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Heath Ledger's Father Wants Stricter Gun Control!

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In light of the Dark Knight rampage undertaken by James Holmes at an Aurora, CO movie theater Friday which left 12 dead and 59 injured, politicians and celebrities have spoken in favor of stricter gun control laws in the US.

It has been confirmed that Holmes purchased the weapons used in the attack, an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remmington 12-guage shotgun and 2 40-caliber glock handguns, LEGALLY.

AND, it is suspected that James garnered inspiration from DC Comics' Joker character - a famous villain in the Batman universe who was expertly portrayed by the late Heath Ledger in 2008's The Dark Knight.

Heath Ledger's father is now speaking out regarding this fatal, depraved event, and expressed:

"We can't blame Heath or the character. It's fictitious… It's terrible - the whole circumstances. It's diabolical. I am appalled. The guy's obviously a nut case. He has obviously lost it. I think what America should be doing is restricting the availability of ammunition or revisiting their gun laws - that's what they should be doing.”

Well said, sir!

Regardless of your stance on guns, no one can deny that without the easy access to ammunition-based weapons that James and mostly ANY of-age American has by constitutional right, it would have been infinitely harder to impart such mass amounts of human destruction so effortlessly.

Why do we need guns again? Oh yea, it's to protect us from other people with guns!

There seems to be a common denominator here which we can remove from the equation…

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39 comments to “Heath Ledger's Father Wants Stricter Gun Control!”

  1. 1

    His son was a drug addict. His opinion does not count in this recent issue.

  2. m says – reply to this


    Mhmm… since when do people who are inclined to use guns for violence follow laws… gun regulation would only hurt LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. I agree something needs to be changed, but taking guns away from everyone is not the right solution.

  3. 3

    first let me ONCE AGAIN address another media LIE. he did NOT perchase or own and "assault rifle". An assualt rifle is by definition and law a SELECT FIRE weapon. for the liars and idiots out there,PEEREX, select fire means that the weapon is able to fire either semi-auto or full auto. this puke's gun cannot fire full auto. A suicides father carrys zero weight in this discussion. sure take my legal guns that have stopped 2 robberys, and only let the criminal carry. two words,,,FUCK and YOU.

  4. 4

    Why do we need guns again? Oh yea, it's to protect us from other people with guns!" no dipshit it's to protect US from CRIMINALS with guns. I know hundreds of people who carry legally. I am not afraid of ANY of them.

  5. 5

    Is Ledger's father a citizen of the U.S.? No. Does Ledger's father pay taxes here? No. Was his son shot? No. Heath Ledger killed himself with drugs. Who the fuck is Heath Ledger's father to want anything in this country? He's a big-mouthed ass clown who matters not one fucking bit. He needs to STFU about what happens here and focus his attention on the problems in his own country. Heath Ledger's father = asshole. Like we're supposed to give a shit what that guy wants done HERE.

  6. Jham says – reply to this


    Heath Ledger's father is Australian. Australian's do not need to be meddling in our constitutional rights in the first place. In the second place, the purpose of the second amendment is to protect the people from a totalitarian government. Period. "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." Timothy McVeigh drove a Ryder truck with a bomb into the Oklahoma City federal building . . . should we ban Ryder trucks? How about U-Hauls? 9/11 was conducted with boxcutters . . . should the government take our knives too? Maybe we need to become a licensed chefs in order to be granted government issued big-boy knives. We are ADULTS. We are FREE adults. We have the constitutional right to bear arms and protect ourselves. This crazy fool has NOTHING TO DO with gun control. He is the product of a very broken and morally VAPID society. Focusing on gun control takes precious debate and focus away from the REAL problem.

  7. 7

    And if he didn't have a gun, he would have made a bomb, or used fire instead. Gun control would not have stopped him.

  8. Katie says – reply to this


    STFU old man. You're not even an American, so fuck off. Only a dumbass would say such a ridiculous thing. Yes, by all means, make it extremely difficult for law abiding Americans to get guns, while the criminals go on a rampage because they don't abide by the laws. Same goes for drugs, you can make 'em illegal all you want but at the end of the day, people are still going to use drugs! FUCKING DEGENERATE.

