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Dark Knight Shooter Not A Veteran

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The American flag wave in the wind at half mast outside the State Capitol July 22, in Denver, Colo. President Obama requested American flags across the nation to fly at half mast to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last Friday.

I have to admit that when I saw the news about the Aurora, Colo., shootings Friday morning, my first reaction wasn’t appropriate. My very first instincts should have been shock and sympathy towards the victims and their families. But they weren’t. My first thought was, “I hope the shooter wasn’t a veteran.” According to the Pentagon, he was not.

In the wake of the September 11th attacks on America, any violent attack immediately brought on a question of any possible link to international terrorism. No longer.

I fear we are entering a period where any gun attack will immediately raise the question of whether or not the shooter was a returned veteran and a jump to the “psychotic returned combat veteran” meme so prevalent in the wake of the Bales killings in Afghanistan and other tragedies. Sadly, my own reaction to this mass murder, and that of so many others on social media—worrying that the shooter was a veteran—may bear this out.

I should add here, that my thoughts did quickly turn to the victims and their families. Notwithstanding the question of why any responsible parent would have a six-year old or a four-month old out at a midnight movie, no one deserves to be slain by a nutjob who was legally allowed to purchase an arsenal of assault rifle, a shotgun, a handgun, and gas cannisters.

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testvet
testvet

Kevin, this person wasn't the only one to have these thoughts, even the Pentagon quickly went thru their records to make sure he was NOT a veteran, and made that fact part of it's new release, so by boot strapping your theory the Pentagon is filled with  as you call them "Obamatards"   i am guessing that is an attempt to call them retards.  I have been told that the military votes republican so I am twisted on the military people at the Pentagon  are they republican or Obamatards? Which I would surmise means that the peantagon is full of liberals, which would indicate that the people who control the worlds finest military are liberals?   Oh the shame of it..........liberals in charge of the worlds best military

Not like the Republicans did anything to help change the "Rambo" version of Vietnam veterans to become the normal vision for the past 40 years, all mentally deranged and  those who weren't , were faking it for the VA checks as the AEI and Dr Satel promotes

Kevin Brent
Kevin Brent

That was your first thought, because your an MSM Obamatard. On behalf myself and my fellow Veterans, go to hell. 


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