Watching elite media “journalists” trying to act like they know what they’re talking about when it comes to the subject of guns is a pitiful experience. I think that just as many of them know the definition of “assault rifle” as know the meaning of “objectivity.”

That aside, you just knew somebody would be able to make the trail lead to Bush for at least some element of the Aurora, Colorado shootings, and Michael Isikoff, formerly of Newsweek and currently with NBC, managed to connect the dots straight to W:

What we do know is that he purchased those four weapons recovered from him, the two Glock pistols, the shotgun, and that AR-15 assault rifle, legally in Colorado, although it is worth mentioning – and this is something gun control groups are emphasizing today – that that AR-15 is something that was illegal as recently as 10 years ago.

There was an assault weapons ban in this country from 1994 to 2004 that was lifted under President Bush. President Obama had pledged during his campaign to restore it. He has dropped that issue, so the assault, that AR-15 is a legal weapon now but was not 10 years go.

Does it never occur to these geniuses that maybe he’d have just gotten a different kind of gun? I’m continually amazed by the left’s obsession with the notion that people capable of mass murder will otherwise be law-abiding citizens when it comes to their armament purchases.

Here’s a story about a shooting in Aurora at a church earlier this year that was brought to a fast end because somebody in the congregation had a gun.

According to Dianne Feinstein, it would have been worse if somebody in the theater had been carrying a gun. I kid you not: “And maybe you could have had a fire fight and killed many more people.”

Well in that case why even call the cops and, according to Feinstein, risk making the situation more dangerous? Eventually Holmes would have run out of bullets, right? No need to risk even more lives by shooting back at the guy.

You know who else wants to get rid of guns? Salman Rushdie. Dude, think it through.

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25 Responses to “Isikoff: The AR-15 Used in Aurora Theater Shooting? Bush’s Fault”

  1. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 1:44 pm

    I had this same discussion with my wife's liberal family a few years back. They were trying to claim gun crimes would drop if we just made guns illegal, so I gave them the following scenario:

    Bank robber wakes up the moring of a planned robbery to discover that handguns and shotguns are now outlawed in America. What does he do?

    a) say aww shucks my planned robbery has been foiled because my guns are now illegal.

    b) conducts the robbery anyway. Why does he care if his gun is illegal he is already planning on robbing a bank with is also a crime.

    They told me I was just being ridiculous….

  2. SignPainterGuy on July 23rd, 2012 2:01 pm

    On the afternoon after the shooting, there was a guest host on the Ed Schultz Show on the local lib talk radio station. (I NEVER listen it, the con. station host played a clip – they are sister stations, separated by a window, they can see each other) A pro-gun caller poses the notion that if there had been CCWs in the theater, then maybe they could have stopped the shooter. The guest host announces he is Ex-CIA, knows ALL ABOUT guns, and does the caller think that having EVERY OTHER theater goer armed with Glocks and AR-15s and they cut loose in a dark theater, wouldn`t there be even MORE carnage ?

    It`s the false dichotomy, the libs go either ALL or NONE here. There`s no common sense in their reasoning.

    As the story went at that time, the shooter was seen at the front, silhouetted against the screen, so he COULD have been seen. Trained CCWs know that they must be sure BOTH of their target AND what`s in the background. They don`t just open up and shoot indiscriminately ! You can`t talk to anti-gun nuts, they already have it all figured out. SOME are so afraid of guns, they actually believe guns are just looking for a chance to jump up and shoot somebody, most likely an innocent child ! SOME believe a gun owner has an irresistible urge to shoot, something, anything, maybe even somebody !!

  3. clu seatoe on July 23rd, 2012 2:42 pm

    ”… and killed many more people.”

    Whether good or bad, letting the imagination run unchecked is never a good idea and inevitably will lead to one’s ruin. That upcoming vacation will likely never live up to what one imagines it will be and seemingly bad things are very rarely as traumatizing as the imagination can make it out to be. This is what leads to disappointment in life or even, “…life closing in on me…,” the despondency of suicide.

    The willful inability of keeping the imagination in check leads always downward through the whirlpool of perverse fantasies and will usually end up in a secure lockup somewhere, if not worse. Current case in point.

