The Right To Shoot Back: Another “Gun-Free-Zone” Fail

Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as a noted film critic points out, but so was Virginia when a college campus there was racked by violence. Like the school, the theater chain was also “gun-free.”

In December 2007, two church members were shot to death and three others injured after a gunman opened fire outside the New Life Church in Colorado Springs as Sunday services were wrapping up.

That tragedy could have been much worse, but the gunman was shot by a church security officer and was found dead when police arrived at the scene.

On April 22 of this year a just-released felon went to the New Destiny Christian Church in Aurora, Colo., and killed the mother of Pastor Delano Strahan before being killed himself by a congregant carrying a gun.

Unlike the tragedies at Columbine High School and the movie theatre in Aurora, there was someone at these venues willing and able to shoot back.

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Photo credit: Miserlou Behind The Aperture

  • Nighthawk

    Colorado, just like other states, already have licensed and bonded private investigators who like to go to the cinema. Already trained and proficient at their craft. They have to pass psychological tests and are fully trained in the use of their weapons. Why can’t they be allowed to go ahead and carry concealed into the cinema? I suspect that there would be a lot less fatalities. I, for myself, am a licensed and bonded PI in the State of Oklahoma. Military veteran.

  • Amendment II, Ratified December 15, 1791.
    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.
    The people in the theater were forced, by rules, to be unarmed. The gunman had about $20,000 worth of body armor and weapons.
    Another “fast and furious” by DOJ?? Impeach Holder?

  • Kal Kennedy

    A safe society needs EVERYONE that is capable & able to be armed and carrying -24/7. When (not if) we have 2 or 3 organized shooters ONE concealed carry defender will only be stopped early.
    I understand cops & retired cops can legally ignor these postings & carry anyway. All concealed carry should have the same right. THAT law needs worked on.
    🙂 Kal Kennedy