My thoughts on the Aurora Colorado shooting

By now, I’m sure everyone knows about the Aurora Colorado shooting. It was and is a horrific and senseless tragedy and my prayers go out to the victims and their families. I would like to ask that everyone remember them in your prayers as well…

As expected, just hours after news of the shooting hit the media, the anti-gun groups and their groupies where screaming for more “gun control” which they claim would prevent anything like this from ever happening again.

The misguided folks at the Brady Campaign and The Huffington Post as usual were the first to take advantage of the deaths to further their own interests and agendas. Shame on them… They make me sick.

And as is the norm, they’ve placed the blame on the object used and not the person that pulled the trigger.

To place the blame on an inanimate object that was used during this tragic event instead of the real cause of the carnage and that is the actions of the shooter is shameful and irresponsible. But then we all know that the anti-second amendment lobby has no morals and will gladly use any tragedy to further their own agenda and that is to make every gun owner in American a criminal.

They (the anti-second amendment lobby) tell us that we need to be more like Britain, where private firearms ownership is essentially banned. Then we would all be safe, no more crime or mass shootings, all we need to do is give up our rights and everything will be bloody good and we can all sip tea and praise the Queen.

They conveniently forget to mention incidents such as the Hungerford massacre where 27-year-old Michael Robert Ryan, armed with two semi-automatic rifles and a handgun, shot and killed sixteen people including his mother, and wounded fifteen others.

Or, the mass shooting in Norway that left 77 people dead. They forget to tell you that in Norway the decision of issuing a “gun ownership license” is given to the police authority in the district where each applicant lives. And all firearms, or a vital part of it, has to be locked away inside the home.

Yep, strict gun bans and tougher gun laws will do the trick…

I know many of you have probably asked why would someone commit such an awful act as that done by James Holmes in Aurora Colorado… Well let’s consider fact that America has lost its connection to God, we’ve removed prayer or any mention of God from public schools and other government establishments.

Children are bombarded everyday by images of perversity, sex and violence from TV, movies, music and video games. Because parents are too lazy and self consumed to take an interest in the lives of their children or to monitor their “entertainment”.

Speaking of violent video games, Anders Behring Breivik (the shooter who killed 77 people in Norway) testified that he played video games for as many as 16 hours per day as a way to train for the shooting.

Nope, the shooting by James Holmes in Aurora Colorado was not caused by the firearms he carried or the ammunition he ordered online, but by the mental and moral degeneration and breakdown of a population raised on a constant diet of violence, perversion and a growing hatred of God.

Comments

  1. WESTPAC says:
    • The gun grabbers also fail to mention all the bombs going off in England and the great number of stabbings. If criminals don’t have guns, they’ll use something else.

      They also fail to mention that the theatre massacre was a one-time event by a disturbed man, but the same number of people are killed in Chicago EVERY WEEK!!! But Chicago has very strict gun, ammo, and magazine laws…. and they don’t work.

      • Homeinsteader says:

        The “same number of people” are probably also killed in New Orleans and Jackson, MS every week…..but not all in one place at one time. I do not believe we are discussing apples and apples here….

    • Kelekona says:

      I wonder if he prompted the comment (I can’t direct-quote or remember where I saw it) something about gun-nuts saying that someone should have been armed.

      The world needs to be a different place before we can expect a huge number of people to be fully armed every time they leave the house. Ideally, there should be enough of this sack-forward that a shooter is likely to be dropped by them.

  2. Cold Warrior says:

    I will post this for a 3rd time.

    ACCORDING TO SHER ZIEVE, WRITING FOR “RENEW AMERICA” JAMES HOLMES IS A “BLACK BLOC” MEMBER OF OCCUPY WALLSTREET. THERE ARE PHOTOS OF HIM BEING ARRESTED LAST YEAR AT A VIOLENT PROTEST, YET THE MSM HAS REPORTED THAT HIS ONLY BRUSH WITH THE LAW WAS “A PARKING TICKET. IF THIS IS TRUE, AND WE KNOW THAT SOROS FUNDS THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT, THEN THIS RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, WAS IN FACT A LEFT WING ACT OF TERRORISM MENT TO SURPRESS CROWDS AT A VERY ANTI-OWS MOVIE.

  3. Tinfoil Hat says:

    +1 and Amen MD

  4. worrisome says:

    MD what a well done article. And I completely agree

  5. Buuurr in Ohio says:

    I couldn’t agree more, MD. Good read.

  6. I send my prayers to the victums and thier families
    They also forget to mention that these killers are cowards, scum sucking, yellow belly morons. I do not care what someones test score is or how high their IQ is or if they are the forever blamed ex-military (mainly marines).
    These magots crawl lower than the worst snake alive.
    They want their 15 minutes of fame.
    I personally think they should be forgotten entirely. Their names never to cross anyone’s lips again.
    You are right MD and I have said it forever, a gun can sit for years on an end table out in plain sight and it never do a thing. It is the person behind the gun, tee-totally that is the cause of the trouble.
    As far as England goes I hear they are trying to outlaw air-guns. What a bunch of crap.
    What next spit wads?
    I find more than this disturbing in this day and age. I never thought I would reach the age I am and the world had gone to S#$&.
    Not only has the kids spent way to much time in front of a TV but they have been given the notion that they are protected from everything and can do as they please. I as a parent did not care the turmiol it caused or how big the kids got they knew they had no where to go. And if they thought being bigger than myself I warned them not to go to sleep. I love my kids and I have told them that just because they are a certain age doesn’t mean I stopped being their parent.
    I Think the Education out behind the barn works.
    And talk to your kids for crap sake. Even if it is about when double bubble was ———— that big and snow cones were full of yummy syrup.
    Hey, I have told the story of how it was rough in my day, I had to get and go to the TV to change the channel. We took responsibility ourselves for an F when our homework wasn’t turned in.
    I better shup-up my mouth is running over.

    • riverrider says:

      ellen, a va kid was expelled and prohibited from graduating for shooting spitballs….one was suspended for drawing a picture of a gun, and another was taken away from his parents for doodling war scenes in his notebook. its already here.

      • riverrider
        I was thinking along the lines of of being able to put a hole in someone when I mentioned spitwads. My train of thought was not on schools and what those looney-tunes can come up with.
        Do not get me started on schools. Yikes I could go on forever about those worthless institutions of lesser learning.

  7. M.D., That pretty much sums it up. I agree wholeheartedly.

  8. MD

    I’ve never had any personal belief of any religion or any god, and I’ve never had the slightest desire to take firearms and shoot up a bunch of innocent people. Neither do any of my friends who don’t believe in god. Or any of my friends that do believe in god, for that matter.

    Playing call of duty has also never given me any inclination to take a gun and shoot a bunch of innocent people.

    The mentally ill person who would do this would do it despite any of those things. If they didn’t have guns, they’d drive a truck at high speed into a crowd or saw through supports of some bleachers during the playoffs. The issue is deeper, otherwise everybody would be shooting up everybody, instead of the few criminally insane.

    A better approach would be to have a better method of identifying the criminally insane.

    That will probably never happen. Hard to charge and detain someone who hasn’t done anything yet, how many who are and would be innocent be detained and harassed?

    The BEST method IMHO are allowing citizens who are trained, competent, calm cool and collected to carry firearms repercussion free. Just one person like that in that theater could have prevented 90% of the death and injury.

    Any other method wouldn’t work – we need to be able to protect ourselves. I don’t see a police officer on every corner waiting and watching to stop any criminal activity the instant they start, do you?

    • Mike,

      I’m sorry that you do not believe in God but that is your choice.

      • I’m sorry that you do not beleive in God…

        How condescending… I’m sorry that you don’t believe in Santa Clause… Don’t you suppose every religious person could say, “I feel sorry for you that you don’t believe what I believe, because it’s so obviously correct, my priest, or similar religious figurehead tells me so.”

        • Josh,

          Thank you for your thoughtful and indeed helpful comment – now that was condescending. Being sorry is a personal feeling, please learn the difference. Why the hatred of my belief in God? If you don’t like what we do here or how we believe that is up to you, please feel free to skip the parts you don’t like or stop reading altogether.

