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(Uproxx)   Rep. Louie Gohmert and the NRA are the early frontrunners in the "Who Can Make the Biggest Idiot of Themselves Following the Colorado Shooting" contest   (uproxx.com) divider line 615
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2012-07-20 02:23:39 PM
Stay classy, GOP.
 
2012-07-20 02:27:50 PM
"It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.
 
2012-07-20 02:28:16 PM
I'm willing to give the NRA tweeter the benefit of the doubt -- they probably had simply not heard about the event. Gohmert, on the other hand, is an utter waste of skin who by the end of this day will probably have claimed at least once that the shooting is the direct fault of the President and/or teh gheys.
 
2012-07-20 02:30:06 PM

Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.


Are you suggesting it would be difficult to wound a target wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask, wielding an assault rifle, shotgun and several pistols in the middle of a darkly lit theater while your eyes and lungs are being burned by tear gas?
 
2012-07-20 02:33:04 PM

Codenamechaz: Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.

Are you suggesting it would be difficult to wound a target wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask, wielding an assault rifle, shotgun and several pistols in the middle of a darkly lit theater while your eyes and lungs are being burned by tear gas?


I think if several heroic bystanders just started firing towards muzzle flashes, the situation would resolve itself rapidly.
 
2012-07-20 02:33:10 PM
I am 100% sure that, given the opportunity to "clarify" his statement Gohmert will choose to double-down on retard and insist that he is being persecuted by the lamestream media.

Then the "joke" where he wishes the reporters would have been in the theater dressed like Robin for easy targeting.

Then, the obligatory "I'm sorry you got offended because you have no sense of humor" apology.

Then, the ice weasels come.
 
2012-07-20 02:33:33 PM
"It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

The killer also had some sort of tear gas bomb.

So with all those people, nobody was carrying a gas mask? Way to be unprepared.
 
2012-07-20 02:34:25 PM
Gohmert is competing against Mayor Bloomberg, so he has to bring out the big derp.

The bodies are still warm people, we have a long way to go.
 
2012-07-20 02:34:51 PM

Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.


Looks like the NRA's website on firearm safety is oppressing Gohmert's Judeo-Christian Values, too.

"Know your target and what is beyond."
"Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential for mishap. Think first. Shoot second."
 
2012-07-20 02:34:54 PM

Codenamechaz: Are you suggesting it would be difficult to wound a target wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask, wielding an assault rifle, shotgun and several pistols in the middle of a darkly lit theater while your eyes and lungs are being burned by tear gas?


BYO Gasmasks, etc
 
2012-07-20 02:39:49 PM
gohmert is human filth.
 
2012-07-20 02:43:37 PM

Quasar: Codenamechaz: Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.

Are you suggesting it would be difficult to wound a target wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask, wielding an assault rifle, shotgun and several pistols in the middle of a darkly lit theater while your eyes and lungs are being burned by tear gas?

I think if several heroic bystanders just started firing towards muzzle flashes, the situation would resolve itself rapidly.


Exactly!

There would have been a lot of collateral damage, but they would be heroes that were killed by bullets of freedom!

And as such they would have been eligible for a full military funeral! *



* Offer void where prohibited by law.
 
2012-07-20 02:43:49 PM
The perfect representative for his constituents
 
2012-07-20 02:44:17 PM
I dunno, this online store might be the frontrunner:

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2012-07-20 02:44:32 PM
I dunno, Celeb Boutique is giving them a run for their money.
 
2012-07-20 02:45:55 PM
I still regret the day I was 50 ft from Louis Gohmert and didn't take that opprotunity to punch him in the face.
 
2012-07-20 02:47:35 PM
Don't worry, the Brady Campaign is doing some shiat as well.

They're all retards and attention whores. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you become an intelligent American.

/RIP to the victims.
 
2012-07-20 02:47:35 PM
Waiting to hear Ms. Bachmann's take on all this nasty business.
 
2012-07-20 02:47:57 PM

Quasar: Codenamechaz: Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.

