At least 12 people have been killed and up to 50 injured after a mass shooting at a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a suburban Denver movie theater, police say.Look, bad shit happens every single day to people who don't deserve it. That's life. You have a recognized right to purchase, train with, and carry a firearm upon your person in most states. In most of them it's just a matter of filling out a little paper work. It may not save you or anyone else, but it beats running from bullets or hiding on the floor, or screaming like a lamb brought to slaughter.
The suspect, identified by federal law enforcement officials as James Holmes, 24, is in police custody. KUSA reports that Holmes kicked down an emergency door at the theater, threw in some type of a smoke bomb and began shooting when moviegoers started to run.
Good guys out number bad guys in this country. If they didn't we'd look a lot more like Somalia. We need more armed and prepared good guys who are willing to combat those bad guys. The quickest end to a mass shooting is an armed good guy Mozambiqueing the son of bitch.
"But he had armor!" Then why didn't he shoot it out with police? And so what? Head or pelvic shots. It was probably just a plate carrier with no plates.
Buy a gun, I recommend a Glock 19. Learn how to use it. Start thinking about what you'd do if bad shit happened as you go through your daily life. Let it be a little mental agility exercise. Carry your gun, and keep your eyes open.
Think you don't need to? Think the police will protect you? The police were there, but they weren't right there. I'm betting every single one of them is wishing they had been, but they're no omniscient and they can't be everywhere.
You have to be your own first responder, because you'll ALWAYS be the first one there if something like this happens to you.
I find it telling, once again, that another mass shooter surrendered when confronted by other people with guns. These people are cowards at heart and when confronted by others who will kill them generally surrender or commit suicide.
I had planned to go see this movie today. I'll be keeping those plans, and doing so with my pistol riding on my hip as always.