          • Why would you be sorry that someone doesn’t share the same beliefs as you? It sounds like you’re saying, “I’m sorry that you don’t believe what I do, because it’s the truth, have fun in hell.” How would you feel if a Muslim said to you, “I feel sorry for you that you don’t realize that Muhammed was the prophet and that the way of Allah is the only true way.” Or a Jew said, “I’m sorry you don’t realize that Jesus wasn’t the son of God. I feel bad for you.”
            I was in a discussion group at the local VA hospital once years ago, and the group was a mixture of younger veterans like myself all the way to Vietnam-era veterans. One topic that came up was faith and spirituality. There was a guy in there in his late fifties/early sixties who had been a maintenance guy on a ship in the Navy, and had done the same type of blue-collar work ever since. When asked what he believed, he said something to the effect that he believed Jesus was the son of God and died for our sins, etc. When asked why he believed that, he said something like, “Because it’s true and you’re f*cking stupid if you don’t think so.” Ironically, this has been studied numerous times and it has been found that there is a negative correlation between intelligence and religious beliefs; that is to say, that, in general, as intelligence and education level increase, belief in organized religion decreases.
            I don’t hate your belief in God. I didn’t say anything that would indicate that I do. I understand that you feeling sorry is a personal feeling, but if you don’t see how feeling sorry for someone because they don’t believe the same as you is condescending, then you don’t understand condescending. I feel bad for homeless people, and unemployed people, and that’s legitimate. But to say that you feel sorry for someone because they don’t have the same religious beliefs as you is a little like someone saying, “You live in Tennessee? I’m so sorry.” That’s condescending because it implies there is something inferior about living there, just as being sorry that someone doesn’t believe in God implies there is something inferior about that, and therefore, superior about you and your beliefs.

            • Josh,

              So what you’re saying is that atheists are more intelligent than those that believe in God?

              Josh, to be honest your opinion of what I said in my comment or of my faith means nothing to me. I don’t answer to you or anyone else, only God.
              If you don’t want to read any mention of God then it would be best if you found another blog to read, because when I feel like mentioning God on my blog, or praising him in anyway, I will not hesitate to do so.

              btw I’m sorry that you do not believe in God…

            • A real survivor says:

              Josh-

              I remember you. You’re the little bit*ch that likes to make supercilious comments and correct everyone’s grammar, spelling and typos. You must have a sad life living in mommy’s house trolling the internet for hours examining everyone’s comments with your spell check and grammar software looking for mistakes and typos that you can correct, thus compensating (in your little mind) your lack of man-hood and small phallus.

              No one here gives a crap what you think, nor do they want your 2 cents on anything. So what you’re an atheist big frigging deal. No one cares. What pisses me off about pukes like you is that you can’t keep your mouth shut about others and their faith.

              Send an address to M.D. with a time and place and I would be happy to meet you to discuss the subject face to face. Be sure to bring your mommy.

            • Homeinsteader says:

              There is a GREAT book I’d like to recommend:

              “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Athiest”, by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek

            • axelsteve says:

              Josh. Actually einstine believed in a creater and discussed it later in his career. He saw all of the mathamatical perfection in the universe and concluded that this was not just something that hapend on its own.

            • You know Josh,u atheist are always fighting Against God,this tells me that you do believe there’s a God,you’re scared an fighting It.so,God Bless U.N our. Prayers. Len

        • Josh,

          I’ve read your comments before and it is obvious that you are a troll. But you do prove M.D.’s point by example of a “mental and moral degeneration and breakdown of a population raised on a constant diet of violence, perversion and a growing hatred of God.”

          • Kelekona says:

            Tim, he’s not proving anything beyond frustration. I have not seen much of that type of subtlety in trolls.

            That or I agree with his statements up the Santa Clause. Read up on Zeus and Hera, reflect on the possibility that they exist greater than human, (even if you must include that they are far less than Jehova.) Then try to imagine how such powerful creatures should do such things, then wonder if Jehova ever got as pissy as Hera. (Hera punished many of Zeus’ mortal conquests out of jealousy.)

          • Prudentman says:

            It is also ‘obvious’ that Josh succeeded as a troll. We aren’t talking about the issue this post addressed. Now ins’t that what a ‘Troll’ does?

        • Josh

          If you don’t have faith in God that is your choice but why the aggressiveness and disrespect toward those with faith? How is others faith in God hurting you?

          I did not see Mr Creekmore’s comment to Mike to be “condescending” in anyway. He was simply stating how he feels about a subject and he did so with respect to Mike.

        • Cold Warrior says:

          Josh,
          You seem pretty sure that there is no God. If it’s too not too much trouble, could you please site absolute proof that there is no God, or nothing/no one higher than man. We’ll be waiting for your answer……………….

          • sw't tater says:

            ….and waiting….and waiting……because there is no proof that there is no god…. People with this belief, believe in humanism. That when this life is over, we are like Rover. Dead all over. This is the work of hollywood film society and others mentioned elsewhere in this thread and in the thread posted later..(I did read them backwards) They can’t look at the earth and see the design of GOD. Blindness is an integral part of those with humanism.
            They do not believe any part of scripture, especially the part of… The heavens declare the glory of GOD; and the firmament showeth His handiwork.. .skip a verse and it is summed up…There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard…Ps. 19:1,3.

      • Josh is the occasional troll that wants to only cause problems. Maybe I should embarase him like I did the last the but that would lower my self to his standards.

        Josh why not crawl back into mommy and daddies basement where you can take the time to think of something idiot to say since you are a bit slow. Your lack of real contribution to the blog is why people have consistently insulted you and called you out for what you are.

        Please go away kid, I’m sure your limited time on the computer before bed time will allow you to better use your time elsewhere. Why is every Josh I know a self pretentious pathetic a hole?

    • SurvivorDan says:

      The problem with even the CCW holders in Colorado is that the theaters are posted as ‘no weapon’ zones. Lawful citizens do not carry….only criminals, maniacs and a few of us ‘stubborn types’ will carry in ‘no carry’ zones.
      Note many recent mass killing were on airplanes (no carry), a military base (no carry), schools (no carry), a courthouse (no carry), a university (no carry), a mall (no carry), a movie theater (no carry). You all see the pattern. Best place for a nut to shoot folks is in an environment where the lawful folks are forbidden to carry. Ducks in a barrel.

      As to whether anyone could have reduced the casualties by 90%: I wish it were true but I doubt it. It happened too fast, smoke grenades, people screaming and diving and running. Had I been there ( a combat and LEO veteran), I would still have had to maneuver to a position to get decisive shots into the perpetrator while having a clear field of fire and backstop.
      But certainly, it might have reduced the number of dead and wounded. Even one less victim would have been a blessing.

      The only thing that gun free areas accomplish is to establish free fire zones for homicidal nut jobs and other ilk.

      May the Lord embrace the victims and comfort their families.

      • village idiot says:

        SurvivorDan, I just don’t bother going to places that don’t allow concealed carry. I’m used to carrying everywhere I go, and when I go to the big city(Texarkana, Ar-Tx), I carry there as well. I’ve seen no signs in Texas at restaurants(I was in the Olive Garden yesterday) forbidding carry.

      • riverrider says:

        sd, by several victims accounts it took a much as 15 minutes. i think you or i could have devised a plan and “executed” by then, even in cs gas. sheep, wolves and sheepdogs.

        • SurvivorDan says:

          VI: I try to do the same. Shop and whatnot where weapons are not forbidden. And sometimes I’m just ‘discreet’ about it.

          I would hope so rr. Though some reports say that by the time he started firing and the drum magazine jammed was only a minute or two. Either way I can’t imagine sitting there and letting him shoot up folks, especially women and children.
          I pity the movie goers who left firearms in their vehicles. I’d feel pretty stupid.

      • JP in MT says:

        SurvivorDan

        I agree. It does us no good to get trained, practice, and maintain our equipment and skills, then have a government entity desire it is a free-fire zone for bad guys. Like I said before, a survivor needs to file a civil suit to have the “gun-free zone” removed. It just goesn’t work. The bad guys are not willing to play by the rules.

      • Survivor says:

        Dan
        I could probably guarentee one thing. Had you crossed that no weapon line with your side arm and shot that idiot after he opened fire you would have been a hero.
        It’s food for thought to the gun grabbers – let us go in armed and see what happens. Holmes KNEW there would be no guns in that theater!!

