that's another thread). A firearm is not a threat, but it can be used as one. It can be protection when needed, and like a fishing pole, used for food when necessary. But this notion that the US is some sort of gun culture is just ridiculous in my view. I think that there are plenty of politicos who live in a gun culture; a very dangerous culture in this country: one of the immature responses like an amoeba most of the time. A culture inhabited by ex-military or wanna be tough guys that continue to embarass this country, but to say that the US is a gun culture is so far off the mark in my view, that it truly short siights this entire country. The leftists say stuff like that. The right-wing of course wears pistols on their hips becasue they want to go outside with no underwear on hopin gthat the ladies will cream their jeans at how tough those guys are: it's just stupid.

    Own your gun, know what it is, learn how to use it, keep it clean and stop braggin' about it. John Wayne would be ashamed.
    All right, I see your point. Perhaps we are arguing semantics here. "Too shay", as Removable Mind would say.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Well - threads like this are very self-serving aren't they?

    I mean give people a chance to grieve, why don't you?

    Honestly.

    Mods - please stick this crap in a forum of its own ... and spare us the bad taste these threads display.

    Scoring political points on this tragedy is such bad form, at a bad time, and shows bad judgement.
    This I disagree with. We have no choice as the media has jumped all over this like white on rice.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Its like Charlton Heston at the NRA, after Columbine.



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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Awesome, as always, even if his role was relatively small.
    Small?? That's too bad. I know that he's injured his left hand in some way: and it really bugs him, that - may - have had something to do with a small part: I dunno. I think he's one of the greatest.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Its like Charlton Heston at the NRA, after Columbine.



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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The bigger fool is the fool's fool.
    does that guy get the fools' gold then?

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, switching to a round with a quarter of the stopping power was just to allow troops to carry more ammo? Good thing, because it would take three times as many rounds to kill an enemy.
    What they concluded is that stopping power = 0 if you don't hit anything.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    What they concluded is that stopping power = 0 if you don't hit anything.
    suppression of the enemy's movement is the main reason for assault rifles with a "giggle switch"

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    This horrible shooting in Colorado reminded me of this Boris Karloff film from the 60's.

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    The story concerns a quiet insurance agent / Vietnam veteran, played by Tim O'Kelly, who murders his young wife, his mother and a grocery delivery boy at home and then initiates an afternoon shooting rampage from atop a Los Angeles area oil refinery. Several motorists and passengers are wounded or killed on the nearby freeway. When the police respond and start to close in on him he flees and resumes his shootings at a Reseda drive-in theater where an aging horror film icon is making a final promotional appearance before retirement.

    The character and actions of the killer are patterned after Charles Whitman, the University of Texas sniper. The character of actor Byron Orlok, named after Max Schreck's vampire Count Orlok in 1922's Nosferatu, is patterned after Boris Karloff himself, who in fact plays the part in his last appearance in a major American film (although Bogdanovich states that, unlike Orlok, Karloff was not embittered with the movie business and did not wish to retire).

    In the film's finale, which takes place at a drive-in theater, Karloff — the old-fashioned, traditional screen monster who always obeyed the rules — confronts the new, realistic, nihilistic late-1960s monster in the shape of a clean-cut, unassuming multiple murderer. He slaps the murderer into submission and the police arrive and affect an arrest. The murderer wonders aloud about the exact number of victims after his wounding or killing of several theater patrons,
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