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6 Horrendous Things People Are Saying About the Aurora Massacre (Slideshow)

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5. The Aurora Massacre Was An Attack On Judeo-Christian Beliefs

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In an interview on the “Istook Live!” radio show, Tea Party favoriteRep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, portrayed the shooting of moviegoers innocently seeking to start a summer weekend with a blockbuster movie as an attack on Judeo-Christian beliefs.

Said Gohmert: “You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of a derelict takes place.”

Like Pearce, Gohmert suggested that the moviegoers should have been armed. “Was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?” he asked.

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8:11PM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

The right to own and bear arms is the difference between freedom and slavery.
History proves this repeatedly.
Never ever allow armed people to disarm you.
The problem is not weapons, the problem is what some people do with them.
The laws for dealing with such abuses are quite adequate.
Traditionally in England citizens were allowed weapons but the police were not.
They had no problems until the police were issued weapons.
In Switzerland there are military style weapons in every house as part of their civil defence strategy that saved them from invasion throughout two world wars.
Govts and their officials are easily corrupted and therefore should be kept toothless while citizens have a right to defend their homes and families not only against foreign threats but against domestic threats also... for instance when corrupt and criminal authorities commit acts of violence against the citizens.
Of course corrupt and criminal authorities do not like this. Bullies and thugs never do like it when their potential victims can protect themselves and hold the corrupt criminals accountable.
What i want to know is when you are going to hold the torturerers and mass murderers in your govt accountable for their crimes against humanity?
Mass murder of civilians in non war zones by signature drone strike IS NOT OK.
Torture as official govt policy IS NOT OK.
If you support such evil you are a criminal guilty of being an accessory after the fact.
That is the law.
Americans in gener

5:08PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

ok, those are all ridiculous. especially the Christian based ones. I am a Christian and those are still ridiculous to me.

7:50PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

I am a proud American who has guns in my home. I am not shooting up anything or anyone. I will defend what is mine (home, kids, cats, myself especially!!! ) if I am attacked by someone. and I know how to shoot...don't like it and did not want to learn but felt it was necessary due to the culture pervading my side of town.

7:50PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

I am a proud American who has guns in my home. I am not shooting up anything or anyone. I will defend what is mine (home, kids, cats, myself especially!!! ) if I am attacked by someone. and I know how to shoot...don't like it and did not want to learn but felt it was necessary due to the culture pervading my side of town.

7:44PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

I call BS at jeff fecke, you are just as bad or even worse to bring this up.

7:12AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Pearce is an idiot or a crackpot or both. No further attention should be given to PEARCE, and attention given to the "points" (???) re raided only in passing, dismissively.

7:11AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Pearce is an idiot or a crackpot or both. No further attention should. E given to PEARCE, and attention given to the "points" (???) re raided only in passing, dismissively.

2:51PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

people say some sick stuff...

7:46AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

I guess that there will always be someone who wants to use a dreadful event to make their own point, it is a shame but it happens. I am left wondering if those who have suffered, including their families, are getting a bit forgotten.

4:49AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

In Russia some people at power want to legalize guns. It's horrible!

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