        • SurvivorDan says:

          Survivor: In places like NYC, I still would have got a mandatory one year on Riker’s for the illegal carry. It’s already happened before. THEY can’t have the rest of the sheeple get out of line.

          • Prudentman says:

            That is a fact Jack… er Dan! You would be an easy target in court….. you have something to lose.

      • axelsteve says:

        I heard on the radio a few days ago that some court said that a colege official cannot make rules that void constitutional rights like gun free zones. I think that it was even the ninth circus who did that.

    • Mike, you’re absolutely right. This has nothing whatsoever to with video games or religion – zealotry or a total absence.

      This is just some crazy bastard that went off. It has happened throughout history. It has happened all around the world. But the liberal mindset is such that it must “fix the problem” even when a one-size-fits-all approach is perhaps the worst thing they could do.

      The crazy bastards will just use propane to torch the theater. If he did that, would Bloomberg be calling for the banning of gas?

      The cause is mental illness. Solutions such as Bloombergs are the same.

      • Chief,

        I think you missed my point and that is my fault – my point was that as a whole America has lost its way.

        Do you think that being a Godless nation that constantly bombarded with filth, violence and perversion on TV, movies, music and video games has made American a safer and more moral nation?

        Do you think that someone with an underlying mental illness is persuaded toward less violent acts by watching violence in the entertainment industry?

        That was my point…

        • tommy2rs says:

          America lost it’s way when “people” quit taking responsibility for their own actions. When parents turned parenting over to electronics. When schools were no longer able to punish on the spot. When so called “experts” became the gold standard on behavior and child rearing. And yet a neuroscience student in a PhD program still goes off the tracks while surrounded by “experts” in mental disease.

          His mother knew he was capable of the act…

          http://news.yahoo.com/colorado-batman-movie-shooting-suspect-phd-student-085940589–abc-news-topstories.html

          A San Diego woman identifying herself as James Holmes’s mother spoke briefly with ABC News this morning.

          She had awoken unaware of the news of the shooting and had not been contacted by authorities. She immediately expressed concern that her son may have been involved.

          “You have the right person,” she said.

          “I need to call the police,” she added. “I need to fly out to Colorado.”

          The woman and her husband later released a statement saying their “hearts go out to those who involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved. We are still trying to procss this information and we appreciate that people will respect our privacy.”

          …but the experts had no clue.

          http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/21/the-motivation-behind-the-colorado-killings-is-murky-but-the-horror-is-crystal-clear.html

          Before dropping out of graduate school in June, 24-year-old Holmes made the same benign impression on the brilliant professors and doctoral candidates who study the brain and behavior at the school’s neuroscience center. The professor who ran his course on the biological basis of psychiatric and neurological disorders is a prominent member of the medical school’s department of psychiatry. The two student-led seminars scheduled immediately after Holmes’s seminar were on psychosis and paranoid delusions.

          Amidst all this neuroscience, nobody seems to have imagined that Holmes might be plotting an added, extracurricular seminar in psychiatric disturbance for the whole world to behold. Part of the lesson is that not even the keenest students of the mind can predict that a colleague would soon be charged with dressing up in body armor and allegedly perpetrating one of the worst mass shootings in American history just 15 miles away from the Columbine Massacre of 1999.

          And the yapping idiots of the press and politics blame the gun. What this country needs is a really big enema.

          • village idiot says:

            tommy, strangly enough the manager of a Gun Club the perp tried to join clued in on this guy, and prevented him from joining the club. Common sense people are way better at spotting the insane than the experts.

            • Survivor says:

              VI
              Yes he did, but I’d be willing to bet he was afraid to report the idiot to authorities because of a slander suit. I know that wasn’t reported or even mentioned, but anyone with half a brain must realize that in this country you can’t say anything about anyone without being fearful of a hungry lawyer. No offense to the decent, hard working lawyers….

            • tommy2rs says:

              I saw that in an article somewhere along the line. Seems the message on his answering machine or voicemail was a bit freaky to the guy. Sadly a second gun club wasn’t quite as discerning and accepted him.

            • axelsteve says:

              Village idiot. He was not allowed to join the gunclub after gunclub heard the message on the perps phone ansering machine.

        • sw't tater says:

          M.D…. Garbage in… garbage out!
          .Exactly, My point yesterday!…they teach our children they are animals, and expect them to act with decorum. It all starts with the lack of a belief in something, someone bigger than ones self. …and the I’m Ok, you’re ok belief… NO Moral compass or standard.
          These people with such beliefs have invaded our homes on every level…music, movies, games, schoolwork (big bang created ?…now, what order comes from an explosion? Does that make any sense? Did the police set off any of those home made bombs to create anything? I submit that they did not, but controlled the blasts, so they could gather evidence… and a big Bang did not create anything in the beginning either.
          We HAVE to be the change.
          Be the Parent!
          Limit their game time,
          make sure those violent games are not available to play..
          .Give those “bored” children some good thing to do.
          ..like wash dishes,
          ….vacume the floor,
          help add a room on the house,
          take care of the chickens.,
          walk the dog… work a garden… put up vegetables… When My daughter was about 11…she was dragging around. I asked her what was wrong. her reply,” I’m bored”. I told her to run around the house 10 times, and check in each time she did it… Next time she had boredom…, I gave her dishes to wash…I could always find something to “un-bore ” her.
          The same works with each of us. Activity and learning… keeps energetic. Making those lists allows us to focus on what is important to us and how to get to the goal.

        • JeffintheWest says:

          Actually the one-size-fits-all answer in this case is pretty obvious — ban movie theaters!!! That makes about as much sense as blaming the gun. After all, all of those people wouldn’t have been killed if they hadn’t been sitting there, packed in, in the dark, just waiting to be victimized, right? So we should definitely start a “don’t ban guns, ban theaters!” organization to “capitalize” on this “crisis” and further our political agenda.

        • SurvivorDan says:

          And an excellent one….

        • pjwilly says:

          Right on MD the nation has gone downhill for the reasons you state. God Bless

      • axelsteve says:

        Read 2nd timothy chapter 3 verses 1 throug 5. Kinda describes life right now.

  9. Kelekona says:

    If video games held any influence, we would be running around in a darkened room, eating strange pills, and listening to repetitive music.

    There is a European country where every male citizen is issued a rifle and trained how to use it. I wonder how many shooting deaths they have per year. http://www.guncite.com/swissgun-kopel.html Okay, gun crime is low, and I’m seeing conflicting reports about whether or not they keep ammo.

    As far as God in schools, we do need baseline morality training, but also an understanding about the difference between Buddists and badly-raised heathens.

    • Kelekona,

      Violent Video Games Linked to Aggression in Children, Teens

      Violent video games are fuelling rise in aggressive behavior’

      Do Violent Video Games Increase Aggression?

      Parents should control what “games” their children play – violent games would no doubt have a different mental impact on children than adults and no one is suggesting those games be banned but that parents should get off their ass and take control of what their children are exposed to.

      Some folks need to be in a “darkened room, eating strange pills, and listening to repetitive music.”

      • Kelekona says:

        Didn’t read the first article because some flyout blocked it.

        The second article kept using the word “infants” which led me to think that they must have been studying the children of illiterates. Perhaps we should make warning labels bigger or make people sign releases explaining the nature of the Mario generation. (Same thing with Rowling, if you couldn’t read the first book when it came out, you shouldn’t have been reading the fifth one on release date. The precious Potter from the movies is doing nude scenes in a huge play about horse mutilation.)

        Third article, okay I get it. Mr. Shooter’s parents should have checked him for guns before driving him to the movie theater. And some dumbasses should not let their kids play video games.

      • Good friend is Swiss. Each issued a rifle with a locked box of ammo (I say locked – more like a sardine can). It is illegal for them to open the box (periodically checked) unless under direct orders. It works there, but completely different culture and upbringing.

        The bottom line – more parental interaction in our children’s lives. Hopefully in faith, education and entertainment (games, movies, even books) – it all matters.

    • “If video games held any influence, we would be running around in a darkened room, eating strange pills, and listening to repetitive music.”

      That is exactly what a lot of our citizens are doing. Locking themselves in the basement, playing the game system, eating depression pills and ordered in food, and blasting the MP3.

