Anti-gun zealots waste no time in exploiting Aurora, Colo., hostage deaths

As Twitchy reported, police engaged in an “intense” standoff with an armed hostage-taker barricaded in an Aurora, Colo., home this morning. Current reports indicate that four people, including the gunman, are dead.

But even before details about injuries and fatalities were available, Second Amendment-stompers were busy politicizing the situation to advance their gun control agenda. Never let a crisis go to waste:

Paging Musket Morgan:

Oh, odds are we’ll hear from Piers pretty soon. Unless he’s busy packing his bags.

  • Joe W.

    It is already illegal to discharge a firearm or to carry a concealed weapon in Aurora, Colorado. Can someone please tell me how more gun laws would have prevented this, or any other mass killing there??

    • R0nin

      These people aren’t concerned with the facts, or even with the victims. They’re just advancing the narrative of the left in their typical knee-jerk fashion.

      • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

        Yeah, it;s like they’re liberals or something…

    • bonnieblue2A

      Last I checked hostage taking and murder are illegal too.

      It is disgusting that the anti-2A crowd is exploiting these murders before the victims’ bodies have even reached rigor mortis.

      Thoughts and prayers to the surviving family members. The crazy factor is out of control these days. Life is not valued nor is Yah’s Torah.

    • Muzzman

      Sorry. CCW, with permit, LEGAL throughout ALL of Colorado.

      • Joe W.
        • JustLikeAnimals

          Uhm…the way that reads is that the local municipalities created local bans and the state legislature passed a law that deemed all those local bans unenforceable and that State law trumps the local ordinances. That only Denver city had filed a law suit against that superceding law. In the meantime, it appears that those bans are unenforceable and that the State law (CCW permitted) stands.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          I pity you that you need to insult people in a vain attempt to make yourself feel better about your life.

          • Joe W.

            Oh please…..spare me you “pity”, you sanctimonious blowhard.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Thank you for proving my statement. How sad it must be to be so angry at people who mean you no harm.

          • Joe W.

            You did me plenty of harm with your moronic vote for Barack Obama, Shitforbrains. You should quit whining, grow up and look around you at what is left of your country. Idiot.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            My. What a useful conversation. Do you kiss your Dad’s penis with that mouth?

          • Joe W.

            “I pity you that you need to insult people in a vain attempt to make yourself feel better about your life.”–Michael Hampton

            And you criticize ME for insulting people, Princess?? Hypocrite. BTW, my Dad has been dead for 27 years, sonny. As has my Mom. Care to insult my 3 Grand Daughters?? Do you really think that I would be bothered if you did?? Don’t flatter yourself.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Thank you for proving my statement. How sad it must be to be so angry at people who mean you no harm.

    • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

      It is illegal to discharge a firearm within city limits here, in Colorado. It is not illegal to conceal carry — provided that you have a permit, which must be on you, along with that conceal weapon AT ALL TIMES! And no, more gun control laws would not have prevented this.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      How would it hurt anyone?

      • Joe W.

        Sorry, Princess, but infringing upon my Constitutional rights “hurts” me.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          How? What do you need a machine gun for?

          • Joe W.

            For the coming revolution, Cupcake….

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            So you want to shoot American citizens. That is what you want a gun for. Nice.

          • Joe W.

            Just liberals, loser.

          • Joe W.

            For the coming revolution, Cupcake….

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          How? What do you need a machine gun for?

  • Jason4Breakfast

    Also, twitchy commenters wasted no time in politicizing the situation, on the original post covering the standoff.

    • Dandee

      Yes that’s the problem, nothing to do with the fact we have become a nation of unstable Kardashian, Tarantino obsessed folks with no morals.

      • Jason4Breakfast

        I’m actually inclined to agree with you. It’s a free country, and people can say whatever they want, but I think to make a post about something when your commenters are doing the exact same thing at the same time is… weird, I guess would be the word? I think it’s annoying, but it obviously has more to do with rampant divisiveness than gun violence.

        • Scott Anderson

          “Because, shut up, that’s why,” she explained, helpfully.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Twitchy merely collects and posts what is trending on Twitter. They have no control over what we comment, but do moderate and chastise as needed.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          To be fair to all, this IS a largely political site, and of course a partisan site. And these days, yes, it has become something of a knee-jerk reaction to start throwing up the barricades when something like this happens because we know the attacks are coming — not necessarily right here, but throughout the media at large and amongst our daily contacts in real life. So this helps marshall our arguments against those who would disarm law-abiding citizens.

