Should children have been in Theatre 9?
It's nearly impossible to wrap my brain around the tragic events that unfolded at a Century movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. By now, we all know that a mad man (whose name I refuse to type because I don't want to give him more notoriety) stood before a crowd that had gathered to watch the midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. Dressed in full riot gear, the assassin allegedly tossed tear gas canisters onto the floor, then mercilessly opened fire on the crowd. In the end, 12 people were killed and 59 were injured. As stories of the massacre hit the media, I have to admit that I was surprised to discover just how many children were in the theatre that terrifying night. The tragedy started several debates, such as the need …
Do you believe stricter gun control regulations could have prevented the tragic shooting at the screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colo. on Thursday.
Monday, July 23, 2012
With the nation still stunned over the tragic shooting of a reported 71 people, resulting in 12 deaths, at a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," gun control again features prominently in the debate. According to a story in The New York Times, the alleged shooter, James Holmes, 24, was able to order almost 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the internet, which it claims has a virtual gap in oversight. He also reportedly had amassed an arsenal of weapons. There are those who believe stronger gun control regulations could have prevented him getting his hands on these weapons. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg immediately called for tighter gun control regulations. Conversely, there is the argument from …