The name of this video should be called don’t trust the press. The fact is the press and pundits are often wrong about tragedies. The bottom line is new laws wont stop insane people from acting out. The Theater where those people were shot was a “gun free zone” and lets not forget murder is also against the law. That didn’t stop Holmes from killing. The bombs in his apartment show he could have easily went the explosive route or used deadly gas. He used tear gas and it could have been something far worse.
Politicians and pundits who call for more gun laws are behaving in a disgusting (and predictable) manner, because what they are saying is that innocent people should pay for insane people’s crimes. That’s what it boils down to. A motivated criminal or whack job like Holmes will find a way to do what they want, laws or no laws. All laws do is keep honest people from things they might want that were perfectly legal for over 100 years until those who think the elimination of civil rights is a solution to problems. (see Marijuana, which is more popular than ever despite laws banning it).
You can’t ban crazy. These incidents will happen. They happen in countries like Australia and England with severe gun control. The bottom line is the lawmakers pass laws to look like they are effective. The truth is in the actual mess of a society they supposedly govern.