Are you suggesting it would be difficult to wound a target wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask, wielding an assault rifle, shotgun and several pistols in the middle of a darkly lit theater while your eyes and lungs are being burned by tear gas?

I think if several heroic bystanders just started firing towards muzzle flashes, the situation would resolve itself rapidly.


Yeah, and just imagine if they managed to hit a kid.. or of the police came in and mistook our 'heroic bystander' for the shooter.

A responsible gun owner will only fire their weapon if they are confident of their target and their surroundings. It's the gun owners who use their weapons as penis extensions who get stiffies at the thought of a running gun battle with an armed gunman, in dark and chaotic circumstances.
 
2012-07-20 02:48:03 PM

Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.


I bet there actually were some CCW people there. I know if I was there I would have been carrying. I also know that if I was there, unless I was in a VERY close proximity to the shooter under reasonable conditions to engage, or could have positioned my self in such a way, I would not have been stupid enough to even try it - for just the reasons you mention.

/There probably were CCW holders there. Likely just smart ones.
 
2012-07-20 02:48:59 PM

spcMike: I still regret the day I was 50 ft from Louis Gohmert and didn't take that opprotunity to punch him in the face.


What the heck? How long are your arms?
 
2012-07-20 02:49:06 PM

luckcat: I dunno, this online store might be the frontrunner:

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ChancesAre910: I dunno, Celeb Boutique is giving them a run for their money.


Occam's razor, they probably just saw the word trending and didn't do any research. That said, ick.
 
2012-07-20 02:49:27 PM
TFA:
"I don't know about you, but I don't want to live in a country where I need to be packing in self-defense when I go to the movies."

From the looks of it, you already do.
 
2012-07-20 02:49:36 PM

Close2TheEdge: Waiting to hear Ms. Bachmann's take on all this nasty business.


It was a Gay Muslim terror attack. Duh.
 
2012-07-20 02:49:57 PM
In this post 9/11 society we'll be given armed movie marshals. Maybe movie metal detectors? The usual 90 min to 2hour experience could be extended to 4 hours when the movie is all said and done.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-20 02:51:00 PM

Codenamechaz: Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.

Are you suggesting it would be difficult to wound a target wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask, wielding an assault rifle, shotgun and several pistols in the middle of a darkly lit theater while your eyes and lungs are being burned by tear gas?


Yes, but the panicked people running between you and the target will stop some of the return fire and give you more time to spot the muzzle flashes, so it sort of cancels out.
 
2012-07-20 02:51:35 PM

The Silver Mullet: spcMike: I still regret the day I was 50 ft from Louis Gohmert and didn't take that opprotunity to punch him in the face.

What the heck? How long are your arms?


Obviously at least 51 feet.
 
2012-07-20 02:52:05 PM
I thought this was already won by the news organizations that reported that he was a member of the Tea Party.

Not realizing that there are more than one person named John Holmes in the world.
 
2012-07-20 02:52:14 PM
Of course it's the victims' fault. If everyone just had a gun, body armor, gas mask, hand-to-hand combat training, guard dogs, body guards, knives, grenades, and a bible, none of this would have happened.

Only Mr. Gohmert has the b@lls to step up and speak this truth.
 
2012-07-20 02:52:34 PM
I dunno, the original Fark thread on the shooting had some pretty good ITGs and "I carry a large weapon in a holster to make up for the tiny one in my pants" folks.
 
2012-07-20 02:52:42 PM
Why is everyone piling on Louie Gohmert? What's with the Gohmert pile...?
 
2012-07-20 02:52:53 PM
If only Gohmert had been in the theater and he could've heroically unloaded on this guy and taken bullets for the children who were hurt, like he expects everyone else to when he isn't involved.
 
2012-07-20 02:53:05 PM

vernonFL: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

The killer also had some sort of tear gas bomb.

So with all those people, nobody was carrying a gas mask? Way to be unprepared.


Normally I carry IR goggles too when I go to the movies. It's easier to find my seat again if I have to take a piss.
 
2012-07-20 02:53:50 PM

luckcat: I dunno, this online store might be the frontrunner:

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]


Will Kim Kardashian stop at nothing?
 