  10. village idiot says:

    A very thoughtful and measured response, MD, and it should gain a larger venue than just your blog. I hope Instapundit picks it up as he has with other great posts that originated on this blog. I really can’t add anything to what you said. It’s the best commentary I’ve seen so far on why such a thing could happen. Our society/culture is broken, and that’s another reason to prep. God Bless the citizens of Aurora, and God Bless the USA.

  11. Well said M.D.

    I just hope that the recent ruling by the supreme court on the 2’nd amendment is upheld. Now being an amendment to the Constitution of The United States the 2’nd just like the 18’th , to be taken away or repealed would require a referendum of the Citizens of The United States to vote by majority to repeal it. I still believe that gun ownership is approved of by the majority of the county and for any any political figure to try to start movements to REPEAL the 2’nd amendment would be politcal suicide for the most part. Now for them to peck away at different parts of gun ownership is a different story, death by a thousand paper cuts!! To avoid that we need strong gun ownership lobbies( yes I hate lobbiest also) that will protect out ownership and CONSTITUTIONAL rights. If you are not presently or have never been a member of the NRA now is the time to sign up(no I have no affiliation to the NRA except as a memeber) they right now are the strongest supporter of gun ownership. As the debate heats up LAW ABIDING gun owners need to step up and defend ourselves.
    Thanks for the soapbox and if I post no more I guess the powers that be have tracked down my IP addy and moved me to that little beach paridise on the SE side of Cuba!!!!

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Look up the U.N. Arms Transfer Treaty…george.
      THEY will try to circumvent the Constitution.
      The UNATT is the Trojan horse. One of them……

      Or perhaps THEY can abide by the Court’s affirmation of the right to bear arms but just interpret the 2nd amendment to mean the existing firearms of that time. Let you keep muzzle loaders. Sick..huh?

  12. 1982MSgt says:

    Now we are witnessing the result of our nation’s lack of morals, knowledge of right from wrong, the lack of caring for your fellow man/woman and the indifference to another’s pain and suffering. Along with not caring most do not recognize that there will be consequences for bad behavior.

    Did this type of behavior begin at home? Was it continued in the public schools? Was it further continued in our legal system?

    Now we get to reap what we have sown. Good luck all.

    Those who cared taught their children right from wrong. Corporal punishment was used (within reason). So by the time the kids were in their teenage years they knew that hey had to answer for their bad behavior. Now those are the ones who have to watch their backs and the backed of their friends when out in public.

    The Colorado shooting is an example of how dangerous it is in today’s world because of the lack of discipline. Use this as an object lesson to the young people you know. Tell them they are no longer bullet proof.

    Pray for the parents, family and friends of those hurt.

  13. This is my first post after being a lurker to long:).
    I know this would help some with all these nuts or criminals with guns.
    You commit murder with a gun its mandatory life w/o parole or better yet death sentence within a year.
    Any crime with a gun other then murder is a mandatory 30 years w/o parole.
    No early releases.

    • SurvivorDan says:

      Maybe so Ron. Not sure if mandatory sentences can’t backfire on the legal use of firearms for self defense in some circumstances. But you are entitled to your opinion and thank you for contributing.
      Lurker…no more! Welcome.

      • SurvivorDan says:

        An example of the two-edged sword of mandatory sentences would be a New Yorker shoots his attackers on the subway and no jury will find him guilty of even manslaughter. Though he saves himself and propbably others in the subway car, he gets one year on Riker’s Island and is a life long felon thereafter. It happened because the judge couldn’t do anything else. Mandatory minimum – one year. Bernard Getz served 6 1/2 months in prison.Life long felon.
        I think given the alternative, Mr. Getz can live with that. But he shouldn’t have to.

    • Prudentman says:

      Ok… so I’m at this opening night at the movies to see this collection of gratuitus violence. Goodness wills out in the end.. even with two bad knees yadayada.. get some Batman. I decide to carry regardless of the lil sign on the doors that says I can’t. I train hard all year long to maintain a perishable skill. My ego runnith over as I say.. I’ve taken some ‘active shooter training. So lets say I am lucky enough to have a shot at this guy with a clear down range and take it…. Oh goody for me… I make the shot. I am trained to nail the perp until ‘it’ falls and is no longer a threat. Works for me!

      Unless I holster up and get outta there in the crowd… I’m up a shit crick without the money for a lawyer.. or a paddle. If I’m to slow and have to declare my weapon to some Po Po outside ‘securing’ the scene…. until the situation is assessed… or some fan is screaming “He’s got a gun…..” and pointing at lil olde me, I will find myself with my face in the pavement, hands cuffed., and hung by the ‘drive by’ press…. and…. and facing a “manditory 30 years w/o parole. No early release..”

      I can understand the reason for this yearing for tough love…. but I for one find it’s possibility a somewhat valid reason to “observe, detect,… but evade instead of engage..” I know My government will spend any amount of cash to convict rather than just give ya a pass on this. This is a mess and a moral and honorable mine field. Some would say you may a well shoot yourself once the perp is down and save your… family the pain… Then I wonder if the Po Pos would simply pin the whole affair on your cooling body instead..

      Do the right thing…. nice thought. But the reality of this society tends to make one… pause… delay… doubt.. lose the opportunity to act. And so…. what have we become? I believe… we have become what we deserve… and deserve what we suffer as a result.

      I suppose we could all just stay home and skip he flick……….

      • Prudentman says:

        Sorry…. forgive my ‘acid’ like wit… MD’s post was ment to provoke to thoughts….. so… just sayin mine.

        • SurvivorDan says:

          Lot of truth there Prudentman. You are well named.
          Suppose while stopping the madman and saving lives you wounded a bystander in the process. You’d be hung out to dry.
          Think Bernard Getz. (who only shot the ‘right’ people)
          I would definitely attempt to stop such a nut and pray my former LEO training and record would help in my defense at my trial.
          I would anticipate being charged in most states.

          But I’m not saying an armed individual should necessarily try to stop a homicidal idiot as our litigious society and trigger happy DAs can ruin the Good Samaritan’s life.

          Sad state of affairs, eh…..?

  14. Patriot Farmer says:

    Spot on analysis sir. When will the media and heartless politicians stop blaming everything and everybody instead of the criminal??????????

  15. Ron, Your, or the government’s idea of what constitutes a gun crime, might very well be different from mine. In the state I live in, being caught with a 30 round (hell, a 15 round) magazine sends you up the river. And you can never again vote, or own a firearm, or be in a house or automobile if there is a firearm there as well. But, I’m seventy so I’d most likely not serve the 30 years. Small comfort. Jeff

  16. BritinMN says:

    I also have been a lurker here for the last few months, and have enjoyed not only the helpful tips, but also the many discussions on articles such as this.
    Thankyou MD for a thoughtful and well written article. My $.02 for what it is worth…..
    Some background – I moved to MN from England in 1998, so I know what it is like to live in a country with very strict gun controls. Because there were ‘no guns’ on the streets, was there no violent crime??? Absolutely….. NOT!! Various studies I have read have backed up the belief that violent crime actually increased in England as the gun controls became tighter and tighter.
    ‘Strangely’ criminals in England still manage to find a way to be armed if they so wish, only now the chance of them running into any armed resistance while doing ‘as they will’ is practically nil. I have friends that live in some of the larger towns in England that are now too scared to be out late at night in their towns (particularly Friday/Saturday nights) because of the level of violent crime that is occuring. There is no opportunity for them to be prepared to defend themselves should the need arise…. owning any kind of firearm is practically impossible, and even carrying a knife as a last line of defense is likely to get you into some pretty hot water should a police officer ever find out you are carrying it.

    My fear is, that as we continue to see such horrific crimes, there will be a continued push for more gun controls…. Which to me just makes absolutely no sense!! Does anyone REALLY think that making gun ownership more difficult/impossible is REALLY going to remove the ability of criminals to obtain them??? Yes, we can all pretend that we live in a utopian world where criminals would not be able to do such things… but then they really wouldn’t be criminals if they followed the laws, would they??? Logically, all that gun control does is take away the ability of the law abiding members of society to defend themselves. ‘Bad guys’ don’t give a **** if the law says they can or cannot own a gun – if they ‘need’ one they will find a way to get one.

