Movie-Theater Shootings Put Presidential Politics On Hold

Jul 20, 2012 Full story: National Public Radio 126

President Obama turned a planned campaign speech in Fort Myers, Fla., into a brief statement about the shooting rampage.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#1 Jul 20, 2012
I would blame it one the easy accessibility
of guns in America, but in Norway where
there are strict gun laws there was
the massacre of 69 teenagers.

This kind of tragedy can happen anywhere
regardless of gun laws. It's the deranged
individual coming out of nowhere that cannot
be stopped in time.
politics

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jul 20, 2012
bams ordered flags half mast for Co. victims
10 got killed in his hometown chicago last night .. no flags
12 got killed last week no flags
chicago black shooters black victims
colorado white shooter white victims
bams white half ignoring his black half

the left will come unglued when this shooter turns out to be an OWS anarchist gay college student

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#3 Jul 20, 2012
Gary wrote:
I would blame it one the easy accessibility
of guns in America, but in Norway where
there are strict gun laws there was
the massacre of 69 teenagers.
This kind of tragedy can happen anywhere
regardless of gun laws. It's the deranged
individual coming out of nowhere that cannot
be stopped in time.
I wonder how much of it would have been stopped if someone had a conceal weapons permit and was carrying at the time.

Just something to think about. How many people would have survived?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#4 Jul 20, 2012
Kahoki wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder how much of it would have been stopped if someone had a conceal weapons permit and was carrying at the time.
Just something to think about. How many people would have survived?
Yep, always the wrong place at the wrong time.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Jul 20, 2012
politics wrote:
bams ordered flags half mast for Co. victims
10 got killed in his hometown chicago last night .. no flags
12 got killed last week no flags
chicago black shooters black victims
colorado white shooter white victims
bams white half ignoring his black half
the left will come unglued when this shooter turns out to be an OWS anarchist gay college student
Obama leads prayer, moment of silence...He probably was thinking the shooter for getting his dismal economic record off the front page of honest news outlets.

ABCNEWS ALREADY LINKING 'TEA PARTY'? BACKTRACKS..........scum of the earth. Liberal scum always have to back track.

CNN Piers Morgan Calls For Gun Control...He forgot sight alignment and breath control as well.

Bloomberg: What are Obama, Romney going to do about guns? Obama has already voted against every gun law, and each of his Czars are avid anti-gun proponents........What about gun control in Chicago with the hundreds of black on black murders.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#6 Jul 20, 2012
Let's all just keep politics out of this for now, and instead give our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones, and our prayers to those currently in critical condition, wishing all a full recovery.

My prayers to all of you.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#7 Jul 20, 2012
It is the ultimate hypocrisy for a man to assert some moral, or prayerful stance after being on record as supporting the killing of 57 Million babies for convenience, even throwing live babies in closets to die. This is not political. It's about the kind of message such a man sends to the drug addled atheist killers such immorality inspires.
cjrian

Denver, CO

#8 Jul 20, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
Let's all just keep politics out of this for now, and instead give our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones, and our prayers to those currently in critical condition, wishing all a full recovery.
My prayers to all of you.
Sorry, but this IS political.

Colorado may be an Open Carry State, but Denver, and environs, are NOT

Had even one or two people (non-perps) been packing (or not), could this scumbag have been able to shoot 71 people?
Body armor or not, a round or two to the torso would have halted this massacre (body armor spreads the impact, but does not dissipate it)- even tackling him would have ended his spree

My BIG question is "why were there no MEN in the theater?"
A REAL Man, had he survived the initial onslaught, would have sought the opportunity to take out this "B" before he shot another 50 or 60 people. That "B" didn't have 360 vision! Anyone who was bypassed could have taken him down and saved dozens! Does their fear for self preservation take precedence over the lives of others? That is the definition of a coward!

I'm NOT claiming untoward bravery, but, had a brave Man (or woman) the lives of others would have outweighed a sense of self-preservation. I would die that they may live. And why not? Let the gunman roam freely, and he may come back to kill the survivors, anyway.

TAKE his sorry-ass OUT!
No matter the risk
weird people suck

United States

#9 Jul 20, 2012
More good reasons why the death penalty should be mandatory in all fifty states.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#11 Jul 20, 2012
Shooting rampages are deliberately instigated by police (govt) to help justify more weapon control laws.

We've never seen so many nutjobs killing so many people (so often). Only the govt can be behind this kind of crime.

Loughner and Bales claimed they don't remember their killing spree. The Columbine and Cho shooters killed themselves. The Batman shooter we know is nuts (calls himself the Joker).

