When I write about child molestation I use terms like monsters and animals and evil, but here’s the problem evil comes in all forms and each one acts out in its own special way.
The latest batman movie has long been awaited by fans all over the world, its predecessor is one of the highest grossing movies in motion picture history.
Last night at theatre 9 in the century cinema complex aurora Colorado the crowd was no different, the only thing higher than the expectations was the nervous energy.
Fifteen minutes into the movie suddenly a smoke grenade was set off, and the crowd thought wow special effects. Then suddenly out of the side fire door stepped a Kevlar clad heavily armed man and they thought wow special effects actors love the costume but what’s with the gas mask?
All these thoughts took only a split second, because he no sooner appeared than he fired the shotgun into the ceiling and the AK-47 into his victim. Pandemonium broke out and over the next few minute special wonderful people with families and loved ones and children(including a 3 month old baby) and friends ceased to be 12 so far have lost their lives and 38 are in hospitals in the area and the entire country is in shock.
This wasn’t a crazed lunatic with a police record, this wasn’t a anti government militia man this wasn’t al-Qaida or Taliban this was a clean cut looking PHD candidate in neuro science from the university of Colorado. This monster looks like every mothers dream for future son in-law material but evil none the less.
The media have flocked like seagulls on a hot dog roll , and the commentators and the retired FBI and legal analysis’s are all flapping their gums like they were there. That always annoys the crap out of me only the people in that cinema and 51 people in particular know the terror. Twelve of those are dead 38 are lucky to be alive and one disgusting piece of trash put them there. They are the only ones that know what terror and thinking you’re about to die really feels like and their families know what it likes to suddenly question why them not me.
I’m waiting for the NRA to act in their normal manner and blame the human and say guns are fine, but it takes a human to pull the trigger and without fully automatics being available they would have no trigger to pull.
Let’s leave the discussion about guns as a whole for another day, but there is no legitimate reason for any private non law enforcement or military personnel to ever own let alone handle a fully automatic weapon.
I’m not some inexperienced gun hating greeny, when you grow up in outback Australia just like in any agricultural community you are taught gun handling and safety from an early age. Even more than that as a young person I was in the navy reserves in my native Australia, I was trained in the marksman ship school with the Belgian made SLR 7.62mm fully automatic rifle. This is the weapon that the British and Australians carried as their weapon of choice in the Vietnam war, and my training was over 1,000 yards on the run dropping and firing a full clip(19 in the magazine one in the barel) every 100 yards( to qualify I had to put 19 bullets into a 2 inch circle from a thousand yards without any power sights simply the rear and front barrel sights while at full run ). I not only earned my marksman ship quals, but shot for the Navy in the Simpson cup against air force and army as a sniper. Simpson cup is a yearly title for best snipers in the armed forces so yes I know the high of handling the deadliest weapons on earth and what it taught me was that I would never ever touch a gun again let alone point it at any living being let alone a breathing human ever in my life.
There is no hunting that requires the ability to fire 600 bullets a minute, there is no hunting that requires you to have a weapon like this so let’s get them off the streets. Let’s get them off the shelves and out of the hands of disgusting beings like this loser.Just maybe if we can get them off the streets not withstanding the wars we have no part fighting in this generation might have a fighting chance of growing old.
My prayers and the prayers of my wife go out to the families of all those he took from this world, and may the wounded of body have a quick recovery and the wounded of spirit know peace in their souls. blessed be shalom.
Footnote- the number of victims as of 200pm EST has risen to 71, one weapon an AR-15 was so powerful one bullet passed throught the sound proofing the upholstery and the wall itself and wouned a client in the cinema next door.