But even if somehow magically we passed a ban that made it impossible for him to obtain any sort of firearm with which he could possibly kill a bunch of people in a crowded theater (basically impossible unless you repeal the 2nd amendment), he clearly had the knowledge and access to materials to just make bombs instead. Explain to me how that would have lowered the death count.
Well, apparently HE felt he could kill more people with guns than with some home made bombs so maybe he can explain it to you how it's easier to shoot 70-odd people than it is to go into a theater and throw home made bombs at them
There were no fully automatic weapons used in this massacre. There weren't any used in the last one. Or the one before that. Or the one before that. To the degree that any discussion of modifying our current gun control laws in the aftermath of such an event is legitimate at all (and I'm not saying that it isn't), it would help to at least limit that discussion to weapons which are not already currently banned and which didn't play any part in the event at all.
ITT: Gbaji admits that gun laws banning automatic weapons work to stop massacres involving automatic weapons.
Edited, Jul 23rd 2012 4:11pm by Jophiel