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Old July 21, 2012, 11:57 PM   #35
jimpeel
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Two shootings, two outcomes -- both in Aurora, CO.

One gained local attention; and one gained national attention.

One created little comment; and one created a call for more gun control.

Only one got the attention of the President of the United States.

Only one got calls for more gun control from famous people and national news organizations.

Had the result been the same in the first incident as that of the second, all of the above would have been the same -- national attention, calls for gun control, the attention of the President, and the attention of the national press and famous persons.

The only difference between these two stories was the presence of an armed citizen on the scene to stop the carnage.

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Saturday, 21 July 2012 14:00
Two Aurora Shootings: One Widely Known; the Other Ignored
Written by Bob Adelmann

On April 22 of this year a convicted felon, just out of jail, went to an Aurora, Colorado, church and shot and killed a member of the congregation before being killed himself by a congregant carrying a gun.

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No doubt the president was unaware of the other, less-publicized lethal shooting that took place earlier in the year in Aurora, when there was only one victim, thanks to the quick thinking and action of a responsibly armed individual.

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