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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 12:48 AM Reply

Wait a minute, this actually happened uncomfortably close to where I live...

Why haven't I heard about this yet?!

Anyway, that's pretty messed up. The sickest part is that the killer's only motive is probably just fun. Yeah, they said they "haven't identified a motive yet" but with almost a hundred casualties there doesn't seem to be any particular target in mind, and the fact that he even had to do the whole thing in theme with the movie just goes to show that this guy probably just did it for his own entertainment. That's creepy.

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:02 AM Reply

This is clearly the fault of legally purchased guns and happens every day.


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:04 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:02 AM, EmmaVolt wrote: This is clearly the fault of legally purchased guns and happens every day.

of course it is. its not the fault of Gun laws at all right?

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:09 AM Reply

Skimmed through the article, luckily I just moved out of Colorado. I would've went to that theater to see it.

But what I want to know is, the article said a 3 month old was among some of the people in the hospital. What was a 3 month old doing there?


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:11 AM Reply

Haven't been able to check back on this thread until now, didn't feel like reading all 9 pages.

If anyone would like my story I posted it on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-817622

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:15 AM Reply

I almost shit when I heard this. I use to work at the Sears right next to that theater and I use to go there all the time. Sad story, that guy is a real twisted fuck.

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:25 AM Reply

Look at what this reporter asked the father who recently lost his 6 year old daughter!

Is your daughter dead? Are you in shock? frustrated?


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:34 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:11 AM, NATA wrote: Haven't been able to check back on this thread until now, didn't feel like reading all 9 pages.

If anyone would like my story I posted it on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-817622

This particular ticket stub is on like 30 different websites, im gonna need to see a timestamp mang.At 7/21/12 01:16


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 02:00 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:11 AM, NATA wrote: Haven't been able to check back on this thread until now, didn't feel like reading all 9 pages.

If anyone would like my story I posted it on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-817622

He and his wife held each other's hands as they rushed out of the theater. 'There was a moment where I lost her hand, but I grabbed her shirt. We didn't let go of each other.'

That's so adorable!

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 02:03 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:15 AM, ih8dude wrote: I almost shit when I heard this. I use to work at the Sears right next to that theater and I use to go there all the time. Sad story, that guy is a real twisted fuck.

And I'm Illinois and I've passed through Aurora many times-- Heck, I've probably seen a movie at that theater sometime in my life.

That's a haunting thought.

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 02:25 AM Reply

i hope someone makes a movie about this. i'd go see it in the theater for sure

reminds me of Rampage


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 03:19 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:16 AM, Travis wrote: I heard it was shown on TV or something...

Not surprised. They wanted to interview me too. I've had calls from CNN, Nancy Grace, People Magazine, BBC, ABC Nightline, a Tennessee radio station, and someone in Toronto all wanting interviews. CNN has used two quotes from my iReport as their primary headline as well, including "The gunshots just kept coming" and now "The longest minute of my life"

Do you plan on going back to a movie theater anytime soon?

Certainly not that one, that is if it ever opens again. I do plan on going back to a theater, because I'm not going to let that fear consume me, and the odds of this kind of thing happening to me again are pretty ridiculously low.
Probably not in the immediate future though.

Will you ever see The Dark Knight Rises in it's entirety (In theater or at home?)?

Yes, I'm really sad that I couldn't finish watching it and I plan to as soon as I can.

Do you plan on seeing a therapist?

Incidentally, I'm already seeing one so I will bring it up with him next time I see him.

To clarify: There's a lot of reports saying that the gunman started shooting during an action gunfight scene in the movie, which is only true for the movie next door which started 5 minutes earlier. Our film was in a scene where Bruce and Alfred are talking in the Bat Cave, and it was rather calm. On a side note, nobody turned the lights on or stopped the movie during all this; it was still playing when I ran out.

Also: This photo can't be any more fake. Man, so fake. [/sarcasm] Turns out EVERYONE is using MY ticket stub as their news image, which is flattering I guess. I'm getting called out as a fake on my article because people don't think it's the original source when it is.

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 04:04 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 03:28 AM, Bees wrote: how close were you to the guy? did you manage to help other people or was it like fuck outta here every man for themselves

He was in the front, near the screen to the right. We were sitting in the very back row in the middle, in the largest theater. So we were pretty far away, relatively. I only had time to worry about my wife, otherwise it was a "get the hell out" scenario. I had to push a guy that wasn't moving because he was in shock. I also heard a woman begging for people to help her daughter, but had no time to stop.


