Republican Politician Goes There
And then some: Republican Arizona state senator Russell Pearce (recalled) blames gun control and the people being shot at directly. Emphasis in the former senator’s Facebook post mine (spelling is his):
This is certainly a time for prayers for the victims and the families of victims in this horrific crime in Colorado. I just had a call from a very good friend of mine in San Diego, California who’s neice Kim, Kim’s best friend Mikayla and Kevin were in the Theater in the front rows. Kim and Kevin got out and as he was trying to get Mikayla out she said she was shot. As the rush of the crowd exiting through the exit door pushed Kevin and Kim out they lost Mikayla.
As of my phone conversation they were not aware of her status. What a heart breaking story. Had someone been prepared and armed they could have stopped this “bad” man from most of this tragedy. He was two and three feet away from folks, I understand he had to stop and reload. Where were the men of flight 93???? Someone should have stopped this man. Someone could have stopped this man. Lives were lost because of a bad man, not because he had a weapon, but because noone was prepared to stop it. Had they been prepared to save their lives or lives of others, lives would have been saved.
All that was needed is one Courages/Brave man prepared mentally or otherwise to stop this it could have been done. When seconds count, police are ony minutes away. My prayers are with all of those suffering from this sensless act, may God be with them in this moment of pain and heartache.
Yep. He thinks that people should attend movie screenings armed, and if there is ever a mass shooting, people in the audience should return fire. If only!
As to where the “men of Flight 93” were, well, I am sure that if the Republican former state senator had been at the theater, he would have rushed the man shooting continuously into the crowd, no question. Right.
What is amazing is that he seems oblivious to the fact that he is, in fact, criticizing his friend, as his friend was not “prepared” and did not sacrifice himself to save others by trying to tackle the gunman.
Later, in response to the media printing his Facebook post verbatim and in full, Pearce complained that he was being “mischaracterized.”
All I did was lament that so many people should be left disarmed and vulnerable by anti-gun rules that try to create a sense of safety by posting a sign that says “No Guns”, when the only real effect is to disarm everyone who could have saved lives.
I think I should have ended my last post with, “And a crazy-ass conservative from Arizona will start spewing fanatical pro-gun rhetoric in three, two, ….”