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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its MUCH easier to carry a concealed handgun in Colorado, than in NYC.

    and yet, no one shot back at the killer.
    He popped smoke first. That and the ensuing chaos likely made it damned difficult to identify and shoot him. He, on the other hand, didn't give a rat's ass who he shot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Furiounova View Post
    people who haven't served often think bases have open vending machines next to every light switch stocked with m-16s already clipped.
    Many of these same people also think bullets just bounce of bullet proof vests like they do with Superman's chest.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why the bigotry?
    I guess you aren't familiar with his past postings

    He's a POE

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    All you gun loving, tobacco chewing, pickup truck driving, deer killing, creationist, anti global warming Bubbas who howl and scream every time someone wants to make sensible gun laws are responsible for this. Nice job. How many people have to die before you give up your right to buy a big gun to compensate for your small whacker?
    And you're bringing up penile inadequacy... why? Do you think about this often?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the more you train the more likely your training will kick in in an emergency. that's why people who ambush Green Berets or Army Rangers tend to take far higher casualties than those who ambush supply convoys or engineering battalions
    So, in order to prevent these sorts of things, people (the general public)should train like army rangers and special forces?

    I'll wager that if EVERY SINGLE person in that theater were armed, the casualties would have been FAR higher. I am a PROPONENT of arming people, in order to prevent JUST THIS SORT OF CRAP, but come on, this was well planned. Kid chose a midnight showing at a movie theater, a DARK room in which the occupants are all staring at a giant, BRIGHTLY lit screen, with huge speakers, etc. In addition, he had smoke devices, further obscuring. He turned that situation into a complete nightmare, in terms of friendly fire. I'll wager only a few people at a time were even able to see the kid, let alone have the chance to pull a weapon, aim, and accurately fire. Add more guns to that situation would have been to add more BULLETS to that situation...bullets fired by scared, half blind people.

    Come on, man.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaAdonis View Post
    All you gun loving, tobacco chewing, pickup truck driving, deer killing, creationist, anti global warming Bubbas who howl and scream every time someone wants to make sensible gun laws are responsible for this. Nice job. How many people have to die before you give up your right to buy a big gun to compensate for your small whacker?
    You moved to the South from where?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    And you're bringing up penile inadequacy... why? Do you think about this often?
    I think it is what we call wishful thinking

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Actually, not much thought process involved. It's more like "instinct, no thinking at all."
    That's exactly right and some people's instinct would be to act in a way that might subdue the shooter. Just like the Giffords shooting: people acted. They didn't run for their lives and hope the guy ran out of ammo.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Oh Jesus Christ, we're talking about instincts (aka the fight or flight response). Until you figure that out, keep your condescending "maybe almost everybody thought of themselves" nonsense out of my face. Is it really that simple for people? Do you people really think that situations like this are a matter of the selfish and the noble. Jesus Christ, use some common sense and do some research.

    And, by the way, I did hear about those who tried or did help others? Several of them did their best until their survival instincts kicked in and they ran away. I won't hold it against them and accuse them of "only thinking of themselves," since, you know, they were in a pretty tough situation that it's easy to judge when you're not in it.
    I don't think it's that simple or maybe it is. It is in those moments the true nature of the person is revealed. I remember the Amish school shooting in Pennsylvania where a 14 year old had the presence of mind to offer her life if the others were set free. fourteen years old. Amazing.

    I also recall another guy named James entered a church on a Sunday and began shooting. A couple of unarmed people ran towards him and they stopped him.

    I think in those moments the true self is revealed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    not true-if he bought them for the purpose of using them in a massacre.
    That's what I've wondered. I guess we'll all be learning about whether the guy had previously been a hunter/shooter before and about the various booby traps in his apartment and how he made them/where he learned how.

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