          • Jason4Breakfast

            I get that. It looks like it’s just the knee-jerking which I’ve become jaded to. It’s like “geez, we don’t even know if anyone’s dead or alive here, and already with the sarcasm.” I understand the response, and it’s obviously a hot-button issue, but I guess I’ve grown tired of the din from both sides.

          • Jason4Breakfast

            I get that. It looks like it’s just the knee-jerking which I’ve become jaded to. It’s like “geez, we don’t even know if anyone’s dead or alive here, and already with the sarcasm.” I understand the response, and it’s obviously a hot-button issue, but I guess I’ve grown tired of the din from both sides.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          It’s the hypocrisy of this site. They also scream about being attacked by people when they do the same thing. They scream about an implied insult to them while insulting everyone who disagrees. It’s shocking how moronic the masses truly are when they allow themselves to be told what to be angry about.

    • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

      I’m sorry, but how is talking about people who are politicizing the situation and who are making more ridiculous calls for banning guns equate to us politicizing it?

      • Jason4Breakfast

        Some of the tweets posted by Twitchy are folks on the left satirizing how the right would respond. All of the comments on the Twitchy thread are folks on the right satirizing how the left would respond. You’re right, “politicizing” is the wrong word. It is annoying, though, from both sides. Something like this happens, and everyone just wants to grandstand.

        Hell, I’m kinda doing that right now, and I’ll admit to it. I guess it’s just human nature, but it’s one of our more unsavory qualities, and it seems to be getting worse.

        • Scott Anderson

          They bring a knife, we bring a gun. Allowing harmful rhetoric to stand is a sure path to tyranny.

          • Jason4Breakfast

            What I have to try to remember, is that people have always said seemingly stupid sh*t — be it a sincere or sarcastic”OMG, ban all guns!” for instance — it’s just that those knee-jerk reactions used to get refined and edited as emotions cooled. Now social media allows anyone to broadcast whatever they want the moment they think it, before cooler heads prevail, and it stays up forever. And, of course, sites like twitchy come along to aggregate and broadcast it. Human nature hasn’t changed for the worse, it’s just that our instantaneous emotional outbursts are more apparent. I admit, it annoys me.

          • Jason4Breakfast

            What I have to try to remember, is that people have always said seemingly stupid sh*t — be it a sincere or sarcastic”OMG, ban all guns!” for instance — it’s just that those knee-jerk reactions used to get refined and edited as emotions cooled. Now social media allows anyone to broadcast whatever they want the moment they think it, before cooler heads prevail, and it stays up forever. And, of course, sites like twitchy come along to aggregate and broadcast it. Human nature hasn’t changed for the worse, it’s just that our instantaneous emotional outbursts are more apparent. I admit, it annoys me.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Really?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      One shouldn’t respond to those politicizing the tragedy so soon? Pray tell, what is the appropriate waiting time before expressing one’s opinion?

      • Jason4Breakfast

        There isn’t, but I can still comment that I found it annoying, just as you’re free to question my opinion.

      • Jason4Breakfast

        There isn’t, but I can still comment that I found it annoying, just as you’re free to question my opinion.

  • Kevets

    They legalized marijuana. There’s your problem.

  • http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/ Susan Duclos

    Compare this to the responsible gun owner who protected her children and shot an intruder five times…. then escaped unharmed with her kids. There are times where only you can defend your home and your family. I would consider this a testament to why home owners “should be armed and prepared to defend.” The police cannot always help you.

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      • Guest

        Thanks for that link. Had it not been for twitchy, I would never have heard about this happening because it doesn’t fit the left-win media’s narrative of how guns are only used to shoot good people.

    • R0nin

      “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away”. Nothing against the police, but those who say we don’t need guns for self-defense– that we should let “the government” protect us– are, at best, naive. (Not to mention the potential need to protect ourselves from the government.)

