Monday, July 23, 2012

Colorado Shooting, More Thoughts.

I have been thinking about it and we need to stop this senseless violence and especially mass shootings. So after careful soul searching I have some Ideas.
First off we need to ban movie theaters. They are ripe for this kind of violence, they are dark and the exits can be blocked and really what useful purpose do they really serve. The side benefit would be all the liberal Hollywood types would be out of a job.
Second we need to not allow people (adults)  to gather in public unless they are armed. This is not unreasonable. The government has seen fit to not allow you to drive around without insurance (for protection) so pass a law you cant leave the house without a gun (for protection). Some may say random shootings would occur, I say not. A car can be much more deadly than a gun and how many times has someone tried to purposely tried to run you over? A gun in your pocket does not transform you into a raging madman any more than a car does.
I can argue very effectively that the Colorado shooting would not have occurred if the shooter thought someone might shoot back, this is extremely obvious due to the massive amount of body armor he had.  If it turns out 'legal' concealed carry was not allowed in the movie theater then I would love to see a massive lawsuit against the theater that put these people in harms way especially seeing as it was illegal to do so according to the Constitution.
These 'mass killer cowards' prey on people who are unarmed, this is why they attack in areas where it is 'illegal' to carry  for example, malls, theaters, sporting events, schools, colleges etc. another reason I either avoid them or ignore the ban. I don't hang around in back alleys in the bad part of town because I don't want to run a high risk of being shot same goes for these other locations I mentioned.
If I ran a business like a restaurant, theater or any other business a crowd could gather I would offer a discount to anyone with a CC weapon.
Anyone who refuses to protect themselves has no reason to complain if they are a victim.

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    1. Matt, so true. I wish people could get that through their head.

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  2. I am with you, but I do want to says some people don't know they are choosing to be victims. I am not saying their ignorance should be any factor at all on our ability to protect ourselves or our familes, just that, some people not not be refusing to protect themselves as much as they are not aware it's an option.

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    1. Keads, Thanks.

      A Girl, True but if someone knows to do right and is too lazy to do something about it then they have to accept the possible outcome. Thanks.

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    2. Well, yes. 100% with you on that. Yes, yes, yes. Knowing and not doing, that's on you.

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  3. I want to copy and paste that so bad on some of the local new stations websites... especially the one called "the local channel"

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    1. JUGM, Trouble is they don't allow sensible dialog to get in the way of their agenda.

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    2. I know... they did not like some of the comments on the Zimmerman case, so they deleted the entire comment section about it.

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  4. There is no shame in concealed carry. There is shame in having the ability to carry, not carrying, and lives lost.

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    1. I agree, if I am vertical I have the ability to carry.

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  5. Fortunately, here in Iowa the no gun signs carry no weight of law. If they find out you are carrying all they can do is ask you to leave. What sign? I didn't see a sign.

    Works for me. I refuse to be a victim.

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    1. A private establishment has no power to enforce the restriction unless it is a state statute. What they don't know doesn't hurt them.

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  6. Dear Duke - i don't know why but me and Stephen seem to share the same brain. sad eh? but i am with him, and you, all the way!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. HermitJim. Thanks my friend.

      Warlock Sundance, Thank you friend.

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  8. Add me to the list. We don't do movies, but when we did it was not on Friday-Sunday too many people. Always early movies during the week.
    My biggest fear is someone doing this kind of act at a theme park. A nut case employee or former employee.

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    1. Rob, these freaks prey on defenseless people.

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  9. I don't do movies for the same reason, and yeah, I'd be suing the hell out of AMC... If I can't carry, I don't go (Movies or any other public place)!

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    1. I always carry in the movies.....always. I don't know if there is a ban or not, to tell the truth it never dawned on me to wonder if I could or not.

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  10. Why are you bringing logic into this? I agree with you, but logic seems to have no place in modern society.

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    1. Mudbug, very true but here in my blog I strive to use logic. Thanks my friend.

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  11. I used to never worry about carrying until after Katrina when the area of Texas I live in got a whole bunch of New Orleans refuges, since then if I am in public I am carrying because some of those thugs never left and crime has skyrocketed since.

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