As terrible and horrific as this tragedy was what I find equally tragic is the fact that some of our elected officials in Washington are already using this act of terror to further their agenda of trying to nullify the Second Amendment and once more attack our right to keep and bear arms.
They are already talking of reenacting the ban on assault weapons and looking at "on line" ammunition sales. Make no mistake they are not above exploiting a tragedy such as this to further their personal agenda.
People of reason understand it was the individual not the firearms that committed this terrible crime. If he had waited till the movie was over and killed and maimed as many people with his car running them over in the parking lot would these same elected officials call for the ban of automobiles? Of course not.
After the Oklahoma City bombing was there a out cry to ban fertilizer, no. After 9-11 and the loss of life at the twin towers was there a out cry to ban aircraft, of course not. Deranged individuals intent on these terrible atrocities will find a way to carry them out using whatever means they can come up with.
I am 70 years old and have been a responsible firearms owner and user for about 58 of those years, a NRA member and am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment as it now stands but make no mistake, if the current administration gets another four years to serve and possibly appoint two more Supreme Court Judges the Second Amendment as you know it now will no longer exist, that and their willingness to turn over our Democratic form of government to UN intrusion scares the crap out of me and makes me very concerned that after all these years after gaining our freedom from England we are on the verge of becoming a nation patterned after the government in England that restricts its subjects’ rights in so many ways.
-Respectfully submitted, Dave Leiber, El Dorado