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 04:07 AM Reply

Really shatters your world doesn't it?


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 05:33 AM Reply

At 7/20/12 03:28 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: Every time I read "DKR" I read Donkey Kong Returns.

Funny. I tend to think "Diddy Kong Racing".

But with that said, this is a tragedy and I sincerely hope a similar incident like this doesn't happen by a copycat attacker. That would probably make things ten times worse.


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 06:02 AM Reply

Lol the whole christian bale visiting kids as batman is retarded.

"Sorry I couldn't save you.... I was kinda... busy fighting Bane."


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 09:31 AM Reply

Coincidence anyone ?

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 09:47 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:11 AM, NATA wrote: If anyone would like my story I posted it on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-817622

I'm glad you and your wife made it out and I hope yous are both okay after all this.

Can't imagine what all the families must be going through right now. Has anyone found out what the shooter's motivation was? Didn't he compare himself to the Joker or something like that?


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 10:14 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 04:04 AM, NATA wrote:
At 7/21/12 03:28 AM, Bees wrote:
He was in the front, near the screen to the right. We were sitting in the very back row in the middle, in the largest theater. So we were pretty far away, relatively. I only had time to worry about my wife, otherwise it was a "get the hell out" scenario. I had to push a guy that wasn't moving because he was in shock. I also heard a woman begging for people to help her daughter, but had no time to stop.

Well Nata, were all just glad that your OK and you got out of there alive. I'm also really surprised at how much your willing to share with us and thank you, it's kind of convenient having a Newgrounds member be part of something so huge at the moment. I pray that you and were wife will be able to overcome this although it may take some time but you seem like a tough guy. You can bet you'll get lots of publicity for the time being especially depending on what the aftermath of this mass shooting ends up being. I'm glad to hear your still just as anxious to see The Dark Knight Rises and you'll still have your wife beside you to be able to watch it. I think you along with a few other survivors have been injecting courage into the millions of news viewers because the demand to go see the film has now risen apparently. Anyways, take care man within due time everything will start to get back on course once we learn theatres decisions security wise after this shooting.

To the victims, R.I.P fellow Batman lovers


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:48 PM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:11 AM, NATA wrote: Haven't been able to check back on this thread until now, didn't feel like reading all 9 pages.

If anyone would like my story I posted it on CNN: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-817622

I read it and wow, thanks for sharing your story with us.

Glad you and the wife are okay.

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 01:51 PM Reply

Seriously?

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 02:04 PM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:51 PM, majormelthesackboy wrote: Seriously?
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/599536

Could be worse, you could be playing as the one responsible like you are with this game

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 03:09 PM Reply

At 7/21/12 12:30 AM, psychicpebble wrote:
At 7/21/12 12:26 AM, Asperchu wrote: Not really, It was a normal fag.
Your response would be the exact same if it was your parent.

Actually it would be 100% different, but that's because he actually knows his parents. When people close to me die, it irks me when others not close to them acted like it was the end of the world. I expect them to maybe feel a little empathy for those who knew them, but to act like they really care is just bullshit.


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 03:38 PM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:58 PM, Travis wrote: Hopefully the therapist doesn't scare you into not seeing the movie.

Anyway, go enjoy it, it's a great film and a great ending for Nolan's Batman Trilogy.

maybe wait for the blu ray though

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 09:23 PM Reply

Imagine what the reaction would be like if the shooter's lawyer said this during his trial: "I am fully aware that Mr. Holmes committed an atrocious crime towards innocent people, but at least he didn't make Batman & Robin."

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 21st, 2012 @ 11:15 PM Reply

I can't imagine what was going through James Holmes' mind.

Surely they must have found out something about the motives of the killer.


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 22nd, 2012 @ 12:05 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:51 PM, majormelthesackboy wrote: Seriously?
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/599536

Yeah that was killer.

