By: A. H. Pinley
What happened on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado at a local film house in many American eyes was viewed as a tragedy, but for those in the Liberal Political realm and in the always trustworthy investigative news reporting journalism agency this was a time to cast false characterizations and introduce new regulations across the board.
Like many on-lookers and those that experienced this heinous act of disregard for human life, we are left asking questions like, “Who would do such a thing?”, “Why would someone be so angry to do such a despicable act?”, “How long will the images in my head remain there? Because, I have a feeling the images of dead bodies, the fact of losing my best friend and the sounds and signs of sheer terror fill my head.”
Instead of being committed to investigative journalism, Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos of ABC felt they had enough to go on after 15 minutes of reporting this massacre to go ahead and blame the Tea Party. Both of these guys should lose their jobs over slander and not doing their jobs by gathering the facts before reporting. Measure twice, cut once. The truth is, we know as much today as we knew then.
Here is what we do know, James Holmes was a very bright young man that seem to have the world in his hands. Promising future in studying the brain. Going to a great college and very soft spoken. So what would set a bright young man such as this to snap? Mental illness(depression)? Drugs? Bored? These details will formulate over the weeks and months to come. So I ask, who politicized the shooting at Century Theaters, Aurora, Colorado?
The first thing many in the anti-2nd Amendment groups start shouting is, “If America didn’t allow private citizens to own guns, this tragedy would have never happened.” The same argument is touted by elected officials and amplified by the news media. An armed society is a safer society.
We here in the Great State of Arizona experienced a similar tragedy down in Tuscan last year at an event put on by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords named “Congress on Your Corner”. Jared Loughner, unlike James Holmes, didn’t have such a bright prospective outlook. Loughner, unlike Holmes showed signs of mental illness before his rampage that took the lives of six and injuring thirteen. Both cases can be argued were premeditated and exhibit having full knowledge of what they were engaging in.