  9. 9

    Heath's father isn't even a US citizen, so who cares what he thinks! Furthermore, if James Holmes hadn't had guns, he would have done something else. If someone like him wants to kill people, they do it and not having guns isn't going to stop him. Look at how booby-trapped his apartment was, he obviously knew how to make bombs. When you take into consideration how many people own guns and how seldom something like this happens, thinking it has anything at all to do with gun control is just downright moronic. Countries with strict gun control laws have just as many problems with crazy people attacking and/or killing innocent people. It's about someone being mentally unstable and possibly on drugs, nothing more.

  10. 10

    If you study this tragedy you could successfully argue Keith Ledger's theatrical interpretation of the Joker inspired the Denver shooter. Maybe sometimes people shouldn't go there just because they can…

  11. 11

    There are already hundreds of gun laws on the books.
    More laws won't help.
    James Holmes only had one speeding ticket which means he passed all preliminary safety precaution checks.
    I don't know how to keep guns out of the hands of crazy people and criminals.
    The American culture is too violent.
    Mr. Ledger is entitled to have an opinion.

  12. Jeff says – reply to this


    when will people learn?? This has nothing to do with gun control!! If someone wants it, much like drugs, they will get it. Whether it's illegal or not.

  13. tawnytucker says – reply to this


    I don't think stricter gun laws would've effected this. The guy obviously knew what he was doing. There were no red flags to prevent him getting a gun. But lets say he couldn't get his gands on a gun….he was building sophisticated bombs. He probably woulda walked i. there with explosives. Which probably would've been worse with more fatalities.

  14. shanghai says – reply to this


    Gun control NOW and hopefully this will be the unhappy event that will bring some reforms. Yes I know its in your constitution but that was written for the time 200 YEARS AGO. Every country at some time has had to amend their laws so stop people like this getting weapons particularly the ones with muliple shooting capability who needs them apart from a very small group of people like the army.

  15. 15

    Re: Pacific Ocean GalRe: raypearsonRe: Yes You Bore MeRe: Katie
    A new species has risen from the shallows of the Internet: the angry commenter. Sure, there is a long tradition of inspired cranks and interested retirees who have always written letters to the editor, but something in the anonymity and speed and stamplessness of the Internet has unleashed a more powerful and uncontrolled vitriol. I am not here talking about the thoughtful, intelligent comments, which also abound, but rather the bile unloosed, flashes of fury and unexamined rage that pass as “comment.”

  16. 16

    This old Austrailian fart wants to tell America how to run their country but yet it's the AMERICAN'S who are arrogant! Worry about drug laws in your own damn country, you old asshole.

  17. 17

    Re: shanghai – um, er, shove it up your asian zipperhead ass

  18. 18

    Re: AttFinch – thank you very much, i think very clearly when i want to insult someone. i am very proud that when attacked i do not respond with lame ass yer momma wears combats boots. I think up an appropriate response to thoses like yourself who hide behind lame ass avatars and lamer ass fake names. my avatar is me, and this is my name, i do not hide behind anything, you however seem to do exactly what you accuse me of. you said "something in the anonymity and speed and stamplessness of the Internet has unleashed a more powerful and uncontrolled vitriol" defining yourself rather well. apparently the hipocracy that is PEEREX has rubbed off on you to such an extent that you do not know when you make a fool of yourself. come back with your own picture using your own name, then maybe your comments will deserve some respect. As it is now, none at all is due. Come back and play again when you grow a pair,, of balls or ovaries, as the case may be.

  19. 19

    finally someone telling a worthy statement… the US government is also to blame for this tragedy you need to check your laws and stop selling guns and ammunitions to the wrong people like this wacko and mexican cartels..so don´t look too surprised this is just the beginning unless the govt acts quickly!!

  20. 20

    the people who r insulting this man are clearly stupid..the us govt needs to regulate the access to guns!!..as if there weren´t too many crazy people like this guy in your country able to get a weapon..and this is not the first time it happens remember all the shootings that took place in many schools??

  21. 21

    no one can deny that without the easy access to ammunition-based,,,, it would have been infinitely harder to impart such mass amounts of human destruction so effortlessly"

    wrong asswipe buying a gallon of gas and a book of matches would have been oh so much cheaper, easier, and more people could have been killed.

  22. 22

    Re: marc87 – You know when people not citizens bitch about our country i know we must be doing something right. they all forget that twice this century when their fat was in the fire we came along and put the fire out. austrailia , and england would have fallen you and 1/3 of the world would be speaking german another 1/3 japanese. Before you caLL me out on this better study your history very well. don't bring a knife to the gunfight.

