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    Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1688547.html

    Lone Gunman opens fire in a theater for the opening of the Dark Knight Rises.
    14 dead, 50 injured. Some in hospitals in critical condition.
    Simply a tragic event.
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    Re: Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    How horribly tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
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    I can't begin to understand this sort of thing, which seems to happen way too often.
    Makes your head spin.
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    Re: Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    Obviously the actions of the shooter are disgusting.

    But one thing I've been asking myself during all this coverage: Who takes their 3-month-old to a movie theater at midnight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Obviously the actions of the shooter are disgusting.

    But one thing I've been asking myself during all this coverage: Who takes their 3-month-old to a movie theater at midnight?
    I pondered that myself, once I sat next to guy with a two year old at a jay and silent bob flick

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    Re: Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    I can not begin to understand the motives for such a slaughter, but then again I doubt that the shooter was in a rational state of mind. Tragic.

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    Terrible. And like oneupper said, it seems we get these types of incidents way too often.
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    You can't fault the media for reporting something like this, that's their job, yet I feel that the manner in which they report these types of occurences leads to copycats. I have no studies or facts to support this, it's just how I feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    You can't fault the media for reporting something like this, that's their job, yet I feel that the manner in which they report these types of occurences leads to copycats. I have no studies or facts to support this, it's just how I feel.
    I don't have any "data" to link it either, but in Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore did a great job of connecting some dots. Surprisingly--or perhaps not--Marilyn Manson had some of the best quotes in the entire movie that managed to blame the media for events like this.

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    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    How does someone carry an AR15 and a shotgun into a movie theater in July? Sure, I understand if someone would sneak in handguns, but not one, but two long guns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    How does someone carry an AR15 and a shotgun into a movie theater in July? Sure, I understand if someone would sneak in handguns, but not one, but two long guns?
    I heard some quotes that said some people thought it was a movie promotion.

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    Re: Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Obviously the actions of the shooter are disgusting.

    But one thing I've been asking myself during all this coverage: Who takes their 3-month-old to a movie theater at midnight?
    Get woken up at 4am today by calls asking if everyone in my clan was okay. We are, thankfully. I don't know anyone else, at this moment, directly affected either. I know a few people that were supposed to going to that theater but headed west instead to meet up with other friends. Lucky I suppose.

    But when I turned on the news this morning that's something that immediately came to mind when I heard it as well. I think about my son, who's about to turn 1,and how I'd never take him to a movie at this age, let alone 3 months, let alone a MIDNIGHT showing of a movie. Then I think of Aurora, the town I live in and work in.. The people I see in a daily basis at my job.. And unfortunately I conclude that I shouldn't be surprised that someone took a 3 month old to a midnight movie premier.
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    Re: Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I heard some quotes that said some people thought it was a movie promotion.
    Wouldn't the staff at the theater know that there wasn't a movie promotion going on?

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    Re: Massacre in Aurora, Colorado

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Wouldn't the staff at the theater know that there wasn't a movie promotion going on?
    Right. Who said it was ok to walk in with a tactical rifle and a shotgun, even if they were fake? You get strip searched at most theaters over bringing in Milkduds.
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