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Do you really think that not having a gun would have stopped James Holmes?

Of course politicians are using this situation for an example on why we need to change our gun laws.

I however think that someone that disturbed and messed up would have used different means if he had not been able to find guns, oh, like maybe a bomb. Since his boobie trapped apartment clearly shows he had the know how.

IMO if someone is dead set on something like that (and supposedly their evidence shows he had been planning this for a while), they will go to whatever means necessary to achieve it. Sad, but true.

 
AF4life

Asked by AF4life at 5:14 PM on Jul. 22, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (43)
  • no, i don't. McVeigh didn't have a gun. (oops, and he was white! -- in case Anon is still discussing the differences.)
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 5:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • No I do not.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 5:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • I agree
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 5:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • Unfortunately I doubt much of anything could have stopped him.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:19 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • Nope, people kill people plain n simple. Whether they use a gun,bomb, knife,choking. Etc.
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 5:19 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • He totally would have found another way AND no matter how much they change the gun laws criminals and crazy people will always find a way to get their hands on them. As far as Gun control I have a collection that has been passed down and built upon from 5 generations and I have complete control of all my firearms!
    BeautyGuru

    Answer by BeautyGuru at 5:21 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • If he wasn't able to get guns and explosives, that to me would have a big change in how he dealt th things...
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 5:22 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • We'll never know. It may have stopped him from killing so many people. Or made his movements more obvious if he were buying huge quantities of other substances
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 5:22 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • You don't need big quantities of anything to make a bomb. I can make a bomb out of shit I have in my cleaning cabinet all ya gotta do is add shrapnel and all hell will break lose.
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 5:25 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

  • No I don't think it would have stopped him, I am against guns, but also understand there are other awful things that can be done to kill or hurt people.

    I think that is true for any of these type of situations where there are a lot of people in one place


    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:27 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

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