Monday, July 23, 2012

This Is Why We Drink, Chapter 14,354,268

Former Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce wrote a missive Saturday highlighting the collective failure of the victims of the Aurora, Colo. massacre to stop the shooter who left 12 people dead and nearly 60 wounded in a movie theater.
The only good thing about that passage is the word "former" in front of Russell Pearce's name. At some point in the last few election cycles the phrase "best and brightest" got changed to "disturbed and dumb" and people who, in a rational universe, would not even be allowed to operate power tools have been placed in charge. It is therefore no surprise to read:
Had someone been prepared and armed they could have stopped this "bad" man from most of this tragedy. He was two and three feet away from folks, I understand he had to stop and reload.
Because it is a long established fact that the only thing that can make a situation with a lot of bullets flying around a confined, darkened space with hundreds of panicked people better is more bullets flying around a confined, darkened space with hundreds of panicked people.
Where were the men of flight 93????
We had not been aware that there were no women on Flight 93. Perhaps if we went to gender exclusive theaters we might prevent something like this from happening in the future.
All that was needed is one Courages/Brave man prepared mentally or otherwise to stop this it could have been done.
Well, a courages man is hard to find, former state senator Pearce, we all know that. Perhaps all the courages men went down with Flight 93.
Lives were lost because of a bad man, not because he had a weapon...
Right. Because if he had walked into that theater with, say a slingshot and not enough legally purchased  firepower to support a battalion of Marines, instead of all those people being dead and injured today someone might have lost an eye or something.

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