  23. Aussie in US says – reply to this


    Oh, so when an Aussie with am American born grandchild talks about control in the States you all get angry and insulting. BUT when America invades other countries on falsified info, starts wars it has no business in starting, sticks its head into the affairs of nearly every country in the world…..then it's ok?

    I know this is Perez Hilton's page, not exactly the most intelligent of webpages, but the aggressiveness of your insults is amazing.

    Americans: Do as I say not as I do!

  24. 24

    Re: Aussie in US – Finally someone who gets it!!

  25. 25

    HEY all of you anti gun retards, ther was an accident in texas today, 14 people were killed and 9 others were wounded, are you going to call for tighter laws on pick up trucks now??

  26. Justin says – reply to this


    I will no longer be subscribing or visiting PerezHilton.com. Your anti-gun stance is unwarranted.

  27. Moiraine says – reply to this


    Love all the hypocritical Americans complaining that he's not a US citizen. Americans are the worst for involving themselves in the affairs of other countries.

  28. Cherie says – reply to this


    The guns did NOT kill those people. The idiot sitting in jail with the bad hair killed people. I have guns and I don't go around killing anyone. Restricting gun laws will do nothing. The "crazy's" will still go out and make a bomb or homemade gun of some kind. Gun laws are not to blame any more than the movie, or the character, or the actor.

  29. 29

    Re: Aussie in US – Agree with everything you said. Very good point bringing up the fact his Granddaughter is part American and lives here. He has every right to worry. Yes, Americans love to stick their noses in other countries rights/laws and talk down to them. Americans never admit that the US has tons of faults.

  30. 30

    Re: Cherie – Then how come in other countries where gun laws are stricter these tragedies don't happen as much?

    The argument of "guns laws won't help" is such BS! Guns do kill people. Had this man not had guns how do you know that he would've built another type of weapon? You don't.

  31. FFS says – reply to this


    Re: Aussie in US

    Go you aussie good thing.
    Ignorant red neck yanks think they rule the fucking world.
    Educate yourselves you arrogant ignorant Americans.

  32. 32

    Was not an assault rifle. An assault rifle has to be capable of fully automatic fire. He was using a semi-auto. People seem to be under the impression you walk in, buy a gun and walk out 5 minutes later. We do require waiting periods and background checks. Theres no possible way of knowing who will use them for bad. There isn't. We can't read minds. If thats the case, I could get my grandfather to buy me a gun since they'll think "oh hes an old man looking to defend himself".

    Theres 311 million people in this nation, 200 million firearms, half the population owns one, 35% of colorado residents owns one. We have thousands of concerts a year, large gatherings of people in every city and town every day, 365 days a year. NY has their New years eve shit. A shooting like this occurs very VERY rarely. One of THREE in 13 years. 5 people, in 13 years went on a shooting spree of this caliber. OUT OF 311 MILLION PEOPLE. FIVE PEOPLE. NUMBERS YOU DAMN IDIOTS

  33. 33

    Also, I really wish Aussies, Euros and canadians would stop commenting on guns. Not because they are in a different country, but because they are in a country that does not allow firearms. MEANING THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THEM. How can you sit there, have no expirence, or even held a damn gun and run your mouth wanting to ban them? It's like people saying pot is evil and keeping it banned, even though statistics have proven it needs to be done. Same shit for guns. You simply CANNOT ban something in a country thats had them since it was founded. You cannot do a radical approach of that nature when theres 200 million firearms in circulation, where half the population owns one. If you think the 'war on drugs' was an epic fail, imagine how big of fail the 'war on GUNS' would be. It would make the war on drugs look like a successful walk in the park. GL enforcing that.

  34. 34

    Re: raypearson – we´re not bitching we´re just telling the truth which you can´t handle because you´re an ignorant dumb ass!!

  35. 35

    it´s true many americans don´t want foreigners to mind on their homeland issues but they can involve in foreigners issues whenever they feel like to star a war…nonsense!!

  36. 36

    Re: marc87 – We're not responsible for that. Our government is. You fucking idiot. We have no control over the stupid shit politicians do.

  37. Chelsey says – reply to this


    "Gun laws would prevent shooting sprees? Please tell me more about how criminals follow laws."

  38. H says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – You are responsible for your government. You ELECT them. It's called democracy.

  39. H says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – The US has around 30 times more gun deaths PER HEAD OF THE POPULATION than Europe, UK and Australia. Even when the USA's larger population is taken into account, the number of gun deaths is astonomically higher than countries with tight gun controls.