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Absolutely. I support the police firmly, but they are NOT “crime preventers,” they do NOT have capes and swoop down to save people at the last moment, and as a matter of law, they do NOT have a duty “To Protect and Serve” any particular person at any particular time.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    Let’s blame all inanimate objects for this heinous crime because that really gives loved ones & families a sense needed closure during the mourning period. Heaven forbid we blame the mentally crazed person who pulled the trigger. Oh, & don’t blame synthetic drugs like Crack, PSP,or Chrystal Meth. Cause it was probably then pot, since that’s legal & firearms are not.

    Maybe the perpetrator found out his paycheck was substantially less due to tax increases. Sorry, I probably shouldn’t have typed that last sentence out loud.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Agreed. Weed dealer missing 100lbs of ganja…yeah, that cartel/gangbanger will shoot people.

      Weed smoker gunning down innocents rather than drawing straws with his buddies fermented and rooted on a couch to see who has to get up and go and get Chinese food, Twizzlers, Cheetos, & chocolate ice cream?…uh, not so much.

      As, hyper liberal, Chris Rock once said (in his stand up show on HBO & all over the feckin nation), “What ever happened to just… crazy?”

      • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

        “What, you can’t be crazy no more? Did we eliminate crazy from the dictionary?!”

  • Ms Ryan

    and yet…. Chicago has had more murders this year than aurora.. and with the strictest gun control. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Chicago is shooting more Americans than all of Afghanistan.

  • http://erickbrockway.com/ Erick Brockway

    Really? “Another situation made worse by guns. ”
    What about the guns held by the SWAT guys? Good guys with guns seem to be containing the situation to me.

    • bonnieblue2A

      Time after time the inconvenient truth is quickly swept under the rug. Indeed the only ones who can stop armed evildoers are good people with superior firepower. This is why those in support of tyranny are so very quick to chant for disarmament of the law abiding citizens.

    • R0nin

      An armed hostage could have ended this a lot sooner, and with less loss of life.

  • Johnny Wishbone

    Only 500 dead in Chicago last year, and look at their gun control laws.

  • sleazyrider

    Wonder what Snooki’s wearing….

  • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

    If it turns out this guy had THC in his bloodstream, can we start blaming pot? Please?

  • Steve_J

    I think the handout is to subsidize studios that continually pay actors and actresses 8 figures to appear in movies that bomb.
    Sorry, this got on the wrong thread.

  • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

    People who drive drunk cause tens of thousands of deaths and untold property damage every year. When can we expect liberals to start calling for the banning of alcohol?

    • Scott Anderson

      Haven’t you heard? MADD is gunning for 0.0 legal limits and breathalyzers in all cars.

    • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

      oh just make it simpler and ban all vehicles………better yet lets banning living as thats the way things are heading

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Still no where near the deaths from guns.

  • independentjones

    My deepest condolences to those involved in this tragedy.

    Truly, the time is now for each of us to examine our own personal stance on gun control.

    Personally, when defending myself, loved ones and the innocents, I will rely on the Weaver stance.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Modified. =)

      • independentjones

        ^ Cheers, Gents. I, er … stand corrected!

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Bravo, sir.

  • Scott Anderson

    Isn’t Aurora chock full of gun free zones?

    • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

      Yes, yes it is. I lived there for eight years, and currently live a little further north now. But yes, there are several ‘gun free’ zones in Aurora.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    As was pointed out in another post, last August 9 citizens were shot by NYC Police Officers at a murder suspect who was running down the sidewalk near the Empire State Building. Why were there no calls for gun restrictions then? Mayor Bloomberg was fairly subdued about that incident. I wonder why?

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/25/justice/new-york-empire-state-shooting/index.html

  • JustLikeAnimals

    And still there is no evidence that a gun jumped up and killed anyone. So we’re stuck with the profound conclusion that stupid mental nutjobs kill other people. Let’s ban stupid people.

    • https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha Tabitha Bliss

      Yes & the fact worth repeating is that from the FBI’s own records more people are killed from hammers & bats than guns. Twitchy (or someone with enough followers to get it going) needs to start the hashtag #HammerControl … We also REEEAALLY need serious #PoolControl since drowning takes the most young lives. We need our guns to protect us from the left! Look how many have died to democide after being disarmed by them all over the world. Government is the biggest threat & these useful idiots have no idea. #GovernmentControl would be the most effective against the taking of innocent lives.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    Gun Free Zones – Chicago….. press and low-information public remain silent. More Guns = Less Crime. Cant deny real numbers but low information voters use ObaMath and it has no wrong answers. You just need to feel good about your sum.

