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Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 07-20-12 02:21 PM Link | Quote
I'm sure you've all heard the news. A guy in Colorado walked into a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie and opened fire after dropping tear gas inside, killing 12 and reportedly injuring 40 or 50 others.

Now Warner Brothers is talking about pulling all screenings of the film: SOURCE

I just don't know what to think. The suspect is from San Diego. It makes me wonder if he tried to do this at Comic-Con. He could take out sooooo many people. I feel sick.
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Posted on 07-20-12 06:07 PM Link | Quote
I've got a few friends on Facebook that are gun nuts and they're saying that if people were allowed to carry guns with them everywhere, this wouldn't have happened.

I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with that. If guns are more readily available, nutjobs like this would be far more common.

Like I said on FB, there's home safety and then there's overkill. This guy had an assault rifle, a shotgun, AND a handgun. The handgun and shotgun I can see as normal, but what is seriously wrong with our country that allows civilians to own assault rifles and purchase ammunition for them? What is the damned point? Nobody hunts with them, so that argument is right out the window, and as for home safety? Most of the time you wouldn't shoot the intruder at all, you just point a gun at them and they leave if they know what's good for them, and if they don't? They have a good chance of surviving.

With owning a damned assault rifle, you would kill any potential intruders if you fired, plain and simple.
Rogue
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Posted on 07-21-12 02:17 AM Link | Quote
Patton Oswalt posted this video on his Facebook regarding the situation. It's actually about a different shooting, but he wanted to share it because the psychiatrist's words about the media blowing shootings out of proportion is what's the problem. In its own way, the coverage is romanticizing these murderers.

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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 07-21-12 12:00 PM Link | Quote
Honestly, when the gun nuts pipe up after tragedies like this, I want to punch them in the face.

And that video is so true.
Rogue
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Posted on 07-23-12 02:38 PM Link | Quote
James Holmes is in front of a judge today with a mop of dyed orange hair.

Rogue
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Posted on 07-24-12 12:53 AM Link | Quote
Annnnnnnnnnnnd Westboro has announced their intentions of picketing the prayer vigil for the victims.

SOURCE

Figures.


(Last edited by Rogue on 07-25-12 12:31 AM)
Cteno

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Posted on 07-24-12 11:00 PM Link | Quote
Westboro was lovingly blotted out by counter-picketers. Yay!

In other news, Christian Bale visited the victims today.
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Posted on 07-25-12 09:00 AM Link | Quote
I hope the idiot serves for life.

This is pretty amazing:







Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 07-25-12 11:44 AM Link | Quote
I think it is awesome that he took the time to go visit the victims, go Christian Bale!

As for WBC... to borrow a phrase from Kevin Smith, "there is a special place in hell...."

And the shooter... who all agrees with me that he is obviously trying to fake insanity?
Rogue
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Posted on 07-25-12 02:02 PM Link | Quote
Holmes sent a journal detailing what he was going to do to a university psychiatrist, but the package wasn't noticed until now.
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Posted on 07-25-12 07:04 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Elara
And the shooter... who all agrees with me that he is obviously trying to fake insanity?



I dunno about that. Is opening fire in a cinema something a sane person would do? He has also seen a psychiatrist before. There's something not right upstairs. But.. I suppose we shall see as the story unravels...
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 07-27-12 07:37 AM Link | Quote
Oh he is crazy in some way, that much is obvious... but he was still cognizant of his own actions. I am saying he is trying to play it up to get the insanity defense, which he shouldn't get. Especially since the journal proves that he had planned it all out in advance.

And in case you didn't see the update on that story (don't know when the correction was made), but the initial report of it being there since the 12th was wrong. It was sent the Friday of the shooting and found on Monday... and mailrooms on campus are closed over the weekend.

That error in the initial report is what concerns me. The media seems almost eager to paint him as a madman.


(Last edited by Elara on 07-27-12 07:43 AM)
Rogue
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Posted on 07-27-12 03:25 PM Link | Quote
Dane Cook made a shooting joke. LA bloggers are pissed.

It seems more like a joke about the movie than an insult to the victims, but understandably people are angry either way. Then again, it's Dane Cook. People were going to hate him no matter what he said.

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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 07-28-12 01:59 AM Link | Quote
Dane Cook is a fucking moron normally... but wow... way too soon, man. Fucking douche.
Rogue
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Posted on 09-05-12 04:17 AM Link | Quote
Someone went as this to Dragon*Con this weekend, apparently.

Cteno

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Posted on 09-05-12 04:18 AM Link | Quote
Woooow.
Xeoman

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Posted on 09-06-12 07:55 AM Link | Quote
Dane Cook, he so funny...

*dum dum tsh*
Rogue
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Posted on 04-01-13 02:51 PM Link | Quote
So the asshole's facing the death penalty.

Thoughts?
Astrophel
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Posted on 04-01-13 04:52 PM Link | Quote
I do not believe in execution for any man (with the exception of nuke threats). Even this crazy fuck. Moreso because, due to the rarity of executions, that means even more publicity for him.

However, it's not like our prison system is going to do any good either.

How does one choose the lesser evil when all options are equally shitty?


(Last edited by Astrophel on 04-02-13 12:28 AM)
Rogue
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Posted on 08-17-13 12:19 AM Link | Quote
The kid's lawyers were fighting tooth and nail today to not have him possibly get the death penalty.

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