by Mike Adams: Why
Did No One Fight Back? Questions Linger Over James Holmes Batman
Movie Theater Shooting
days ago I asked the commonsense question, “Why didn’t anyone
fight back against James Holmes, the shooter who shot so many people
in the Batman movie theater?”
Now the answer
has become clear: Because Aurora, Colorado already has strict gun
control laws on the books that make it:
to carry a concealed weapon, even if you’re a law-abiding citizen.
to discharge a firearm in public unless you are a peace officer.
person who would have shot James Holmes and stopped the massacre
would, themselves, have been arrested as a criminal!
Colorado, it is illegal to stop a massacre
“I cannot help
but think, if one person in that audience was carrying a gun with
them, that person could have saved lives. Unfortunately – despite
what some of the Left have said – this tragedy is an example
of the importance of our Second Amendment Rights,” reports
Ron Meyer at CNS News.
alone of cities such as Chicago and Washington D.C. prove that gun
bans only increase crime. The D.C. police response rate is eight
minutes; most crimes are done in less than one. Gun bans create
a trouble-free world for criminals considering no one can defend
As a lawful,
FBI-background-checked individual with a concealed carry permit,
if I had been present in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater during
this shooting, I would have been arrested and charged as a felon
for discharging my own firearm aimed at James Holmes. It is apparently
a “crime” to defend innocent lives, protect children, stop a shooting
and end a massacre in Aurora Colorado. It is a crime to protect
your own children from violence.
now know to target Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont and other
“gun ban” cities in Colorado
current Colorado law, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon
in all the following cities:
Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton,
Longmont, Northglenn, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge.
It is illegal
to even OWN a large number of firearms in Thornton and Lafayette.
In Aurora, it is illegal to carry a firearm in a vehicle! Thus,
even driving to a movie theater with a firearm in your own car makes
you a criminal.
did not stop James Holmes from driving with a loaded gun in
his car, along with explosives that were also found in his car.
Once again, this demonstrates that gun control laws only disarm
the public while allowing criminals to have “free reign” over
a completely helpless public.
Here are some
of the other
gun control laws that already exist in Aurora.
weapon” includes firearm
2. Revocation of license for furnishing a firearm to a minor or
someone under the influence.
3. Window displays cannot include firearms with barrels less than
12 inches long.
4. Unlawful to carry concealed “dangerous weapon”
5. Unlawful to discharge firearms, unless by law enforcement on
duty or on shooting range.
6. Unlawful to possess firearm while under the influence of intoxicant
7. Unlawful to have loaded firearm in motor vehicle.
8. Unlawful for a juvenile to possess a firearm.
criminals do not abide by such laws
that none of these laws stopped James Holmes. By definition criminals
do not follow these laws. Thus, the only real impact of gun disarmament
of the public is to create yet more victims by making sure the honest,
law-abiding citizenry is completely defenseless against criminals.
So this answers
my previous question of why nobody shot back. The answer is that
all law-abiding citizens left their guns at home in order to “comply”
with Aurora gun control laws!
This is precisely
what allowed the massacre to produce such a high body count. Had
just one person been in that audience with a concealed carry permit
and a loaded firearm, they could have shot back and ended
the massacre. The number of dead could have been sharply reduced.
Lives could have been saved.
can be stopped. People need to arm themselves with the facts (and
with weapons). If one law-abiding person in the theater had been
carrying a gun, lives could have been saved,” writes
Hillary Cherry at CNS News.
really means gun concentration in the hands of government
A disarmed public
is helpless against crazed shooters. But the government wants you
to believe that the answer to all this is yet more gun confiscation
from law-abiding citizens.
about as much sense as trying to fight a fire by throwing gasoline
on it. If the reality is that police can’t protect you and
that honest, law-abiding citizens are forced to leave all their
guns at home, then how are violent criminals (who ignore laws, of
course) supposed to be stopped by forcing even more restrictive
gun control laws onto the victims themselves?
