Movie-Theater Shootings Put President...

Movie-Theater Shootings Put Presidential Politics On Hold

There are 126 comments on the National Public Radio story from Jul 20, 2012, titled Movie-Theater Shootings Put Presidential Politics On Hold. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

President Obama turned a planned campaign speech in Fort Myers, Fla., into a brief statement about the shooting rampage.

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Since: May 08

Deltona Fla

#116 Jul 22, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Like you loons did with Trayvon.
Now that President Obama has spoken out against the Colorado shooter LaJimbo will have to support the shooter and smear all the victims.
Replace the Disgrace

Wappingers Falls, NY

#117 Jul 22, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Now that President Obama has spoken out against the Colorado shooter LaJimbo will have to support the shooter and smear all the victims.
Why does he not speak out against his buddy Holder with his fast and furious fiasco? Im guessing more people were killed with those guns than the recent incident in Colorado. Did Calderon lower his flag to half mast? I think not.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

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#118 Jul 22, 2012
Replace the Disgrace wrote:
<quoted text>I think you are wrong. Assholes come in all colors. Were the interstate snipers not black? There is enough crazyness to go around. If you want to blame someone blame the media which promotes this violent behavior through their sick movies.
Thats right, The fruits and nuts in Hollywood.
Lol. Black Americans sure do want to use that minority status to their advantage when they can, but when you look at the other side of it, they ignore it. In other words, Black Americans make up 12.6 percent of Americans as of the 2010 Census. White Americans make up roughly 70 percent of Americans. Doesn't it make sense that more crimes would be committed by White Americans?
But wait, let's take it a step further, you might find it interesting that despite comprising 12.6 percent of the American Population, Black Americans comprise 65 percent of the prison population, and 39.8 percent of Welfare recipients.
Now, can we get back on subject?

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

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#119 Jul 22, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Like you loons did with Trayvon.
Great point.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

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#120 Jul 22, 2012
Fishes wrote:
<quoted text>Sigh... I'm just pointing out that in this situation, I don't think more people with concealed weapons would have made significant difference.

People always try to come up with knee-jerk solutions for things that may or may not work... I could sit here all day and list possible "solutions" but many you would disagree with... would that make you happy?
The only requirement for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

Yes, people being armed detours crime. It's not a knee jerk response.

http://www.wnd.com/2007/04/41196/
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#121 Jul 22, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Now that President Obama has spoken out against the Colorado shooter LaJimbo will have to support the shooter and smear all the victims.
May gaia bless OJ (who was one of the good ones)the white folks liked according to the media. Remember, its the tea party's fault also. But wait...is it the Freedom Works Dick Armey/Sarah Palin/ Rothschild tea party's fault? Or is it the original tea party's fault? The one who wanted less taxes/more freedom/end the wars one. Just reminding you of what its original purpose was. Since the 2010 election, the Repub house and others have voted for more tyranny and wars and middle east intervention things. They lie to your face...the backstabbers....p.s.....the progressives did nothing to end it all.
Cat74

United States

#122 Jul 22, 2012
When you restrict one legal person from having a legal gun, you srenghten an illegal Government. Can you imagine what this government would do if there were not 300,000,000 weapons in the hands of 100,000,000 people. You watch while they would love to disarm the people not one Democrat will step up, and suggest stronger gun control in an election year. Next year they would go after the guns, but not this year.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

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#125 Jul 22, 2012
rider wrote:
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Well rider, you did it, you opened your mouth and removed all doubt.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#128 Jul 22, 2012
This is one of those rare incidents where an armed citizen could have made things even worse. The shooter had body armor and a throat and groin protector.It would have been pretty hard to take him out with a handgun. That said I am disgusted with those exploiting this incident to disarm law abiding American citizens. I live near Philly and would never go into the city unless armed. Too many flash mobs and racist gang attacks!

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#129 Jul 22, 2012
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
<quoted text>
The guy was heavily protected, don't you understand that? He was wearing a bullet proof vest and helmet and some reports say he was protected head to foot. So it wouldn't matter how many CCW holders there were in the crowd.
There was panic and terror and all you needed was some over zealous macho guys with a hero complex to start engaging the guy in a fire fight.
While true the CCW folks may have drawn his fire from others for a few moments, how many innocents would have gotten shot by the 'good guys' in that skirmish? It was dark, it was smokey and with the hype this movie had, I'd dare say the place had 100 or more people in it. Are you saying that the CCW crowd are such dead eye shots that they would've been able to take down a guy that was armed to the teeth and wearing protective gear while the CCW people were in street clothes?
Not likely.
First error, no such thing as a bullet proof vest. Bullet resistant is as good as it gets. Even so, a strike from a large caliber handgun delivers substantial energy even if it doesn’t penetrate. In other words, it still hurts like hell to be struck by a round.

Anyone willing to put their life on the line in defense of others is an overzealous macho guy with a hero complex? That says volumes about your character.

