The gunman at the theater shooting in Colorado was dressed entirely in bulletproof gear. He was heavily armed, threw tear gas into the theater before he began shooting, and was acting in a dark, crowded theater. In 90 seconds, when law enforcement responded, he had injured 70 people.
Despite all of that though, former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce thinks that one of the people in the theater should have been able to stop the shooter. In a Facebook post, Pearce criticized the folks in the theater for not being armed and for a "lack of courage". He said that all that was needed was "one courageous/brave man prepared mentally or otherwise to stop this".
So many people risked their lives to save loved ones or even strangers, putting themselves in the line of fire to block others from the bullets -- these people definitely did not lack courage, and to say so is insulting.
Please tell former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce that the shooting victims did not lack courage!
I am writing to you today because of comments you made concerning the Colorado theater shooting tragedy.
The shooter was heavily armed, was able to injure 70 people in 90 seconds (which is how long it took law enforcement to respond), threw tear gas into the theater before he started shooting, was in a dark and crowded theater, and was dressed in bulletproof gear.
Despite all of that, you still think that with some "courage" and if someone had been armed, they would have been able to stop the shooter. The individuals in that theater were extremely courageous. Many risked their lives to save others, even strangers, and to say they were not courageous enough is insulting.
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