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Knee Jerks: There's Nothing the Left Won't Exploit

RodT Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 9:42 AM
I know that no one on the left would want to address the fact that every one of these slaughters always occur in areas that restrict law abiding citizens from having guns. It’s a lot easier to slaughter large numbers, when there isn’t any possibility of someone shooting back. I doubt that this nut would have paid any attention to a law that forbade him from buying guns. After all guns were banned at that theater, yet the nut brought them in anyway! Like all laws, they are only useful against law abiding citizens.
Timothy32 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 9:53 AM
maybe instead of resticting guns, We need to address the restricted gun zones and abolish them so there could have been some law abiding citezens in there to stop this man. I would say it was the aim of the man to go to a place with this resrtiction and carry out his plan.
Beverly143 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:04 AM
I'm with you Tim32. If a few people had been packing in that theater there's no telling how long this might have lasted. I think when the criminals realize that granny might have a gun they will think twice about crime with a gun.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:55 AM
We should follow the Constitution,and "not infringe" on the civil right to bear arms in public places or places open to the public,unless they can show a -compelling- reason to not allow armed citizens,as in courts or prisons. I should be able to carry a gun into a US post office or SS office,or into any mall or theater open to the public.
None of this "prior restraint" nonsense,about what "might happen".
they would have to show a real need,have actual facts to support their proposed restriction.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 10:55 AM
"To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and
law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own
conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the
law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the
lawless will allow...
For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to
accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals.
Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate
themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding."
---------- Jeff Snyder

After he booby-trapped his apartment with explosives, James Holmes walked into a theater Friday night and opened fire on a crowd waiting to see the first showing of the new Batman movie. He shot scores and murdered a dozen. Holmes acted for reasons unknown, but his actions were pure evil.

His actions also were his alone.

It doesn’t matter if he was bullied as a kid, recently dumped or whatever else anyone comes up with as a possible motive. Nothing “caused” him to do this other than whatever evil lives inside him.

But that hasn’t stopped many progressive...