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 22nd, 2012 @ 12:38 AM Reply

Sadly, things like this happen and a shitstorm comes: the media, political parties, "experts", religious fanatics -and of course, opportunists- find almost instantly something or someone to blame.
And if they can't find anything, they fake it.
Of course the main topic will be what this guy read, watched or collected. Or what videogames have to do here. Holmes played Guitar Hero. I'm still waiting what have to say about that.
The idea is to link the always harassed "evil and twisted books/cartoons/comics/videogames/movies that fill our children with violence". I'm not denying it, they have violence. But violence is a undeniable part of human nature, a terrible one, mixed with individual conditions and many motivations as the people and experiences that shape it. The act of prosecute violence in the seven arts it's a human expression too, the need to cure a symptom of something that is wrong, that can also be focused to criticize it, but like any art, has endless interpretations.
The States are still ruled by a puritan basis, founded by a community that lived under the Ned Flanders precepts until date. And at the same time this community founded this comics and movies and art we all like so much.
But it also created the witch hunt, Macartysm and anti-terrorism, and the blacklisting of contents and mainly artists who were "suspicious".

My granduncle was born in Germany, and grew up during the Nazi empire era. He loved American movies and comic books. And witnessed how they where burned during the German Pride festivities. He was horrified.
His family, friends and homeland gradually twisted, at the point he couldn't take it anymore and ran away from his country being a teenager, to never come back again. He never forgot that scene before the bonfires of "anti-German" contents. And was devastated when knew of the same scene when the anti-comic book hysteria in the 50's: parents, religious, teachers burning comic books of their children because they instigated evil, homosexuality or delinquence. If Fedric Wertham hadn't been the counselor, there would been another story.
Since then, the Comics Code Authority ruled until 2011, as a reminder of bad times. And I expect this shooting episode don't make this seal rise again.

A trigger happy madman. He ought never had had the chance to get firearms and war gear. But he did. America has a large quantity of armed civilians, some states have it as something common, a right, and even if there are rules to get them, they are easy to buy.
The two superheroes to come to my mind armed with firearms are Fantomex and the Grifter. Deadpool and the Punisher(former Spiderman enemy) are antiheroes, and later become so popular that are almost considered heroes. Of course they are armed.
But Batman has a notorious aversion to guns. Most heroes hate them.
Batman's comic was born in the 30's, as a protest against the armed gangsters who terrorized the common people.
We all love their fights, always disadvantaged, there's no honor in a gunfight but there is when Batman jumps over the bad guys from a rooftop and defeat them with his bare hands. That makes a hero. They apply violence, but only to those who harm the innocents who can't defend themselves, and the use of firearms is always represented as a lowly, cowardly action. When in TDK the Joker gives Dent a gun he says he's an agent of chaos. Firearms are chaos, anybody can do a lot of harm with them. Heroes fight chaos, they defend man against his own doom.
Heroes' comics, movies and games are entertaining because of the action scenes, and that action is violent according to how much damage the hero and villain deal with. Wounds, during the pass of time, changed from irregular red lines falling from lips to hemorrage and bad cuts, even fractures (Compare any classic hero and Kickass, for example). Very few of these wounds were made by firearms. It's a narrative resource that allow the story to develop, it has no sense if the hero gets shot to death on the first pages of the comic. He has not even the time to have an epic fight or say his badass lines.
And respect to deaths as a dramatic resource, death is a fact of life, and many times means the development or the birth of a hero. The birth of Batman.

Don't misunderstand me, I'm convinced that a responsible adult knows what he can and cannot watch, play or read. I can't forget that Columbine, Virginia Tech and some more are alike and too much, people killed by a maniatic. And the media and the guys I mentioned above will find the most idiotic explanations like he listened to Death Metal, was a satanic worshiper or read Nietzche. They'll say he was disguised as Bane, because it's easier like this, to look for scapegoats who can be publicly executed without consequences, but never a responsible, previous alerts, or psychological profiles that revealed his tendencies or read thoroughly the messages he left before and after committing his crime, that nobody denied him to buy the weapons or left them in a place were he could get them. I understand the feelings of all you guys when you have to witness of those sick people who ruin the life of others in situations like this.

I'm going to see the movie with my friends. And I'm doing it to honor the people who died to see their hero, that hero that hates firearms, who fights evil and stops-at least in the movie- sick fucks like him.

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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 22nd, 2012 @ 12:49 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 01:51 PM, majormelthesackboy wrote: Seriously?
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/599536

Yeah that was killer.


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Response to mass shooting at DKR screening Jul. 22nd, 2012 @ 12:57 AM Reply

At 7/21/12 09:31 AM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote: Coincidence anyone ?

what's also interesting is the fact that obama wants to sign a UN gun law. making it even harder to get guns or something like that.


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