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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Sure he would... If only right? I mean your really in Obamas brain right? You can read his mind right? He is probably thinking "if it wasnt for that damn NRA"...





    I guess so






    His own sycophants make that claim.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Simply wrong. While Holmes was kevlar-ed up, taking shot with body armor is not like it is in the movies. You don't generally just keep on doing what you were doing. In most instances, the individual is knocked off their feet as the vest is design to distribute the high velocity impact over a larger area. I've heard it referred to as being hit sqaure in the chest by someone giving a full swing of a ball peen hammer. Douchebag was in fantasy world....3 slugs to the chest would have brought him back to reality pretty quickly.
    Assuming of course, that one can take a good shot while being surrounded by rushing, panicked individuals in a dark theater filled with tear gas while a action movie plays on a giant screen and one person is armed with a high powered rifle squeezing off shots as a fast as he can.

    Like you said, this ain't the movies. That's why I doubt arming citizens would have any effect in a situation like this shooting. Holmes designed his attack to make it so he could kill as many people as possible.

    While someone packing may not have prevented people from dying, you're delusional if you think the numbers of people that were shot woudln't be drastically lower.
    I'm saying a spike in people buying CCW permits is a baseless overreaction, banning masks in theaters or advocating banning "assault rifles".

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    So if access to guns wasn't the problem, and his mental health was not an issue, why did Holmes do what he did? Not enough Sundays at church?

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I think both sides do that.
    Both sides want to ban "assault" weapons because they have protrusion to affix a knife? I don't think so.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Just saying when using fear over little or nothing to promote this means is paranoid.
    Paranoid like the anti-gun tards trying to create more infringements on the 2nd amendment any time someone shoots up a place? How many anti-2nd amendment tards are calling for limitations on Magazine sizes, a ban on so called assault weapons, waiting periods, mental health screenings, background checks, permits, crack downs on gun shows, limits on ammo, and so on?


    Remember when Obama came to power? "Obama gonna take yur guns!" "Obama is going to disarm Merica!" "Obama is going to ban ammunition sales!"... What happened? Oh yea... Nothing!

    If a republican who has a history of supporting and voting for tough anti-abortion laws and anti-gay marriage laws at the state level suddenly because president then I am pretty sure your reaction would be similar to 2nd amendment proponents when Obama became president.So please do not sit there and pretend that its paranoid to be wary of a man because of his past.
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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What? Just how would "mental health services" have kept this moron from committing premeditated mass murder? He spent THOUSANDS on his weapons, it is not an "access" issue. Will we send the "loony squad" to aid all of those deemed "odd" or "loners" by their neaghbors?
    We have a sever lack of mental health services in many parts of the nation. We also have some of the highest rates of personality disorders and mood disorders in the western world. I'm not saying increasing access to mental health is a cure all, I'm saying it's a better topic to discuss than the idea than we should get more people guns in order to stop another mass shooting.

    It never ceases to amaze me that some NEW gov't program or law is the "only logical" way to deal with ANY situation. The EASIEST, by far, step to prevent the "theater killer" is to alarm the "emergency" exit doors, preventing them from entering "unnoticed" with full body armor and numerous weapons.
    When did I ever mention new gov't laws? Don't put words in my mouth. There are plenty of ways of expanding mental health services without expanding govt. And besides, mental health is usually under the state government, so what do you care what other states do?

    I agree with you second part, too. I'm not advocating one magic bullet to end all crazies.

    Creating and sending a "loony squad" to seek out "odd folks" is not going to do ANYTHING except waste time and massive amounts of tax money. You do realize that the Batman killer was PAID by the U.S. gov't to go to school, had no job and likely used that tax money to fund this plot. If the gov't is not even going to "check out" those it gives our tax money to, it is HIGHLY unlikely that it will effectively "check out" random folks in a country of over 300 million.
    None of that is remotely what I think should happen. Where do you get that from?

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Sure he would... If only right? I mean your really in Obamas brain right? You can read his mind right? He is probably thinking "if it wasnt for that damn NRA"...


    I guess so

    No need to assume Obama's stance on gun control, you can read about it here:

    Obama: We’re working on gun control “under the radar” « Hot Air

    During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.

    “I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”
    Could the "under the radar" Obama referred to be the operation, "Fast and Furious?"
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    The Second Amendment has nothing to do with guns.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    His own sycophants make that claim.
    im sure they do...


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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post

    ..............
    Oh yes, he's just evil. That's a rational approach.

    If he's evil, then he's not human, and therefore we don't need to take preventative steps. Humans don't do evil things, so why waste time focusing on non-evil humans? Right?

    Logical fallacy.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Unfortunately, this specific scenario, the Batman shooting, an armed citizenry probably a. Would not deter someone like Holmes and b. would probably have little impact in a similar scenario. The average criminal might be deterred by armed citizens. A crazed killer who's goal is to kill as many as possible would only increase their aggressiveness to overcome a possible threat.. Maybe they'll throw a molotov instead of a tear gas bomb next time. A few pistol-packing moviegoers would not have deterred or stopped Holmes.
    A bullet proof vest does not make you superman. If you get hit by a bullet you will feel it and it can still possibly injure you and even break some bones,especially at close range.

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