  • GaryTheBrave

    Had even one of the hostages had a firearm there would’ve been just one fatality, the hostage taker.

  • to me

    so why guns, why not go after pot, or abortion doctors, or cars that let drunks drive them or unprotected sex or letting the mentally unstable roam the streets or ….. Silly me, I keep forgetting the idea is not to save lives, it is to take away the right of the people to defend themselves from a tyranical government….

  • Eric

    Soooo, a conversation about gun violence in a town that has already experienced national attention worthy gun violence, is unexpected?

  • GaryTheBrave

    Colorado had Castle Doctrine (what the left ruefully calls Make My Day) that allows a resident to use deadly force when someone trespasses. This applies even if local law forbids discharge of a firearm within the city. I think it also allows CCW holders to use lethal force in public if the holder is being attacked.

  • scalzo

    How many abortions where performed today? Oh yeah the fkers don’t give a damn about that. How many drug overdose’s today? How many drinking and driving fatalities today?

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      How many deaths from heart disease or diabetes?

  • scalzo

    How many abortions where performed today? Oh yeah the fkers don’t give a damn about that. How many drug overdose’s today? How many drinking and driving fatalities today?

  • TocksNedlog

    Geez! I wish these people would just chillax and smoke some choom.
    #ColoradoCommune

  • TocksNedlog

    Geez! I wish these people would just chillax and smoke some choom.
    #ColoradoCommune

  • tredglx

    I’m surprised that nobody in the media tried to tie the shooter in with the TEA Party or the ‘right-wing.’
    The lamestream media must be slipping…

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    Can someone tell me one downside to reinstating the ban on assault rifles and high capacity clips? Just one. I will wait.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Other than the fact that the previous ban was found to have no effect on crime, according to (if I recall correctly) the CDC?

      Or are you one of those that believe that repeating the same failed action over and over will somehow, eventually, magically work?

    • Dick Beninya

      Can someone please tell me how this will actually do anything of substance other than put good folks at a disadvantage?

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        You will still have a gun. No disadvantage. Now. Again. Where is the benefit?

        • Dick Beninya

          Yes, disadvantage. You want to have the ADVANTAGE as a law abiding citizen exercising your God given right to bear arms. I know magazine limits feel and sound good because we are “doing something!”….*sigh*

          First off, why do gun owners want magazines that hold more rounds? Because sometimes you miss. Because usually—contrary to the movies—you have to hit an opponent multiple times in order to make them stop. Because sometimes you may have multiple assailants. We don’t have more rounds in the magazine so we can shoot more, we have more rounds in the magazine so we are forced to manipulate our gun less if we have to shoot more.

    • Joe W.

      Let’s try the fact that it violates my 2nd Amendment Privilege to own such a weapon.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        The 2nd amendment does not cover assault rifles. It doesn’t mention them. Why do you need assault rifles? What are you shooting with high magazine guns? You can’t be hunting because that would destroy the deer you are trying to kill. What do you need it for?

        • mike_in_kosovo

          The 2nd amendment does not cover assault rifles.

          In fact (and as usual), you’re wrong:

          Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people. – Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress

          You can’t be hunting because that would destroy the deer you are trying to kill.

          You’re evidently unaware that the 223 cartridge is disallowed for deer hunting in many states due a LACK of power, not excessive power.

          Maybe you should have spent more time actually LEARNING about guns, the Constitution and the reasoning behind the 2nd than ignorantly bleating about things you quite evidently have no knowledge of.

          It doesn’t mention them.

          The 1st amendment doesn’t mention computers or the internet. Turn them in, you don’t ‘need’ them. You can make due with quill pens and parchment. Make sure to allow plenty of time for delivery, though, not many Post riders around these days.

        • Joe W.

          None of your business what I’m shooting, loser. As long as I am not violating the law, my reasons for wanting one are none of yours or the governments business. Got nothing to do with deer, either, sonny.

  • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

    Because they are stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

    Listen, if you start thinking of things along the lines of what the liberals thought about 9/11 being an “inside job” perpetrated by the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” headed by the “Bush Family Evil Empire,” you might want to re-examine things.

  • TocksNedlog

    Booga Booga!

  • TocksNedlog

    Booga Booga!