It’s been over a month now since the murderous rampage that took place on that sad Friday night at the Century Movie Theater in Aurora Colorado. After sitting back and watching the news media hacks, pundits, and so called politicians debate the events of that fateful night and turn this tragedy into a self-serving political hotbed, I feel I must weigh in on the subject.
First off my prayers and condolences go out to the victim’s families and to those heroes in the movie theater of the Aurora Shooting that made the ultimate sacrifice by giving up their lives for the ones they loved by shielding them as the cowardly murderer known as James Holmes easily picked off defenseless movie goers. My thankfulness also goes out to the Aurora Police Dept. They were able to quickly locate and identify the shooter and take him into custody between 1-2 minutes based on several media reports. But think about this, without taking away from the great job of APD, how many people died during that time frame? The Police cannot be everywhere all the time.
During the aftermath of this horrible event, and before the dust evened settled, folks were positioning themselves for their own selfish desires somehow coming to the conclusion that firearms are the problem and the murderer must be a Tea party member because one news media hack found the same common name as the murderer on a list of Tea Partiers. Funny thing is as soon as one story I heard leaked that the murderer might be a registered Democrat that argument went away.
The murderer James Holmes was a psycho path. He was well educated and bought the weapons and bomb making materials legally. John Holmes was not some right wing, uneducated, NRA member that the media hacks would have you believe.
James Holmes committed these atrocious crimes, not the guns or bombs, someone has to pull the trigger or make the bombs and this murderer made that conscious choice. As our society continues to decline in morals and rule of law, we keep seeing these active shooter type scenarios play out all over America. And every time there is a crime in this nature, all the opinionated clowns who think they know best demonize guns and self-defense. Why? Most common law abiding Americans don’t have around the clock armed private security and bodyguards that these “opinion leaders” have. Their reality is not our reality. What is wrong with self-defense of any kind?
As a former Law Enforcement Officer, a CA POST Certified Firearms Instructor for my agency at the time, a Glock Instructor, a Denver Private Investigator, and owner of International Counterintelligence Services of Colorado, I can’t help but think that a trained able bodied person in the movie theater (law enforcement or civilian) could have made a difference. There is a lot to evaluate as to tactics and strategy, but if you weren’t initially shot at could you have recognized that this was a shooter, drew your legally concealed handgun, edged weapon, or used your mind and body, could the attack have been stopped? The answer is yes!
The media likes to play up the cowardly role and say do nothing is best, but that is wrong. This great nation of ours would never have been founded if that was our mindset. Our society now breeds laziness and cowardice attitudes. We are unfortunately reaping what we sow. If our society continues to decline, refuse to recognize there is a serious moral issue in this country that is causing people to ”snap”, then we are going to keep seeing these types of chaotic deadly scenes continue. What will your response be when your caught up in a deadly situation? Will you do nothing and hope you’re not killed or assaulted waiting for the Police, or will you stand in the gap in hopes of trying to make a difference?
The point is this; taking guns or any weapons away from law abiding, trained people is not going to stop mad men from wreaking havoc when they can’t keep it together. You cannot castrate our ability to defend ourselves. If you don’t want to defend yourself, that’s fine, just get out of the way for those of us who do.
Grant Linhart is the President and owner of International Counterintelligence Services of Colorado, otherwise known as ICS of Colorado, LLC. ICS of Colorado provides a wide range of private investigator services throughout the State of Colorado. Some of the services ICS of Colorado, LLC provides are, but are not limited to;
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