Colorado shooting victims died in their seats because they could
not shoot back. Now, Obama, Bloomberg and others want to actually
promote those same victim conditions across the entire nation, practically
ensuring more violent crime takes place against a disarmed and helpless
D.C., it seems, will not be satisfied until we are all placed in
the same seats under which the victims of Aurora, Colorado helplessly
died. We are all to be made powerless, defenseless and totally dependent
on government employees with guns (i.e. police) instead of having
the right to defend our own families against random acts of sudden
Now it all
makes sense: Aurora, Denver and Boulder will be the perfect targets
for future massacres because violent criminals who want to
kill as many people as possible are smart enough to understand their
odds are better when nobody can shoot back.
This is why
Hitler disarmed the Jews, of course, before sending them to the
gas chambers. It’s so much easier to load people onto railroad cars
at gunpoint if they can’t shoot back. Disarmament has always been
the aim of every government that sought total power over the People.
Historically, this has almost always led to mass murder or genocide
at the hands of corrupt, criminal government.
is a DIVINE right
The right to protect
your person, your children and your family is a divine right, granted
in alignment with the principles of our Creator. We see self defense
reflected throughout nature, from the spines on a cactus plant to
the ability of nearly every plant or animal to fight back against
predators that would cause it harm.
Nations, which is an evil, destructive force of global domination,
does not recognize the fundamental human right of self defense.
Instead, it pursues a philosophy of a “monopoly of violence” in
the hands of world governments.
Nations, in other words, is not truly “anti-gun,” it simply wants
all the guns in the hands of government workers and none of the
guns in the hands of the people.
about gun control: No government seeks to eliminate ALL guns.
It only seeks to monopolize the guns in the hands of government
and thereby create a so-called “monopoly of violence” to be used
against the People.
hear governments, for example, say they’re going to disarm all their
police, disarm the FBI, disarm the ATF and disarm the military.
That would be “disarmament” if really true. No, what they propose
is selectively disarming only the public while concentrating
the “monopoly of violence” in the hands of the government.
a dangerous imbalance of power, especially given that cities and
states are sharply cutting back on law enforcement budgets due to
increasing debt. The police simply can’t protect private citizens
from violence, and the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado absolutely
proves it. Let there be no doubt that dialing 911 and screaming
for help does about as much good as crossing your fingers and wishing
for a magical genie to appear and take out the bad guy.
But we don’t
need magical genies to do that job. We already have millions of
law-abiding citizens all across the country who responsibly carry
concealed weapons, acting as a powerful deterrent to outbreaks of
violence. Those citizens pass background checks, they get fingerprinted,
they must pass training courses to show competency in handling firearms.
But citizens who can stop crime are not welcomed in Aurora, Colorado!
a massacre in Aurora is a crime!
city of surrender to violent crime
should rename itself “the city of surrender” to violent crime. Welcome
to Aurora! Disarm yourself and prepare to be shot, because even though
you’re not allowed to protect yourself, our police force is so thin
and spread out that we can’t protect you either. Good luck!
CAN be stopped. They can be stopped by private citizens working
with the same aims as peace officers: to stop the violence
immediately, thereby saving lives.
It is astonishing
that cities like Aurora, Colorado do not allow citizens to protect
themselves against violence. The deaths of those 12 victims rest
squarely on the officials of the city of Aurora who deliberately
created an environment of total helplessness that directly led to
the unnecessary deaths of innocent people, including young women
City and state
officials of Colorado are, in my view, negligent in these
deaths and should be sued by the families of the survivors for criminalizing
self defense. Shame on these officials! Shame of those who demand
that we all become victims of violent crime. Shame on those who
call for yet more disarmament of the public which will inevitably
lead to yet more violent crime that can’t be stopped.
these FACTS for a second
- The massacre
in Aurora took only two minutes to carry out.
- The average
response time of police is, at minimum, six minutes (and
- A typical
concealed carry holder can draw, aim and shoot back in less than
Do the math.