Thoughts on the Aurora Tragedy

Aurora shootings from Jeremy Griffith on Vimeo. creator Jeremy Griffith at Jefferson’s house. Thomas wasn’t home.

Jeremy Griffith, contributor to and creator of, comments on the horrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.

Hey gang, Jeremy Griffith here. I contribute to the and am the creator of the American Millennium You can follow me on facebook and twitter.

I want to talk to you for a minute about something very important. A couple of weeks ago a psychopath entered a crowed theater carrying one of these, a variant of the AR-15. He shot a bunch of people, killing a few and injuring many others. He wasn’t a soldier, or a cop, he had no training whatsoever. He was just a lonely insignificant man who was unable to circumvent his own problems and took his anger out on the world. The guns he used didn’t leap off the shelf and kill people, he did it. Knowingly, willingly, and he will eventually pay for his crimes, in this life and the next.

I feel nothing but compassion for the victims of this horrible event in Aurora Colorado. We should embrace them with our love and never forget what happened here. But we should also remember who is responsible and why. Murder is illegal, it always has been, yet our laws have never prevented a sociopath from committing a crime. Some may say, OK Jeremy, I get it. The second amendment, I get it. You can own a gun, but why does anybody need an AR-15 or a tactical shotgun.

Good question. I saw a good cartoon this week on the Internet. It says basically that pistols and revolvers meant to prevent robbery or assault, shotguns are for burglars, and automatic rifles are for those in government who want to take our rights to bear arms away.

Case in point: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, my three favorite things. The BATF has murdered more people than James Holmes, the Aurora Theater gunman, and they did it in sight of the press cameras, and nobody has ever held them to account. About 80 people died at the Branch Dravidian communal church in Waco Texas, and several were killed at Ruby Ridge, including a young boy and a dog.

The people at Ruby Ridge and Waco might be different than us, and have different beliefs, but it’s never been proven in a court room that they were ever guilty of a crime that justified their deaths. In Ruby Ridge, the family of the deceased successfully sued the government for damages. Don’t say it can’t happen here, where our government loses control and starts causing suffering amongst the citizenry, it already has, many times.
In many cases the presence of a well trained legal gun owner has thwarted a crime, but the anti-gun left never brings that up. They want to take away all guns, no matter what, and put in place their gun free utopia.

But that won’t work, because creating anti gun zones doesn’t get rid of guns and killers, it makes innocent people more vulnerable to people who don’t care about the laws. These defenseless zones as they are called have been the sites of the most horrendous killings, like Columbine High School and Virginia Tech. Gun bans on those campuses didn’t slow a gunmen, it encouraged them.

American Vision head Gary DeMar says that worldviews have consequences in the real world. When we teach children that they evolved from single celled organisms from the primordial soup, that they’re just animals like every other animal in the animal kingdom, and there is no meaning or purpose to life, when we banish God from the public square, then we deserve the world we live in that we ourselves created.

DeMar had this conversation with an atheist. The atheist said, “Gary, just because I’m an atheist doesn’t make me a monster.” To which DeMar replied, “But being an atheist doesn’t preclude you from being a monster.”

Life is precious and has meaning, and we are all fearfully and wonderfully made, and ultimately accountable to our creator for our own actions. That should be taught to our kids in our schools, but don’t hold your breath. Instead, teach that to your children at home. Teach them the proper use of these dangerous tools, teach them to hold life as sacred, and teach them to defend their own lives only as a last resort.

We have rights, endowed to us by our creator, rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We cannot protect those rights from those who would take them away, if not for the right to keep and bear arms. We cannot have the First Amendment, without the teeth of the second.

So hold the victims of Aurora in your heart, and pray. And then, take hold of your belief, your God and your guns and do the right thing. God bless you, and God Bless America.

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  1. There is great commentary about so called “defenseless zones” in articles by Kyle Becker at and Tracy Price at the Washington Times. Just so you know, I did not make up that term, it belongs to Mr. Price. Take a look at Becker’s article,, and Mr. Price’s article at

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