    I decided to get my MN carry permit this year just for situations like this. I hope I never, ever, have to draw my firearm to defend myself or my family, but as we openly discuss on this website, we are a group of people that hopes for the best, but plans for the worst.

    I wonder what the media stance would have been had there been anybody there legally carrying a firearm that was able to defend themselves, and possibly reduce the number of people killed/injured??? What would the anti-gun groups stance be then?

    My heart goes out to those that were hurt and killed, and to their families. I pray that this is the last such non-sensical loss of life that we see.

  17. Soggy Prepper says:

    I completely agree with parents being ACTIVE parents and teaching their children right from wrong, helping them choose appropriate friends, monitoring their computer as to how much, when and where and what they look at. Also monitoring video games, movies, shows, ect. It’s called parenting.

    I also think public school indoctrination centers suck and are brainwashing children into tolerating and accepting immoral, vulgar and warped thinking.
    That’s why we homeschool.

    All that being said, this shooter was not a kid. He was 24 years old! I haven’t looked up anything about this guys life or family. I’m pretty certain his parents weren’t serial killers or complete degenerates. The killer was in college in neuroscience, he wasn’t dumb. He is however deranged. The only person responsible for the actions of this 24 year old man is himself. Maybe it’s personal responsibility and accountability that is lacking. Maybe it’s love for other’s growing cold that is a cause. Maybe it’s just evil.
    Maybe even demon possessed.

    Instead of thinking somehow society failed this killer or people “missed” a mental health sickness some where along the way. Put the blame squarely on the murders shoulders. He’s guilty. He did it and on purpose. He planned to murder innocent people because HE”S EVIL.
    Why is that such an unacceptable conclusion?

    He should have the death penalty and it should happen swiftly as an example.

    Something deeper is going on with these crazies like Loughner, this Holmes and people going up and biting/eating another person (count at 3 occurrences now since the Florida cannibal.) It will get worse, which is scary to me and such a shame. If only we as a Nation would repent…
    Glad I read the Book and know we’ve already won. Just getting there is going to become more and more challenging.

    Praying for the parents and family of the murderer and those that were murdered. Praying for healing and peace for all involved, for the city and State and for our Nation. God gird the minds of Yours with the helmet of salvation and the full armor of God. 12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12,13

    Standing firm in Christ.

  18. riverrider says:

    the anti gunners thru bloomberg tipped their hand by calling for a ban on 50 caliber weapons( this morning on shefferts’). to my knowledge, a 50 cal wasn’t used, nor has any crime ever been commited by a 50 cal to date(dispite fast and furious), nor an m1 garand which hillary is holding up importation of 600,000. that alone shows they have no interest in our safety, just disarmament, so we cannot fight their tyranny. sic semper tyrannus! the time of reckoning is near, the flames of liberty must be nurished. this is it folks, a defining moment in american history. the next few weeks/months will decide our fate. god save the republic!

  19. riverrider says:

    ditto on whoever said more people are killed in chicago every weekend. july 4th weekend it was reported 39 kia., in a gun free town?

  20. J.D. in Ohio says:

    A very thoughtful post MD and I appreciate it. If I read one of the articles about this event correctly, CCW possession with a state-issued permit is illegal in Aurora due to a city ordinance. If that is true, what a shame. How many lives could have been saved had one armed, well-trained citizen or off-duty police officer had been able to intervene.

  21. I mostly agree, MD. I don’t blame the victims, but look at the movie where this happened. It’s full of violence and immorality. Don’t let your children see such things and don’t watch it yourself.

    I second the appeal to join the NRA. Stand up for your rights!

    Finally, if you want God in your home, school, and town then more power to you (to us, since I’m a Christian.) Teach you child at home, at a Christian school, and in church. Leave the government out of it.

    • Homeinsteader says:

      We’d love to leave the gubment out of it, dwmd, but, more and more, the gubment refuses to stay out of it; and it will only get worse.

  22. Prep Now says:

    Gun Free Zones. Why not put up a “Danger This Could Be a Free Fire Zone” sign right beside it, or “Gun Free Zone-Enter at Your Own Risk”

  23. riverrookie says:

    I agree with your opinion in part M.D. Except for the part about God. God is part of the problem. True morality and ethics comes from an understanding of reality not an assertion of authority.

    • riverrookie,

      Thanks.

      However, I think that you have God confused with religion. Many religions are only people claiming that they are doing God’s work or the will of God, when in fact they are only using his name to further their own agenda.

      • Homeinsteader says:

        + 1!

      • Homeinsteader says:

        We are ALL born know that that “God is”…

        18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened, 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man – ….28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind…29 being filled with all unrighteousness…. ROMANS 1 NKJV (New King James Version)

        The fool has said in his heart, “there is no God”. Psalm 53:1

    • village idiot says:

      riverrookie, I don’t really know how to explain what is happening these days, but I’ve thought about it a lot over the weekend. I think MD identified most of the problem. I don’t recall when I read this, but it seemed to me the best explanation for what happened. This is a quote from Alexandre Solzhenitsyn, “If I were asked to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat, ‘Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened’.”

    • axelsteve says:

      People in England use to say that Clapton is God.He may be a god in certian circles, However he is not almighhty god.A thousond years to man is as to one day to almighty god. He works on a different time table that we do.

    • Homeinsteader says:

      God is not an assertion of authority. He doesn’t force Himself on anyone; He is too much of a Gentleman for that. He wants His children, whom He created, to come to Him willingly, as a father wants a child to come to him willingly. This world we live in is not “reality”; it is a temporal world; the “reality” is the eternal world. God is not part of the problem. WE are the problem – and our lack of understanding of our relationship with Him, and Who He is. FATHER FORGIVE US FOR THE THING WE HAVE MADE OF YOUR LOVE FOR US. IN JESUS’ NAME.

  24. Well said. If those opposed to guns get their way we all may be lucky to own a paperclip.

  25. No, the guy was just sick individual who presented to society as a normal person. It has nothing to do with guns. It has nothing to do with video games. It has nothing to do with God or anything spiritual or religious. It has nothing to do with the media (except them blowing everything out of proportion.) He was just screwed up in the head. His behaviors were not a major red flag. He was on of the stealthy ones who was able to pass without much concern. If anything, he was too smart. Hence, why he was able to go along for so long yet plan such an event. What we need to do is learn from this lesson and move on.

    I hate it when people start blaming this or that, then completely forgetting about the individual. It has nothing to do with guns, media, spirituality or religion, etc. It’s called personal accountability. Stop blaming other things and not the person’s behavior. He’s going to deserve what he gets…hopefully.

    Also, my prayers goes out to the survivors of this tragedy.

  26. If someone had brought a gun into the theater and shot down the man after he killed one person, he would have been tried on charges of bringing in the weapon and also reckless endangerment since he could have hurt someone when he shot the shooter. It is the way a lot of people think.

  27. MD,
    I just want you to know that not all public schools try to keep God out . Im in 8th grade and I help lead a school club called FCT [fellowship of christian teens] and our school allows it and even lets us use one their rooms to have testimony every friday.

    • Soggy Prepper says:

      That’s wonderful Zack! And you keep doing what your doing because it’s strengthening a generation (yours) that is going to be involved in Amazing things. God’s using you now and that is a beautiful thing!
      To Him be the Glory.

  28. MD, great commentary.. I agree, America is on a downhill slide because of leaving God out.Most of our moral laws are based on Godly principals. I also agree with the folks who have stated that “Gun Free Zone” signs are dangerous. And unless there are metal detectors at the entrance doors to these places, how is anyone gonna know if I’m carrying? Just sayin’. Also, since we have a lot of folks killed in car accidents every year, should we ban cars, or gasoline? That one’s a tuffy! But since it happened at a movie theater, maybe we should ban popcorn? That nut job doing the shooting may have been lured in by the wonderful aroma of the theater-style popcorn! I know you recognize that I am being sarcastic about some of this, but it makes just as much sense. We absolutely can not lose our right to own firearms and expect anything good to come of it.

  29. Survivor says:

    MD
    I have personal experience with Britian. When stationed there in the late 70’s you didn’t see a gun. The only time guns came out was for a terrorist (IRA) attack. Cops didn’t carry, certainly the citizens didn’t carry.
    I went back to visit in the mid 90’s. The cops had side arms because, as my criminal ex-BiL explained, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting an illegal gun seller. He showed me his. In less than 15 years it was a complete turnaround.

