The Dark Knight Rises Premiere Shooting and Why Gun Ownership is Important
Grant J. Kidney — Today I awoke to the news of a mass shooting in Colorado. Up to two men in black uniforms wearing helmets and bullet proof vests, mowed down scores of innocents in a packed theater premiering the latest Batman flick.
Reports of dead children, screaming women covered in blood, and smoke bombs have been flying in through the news wire. As would be expected, both Twitter and Facebook have been lit up with an international response to the tragedy.
Watch a compilation clip of various news reports pertaining to the incident.
There is little doubt that harsh criticisms of the second amendment will ensue both now and after the crisis has abated. Under-educated folks, upon hearing that weapons should be banned due to incidents such as this Batman shooting, will nod their heads in agreement, believing that by outlawing guns, somehow magically gun violence will be curbed.
The response to this Batman shooting ought to be abundantly obvious- arm more Americans and provide a decent education on self defense. If every movie goer at the event was packing heat, it would’ve been a moot point for some black-clad psycho to go around shooting people.
Some believe that only the police and the military should have access to guns. You know, they tried that back in Nazi Germany. Once the citizens were disarmed, they were rounded up en masse and burned in gas ovens.
We must persevere and uphold the second amendment even through tough situations like this Batman shooting. If we throw away our rights to own guns, all we’ll be doing is creating a criminal black market and allowing for the tyrants in government to enslave us all.