Last night’s Dark Knight shooting tragedy talk has much shifted to James Holmes, the Dark Knight shooter, to see what 24-year-old suspect was thinking when he stormed into a Colorado movie theater shooting 15 people dead and leaving 50 injured.
It all happened so quickly that reacting to the shooter could have been challenging for those inside the cinema. And now, Radaronline.com is reporting that this horrible event could have been stopped had more people carried guns. Well, duh!
“If a member of the audience in the front row of that theater was carrying a gun and had the ability to effecively use it, that gunman could have been neutralized before he ever got a second round into the crowd. This kind of incident is a perfect example of why people who have acquired the ability to shoot should carry guns,” Renee Wyatt, the matriarch and business manager on Discovery’s American Guns show told RadarOnline.com.
So this brings about a debate. Should people be allowed to carry guns? Wyatt believes so. “There were a large number of young people in that movie, and don’t think the gunman didn’t plan on that. As a mother I have the first and foremost responsibility to protect my children. Parents taking their kids to performances such as this should have the option available to address any threat by having a gun and knowing how to use it. If the venue has a policy of no concealed weapons, take your kid somewhere else.”
But why oh why has it come to this?!
Was this guy really THAT delusional to believe that he was THE Joker? Apparently he thought he was. During a news conference this afternoon, NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said, “We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the enemy of Batman.” Meanwhile, ABC News is reporting that the shooter made the Joker remark to police and NOT during the shooting.
At this point, this guy is in deep doo doo. All I can think of are the victims and their families.