  30. worrisome says:
  31. too many people in this country are closet commies or have socialist leanings , socialists and the left want to work as little as possible , and be protected from everything by an outside entity ( the government ) ………they dont believe in self responsibility ( its always something other than themselves ) Socialists and communists dont like guns because they dont want the self responsibility of their own protection , socialist and communist governments dont like the people to have ANY self protection , gun , knife , etc ……because they fear it as a threat to their authority ( tyranny )
    People need to have a backbone , not like these meterosexual pinko lefties .

  32. Southern Belle says:

    MD,
    I do agree with you that our country has changed and the mention of God has quickly been removed from daily life here. It is sad and really tough as a mom of three to figure out how to shield them from all the bad that it out there. It is a balancing act to say the least. However, my dh and I have the responsibility to do the best we can to prepare them for the world while we instill our values. If you choose to be a parent, you need to step up and do what is right for them and it is tough. We need to pray for our country and for the families of the victims. We need to pray for guidance and for wisdom.
    SB

    • Homeinsteader says:

      May I suggest that rather than “shield” them from it, you educate them on it, and show them the better way?

  33. recoveringidiot says:

    MD, I like your take on the CO shooting.

    I must have had my tinfoil hat on this evening when I saw the shooter in a court room. The first thing I thought of was fast and furious……could this fellow have been set up? Probably not but does anyone here think some on the left/gun control side would not do something like this to further their cause?

    I thought about this for a while before posting, wondering about the responses I might get. I think the chances are pretty slim he was used like that but if I thought of it others have as well…..

  34. NorthBound says:

    Thanks for your post, M.D. It’s great to read a thoughtful, personal analysis of the current state of our culture.
    What continues to strike me is that so many preppers base their plan on going it alone. Yet, a study of event after event clearly shows that positive change comes only when people band together to take reasoned, persistent action.
    Even when I’ve tried to connect with other preppers nearby, even ones who list themselves as open to joining with others, I find them unwilling when asked. I guess they’d rather be left alone.

  35. Greetings from the ‘Redoubt’…. Think about this, we as a society have gone from watching the 72 yo man in the internet cafe defend himself and the patrons against the 2 punks intent on robbing everyone. That is the best thing about many people carrying concealed. Perps won’t know who’s packing. Now we have to watch the grief and the fallout from a tragedy in a ‘gun free’ zone. All at the same time Hitlery is at the UN working out the details on the ‘small arms treaty’…. makes me sick.

  36. Watchdog says:

    We’ve had our share of Godless wackos up here in the Great White North, too. Gharbi (aka) Lapine, a mysogynist son of an Algerian wife beater shot to death 14 women in Montreal in Dec.1989.

    This creeps legacy was the 1995 Gun Control Act which made the possession of a firearm in Canada, without permission of the state, a crime.:-(

  37. Semtex-Jes says:

    Md ,
    I have been a avid reader of your fine site for many a moon and have really never been insulted by anything you or your fine readers have ever said , save to this point , you really missed the mark on this one IMO , not only do you classify a nutjob as being “without GOD ” a opinion at best as you don’t know the man , but you go as far to suggest that somehow the loss of GOD in our country is the reason behind much of our strife , one could make the argument murder in name of the LORD far out weighs any other kind ? Relegion is just as dangerous as the loss of it , perhaps even more so as its so easily molded to fit the mindset of any nutjob who decides to read a passage a certain way , I can understand seeing the LIGHT just dont be blinded by it …. And your video game speech is way out of line , it’s borderline embarrassing … If you took the time to look into what your suggesting you would have omitted that all together .. Video games do not turn people into killers anymore than dungons and dragons did or any other BS .. Some people are just born bad , GOD can’t save em , there mommy can’t , and our broke ass mental system can’t … This is a sad fact for our free gun society , A killer can attack with or without any warning or sense , and what this post suggests is clearly a religous Opionion , sprinkled with some unfounded porpaganda about video games ?
    You have alot of Athiest readers and fans Iam sure , who don’t assume the killers a religous goon , we deserve the same repect ! I will close with a quote I think fits this to a tee ….
    ” Call on GOD …But row away from the rocks …. Hunter S Thompson

    • Semtex-Jes,

      I think you have God and religion confused – most of the time religion has nothing to do with God.

      • Semtex-Jes says:

        Md ,
        I am of the opinion you can’t one have without the other , what is religion without GOD and vise vesa ? And with so many GODs to choose from , perhaps our country has picked the wrong guy to follow ?

        • Homeinsteader says:

          Semtex-Jes: “religion” is a thing of man – it is not of Holy G-d. Try reading, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Athiest”. I dare you.

    • Semtex-Jes, I doubt seriously if there are very many atheists who are true fans of M D Creekmore. At least I don’t see any evidence of it based on the posts on this blog. And I’m sure MD doesn’t lose any sleep over it, and may even consider it a compliment. There are still alot of us God-believing folks in this country, and quite a few of us have found common ground and commeraderie on this Blog. We are here by choice. We enjoy conversing with like-minded folks, in a forum where we can do that without being ridiculed for our beliefs. And we are pretty much a very tolerant bunch of folks when it comes to other’s opinions. Most of us, when we don’t agree with something another has posted, either say so politely, or don’t comment at all. Because , in the grand scheme of things, we would rather be polite to each other and get along, and concentrate on our similarities rather than our differences. There really isn’t any need, nor does it serve any useful purpose, to be beligerant or insulting. And doing so doesn’t change anyone’s beliefs.

      • worrisome says:

        X 1000

      • Semtex-Jes says:

        DJV ,
        I said nothing that was out of line or anything that could be considered impolite, in fact I went to great length to avoid offending anyone as I had been , see you can talk about “like minded” people all you want , fact of the matter this isn’t a religous blog that I can tell , had it been I wouldn’t have said anything , you must understand I have a right to my opinion every bit as much as the rest of you , and just because YOU don’t agree with it don’t make mine rude , if anything your the one who is rude ! I’m glad you or your “online friends” dont loose any sleep , cause we aren’t either , but I’m not gunna stand here and have you make some fantasy about what said being beligerant , because if you really looked at the posts you will find all the ignorant beligerant posts are from the religous people !
        My point wasn’t to argue MD or your beliefs or pump my own up , it was to simply point out how narrow minded his post was nothing more , it offended me and countless others I am sure , and MD talks a good game about his followers but apperently we are not all welcome? I guess you have believe in GOD to think you need to prep for some unknown reason ? How you with your impressive knowledge can tell how many Atheist fans this site has is beyond me , but I can assure you it’s far more than you would like to admit , and believe it or not people can have other opinons about the after life without clouding our opinion of someone for theirs …

    • Homeinsteader says:

      It is my opinion that you could not be more wrong – on everything you have said.

      • Homeinsteader says:

        This comment is intended for Semtex-Jes; it did not “land” where I thought it would. Sorry….

        • Semtex-Jes says:

          Homeinsteader ,
          Thank you for your opinion , I welcome it , even if it’s wrong in mine :)

    • Hunter S Thomson would have been wise to remember it is God that gives him the knowledge that the rocks are dangerous and the strength to row away.

      Call on God indeed.
      Deo duce, ferro comitante

      • Semtex-Jes says:

        Lol I would hesitate to give GOD the props on water navigation so easily , I would counter this with simple logic instead of invisible meanings you create ….
        Thousands of years of humans being in the water couldn’t possibly be the reasoning behind that thought , it had to be GOD granting Hunter with it ” ) Deus avertat

  38. Homeinsteader says:

    Colorado…the same state that gave us Columbine….does this say something about the young people of Colorado? Of course, I write this from MS, where the first school shooting took place not far from where I live. The young man who did this remains in state custody, and probably will spend his entire life there. No, I think it says something about the young people all over this nation. I think it is very telling on this whole generation.

    You are RIGHT, M.D. – the problem, stripped down to its very core, is that we have removed Holy G-d from the public life, from family life, from all forms of our daily lives. G-d is a Gentleman; He never forces Himself on anyone. We said, “leave us alone”, and He said, “as you wish!”.

