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Robert Chambers August 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm
This is all well and good but how does having a vigil help stop it? Banning violent movies won't doRead More it but how about this? How about getting people back to being responsible for themselves? How about parents getting involved with their children and teenagers? How about kids looking out for each other? I'm not saying all kids need to become snitches and psychotherapists but how about being a friend? Everyone always says "oh he was a loner, he kept to himself" after one of these events. Those are the at-risk kids and perhaps having a friend or two that cared about them might have made all the difference? The evidence is still out on what caused James Holmes to snap, it is starting to look like he was under the effects of some very strong anti-psychotic meds judging from news reports and the way he looks almost like a zombie. Another interesting wrinkle in this whole deal is that his dad, Robert Holmes is an economics analyst for FICO and was just about to testify on all the fraud going on concerning the LIBOR scandal (google it) - coincidence?
Chris August 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Easy access to automatic weapons? HA! I challenge him to legally buy an automatic weapon. Good luckRead More with that. They have been HEAVILY regulated since 1934, further regulated in 1968. and no new ones have been allowed to be sold to civilians since 1986. By the way, that final ban was signed into law by that bleeding heart liberal, Ronald Reagan. As far as semi-automatic weapons go... first off, only a small percentage of crimes (1-2%) are commited with so-called "assault weapons". That's why the government allowed the ban to expire. It had no effect on the problem. Second, just the other day the CT Post printed a quote by the Chief of Police in Bridgeport where he stated the weapon of choice for criminals is the revolver, a firearm that has remained practically unchanged for the last 150 years, and usually only holds 5-6 bullets. So even banning all semiautomatic guns would do nothing. Just an FYI: Semi auto guns still only fire 1 bullet each time you pull the trigger. You know, like common hunting guns.
Jeffre Cain August 1, 2012 at 01:15 pm
Connecticut already has an ill-considered ban against "assault" weapons, but I can assureRead More all and sundry that if someone is crazy enough to want to kill numbers of people, the ban won't stop them. We need to take responsibilty for our own and our children's protection and care; if having a self-defense firearm and being carefully trained in its proper uses saves the life of even one child, it will be well worth it.