Did Aurora Massacre Shatter Your Sense Of Security?

Gannett has an article posted, Theater massacre shatters Americans’ sense of security.

The thesis of the article is that the Aurora massacre, combined with 9/11, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood and Tuscan, have made Americans feel less safe.

Do you feel less safe than you did last week?   Are you more concerned about your family’s safety …going to the movies, the mall or commuting to work….than you were before 9/11?

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Aurora Massacre | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

12 Comments on “Did Aurora Massacre Shatter Your Sense Of Security?”

  1. brian said at 4:13 pm on July 23rd, 2012:

    lf you prohibit my firearm on your premise, i will go elsewhere–so NO.

  2. Tom Stokes said at 4:24 pm on July 23rd, 2012:

    I think 9/11 shattered any sense of security.

    Delusional madmen can always cause destruction anywhere.

    The real problem with these acts of madmen is that they do serious damage to our civil and constitutional rights as well as the tragedy of senseless death and injury to innocents.

    May God give comfort to those families who lost their lloved ones.

  3. Tr said at 4:40 pm on July 23rd, 2012:

    No have a delusion that I am invincible.

    Seriously though the answer is really no.

    As the 23rd psalmist said;
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
    Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

  4. James Hogan said at 5:05 pm on July 23rd, 2012:

    When I can type again, I’d like to submit more than just $0.02 on this topic.

    Art knows my story and if asked is free to share, but if NJ law provided, I’d of pulled of a Rick Perry on a loose animal (huffpo liberal link on purpose) last Monday night rather than spend 4 days in the ER.

    None of us are invincible, but all of us have an obligation to protect ourselves and our loved ones from animals, human or not. There is no greater equalizer than a firearm and I sure wish mine wasn’t sitting home, unloaded, locked in the vault instead of in my pre-dog food hands.

  5. Congested in NJ said at 9:54 pm on July 23rd, 2012:

    I feel unsafe in a world where our representatives will loudly and proudly sponsor legislation to limit sales of over the counter sinus medications with pseudoephedrine yet remain silent on limiting access to weapons.

    I know where Joe Kyrillos stands on limiting me to one box of Sudafed at my local pharmacy. Where does he stand on limiting access to weapons and ammunition?

  6. with what we have said at 10:15 pm on July 23rd, 2012:

    ruling our every thought, word, deed, purchase, breath, dwelling, activity, and cent these days in Washington, I have actually not felt safe, for quite a long time.. in addition,the cultural slide has become an increasing landslide, as to the sick fascination with celebrity, (either positive or negative, doesn’t matter),and with the entire lib Hollywood mindset, with emphasis on senseless,abject violence, and increasing immoral, and aberrant behaviors, and less personal responsibility, I sure don’t feel safe here any more- this incident only once again highlights how far our society as a whole has declined, (yes, there will always be maniacs, but), historically, these types of horrors are ever-increasing..and, sadly, am no longer sure we aren’t so far gone, that we can ever be fixed: it’s down to, very simply,either we change the course of this country, even a bit, this November, or we are done..

  7. Gene B. said at 8:28 am on July 24th, 2012:

    First – The cliche’ that everyone should memorize and meditate on every hour on the hour…

    “When firearms are outlawed, only outlaws will have firearms.”

    There is no way that anyone should feel safer after the shooting. The gun haters are using this incident to try to pass the gun ban – coming up this week. How can anyone feel safer when there are selfish people who want to eliminate citizen self-defense and, at the same time, increase government abuse?

  8. Bob English said at 9:18 am on July 24th, 2012:

    As much as I hate to say it, the types of crimes/killings that have the label of done by what we would label as “terrorists” (whether foreign terrorists like 9/11 or domestic terrorists like Oklahoma City) are done with a political motive (it’s still mass murder in the eyes of 99.9999% of people.) You know there are still more of them out there even though some fit the description of “lone wolf” and even if 999 of those plots are stopped, the 1000 one might be successful. Just speaking for myself, that is something I always know can/could happen. (I really worry about the possibility of a weapon of mass destruction used in a major American city.)

    The killings like we saw last weekend in Colorado make me feel less secure for myself and family. Perhaps it’s the fact that it was so random and that most of us could picture ourselves or children in the same situation. I think the randomness of the act and knowing that while the country has probably spent into the trillions of dollars to prevent foreign terrorist attacks like we saw on 9/11, there literally is not much to prevent another indivdual from doing the same thing (that we saw happen last weekend) in another theater tonight.

  9. Bob English said at 9:27 am on July 24th, 2012:

    Regarding guns and ammunition, I know there is a difference of opinion beteen a lot of people. Keeping in mind that nobody is talking about banning all guns, taking your guns away or outlawing all guns…I would just pose the question that the bare minimum that I would like to see done in this country is for a national debate/discussion on what measures can be taken to make sure that weapons (especially assault wapons that can be used for mass killings) can not get into the hands of someone who is mentally ill.

  10. TR said at 11:12 am on July 24th, 2012:

    For the gun banners out there. Possesion of tear gas cannisters and explosives are already illegal yet the psycho had those.
    Any one with access to a machine shop or even some metal working tools can easily make a fully automatic submachine gun. Banning weapons will not stop tradegies like this.

    I can tell you this if a guy like Jim Hogan had been in that theatre there would be fewer innocent casuatities and one dead psycho

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