The gun-ta-vists will say that I and other others like me are exploiting this tragedy. No. It was the exploitation of America’s lack of gun control and everything else wrong here that led to another nine people being gunned down.
While the arguments may be emotional to many people, the facts are solid and consistent. Colorado’s weak gun control laws may do little to make the state safer from gun violence, but they do nothing to prevent lawful residents from owning guns.
“People just want to experience things they can’t experience elsewhere,” said Genghis Cohen, owner of Machine Guns Vegas. “There’s not an action movie in the past 30 years without a machine gun.”
When Romanoff asked Coffman whether he would join him in being the first two candidates in history to turn down all contributions from political action committees, things got heated. Coffman is taking political action committee money for this campaign. Romanoff is not.
This isn’t Mayberry. Police have a responsibility to investigate every episode of someone carrying a gun in public, even if it’s the same person out for their daily tease
“We support the Second Amendment, but that does not mean it is acceptable to parade around in public with a loaded weapon. This man was trying to make a political statement, but Colorado moms don’t want armed individuals playing politics with our children’s safety…
“A 10-year-old could walk down the street with a rifle, there is no law (against it),” said Danielle Thompson, a spokeswoman for Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
So which of the 58 million Americans with psychiatric symptoms very much like the growing list of mass shooters do we lock up? And where?
Mead’s version of the .223-caliber rifle will feature custom engraving of the state seal and his signature. Mead has said he wants a Wyoming-made rifle for sentimental reasons and doesn’t plan to hunt with it.