Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Aurora, Colorado mass shooting was actually staged by the government as an excuse for more gun control!

July, 2012.  

When a mentally ill young man, James Holmes, opened fire on a crowded movie theater in Aurora, killing 12 and wounding 58, he did so with an arsenal of weapons and body armor which he purchased legally on the internet, and then booby trapped his apartment. Such mass shootings happen all too frequently in the United States.  But, as I said above, pro-gun extremists don't like to believe that "law-abiding" citizens are capable of such atrocities, or that lax gun regulation that allows such weapons into dangerous hands could be partially to blame.  Instead, they would rather blame the government.  Such is the case when an extremist "news" site declared that the Aurora shooter was "enlisted" by the government to carry out the act.  From the site:

I wouldn't be surprised to discover someone in Washington was behind it all. After all, there's no quicker way to disarm a nation and take total control over the population than to stage violence, blame it on firearms, then call for leaders to "do something!" Such calls inevitably end up resulting in gun confiscation, and it's never too long after that before government genocide really kicks in like we saw with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and other tyrants.

He then tried to tie this conspiracy theory to the U.N. Small Arms Treaty conspiracy theory, because of its timing.  He also, incredibly, tried to confuse the issue by denying that the weapons and body armor would be easily available or that a college student would be able to purchase them, despite the fact that they are.

This  ridiculous conspiracy about the Aurora shooting, with no evidence whatsoever, was then repeated and propagated by the president of the Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt, who also tried to tie the shooting to the U.N. Small Arms Treaty conspiracy theory.

The closest thing the conspiracy theorists have to "evidence" is what they perceive as slight differences in facial features in before and after pictures of the shooter, implying that the person who was arrested couldn't possibly be the actual James Holmes but rather an "impostor."

Just another wacko pro-gun conspiracy theory!