Page 44 of 182 FirstFirst ... 3442434445465494144 ... LastLast
Results 431 to 440 of 1817

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

  1. #431
    Student GJ Flash's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-13-17 @ 10:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    196
    Blog Entries
    1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I really do disagree with you here. This guy got off at least 71 deliberate shots. His weapon apparently wasn't firing on automatic. My common sense tells me that people who conceal carry are probably better than average shots and carry a weapon because they subliminally or overtly plan to use it if they have to.

    As another poster mentioned, if this guy had quickly found he was taking gun fire, he wouldn't have been casually walking up and down the aisles firing at people. Even with body armor, I "think" a couple rounds to the chest is going to take ya' down. (I don't know that for sure, though.)
    I completely agree with your disagreement. I'm simply dumbfounded by the number of people saying "Thank goodness the shooter was the only one armed, otherwise it would have been much worse." Shake. My. Head. Stupidity on a stick.

    Yes, the shooter had armor. No, not everyone with a CCW is a crack shot with a pistol. However, if some madman is shooting at me, I'm liking my chances a bit more if I have something to defend myself with. If he's returning fire at me (assuming he's able, I am a good shot), he's not killing some little 6-year old girl, and I'm buying time for the cops.

    You're right, depending on the caliber of the weapon, body armor is only partially effective. I saw a guy in a state-of-the-art BPV get knocked on his arse by a relatively small caliber weapon. I saw another guy in Kevlar get knocked unconscious by one round from a .45 to the chest.

    I have my CCW, and I'm carrying it everywhere from now on.

  2. #432
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,494

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Reminds me of a discussion a while back about a college co- ed that was stabbed to death in a busy college cafeteria while everyone froze and watched in shock. Had even one or two people stepped up she would have lived.
    We live in a, "don't get involved", society. Look what's happening to George Zimmerman, because he, "got involved".

    Remember that dude in Baon Rouge about 15 years ago that went to jail--or damn near went to jail--because he shot/killed a car thief with a compound bow? I can't find the story and I'm not going to look for it, but the point is, when you get involved and the bad guy gets hurt, or killed, there's always some asshole(s) that think you should be punished.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  3. #433
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,494

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThirdTerm View Post
    Holms is a Ph.D student and he knew that there was no security at the movie theatre at all and metal detectors should be installed to ramp up theatre security.
    Holmes didn't bring his weapons in through the front door, so in this case, metal detectors would have been useless.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  4. #434
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The greatest city on Earth
    Last Seen
    08-04-12 @ 04:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    31,089

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We live in a, "don't get involved", society. Look what's happening to George Zimmerman, because he, "got involved"....
    apples & oranges, my friend.

  5. #435
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,913

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThirdTerm View Post
    Holms is a Ph.D student and he knew that there was no security at the movie theatre at all and metal detectors should be installed to ramp up theatre security.
    Was. He was doing poorly and dropped out. This may be the source of his rage.

  6. #436
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,494

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    apples & oranges, my friend.
    Of course you would say that. You're one of the folks that believes Zimmerman committed a crime.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  7. #437
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The greatest city on Earth
    Last Seen
    08-04-12 @ 04:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    31,089

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course you would say that.....
    comparing someone stopping a guy from preventing mass-murder, to a guy being nosey & stalking someone at night, is like comparing apples to oranges.

  8. #438
    Sage
    RDS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Last Seen
    10-10-17 @ 05:51 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    5,398

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

    He beats Zimmerman by leaps and bounds. Any Zimmerman supporter want to start arguing his case?

  9. #439
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,494

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    He beats Zimmerman by leaps and bounds. Any Zimmerman supporter want to start arguing his case?
    I was only making a point, in response to LMR's post. I certainly don't want to start a new thread about the Zimmerman/Martin case.

    Maybe I should have used Joe Horn as an example, or maybe this guy

    Druggist in OKC is convicted of murder | Tulsa World
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  10. #440
    Guru

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    04-14-17 @ 01:28 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,237

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Point 1: I've never been under fire before, but if god forbid that should ever happen there are two options, panic and get shot or find sufficient cover, fire back, and try to improve my odds.
    Point two: Most people looking to do harm don't declare their intentions, there is no way to stop them ahead of time. All you can do is give your best effort to stop them when they attack.
    My problem is there lacks dialogue on causation and prevention and the root is Nationalism. These public shootings have been an epidemic for at least ten years but too many Americans want to pretend each one is an isolated incident.

    It is disheartening the response revolves around the exact same solution the perps use: guns.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •