An awful, senseless tragedy has happened in our community.
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BULLSHIT. He shot up the Batman screening because it was a big movie with a maximum amount of vulnerable targets. No more, no less.
Extremely well said, Tim. This part is excellent.
The location is barely the point. (Like Harley said, it was almost certainly picked just because the shooter knew it's where a large group of people were sure to be.) But the media will spend the ensuing weeks looking at the usual suspects -- the movies, videogames, youth culture -- when those things are merely a distraction.
Still, my hope is that more people will now start asking why in the world it's so easy for a 24-year-old to get an "AK-style" assault rifle in this country. We've really got to do something about the threadbare gun-control laws we have here.
Yup. It had nothing to do with the movie.