Seems like after they buy their guns they go nuts. I bet cops are antagonizing them (driving them nuts). All cops are antigun.
Cat74

Elgin, IL

#12 Jul 20, 2012
In order to have gun control in Ameria we have to have another liberal supreme court justice,or a Constitutionl amendment. We will not have either any time soon. Obama will use this tragedy to demand gun control, but no one will listen. Had just one legal gun been carried by one patron in that theatre the evil one would be dead, and at least 10 fewer people would be dead, and 50 fewer would be wounded. It isn't the guns we need removed from society, it is the crazies.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#13 Jul 20, 2012
Remember after 9/11 we would say "If we have one more attack, we will lose our freedom and privacy".

We meant the Govt would take away our freedom because everyone would agree to more safety and security.

This Batman shooting was one of those "one more attacks".

Obama tried F&F to justify more gun control, but Aurora Colorado cops gave him the Joker.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#14 Jul 20, 2012
I am not my brothers keeper.

When a pilot fails to land a plane and people die we do not blame all pilots.

When a bus goes off a cliff and people die we do not blame all drivers.

When there is a shooting and a large crowd dies many will blame all supporters of personal liberty and personal defence but one who backs down in the face of danger is a coward and a greater danger to himself and those around him then one who is willing to hold on to what ever situation is at hand to see a better tomorrow not of control but of the unknown that will at times be troubling but will also be rewarding.

Only a fool and a slave will call for more control over his own fate when the master cares of little but himself.
Logan

Denver, CO

#15 Jul 20, 2012
I live within 7 blocks of that theater and I carry EVERY time I take my grandkids there for a movie.
And that's not going to stop.
cjrian

Denver, CO

#16 Jul 20, 2012
Logan wrote:
I live within 7 blocks of that theater and I carry EVERY time I take my grandkids there for a movie.
And that's not going to stop.
Good for you, Brother

I'll bet you'd have taken your chances against this shooter, rather than letting your grandchildren become targets

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#17 Jul 20, 2012
First, I'd like to say that my prayers and sympathy go out to all the victims, their families, law enforcement and first responders to this horrific act. Secondly, politics aside, I'd like to thank both our president and Romney for taking a moment out of their campaigning to acknowledge this horrific act and try to give some comfort.
With that said, I wondered at Romeney's comments about it's "time in this country for us to love one another?"
Yes, to be fair, I am partial, but his comment struck me as in really?
I mean no harm in my following statements, just an outsiders view of tragedies happening all too often in our nation, overlooked, over-explained and compensated for. It's as if, why? How could this have happened and on and on and I have an idea, but not professional, but as I've stated, an outsiders look into the priviledged class of not only our country but the world. The most dangerous thing to this world, right now, is the white male. Especially the white male who feels like he's either not living up to potential or important. Time and time again we've seen them act out in deadly ways because they're not important, acknowledged, respected, or whatever. Worst still, they act out in public and their targets are generally other whites? Why?
That this killer was delusional, there is no doubt, that it wasn't racial, there is no doubt, but how long will whites keep ignoring the signs? Intentionally or otherwise, you're breeding children who think they're "godlike" Everything in history books, whether taught here or in Europe, tells them so. So what happens when they can't live up to the mark? Teachings whether from parents, schools or colleges have taught them of their innate superiority so what happens when they cannot live up to the fantasy or expectations? What do you do with a disturbed, intelligent mind that thinks they have a mission, even someone as lowly as someone taught to blow up things like Timothy McVeigh who's educational level didn't match this shooters IQ? Who's raising these monsters and where do they not only get their motivation from but ideas?
Inner city violence, you all ask, terrible but a simple preview of American history will show where that came from, it's "personal!" and it's motivated by greed, revenge, or money. Your mass killers are motivated by something inbred in them and reinforced by everything they see in the world that makes them think they're on a righteous course! Your "gun loving" course only reinforces it! Who do they kill? Not the minorities you were waiting for to invade your house or threaten you in anyway, but each other, their classmates, government buildings, etc.,
Never your intended targets, right?
I was against gun control before and I am still sitting on the fence and only because we've got to defend ourselves against the gangsters, so-called patriots, and lunatics! Perhaps if one person had been armed (though doubtful) because the COWARD had body armor to protect himself, someone could have gotten a clear shot to the head.
Now, none of us can go out in public. We're not safe in the movies, grocery stores, malls, schools, public buildings, courts, whatever!

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#18 Jul 20, 2012
continued....

