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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Etta, MS

#141 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!
Not body armor, an assault vest. It just means it had a lot of pockets. Get your facts straight. At 20 to 30 feet a head shot should have been no problem for the average gun owner.

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#142 Jul 22, 2012
This won't move Obama's poll numbers either. He is out in Colorado for photo ops, but we already know his motives, never waste a good crisis. Thos people have no class. Leave those victims alone.

Etta, MS

#143 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.
It does seem odd when you figure in the UN treaty Obama is trying to get us to swallow in a few days. Kind of convenient timing and yes just where did this struggling collage kid get that kind of money?

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#147 Jul 22, 2012
The longer this depression lasts, the more depressed lunatics will come out of the woodwork.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#148 Jul 23, 2012
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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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 would have been much worse.
Just my opinion.
Because the media uses the incorrect term bullet proof we should propagate that ignorance? Itís not a matter of semantics. Itís a matter of using the correct words to properly describe an item.

Then you compare to the OK Corral. Show me just ONE instance where that has happened. Just one, bet you canít. Youíre right, the fact I would stand up to an assailant needlessly killing innocents does say a lot about my character. Unlike you, I wouldnít tuck tail and run. I absolutely would risk my life to save others. Iíve risked my life in the past for others and wonít hesitate to do it again. We need fewer cowards in this nation if weíre going to solve the serious issues. Find some courage to do whatís right.

Had I been at the theater I too would have been unarmed, I do abide by the law even if I disagree. Had I been in a similar situation while armed you bet I would risk my life to save others. I practice frequently and can hit my target easily. Iím also concerned about whatís behind the target and wouldnít take a shot unless I was sure it was safe. I know a lot of gun owners and the vast majority preach safety above everything else.

What is your experience with firearms? Thatís a very important question. How can you be qualified to speak on a subject you clearly know little about?

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

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Wesley Chapel, FL

#149 Jul 23, 2012
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> Not body armor, an assault vest. It just means it had a lot of pockets. Get your facts straight. At 20 to 30 feet a head shot should have been no problem for the average gun owner.
Interesting, I was foolish enough to believe the media. Shame on me. Some sources claimed bullet-proof vest, others claimed ballistic vest.

This link has a photo of the receipt.

Youíre absolutely correct, tactical vest. A .22LR would penetrate the vest.

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