Re: Colorado Massacre, Your Thoughts
"What are your thoughts?"
"What are your thoughts?"
- This guy was a coward possessed of the devil whose mind had become degenerate enough that he would kill at all costs, regardless of available methods.
- This guy was a coward because he went into a venue with a gun ban heavily armed, then for good measure wore body armor to protect himself in case there were any other gun ban violators in the building.
- Had he not had ready access to firearms he would have used something much more destructive, with possible a higher kill rate. This is proven by his very calculated rigging of a "death chamber" in his apartment, using explosives and flammable liquids. In countries where guns are banned we see suicide bombers taking many more victims than this coward was able to bring down.
- I am glad he and all other criminals have easy access to simple firearms. Since they do we don't see a big problem with high powered black market weapons. I look in awe with a sense of fear at photos from other countries where the weapons are all obtained on the black market and I see fully automatic belt-fed weapons, mortars, every imaginable type of firepower known to man. This results in massive underground organizations arming the whack-jobs with very formidable weaponry, and cultivates organized crime because the underground is so well organized. I would rather see a few isolated incidents of criminals acting alone, although almost unimaginable, than to see the drug cartels, al Qeada, the Mafia, and other organized crime running around with pickup loads of guerillas bristling with belt-fed machine guns. There are gun restrictions in place, and they do help a lot, but having simpler weapons readily available helps too.
- As far as I am concerned, the crime was already committed when he received his first shipment of explosives, because at that point he was actively working toward the grisly event. It was a thought process that got him to that point.
- Rather than focusing on guns or no guns, I wish America would concentrate on rooting out the thought processes that allow a person to become that depraved. Mental health is improved when we realize that there really is no "entitlement", that we all must justify our existence by contributing something of value to the human race in the form of full-time employment. If society would kick the "entitlement", welfare-supported, obese couch potatoes, the gangsta crowd that does nothing but shoot hoops in the 'hood and spray graffiti on warehouses, etc. in the arse and make them live on what they earn, they would have a focus in life and would not be like ships with no rudder on an open sea. Every problem has a root cause that is usually less obvious. Every murderer makes the choice. If America could figure out how to once again teach everybody good work ethic and good values and stop dwelling on their own little circles, our battle against crime would be mostly won. As long as we allow Warner Brothers to glamorize crime, as long as we allow the media to glamorize the criminals, as long as we support free-loaders via welfare, as long as we allow healthy Americans to produce absolutely nothing of benefit to society, as long as people are allowed to spend days and months and years and lifetimes in government assisted housing with not purpose on life other than to eat, party, watch violence and porn, do drugs, crash, and do it all over again the next day, we are what we are. Let's glamorize plumbers, and farmers, and electricians, and mattress makers, and miners, and janitors, at every level, from federal finance to media to movie production. Teach these low-lifes that there is fulfillment in cultivating a good work ethic and supporting ourselves and those we are responsible for. Show them the happiness that comes from doing right, taking care of our possessions, working toward a goal. We might make some headways.