Welcome to America, the home of the free and the brave!
Finally, I will say this, and I don't give a good gd what any of you gun toting, republican loving, neo-con assholes have to say (and I hope you'd have the decency to shut your fucking mouths, but I doubt it!) Give your children, disturbed or otherwise all the guns they want, tell them anything your demented minds want to tell them, impress upon them their importance of their white skin and culture, but understand one thing, if "gun control" is passed in this nation, it will be because you had nor ever had any control of your 'evil spawn" and there will not be too many more of these instances when people cannot assemble in public nor send their children to school or whatever to protect your rights while denying our rights as citizens to walk and assemble freely in this NATION!
Logan

Denver, CO

#20 Jul 20, 2012
Sunobia wrote:
First, I'd like to say that my prayers and sympathy go out to all the victims, their families, law enforcement and first responders to this horrific act. Secondly, politics aside, I'd like to thank both our president and Romney for taking a moment out of their campaigning to acknowledge this horrific act and try to give some comfort.
With that said, I wondered at Romeney's comments about it's "time in this country for us to love one another?"
Yes, to be fair, I am partial, but his comment struck me as in really?
I mean no harm in my following statements, just an outsiders view of tragedies happening all too often in our nation, overlooked, over-explained and compensated for. It's as if, why? How could this have happened and on and on and I have an idea, but not professional, but as I've stated, an outsiders look into the priviledged class of not only our country but the world. The most dangerous thing to this world, right now, is the white male. Especially the white male who feels like he's either not living up to potential or important. Time and time again we've seen them act out in deadly ways because they're not important, acknowledged, respected, or whatever. Worst still, they act out in public and their targets are generally other whites? Why?
That this killer was delusional, there is no doubt, that it wasn't racial, there is no doubt, but how long will whites keep ignoring the signs? Intentionally or otherwise, you're breeding children who think they're "godlike" Everything in history books, whether taught here or in Europe, tells them so. So what happens when they can't live up to the mark? Teachings whether from parents, schools or colleges have taught them of their innate superiority so what happens when they cannot live up to the fantasy or expectations? What do you do with a disturbed, intelligent mind that thinks they have a mission, even someone as lowly as someone taught to blow up things like Timothy McVeigh who's educational level didn't match this shooters IQ? Who's raising these monsters and where do they not only get their motivation from but ideas?
Inner city violence, you all ask, terrible but a simple preview of American history will show where that came from, it's "personal!" and it's motivated by greed, revenge, or money. Your mass killers are motivated by something inbred in them and reinforced by everything they see in the world that makes them think they're on a righteous course! Your "gun loving" course only reinforces it! Who do they kill? Not the minorities you were waiting for to invade your house or threaten you in anyway, but each other, their classmates, government buildings, etc.,
Never your intended targets, right?
I was against gun control before and I am still sitting on the fence and only because we've got to defend ourselves against the gangsters, so-called patriots, and lunatics! Perhaps if one person had been armed (though doubtful) because the COWARD had body armor to protect himself, someone could have gotten a clear shot to the head.
Now, none of us can go out in public. We're not safe in the movies, grocery stores, malls, schools, public buildings, courts, whatever!
"The most dangerous thing to this world, right now, is the white male."
You are one deluded POS!!! Go away!!!
Logan

Denver, CO

#21 Jul 20, 2012
Sunobia wrote:
continued....
Welcome to America, the home of the free and the brave!
Finally, I will say this, and I don't give a good gd what any of you gun toting, republican loving, neo-con assholes have to say (and I hope you'd have the decency to shut your fucking mouths, but I doubt it!) Give your children, disturbed or otherwise all the guns they want, tell them anything your demented minds want to tell them, impress upon them their importance of their white skin and culture, but understand one thing, if "gun control" is passed in this nation, it will be because you had nor ever had any control of your 'evil spawn" and there will not be too many more of these instances when people cannot assemble in public nor send their children to school or whatever to protect your rights while denying our rights as citizens to walk and assemble freely in this NATION!
Shut you own damn mouth you left wing pile of pig shit!!! Your crack head logic is typical for someone suffering with the mental problems you clearly display!
cjrian

Denver, CO

#22 Jul 20, 2012
Sunobia wrote:
continued....
Welcome to America, the home of the free and the brave!
Finally, I will say this, and I don't give a good gd what any of you gun toting, republican loving, neo-con assholes have to say (and I hope you'd have the decency to shut your fucking mouths, but I doubt it!) Give your children, disturbed or otherwise all the guns they want, tell them anything your demented minds want to tell them, impress upon them their importance of their white skin and culture, but understand one thing, if "gun control" is passed in this nation, it will be because you had nor ever had any control of your 'evil spawn" and there will not be too many more of these instances when people cannot assemble in public nor send their children to school or whatever to protect your rights while denying our rights as citizens to walk and assemble freely in this NATION!
Now that post is incoherence incarnate

I know you THINK you had a point
And I think I know what that point was

But as for logic, or clarity of expression?
Zero, Zilch, Nada, Nuttin'!!!

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