    Imagination is part of humanity and given to us by our Creator, but we are responsible to be sure it’s not allowed to run “petal to the metal” willy-nilly in any direction.

  4. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 2:48 pm

    That was exactly the point I was trying to make the other day to PP over on MM. Anyone who has any kind of training isn't going to take a shot in a crowded area with the chaos of the situation that was at hand without a clear shot. The chances that there would be a clear shot were reduced further by the smoke/tear gas that was causing people to cough (which would play havoc on your breathing while trying to aim). If it was in fact tear gas, then you would also have to deal with watery eyes which would make trying to get a good sigth picture next to impossible.

    All these things are just the type of information that someone who has gone through any kind of firearms training would take into account prior to taking the shot.

    On the other hand. They may very well have their fire arm out and ready to take the shot, if it is presented, while trying to get as many people out of harms way as possible.

  5. jeffythequick on July 23rd, 2012 3:33 pm

    The shooter was at a disadvantage in this way:

    He has a bright light shining on him, in the same kind of way that a performer has difficulty seeing the audience. I would be easier for the defender to take him out, since they have only one target.

    However, if you were in a theater (unarmed), and you see the guy standing next to you pull out a gun, is your thought:

    A) This guy is trying to defend me
    B) This guy is one of the people trying to kill me

    Time's up! In the time that it took you to read that, the guy next to you could have already killed you.

    Please know that I am all for CCW permits, as I trust the American Person to do the right thing when confronted with danger. Look at the 3 guys that protected the women they were with, and the 13 year old that tried to save the 6 year old.

    We are good people. We know that we would do the right thing. It's just that trying to figure out the right thing after the moment is over is a lot easier than trying to figure it out at the moment.

  6. SignPainterGuy on July 23rd, 2012 3:34 pm

    Good points, clu ! You have to keep your imagination in check !

    I`ve had vacations go bad in numerous ways, but keeping a cool head got us thru.

    I shared two shops with a friend; the first was hit by the remnants of hurricane Opal in `95. We bought floor squeegies and shoved and washed the mud out and were soon done. The second shop was hit by two storms, two weekends apart in `04, Frances and Ivan. The experience from `95 taught us to attack the cleanup immediately, while the mud was wet and could be moved. It`s hard work and nasty, but we got thru it by just attacking it and gettin `er done ! My friend`s wife hadn`t dealt with it before and was about to get lost in dispare, but when she saw me shoving mud out the door, she cheered right up !

    In retrospect, all 3 events were tuff, but we see them now as adventures ! BTW, I was interviewed on ABC News, Raleigh, NC after the 3rd storm. She approached the whole process as a disaster. It WAS for the folks in town who were kept away for a month and returned to find a foot of concrete-like hard mud to clean out. I told her, "It may take weeks to get it all clean, but we`ll be fine !"

  7. Doug on July 23rd, 2012 3:41 pm

    Yes, the liberal argument against concealed carry (or ANY carry) must always be based on the assumption that the person carrying the gun is untrained and very stupid.

    The left's scenario is always this: 1) A guy stands at the front of a crowded theater and starts shooting into the audience. 2) I quickly stand up, draw my weapon and accidentally shoot the person sitting next to me before accidentally shooting the person in front of me.

    Everybody must be Barney Fife for liberal logic to hold water.

  8. SignPainterGuy on July 23rd, 2012 3:50 pm

    Rush is right now talking about Obama asking, "What if MY Daughters had been there (in the theater) ?", trying to connect with us peons in a moment of tragedy !

    Well, FIRST Mr. pResidunce, the Secret Service would have been all over the place ! YOUR children aren`t like OUR children ! YOUR`S live in a protective cocoon ! And secondly, it ain`t about YOU !

  9. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 3:54 pm

    Yep. Too much "Hollywood Gunfights" and not enough reality in the minds of liberals.

  10. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 4:00 pm

    The only reason I do not see the light in the shooters eyes as a downfall is that he is not searching for a specific target. He is shooting at anything that moved for the most part.