Yes it is a tax, SCOTUS said so. Watch what happens the first time someone is taxed for non-compliance.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

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#130 Jul 22, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
This is one of those rare incidents where an armed citizen could have made things even worse. The shooter had body armor and a throat and groin protector.It would have been pretty hard to take him out with a handgun. That said I am disgusted with those exploiting this incident to disarm law abiding American citizens. I live near Philly and would never go into the city unless armed. Too many flash mobs and racist gang attacks!
I agree with most of your post. I don't think an armed citizen would have made things worse.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#131 Jul 22, 2012
Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is a cancer that needs a radical cure.
The best cure, Obama gets voted out of office in November. A radical cure might mean President Biden. It could get worse from there, we could end up with someone worse than Biden for VP. How does VP Pelosi sound? I would have to move.

Careful what you ask for, it could come true.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#132 Jul 22, 2012
swampmudd wrote:
<quoted text>Now that President Obama has spoken out against the Colorado shooter LaJimbo will have to support the shooter and smear all the victims.
No, that would be you if the shooter was black and all the victims white. Of course you would introduce a swale area in the middle of a theater.

It’s a shame the police didn’t shoot and kill Holmes.

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#134 Jul 22, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>
First error, no such thing as a bullet proof vest. Bullet resistant is as good as it gets. Even so, a strike from a large caliber handgun delivers substantial energy even if it doesn’t penetrate. In other words, it still hurts like hell to be struck by a round.
Anyone willing to put their life on the line in defense of others is an overzealous macho guy with a hero complex? That says volumes about your character.
Yes it is a tax, SCOTUS said so. Watch what happens the first time someone is taxed for non-compliance.
We can argue semantics all day long, but the general terminology is a 'bullet proof vest'. I'm not saying that it doesn't hurt like hell getting hit while wearing one, as I'm sure it does; but the fact that he was wearing one and most people that go about their daily lives don't puts him one up on his targets.

A group of people all shooting at one another in a crowded smoke filled dark theater are overzealous macho types with a hero complex. Do you think for one instant that if some in the crowd had pulled their guns that they could tell who was shooting at whom and who was with whom? You'd have another gun fight at the O.K. Corral, which says volumes about your character.

The last part has nothing to do with this thread so I'll leave it alone.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on the CCW and if some people had them in the crowd would have saved or cost more lives, my thinking is that with all the people running around, the gun man and the 'good guys' as well shooting at each other...it would have been much worse.

Just my opinion.
Papillon

Sacramento, CA

#135 Jul 22, 2012
This guy is just another left wing extremist nutcase, probably set up by fellow democRATS to justify abolishing the Second Amendment.

Now a question,
will the greedy Hollywood elite help out the dead victims' families?
It is unlikely, since Hollywood is in business to perpetuate violence and immorality.
96% of Hollywood are democRATS, most of whom are homosexuals.
They are all for for HUSSEIN OBAMA and his islamofascist agendas.

One of the Hollywood elite is quoted as having said,
“Nobody forced them (the victims) to see the movie.
They went of their own free will.
Shootings occur every day,
and these people were just unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time”.

HUSSEIN OBAMA said the SAME THING about the people serving in the military.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#136 Jul 22, 2012
eternal cynic wrote:
<quoted text>
The best cure, Obama gets voted out of office in November. A radical cure might mean President Biden. It could get worse from there, we could end up with someone worse than Biden for VP. How does VP Pelosi sound? I would have to move.
Careful what you ask for, it could come true.
I deal with what is now not cosmic thoughts.

Obama is the worst President in my life time.

He is an affront to the Constitution and even the Supreme court says he is wrong.

Obama said he won't tax the middle class but the USSC ruled his health care plan created a tax.

He has had three years to do something and his greatest achievement was the Nobel peace prize and he himself selects targets for drone killings and that is a job we employ generals for.

He is the most polite dictator I have ever seen .

His removal from office , by any means , is a step forward.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#137 Jul 22, 2012
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
<quoted text>
We can argue semantics all day long, but the general terminology is a 'bullet proof vest'. I'm not saying that it doesn't hurt like hell getting hit while wearing one, as I'm sure it does; but the fact that he was wearing one and most people that go about their daily lives don't puts him one up on his targets.
A group of people all shooting at one another in a crowded smoke filled dark theater are overzealous macho types with a hero complex. Do you think for one instant that if some in the crowd had pulled their guns that they could tell who was shooting at whom and who was with whom? You'd have another gun fight at the O.K. Corral, which says volumes about your character.
The last part has nothing to do with this thread so I'll leave it alone.
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on the CCW and if some people had them in the crowd would have saved or cost more lives, my thinking is that with all the people running around, the gun man and the 'good guys' as well shooting at each other...it would have been much worse.
Just my opinion.
You would rather the people be sheep at the slaughter house then having a fighting chance.
Cat74

United States

#138 Jul 22, 2012
Where does an unemployed student get $25,000. to purchase guns, protective clothing, and ammo only procured by the United States Government? This is begining to look like another example of Fast, ad Furious type planning.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#139 Jul 22, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Where does an unemployed student get $25,000. to purchase guns, protective clothing, and ammo only procured by the United States Government? This is begining to look like another example of Fast, ad Furious type planning.
Police love to incite a gun owner to kill people.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#140 Jul 22, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Where does an unemployed student get $25,000. to purchase guns, protective clothing, and ammo only procured by the United States Government? This is begining to look like another example of Fast, ad Furious type planning.
This shooting was to well planned out and clever and efficient for an administration headed by Obama.

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