Our 2nd Amendment Right
First off if has been a sad sad week and my heart hurts dearly for the survivors and family of the dead.
I'm a left leaning independent deist, and I believe in the second amendment. We have to be able to protect ourselves. Take a look at Syria and all the other country's involved in the Arab Spring uprising. We and other nation had to give weapons to the people to protect them from their own government. Keeping the public from carrying weapons is bad new for freedom. This ass hole in Aurora would have done anything to hurt these innocent people, guns or not. He had plans of hurting anyone in his way. If there had been one citizen in that theater with a weapon, at lease one life may have been saved. Yeah he had bullet proof clothing on, but I promise you if one person started firing rounds at him thing would have been different. We have got to remember that the right to bear arms is meant to protect us from our own government. These incidents should not keep us from loosing focus on why we have this right. Fire arms even the odds. Lets say that an 80 year old grand mother is sleeping one night and wakes to sounds in her kitchen. In the kitchen is a violent individual that plans on stealing from her and then murdering her. With no gun shes done for. But if she has a fire arm, the tables have turned. Instead of being a victim, shes a survivor. If the bad people know that the innocent have no why to protect themselves, what will stop them?
The root cause is not the guns. It its the individual.