    It was a plan from satan, the great liar and deceiver, and it is working….this is how he wants to destroy G-d’s people (because satan hates G-d, and, therefore, he hates G-d’s people), and some are helping him do it, most unwittingly, some quite intentionally. Spiritual warfare is more real than this life we call “reality”. This is only a temporary life; the eternal life is yet to come.

    1 Peter 5:8
    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

    I’m sure you’ve noticed, M.D., that there are posters here who clearly have a life with Holy G-d, they clearly love Him, but then there are the usual who are just “clueless”. They are blind, deaf, and dumb to the Truth of G-d’s Word. They are spiritually deceived. They are being devoured.

    We are to pray for the lost, just as we once were lost, and someone prayed for us. In the meantime, if you don’t want to agree with me, then don’t. I agree to RESPECTFULLY disagree with you. If you ever want to know the TRUTH, however, I’ll be happy to introduce you to Him.

    Do not be disheartened. Remember Noah: he spent 120 years building an ark; in between, he did his best to preach the “gospel of salvation” at the time, and he and his family were continually mocked, ostracized, and worse…. G-d supernaturally protected them, as He does us. A day of reckoning is coming for all, and it will not be long coming now.

    There will be some who don’t like this post. Oh, well….I will stand before my Holy G-d unashamedly on my judgment day.

    Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed ONCE for a man to die, then comes judgment…

    Y’eshua/Jesus Christ said, “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE…NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER, EXCEPT HE COME THROUGH ME’. John 14:1; 14:6

    Grace and peace to you and to all who love our Lord and Savior, Y’eshua/Jesus Christ….HERE, THERE, OR IN THE AIR!

    • worrisome says:

      This guy was raised in and around San Diego ca cant blame it on Colorado…….. look at how well this town has handled their grief. Remarkable amount of support for each other

    • Semtex-Jes says:

      Thanks for the great laugh , this sort of gobblygook makes me smile , bible beating isn’t going to open the gates for you , belief in the lord isn’t enough , your good with useless quotes how about this one …
      Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:1-6
      That was written for you Homeinsteader ….now whos clueless !

      • Homeinsteader says:

        Like many people, Semtex-Jes, you misuse and abuse the Word of G-d for your own evil purposes. You twist and pervert it. You have no part in Him; you lack ears to hear and eyes to see and, therefore, have no understanding. Your are spiritually blind, deaf, and dumb – as were we all at one time.

        The scriptures that you attempt to manipulate here regarding judgment are referring Christian-to-Christian, not to the “world” – the unsaved. Christians are told very clearly to judge the world – in fact, on the Day of Judgment, we will be there with the Holy Angels for just that purpose.

        Hebrews 9:27
        It is appointed once for a man to die, then comes judgment.

        We are told to “Judge Ye Righteous Judgement”; we are told to know the Word and “rightly divide it”. We are told to “question the spirits, whether they are of G-d”, and we are told NOT TO “cast pearls before the swine” (this is a direction NOT to share the gospel with the argumentative or those who refuse to hear). There is a spiritual principle at work here, but I will not go into it, as I’m sure this post shall be long enough already.

        The “measured to you” scripture you twist and pervert has to do with MERCY, not judgment.

        And, again, the scripture challenging us not to point out the speck in our Brother’s eye while we have a log in our own is clearly referring Christian-to-Christian, not the lost, the world (they’re the one and the same).

        Y’eshua, Jesus Christ said, “Do not condemn the lost; they are already condemned”. I was once condemned; by the grace of G-d and my response to His invitation, I am set free. You can be, too.

        Proverbs 14:6
        The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

        Nice try, but all you have proven is that you have no relationship with Holy G-d, you have no clue (no relationship) about the Son, and you do not know the Word of G-d. But that’s o.k. We were all where you are at one time. It is my fervent prayer that you will come to know Him as I know Him, and that you will love Him as I love Him – and all the more so! It is my hope that the veil will be lifted from your eyes and that your ears will be opened to “hear what the Spirit says”.

        Colossians 1:9
        For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

        A promise to Believers:
        James 1:5
        If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

        Whether you accept or reject these words, Semtex-Jes, are not between you and me – they are between you and Holy G-d. I am but the messenger.

        Grace and peace to you, in the Name Above Every Name, He Who Was, and IS, and Shall Be Again; Y’eshua/Jesus Christ the Son.

        • Semtex-Jes says:

          Lol , you assume and judge , you will not make into heaven , you are a lost soul , mean spirited and dare I say a evil person by the hate you spew , and I feel sorry for you and all you interact with , it’s a shame people sit in low places and think they have the right to talk down to people when they are so obviously below them , I don’t need or care about you religous ramblings or your small mind projecting hate , I feel sorry for you and fools who think they are good when they clearly are not , your the type of person who hates and thinks praying will save you from vile points of view , the land will be littered with people like you after judgement falls , souls who don’t deserve the love and grace of heaven , I never once claimed to be a Atheist or a non Believer , just thought someone should speak up for them , so you see you do judge , or I should say mis judge , you are the blind one , and the deaf one , and dumb is a compliment for the likes of you !

  39. VaPrepper says:

    why did,t my post get posted last night Creekmore You must be selective on your wolf pac cronnies You dont have to worry about me reading your shit anymore

    • VaPrepper,

      I did not see your post, perhaps, I was in bed (I have to sleep too) and have not had time to moderated your comment yet.

      btw because of your poor attitude and total disrespect for everyone on this blog and The Wolf Pack your comments will be deleted without posting. You should be ashamed of yourself – I can imagine what you would act like after tshtf, if this is the way you act when your comment doesn’t get posted when you think it should… I can see you fighting with a 90 year old woman over the last loaf of bread on the store shelf…

      • Homeinsteader says:

        VaPrepper: DJV is right – sometimes our posts do end up in the black hole of cyberspace – that’s true for EVERY computer program, every link, every blog site I use (and I use a good number of them).

        Also, MD moderates ALL messages – if my name were on it, I’d moderate them all, as well. He does have to make a living. So, in addition to working full-time plus to pay the man, he also spends hours each day moderating our “comments”. So give the man a break. Demonstrate some patience – it might do you good. Or,. like you said, just go somewhere else in cyberspace that you think will make you happier…

      • Homeinsteader says:

        + 1

    • VaPrepper, Members of the Wolf Pack occasionally write posts that don’t make it through “cyber space” for whatever reason. I know this because I read their comments regarding it. But they certainly never blame it on M D Creekmore. Apparently it never makes it to the point where he can even see it to moderate it and post it. It just disappears, for whatever techno-reason there may be. But dang, I never read one of them get irate about it! If that’s all it takes to ruin your day, you’ve got a rough road ahead.

  40. Clippins says:

    MD

    Do you know if it was stated anywhere how many police were at the theater before the shooting took place? We live in a city of about 100000 and I have ALWAYS ALWAYS noticed a police presence at the movies on late night premiers, even through out the week, always police. Maybe they were having trouble kicking IN those emergency exit doors that only open OUT. BTW MD, I agree with you on with this article. People as a society have changed and I keep wondering and PRAYING when it will be right.

  41. worrisome says:

    The chief said in one of the press conf that there was no police presence. That they only do that on weekend nights. He also stated that from first 911 until on scene was 90 seconds.

  42. Homeinsteader says:

    Good morning, all! And a Happy Wednesday to ya’!

    Hillbilly Mom has a great post on what to do with an old “Weber-type” grill – turn it into an inground smoker! Go here to see it for yourself:

    http://hillbillymom08.blogspot.com/2012/05/dont-throw-out-that-weber-grill.html

  43. Huckleberry says:

    A friend of mine on facebook posted a status in support of gun control after this incident and stated that it was the lack of gun control that was at fault. My first comment to him was that his statements were no better than those made by people that thought movies and video games were to blame. So now I’ll reverse that. Statements claiming that video games and movies are to blame are no better than those claiming the abundance of guns in our country is to blame. Everyone wants to blame it on something other than the person that committed the crime, as if it could have been prevented. Making statements such as these is just as guilty of taking advantage of the deaths to further one’s own interest or agenda as those screaming for gun control. This was an extraordinary event. This is not an everyday occurrence. Gun advocates defend themselves by saying that personal responsibility should come into play. I say that is true, for both firearms and the influence of movies and video games.

