Wow, this whole event is so very sad. My seventeen-year-old daughter went the movie premier (thousands of miles away from CO). I couldn't even begin to imagine her never coming home after an innocent outing at a movie. I'm crying for all of these families and the survivors who will never be able to erase it from their memories.
I'm very hesitant to post this or admit it...but as a person who is working on a concealed carry permit, I wish I had been there (although due to differing state laws it's probably a moot point). Maybe I couldn't have stopped the guy, but you can bet your ass I would've died trying.
That being said, I do believe in some gun control and restrictive laws for the type of weapons/guns that should be permitted. I want to carry for protection purposes only. Will a situation like this ever happen to my loved ones or me? Probably not (I hate to say that, it feels a bit like tempting fate), but you can bet your ass that if some psycho decides to go on a rampage, I can protect myself and others and maybe stop it from being worse.
But......OTOH, yes I admit, unfortunately the right to bear arms gives derranged or emotionally disturbed persons the same access that I have.