2012-07-20 02:54:02 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: I thought this was already won by the news organizations that reported that he was a member of the Tea Party.

Not realizing that there are more than one person named John Holmes in the world.


Time for Brian Ross to Find a New Job
 
2012-07-20 02:54:30 PM

I Browse: What's with the Gohmert pile...?


... ouch ...
 
2012-07-20 02:54:40 PM

Petit_Merdeux: Quasar: Codenamechaz: Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.

Are you suggesting it would be difficult to wound a target wearing a bullet proof vest and gas mask, wielding an assault rifle, shotgun and several pistols in the middle of a darkly lit theater while your eyes and lungs are being burned by tear gas?

I think if several heroic bystanders just started firing towards muzzle flashes, the situation would resolve itself rapidly.

Exactly!

There would have been a lot of collateral damage, but they would be heroes that were killed by bullets of freedom!

And as such they would have been eligible for a full military funeral! *



* Offer void where prohibited by law.


Freedom bullets never miss their intended target. They are blessed with Judeo-Christian Freedom
 
2012-07-20 02:54:47 PM
Time to repeal the Second amendment. Hunters, either learn to use a bow and arrow, or go fishing instead. Last I heard its not possible to have a fully-automatic assault fish rod, unless I just got done FARKING a chick with a yeast infection.
 
2012-07-20 02:55:07 PM
I think ABC is already ahead in that they've already linked the suspect to the Tea Party.
 
2012-07-20 02:55:07 PM
If someone was carrying a 20 gallon gas can and a match he could have stopped the shooter.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-20 02:55:15 PM

CliChe Guevara: Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.

I bet there actually were some CCW people there. I know if I was there I would have been carrying. I also know that if I was there, unless I was in a VERY close proximity to the shooter under reasonable conditions to engage, or could have positioned my self in such a way, I would not have been stupid enough to even try it - for just the reasons you mention.

/There probably were CCW holders there. Likely just smart ones.


There could have been. But the people who are suggesting that someone should have been shooting back are crazy.
 
2012-07-20 02:55:34 PM
I don't need to bother reading. If it's a "Biggest Idiot" contest, Gohmert wins.
 
2012-07-20 02:55:49 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Not realizing that there are more than one person named John Holmes in the world.


encrypted-tbn0.google.com
 
2012-07-20 02:56:02 PM
Abc news already said he was a tea party member. I nominate them.
 
2012-07-20 02:56:05 PM
Don't you dare use this tragedy to bad mouth assault weapons of peace!
 
2012-07-20 02:56:07 PM
If only someone would have stood their ground.
 
2012-07-20 02:56:07 PM

Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.


I love you.
 
2012-07-20 02:56:12 PM

Quasar: "It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?"

He's got a point. I mean, establishing a crossfire in a dark room filled with tear gas seems like a reasonable alternative.


Well, since everyone would be running towards the isles and away from the shooter, You would have a pretty clear shot on him(The chance of hitting someone else would be less). And maybe this draws fire away from the people running away. So maybe less die.

Put it this way - He got to execute his plan. Nobody slowed him up, and he left the theater of his own accord, and the police got him outside. Anything anyone could have done to slow up his plan might have saved lives.
 
2012-07-20 02:56:26 PM

sillydragon: I dunno, the original Fark thread on the shooting had some pretty good ITGs and "I carry a large weapon in a holster to make up for the tiny one in my pants" folks.


Not all CCW people are ITG's. I often carry a compact but efficient weapon in a holster to protect the compact but efficient one in my pants. Not all gun owners are nutters, we roll our eyes at those guys too.
 
2012-07-20 02:56:29 PM
I also don't think self-defense firearms would fit into this situation very well. Personal firearms are more appropriate for situations where you aren't ambushed in the dark with gas-grenades and disoriented crowds.

That being said, I don't want to get a pat-down or rapiscan when going to see a movie.

Looking forward to the analysis of this guy's motives. Maybe we can get some kind of homicide hotline to help them through their troubles.
 
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