    I do agree with the idea of not knowing whether or not the guy next to you pulling a gun is there to help you or the shooter. There really would not be anyway to know till it is too late.

    The only reason I believe that more people with CCW permits could have helped in this situation would have been as a deterent. If the shooter believed that their was a good possibility of armed resistance he would have choosen another target.

    We had a guy shoot his x-girlfriend (who had a restraining order against him)at WA ST University a few years back. The reason he choose the location was it was a "gun free zone" so he knew he could get her before there would be a response. The shooter in this case was a guy here in the country illegally from Europe who had a deportation order against him.

  11. jeffythequick on July 23rd, 2012 4:01 pm

    Yeah, I had a fun enough time grouping my shots after carefully aiming and squeezing the trigger at the range, and I can only imagine doing so in that situation. would take more training than I have.

    Come to think of it, I think I'll ask Mrs. thequick for that kind of training.

  12. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 4:02 pm

    One advantage of being from the PNW. When you go on vacation, chances are the weather will be better than it is here. IF it ends up not being any better you still have no worries as you are used to dealing with it, so you know how to still have a good time and not let the weather ruin your trip.

  13. John D on July 23rd, 2012 4:10 pm

    AR-15s were not illegal under the now-expired Assault Weapons Ban. There was a post-ban version of that model available. It lacked a flash suppressor and a bayonet lug (to prevent all those drive-by bayonetings), and was limited to a 10 round magazine. There were millions of pre-ban high capacity magazines floating around out there, so nothing in the AWB could have prevented that dirtbag from obtaining the tools he needed to commit this crime.

  14. SignPainterGuy on July 23rd, 2012 4:12 pm

    Now THAT`S the attitude to take with you ! ;-)

  15. SignPainterGuy on July 23rd, 2012 4:17 pm

    That`s it precisely. We are simply too stupid and inept to take care of ourselves or to be trusted with our own protection !

    I`ve known for a long time that "Those who cannot trust others, cannot themselves be trusted; they are not trustworthy and they probably know it" !

  16. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 4:49 pm

    Yep. If his daughters had been there this creep would not have even gotten into the theatre, let alone get even one shot off. The Secret Service would have screened everyone coming into the theatre (and I mean the entire building not just the one movie). They would have had agents posted at every entrance/exit point, so there would not have been any opening of the emergency exit doors.

    This also brings up that the Secret Service is armed, so does this mean that if Obama's daughters had been there and this nut job managed to get a shot off would there have been the possibility of others being killed by the SS Detail? Guess we need to ask FrankenFeinstein that question.

  17. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 4:53 pm

    I've got a great picture of the Mrs posing like a statue out at one of the ruins in Rome during a down pour. Just her doing that got a bunch of other tourists to laugh and brightened their day.

  18. Truesoldier__ on July 23rd, 2012 7:08 pm

    It looks like ABC News is 2 for 2 on inaccurate reporting regarding the shooting:

    Holmes's mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement

    "This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time," Holmes said in a statement this afternoon, read to the national press by attorney Lisa Damiani. "He asked if I was Arlene Holmes and if my son was James Holmes who lives in Aurora, Colorado. I answered yes, you have the right person. I was referring to myself."

  19. jeffythequick on July 23rd, 2012 7:54 pm

    I see your point on this about the light, and after rethinking this, a quick, "Stay down, I'm going to get him" would have solved my issue with the neighboring people worried about me, or being a bit less worried. 4-10 shots and him stopping shooting would have hopefully made the outcome much different..

    As you're a soldier, I defer to your knowledge on these matters.

  20. SignPainterGuy on July 23rd, 2012 10:08 pm

    Now I know I`m jealous ! My ex would`a screamed about ruined hair and clothes IF she got out`a the car !

  21. ChapBix on July 25th, 2012 12:10 am

    Obama's daughters do not go to a movie theater unless they are the only ones in the theater. More likely scenario: The movie is brought to the WH theater room where it is secure.

  22. ChapBix on July 25th, 2012 12:11 am

    ABC: "Should we go 3 for 3 on inaccurate reporting now that we are on a roll and the folks are on to us?"

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