I told myself I would hold off saying anything political about the massacre in Aurora for at least a week. I didn't want to be divisive. And I wanted us united as a country. I think, from what I've seen it happened, if only for a moment. The presidential candidates both mourned, their focus on the victims, not each other, the hospitals treated victims without cost and Christian Bale himself came to see the victims.
But, now, I must say what I've held back saying. A killer was able to buy three weapons in a short span of time as well as an unprecedented amount of ammunition. That there were no red flags attached to the purchase of these or the body armor is astounding. Believe me, I have no problem with people defending themselves. But it is insane how little protection the law offers. If everyone had had a gun and their concealed carry license in the theater the outcome would have been no less worse. An automatic weapon that fires a hundred rounds a minute, will not be easily stopped by a large group of unaware citizens. Especially in a dark location.
The federal assault weapons ban should never have lapsed. Let people have all the handguns they want. These are logical tools to defend themselves. An assault weapon's only purpose is for murder; in the military, on the streets and in Aurora.
That concludes this afternoon's rant.