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James World being the same one in which Cain slew Abel, Holmes paid no heed to Aurora theater’s ban on concealed guns carried by non-criminals

Upon hearing that 12 were killed and 58 wounded by a gun-wielding 24-year old at a movie theater in Colorado, the mayor of the nation’s largest city just couldn’t let a crisis go to waste:

“You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be President of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

Yes, Mayor Bloomberg, the words “gun-free zone” are soothing to criminals, which is why, despite the Empire State and Big Apple’s draconian gun control laws, there is still at least one murder per day in NYC. Yes, this rate passes for “progress” in a jurisdiction that used to see thousands murdered each year before former Mayor Rudy Giuliani cracked down on all crime from serial squeegee-wielding to grafitti artists, but surely more lives would be saved if criminals feared their victims and not just the police.

In Aurora, the police arrived on the scene within 60-90 seconds of the first shot being fired by the former University of Colorado at Denver student. Killers know that lots of innocents can be killed and their sick “statement” made before Johnny Law brings the curtain down. Do liberals like Mayor Bloomberg ever wonder why mass shootings never take place at NRA shooting ranges or police stations? Can they spell D*E*T*E*R*E*N*C*E?

 

Do they appreciate how precious is each life that could be saved by a concealed gun carrier that takes out the murderer before victim numbers 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, or 11 have their lives snuffed out?

What would Hizzoner have the presidential candidates advocate? Aren’t federal officials bound by a constitution that even the nation’s highest court affirms as protecting an individual’s right to bear arms for self defense? Or does the anti-trans fat and Big Gulp nanny-stater want President Barack Obama to issue another lawless executive order, this time confiscating all non-water pistols from all but the bodyguards of elected officials and Hollywood stars?

Evil men aren’t deterred by words on paper and the victims killed before the police arrive aren’t assuaged by NYC’s declining murder rate. Every individual has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness via self defense, not just those individuals over and above last year’s murder tally.

President Barack Obama’s federal government has refused to let We the People bail ourselves out economically since the beginning of the Great Recession/Anemic Recovery and officials in states like New York deny us even the right to self defense. How many more must die at the altar of liberal’s Utopianism? Especially those Utopians whose lives are protected by concealed and unconcealed guns carried by their entourage?

Mike DeVine

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Atlanta Law & Politics columnist –  Examiner.com

Editor of  Hillbilly Politics and Co-Founder and Editor of Political Daily

Charlotte Observer and Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-eds archived at Townhall.com.

 

5 Responses to No ‘gun-free zones’ for murderers in James World

  • Bruce says:

    Mike,

    It’s been a while. I have had a busy summer and I am just getting back to work after hip surgery. Hope all has been well with you. Now to the debate.
    “Do they appreciate how precious is each life that could be saved by a concealed gun carrier that takes out the murderer before victim numbers 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, or 11 have their lives snuffed out?”
    This guy had an AR-15 rifle, versions of which had been outlawed under the assault weapon ban in 1994. He had a weapon of war. He had tear gas he had body armor. I don’t think your concealed gun carrier would have had much affect in this situation except for maybe to get himself killed also. I am not against 2nd amendment rights but come on do we really have to have weapons of war legal on the streets. Every time something like this happens people on both sides of gun control come out with their stances on gun rights. When the answer lies somewhere in the middle. Yes we should have the right to bear arms. When the law was written guns were essential tools for protecting and feeding your family. Now it’s more for sport and bragging rights. Yes I know that the 2nd amendment was also there to protect citizens from an unconstitutional government. But that is a different debate. If this same guy only had the glock and the rifle the crime might not have been prevented but a lot less damage would have been done.

    “Especially those Utopians whose lives are protected by concealed and unconcealed guns carried by their entourage?”

    Yep you are right. But those in the entourage are thoroughly trained in the use of those weapons and how to handle situations when they come up. When that training is not available then you end up with situations like the Trayvon Martin case where one of your “concealed gun carriers” was there and now we have a dead young man, with lots of questions about what really happened. I would say that if the “concealed gun carrier” would have been one of the “trained entourage” Trayvon would still be alive.

    Black in America Baby……..The revolution has been televised

  • Mike DeVine says:

    I favor concealed carry and have no doubt that had the theatre allowed such patrons, one very well could have stopped the murderer before he killed as many as he did. Yes, the purpose of the 2nd Amendment was to make sure the new federal government couldn’t disarm the citizens of states. But yes, reasonable limits on the right to armed self defense are appropriate and I think reasonable people can differ on how large a magazine should be legal for non-military/police to own. I would love to see a compromise with liberals along these lines: Reduce gun magazine size and change laws that are the root causes of the slaughter in cities that dwarfs the mass murder incidents, i.e. welfare that makes husbands in the home expendable; court rulings that beg suspects not to confess and that keep incriminating evidence away from juries; etc…and Great to hear from you Bruce. The legal practice here has improved over the last several months in fact and I have gotten more column writing revenue as well.

  • Bruce says:

    Mike,

    “I favor concealed carry and have no doubt that had the theatre allowed such patrons, one very well could have stopped the murderer before he killed as many as he did.”

    Either you missed or totally ignored the 2nd point that I made. Most of your “concealed gun carriers” would not have been trained to handle a situation like the theater that night. Just like Zimmerman had a concealed weapons permit but was in no form trained on how to handle the situation that was at hand. Policing 101 says you wait for back-up. I would contend that even if there were “concealed gun carriers” in that movie theater none of them would have been trained to handle that kind of situation. Hmmm let’s see a dark room, with hundreds of people running and panicking, tear gas in the air and a semi-automatic weapon being discharged. Those are situations police, SWAT teams and military spend years training for. I don’t think a few novice “concealed gun carriers” would have been that affective. In fact they may have done more harm due to lack of proper training.

    Black in America Baby…..The revolution has been televised

  • Mike DeVine says:

    I think some partially trained guys could take down a Holmes since he can only fire in one direction at a time. More later

  • BB-Idaho says:

    The movie theatres in our town have banned concealed carry. (Not sure how they do that if they are concealed) If a person wants to be a cop, jobs are available; some
    dude carrying a glock or S&W with a couple hours of classes ain’t no cop….

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