    Also, gun advocates (and myself included) are always quick to embrace the second ammendment. However, those that are Christians are always quick to forget the separation of church and state that was a cornerstone in this country’s foundation. There’s as much freedom involved in choosing one’s beliefs/religion as there is in choosing to bear arms. We should not make that choice for people. Our forefathers would not have done it. I don’t ever remember prayer being involved when I was in school. I turned out just fine. And at every point in my life, regardless of my faith at the time, I have been a strong supporter of the separation of church and state out of respect for those that don’t believe or choose to believe something different.

    There’s one thing I’d like to get off of my chest, as well. I don’t understand why people of a certain faith always bring into question the morals of those of other faiths. An Atheist can have just as much moral strength as a Buddhist, who can have the same as a Christian. I reject the idea that because someone is of another faith they can’t have the same values. Every belief system and doctrine out there has an equivalent of the golden rule, even those that don’t believe in a creator! And every faith has bad eggs. For every Atheist that lashed out at Christians after the death of Jerry Falwell, there was a Christian that lashed out at Atheists after the death of Christopher Hitchens. It always makes me think of a book I once read by someone who was shunned from the church, not for something he had done, but for something a relative had done. This was a public scandal, but something in which this person had no responsibility. The author said that during these times he received more love, compassion, affection, and understanding from his atheist and satanist friends than he did his Christian brothers and sisters that he was still linked to through his faith. Even as he got into the ministry himself, he was still battling the stigma within the church. His ministry is still going strong today because he shared his love with everyone, especially those that were disenfranchised and looked down upon by the church. Judgement is universal, and so is love. Neither are bound by the borders of any particular faith or belief system. To insinuate that a person of a particular faith is incapable of love, respect, and values is one of the strongest forms of disrespect. We can make far more friends with love.

  44. wh macdonald: says:

    “gun free zones”=”free fire zones

  45. Homeinsteader says:

    I have not tried ANY of these, but, given the likelihood we may ALL soon need the knowledge to home treat just about anything and everything, here are some suggestions for how to home treat “pink eye” (in case you ever need to do this!):

    Pink Eye Natural Treatments

    1. A 1-to-1 mixture of raw milk plus raw honey, warmed gently (don’t scald your eye!), then a few drops in the eye MAY work. It may also take more than one application. Be sure you use a sterile dropper to apply the drops. If you do not have raw milk (and most people do not), then use what milk you have with raw honey; it may yet work. Raw honey is UNFILTERED honey; it is a dark amber color, and it is much healthier than filtered honey. If possible, use only locally-produced raw honey (check online for a producer (beekeeper) who sells raw honey in your area, and always keep it on hand. It’s delicious in teas, breads, baked goods, etc., but it is a natural antibacterial that never loses its power. Use 2 to 3 drops in the affected eye; reapply as needed until the infection clears up (3-4 applications should be more than enough).

    2. Make a saline wash of pure, clean water (distilled water would be great); boil one cup of water with one teaspoon of salt. Allow to cool to gently warm; use a few drops at a time, as above.

    3. Brew black tea bags; allow to cool; use as a compress for eyes. This may be effective for pink eye.

    4. Or, make a homemade eye wash by brewing green tea in pure water; allow to cool; apply as needed. You can apply the tea bags directly to eyes for a soothing treatment (just as you can with the black tea bags).

    Pink eye can be viral (caused by a virus), bacterial (from bacteria getting into the eye), or allergic (from an allergic reaction).

    You can contract pink eye at any age, but it’s most common in children.
    Pink eye is not a dangerous infection, but can be highly uncomfortable for the individual. The trademark “pink” eye is accompanied by other symptoms, depending on what type of infection it is.

    Allergic pink eye will often cause itching, redness, swelling, and excessive watering of the eyes. You may also notice sneezing and a stuffy or itchy nose.

    Bacterial pink eye is often characterized by a heavy, sometimes crusty and yellow or greenish discharge of the eyes after sleeping. Sometimes eyes will be “stuck” shut upon waking. Bacterial symptoms can also include swelling, itching, and painful eyes.

    Viral pink eye usually affects only one eye (though it can spread to both) and is accompanied by clear, watery discharge. Sufferers of viral pink eye might also have cold-like symptoms.

    Bacterial and viral pink eye is very contagious. Pink eye caused by allergens is not contagious. However, it can be difficult to determine which type you have so precautions should always be taken to avoid spreading the infection to others.

    DISCLAIMER: I am no doctor; you would be wise to consult your physician before trying any “natural treatments”, especially if you are taking meds or are pregnant/lactating. What works for one person may or may not work for another. Pink eye condition can be very serious.

  46. Homeinsteader says:

    US government ran chemical experiments on military veterans under operations MKUltra, Bluebird and Artichoke

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036598_chemical_experiments_MKUltra_military_veterans.html#ixzz21jcts4FI

  47. Homeinsteader says:

    NY’s Mayor Bloomberg, a very deceived and dangerous man:

    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=10625

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg Says ‘Cops Should Strike’ Until Citizens Disarm

  48. Homeinsteader says:
  49. Encourager says:

    Been out camping so no cell phones, no internet. Just found this post today. M.D., you are right on. Couldn’t agree with you more.

    I find it interesting that the anti-Christian posts are so angry. And hateful. It sounded like the dying cry of a desperate people. People who are so rebellious against God that all they see are their ‘rights’ to believe, or not believe as they wish. In reading the Old Testament you find that same attitude in the rebellious Israelites who decided to worship other gods. They even killed the prophets God sent to them, to turn them from their wicked ways. See a parallel today?

    You can reject God and His Son Jesus all you want. You can deny He exists. That doesn’t change His existence or who He is. You are only lying to yourselves…but I wonder if you ever feel that cold sting of fear when you deny/rebel against Him? Deep down in your soul? Someday you will meet Him face to face. I have pity for you – you who live with no hope.

    • Homeinsteader says:

      Encourager, it’s always good to find those who are not under the world’s influence, is it not?! The father of this world is alive and well and quite active – and even more so, as his days wind down.

      There is coming a day when EVERY knee will bow before Him; EVERY tongue will “confess” (admit/call Him) who and what He said He is – even the scoffers, mockers, and unbelievers. The father of this world will also confess, as will all of his “followers”. This will be both a great and terrible day.
      Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10

      Grace and Truth to you, in the Name Above Every Name, He Who Was, and Is, and Shall Be Again….Y’eshua/Jesus Christ. HERE, THERE, OR IN THE AIR!

  50. Yes, the right wing gun advocate wackos are really in a bind this time, because next time an intruder climbs through your window there’s no guarantee he won’t be an armed-to-the-teeth terrorist ready to mow you and your family down with automatic gunfire. Have you even remotely considered this?

  51. Steve A says:

    I know you’ve gotten a lot of negative replies on this post, and I am not going to be one of them. I agree with you 100%. I too have been disgusted by the anti- second amandment crowd’s actions, but then I usually am disgusted by them period. I do believe they have a right to their opinion, but I also have a right to mine. If they want to disarm themselves, they can feel free to do so. I do not, I will not, and I will protect myself and my family. I have lived in “gun free” zones, and every criminal freely brought their guns there to do their crimes. Way back in my Air Force days I spent time n England, and even there if a criminal wanted a gun, they had no problem getting one. Same in Germany. It is sad that massacres like this happen, regardless of the perpetrator’s reasons or mental state. My only real question is this – in three packed theatres, no one else was armed???

    As for the faith (or lack thereof) based attacks in other comments: What gives? MD, you claim you are a Christian, you try to live your values, you try to keep your faith. I have not see/heard/read anything by or about you that would show otherwise. I commend you for trying to be the best person you can be. Regardless of faith, can anyone fault someone for that? Apparently some think so. I feel sorry for them. They’ve forgotten the Golden Rule. If you want to keep sharing your faith with the rest of the Wolfpack, please do. I may not share it, but I don’t mind at all.

  52. md the responcese to your articals show that the most important addidition to ones perping supplys is a bible and knolage of it,it dose no good to prep to the max and losse your sole[no preping in hell] keep up the good work hope to see u on the targget range of heven[if thay have one] ps remember the old ap carter song and ”keep on the firing line” maybe a link to it would be a good addition to your site.