Gun-Free Zone Allows Another Shooting Rampage

By on July 20, 2012

by Ezra Van Auken

Hours after James Holmes went on a shooting rampage around the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado many politicians began commenting on this event and the ever controversial issue of gun control.

Mayor Bloomberg explained on Friday during an interview on WOR News Talk Radio, “But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country. And everybody always says, isn’t it tragic?” The Mayor of New York continued questioning federal government as to how lawmakers would address the problem although many believe addressing this problem is not done through law.

Although President Obama did not confront the issue of gun control, Obama did suspend his campaign and commented on the massacre, “What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater,” showing emotion towards Friday’s incident. Coincidentally, ratification of the UN Gun Treaty will be held July 27th, a measure Obama has long supported.

Republican candidate, Mitt Romney cancelled campaigning to show solidarity with Americans in Aurora, Colorado. Romney, like Obama, has shown a tendency to favor strong gun control in the past as well and has received dismal marks from gun groups like the Gun Owners Association of America.

When James Holmes, 24, open-fired into a crowded theater of excited movie goers, he calmly and systematically gunned down over 70 people, resulting in 12 dead and 59 wounded. This is the largest mass shooting in United States history. This has left many people wondering why nobody shot back and speculating as to what they would have done in that situation. As it turns out, according to reports, Century 16 movie theater is owned by Cinemark Holding Inc, which has a strict no-gun policy in effect for all its movie theaters.

History has shown that gun-free zones are the perfect place for the criminally deranged to find unarmed and vulnerable victims such as the shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech, the Westroads Mall shooting and countless others. Just like with gun regulations, gun-free zones, popular with schools, churches, malls, movie theaters and other public venues, allow the criminal to have the advantage over unarmed citizens.

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9 Comments

  1. duh

    July 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Yes, because there are metal detectors and police to stop you from carrying your weapon in. Give me a break, what a bunch of BS. All stores and restuarants have the same policy, but no one enforces it unless you go waving your gun around like a dip shit. The fact it, no one was carrying because it mostly kids and young adults at the movie. Maybe if he had attacked a showing of El Torino, there may have a different outcome.

    • TUG

      July 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Mr. Duh… you can not have police set up at every single place of business. NO not all stores and restaurants have the same policy.

      In your rush to be a smart a$$ you misspelled Restaurants… just saying.

      YOU BE THE SHEEP… and I WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE SHEEPDOG.

  2. Stephen R. Hughes

    July 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Predators never attack other predators. Open carry makes a person a “predator”. They will look “scary” to right wingers and “evil” to the liberals, but it will definitely will give them the advantage when the sheep are herded to a bullet-rattled death.

  3. Samuel Clayton

    July 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    This is a severely-biased, and, I must say, shitty writing. The writer even got the name of the Shooter wrong (in the 5th paragraph, “James Holder”? ) in their rush to rant on their own opinions rather than report an issue of News.

  4. stephen berkshire

    July 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    If your daughters would have been there Mr President, there would have been secret service carrying guns.

  5. Brother Phil

    July 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hell yeah Nobama took the day off. I wonder how many holes he played ??? And as far as what if his daughters woulda been in the theater, they would have been fine, just like all the OTHER blind politicians that want the gun band because they ALL have personal body guards and i assure you, THEY are packin. When the guns are outlawed, only OUTLAWS will have guns. It must be GREAT to live in such a state of ignorant bliss !!!!

  6. Crashaxe

    July 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Had this theater been concealed carry friendly this incident would have never happened. This punk would have never went there.
    Why is it that you never see this kind of thing happening at lets say a police station, a shooting range, a gun shop or Starbucks or Denny’s BECA– USE THERE COULD BE ARMED PEOPLE THERE THAT SHOOT BACK!
    This is a prefect example of,
    “When Guns are Outlawed Only Outlaws Will Have Them”

  7. Royce Koon Jr.

    July 21, 2012 at 1:27 am

    The one thing no shooter can do is ignore another person shooting back at you. You must immediately engage and disable the threat or you will quickly become a victim. As me and Mr. Crazy are shooting it out, what do you think everyone else in the theater is doing. That’s right. They’re escaping. Even if you are unsuccessful in killing the maniac you will save many lives because he must turn his attention to you and not let up until you are not shooting any more. This would result in 2-3 dead ( being Mr. Crazy) not the 10 – 30 dead we keep seeing. Yes, sometimes there will be “friendly fire” casualties, but the lives saved by attacking the attacker will outnumber 100 to 1. Carry your damn weapon every where…..and be ready to fight and die. That’s how this scourge will be ended.

  8. sam van auken

    July 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

    As I understand there are an equal number of deaths in the windy city every 10 days. Hmmm

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