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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