Skip to comments.No, Kamala, Your Gun Policies Wouldn’t Have Stopped Aurora
Posted on 07/23/2019 4:08:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
Another day, another push for more gun control. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Ca) used the seventh anniversary of the mass shooting at the Aurora movie theater in Colorado to lament that Congress hasnt done enough on gun control.
Harris is right, but not for the reasons that she thinks. Neither Congress nor Colorado is passing any bills that would have stopped mass public shootings. She says that she is frustrated, but I am frustrated that she and other Democrats arent proposing anything useful to stop these attacks. Like virtually all these killers, the Aurora shooter sought out a gun-free zone to attack.
Harriss push for background checks on the private transfer of guns wouldnt have made a difference in the Aurora attack. Her proposed ban on assault weapons wouldnt have mattered. In addition to his semi-automatic rifle, the killer also had a semi-automatic handgun and a shotgun. Harriss twist on the debate is that she will use executive action if she cant get Congress to institute these new gun controls.
But she ignores why the killer picked the target that he did. You might think that it was the one closest to the killers apartment. Or, that it was the one with the largest audience.
Yet, neither explanation is right. Instead, out of all the movie theaters within 20 minutes of the killers apartment showing the new Batman movie that night, it was the only one where guns were banned. In Colorado, individuals with permits can carry a concealed handgun in most malls, stores, movie theaters, and restaurants. However, private businesses can determine whether permit holders can carry guns on their private property
Most movie theaters allow permit holders carrying guns. The Cinemark movie theater was the only one with a sign posted at the theaters entrance.
A simple web search and some telephone calls reveal how easily one can find out how Cinemark compared to other movie theaters. According to mapquest.com and movies.com, seven movie theaters were showing The Dark Knight Rises on July 20th within 20 minutes of the killers apartment at 1690 Paris St, Aurora, Colorado. At 4 miles and an 8-minute car ride, the Cinemarks Century Theater wasnt the closest. Another theater was only 1.2 miles (3 minutes) away.
There was also a theater just slightly further away, 10 minutes. It is the "home of Colorado's largest auditorium," according to their movie hotline greeting message. The potentially huge audience ought to have been attractive to someone trying to kill as many people as possible. Four other theaters were 18 minutes, two at 19 minutes, and 20 minutes away. But all of those theaters allowed permitted concealed handguns.
So why would a mass shooter pick a place that bans guns? The answer should be obvious, though it apparently is not clear to the media disarming law-abiding citizens leaves them as sitting ducks.
Concealed carry is much more frequent than many people believe. With over 4 percent of the adult population in Colorado having concealed handgun permits at that time, a couple hundred adults in Cinemarks movie theater #9 means that there is an extremely high probability that at least one adult would have a permitted concealed handgun.
Unfortunately, some have still not figured this out. A manager at the Harkins Northfield 18 five miles from the killers apartment told me, the theater changed its policy and started banning concealed handguns following the Cinemark attack.
The diary of the Batman movie theater killer made it clear that he was considering both attacking an airport and a movie theater. But he turned down the airport option because he was concerned about their substantial security.
Colorado was by no means the only time that killers targeted gun-free zones. Just this year we have seen all the attacks in gun-free zones: in a public employee-only area of a Virginia Beach municipal building; a business in Aurora, Illinois; and a Florida bank. Just seven mass public shootings since 1950 took place where at least four people died in an area where general civilians are allowed to have guns, and it was not part of some other crime.
And remember the 1999 Columbine attack in Colorado. Few appreciate that Dylan Klebold, one of the two Columbine killers, was following Colorado legislation that would have let citizens carry a concealed handgun. Presumably, he feared someone with a weapon stopping his attack. The day of the attack was not by accident. The Columbine attack occurred the same day the state legislature planned final passage of the concealed handgun bill.
Gun-free zones are a magnet for those who want to kill many people quickly. Even the most ardent gun control advocate would never put Gun-Free Zone signs on their home. Lets stop finally putting them elsewhere.
But wherever she and her sugar daddy Willie would go, they’d always be protected by armed security, without question needless to say.
The press doesn’t include Chicago gang shootouts as mass shootings.
Never forget that Columbine occurred during the height of the Clinton Assault Weapon Ban.
Isnt shooting people already illegal?
What? You want to bring facts to a gun fight?
2018 Deaths by motor vehicle accidents: 40,000
2018 Gun Deaths (excluding suicide): 14,611
2019 Mass Shootings: 237
Kamala, youre doing saving *just one life* wrong.
Facts = libtard kryptonite.
Maybe it's because the San Antonio shooter was able to only get off one shot. Hearing the first shot, an off-duty deputy pulled out her service revolver and shot the perp. He was able to shoot no more. His one and only shot did not result in serious injuries. Her shot was much more effective.
In Texas, that's known as good gun control.
This is so tiresome for anyone with half a brain.
Criminals don’t care what the gun laws are.
And Law-abiding gun owners don’t go around shooting up theaters.
So, what the hell is her point?
If she hadn’t been there who knows how many that perp would have shot and killed?
Criminals don’t care what Horizontal Harris’s gun polcies are, and neither do I.
Not even going to entertain some ineligible idiot’s illegal policy fantasies are.
Kamala, you do not have the authority to address my guns, and you never will, little bitch honey.
Gun control isn’t about making citizens safer.
It is about controlling people and making politicians and bureaucrats safer.
You forgot Deaths from Doctors’ errors: ~250K in any given year.
With schools mass shootings it is the current educational system that is the blame combined with overpriced school administrators and underpaid teachers.
Combine this with the historical record of the mental health system in the USA and its current record.
Combine this with the de-masculinization that puts gender identity at odds with growing and young adult males trying to find their place in this toxic feminazi culture.
Combine this with the denuclearization of the nuclear family.
Combine this with sex education being taught as early as kindergarteners.
Combine this with the Kommon Kore curriculum and educational legislation passed since 1972 that has swung schools from the far right to the very far left.
Combine this with social media access to children as young as 5 years old even though they aren’t supposed to be on it until 13 according to Social Media TOS.
All of this needs to be taken care of before the next gun control legislation is passed. You want gun control, start where the cracks are in the current system that does not involve guns. Shore them up and there will be less need for gun control. Because right now, mass shootings are just another symptom to a failing system. Ah but it is easier to just blame the guns than the people doing the wrong behind them.
I hadnt thought of that. Staggering.
No wonder malpractice insurance is so expensive.
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