Twelve dead at midnight screening of new Batman movie

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A masked gunman fired into a crowded movie theater in suburban Denver at the midnight opening of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises”, killing twelve people and injuring at least fifty others last night, authorities said.

The Blaze reports (and is continuing to update):

The violent and chaotic scene erupted about 12:30 a.m. MDT as a gunman stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall where the latest Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” was playing, police said.

“Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire,” Oates said at a news conference.

It was the worst mass shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at the school in the Denver suburb of Littleton, about 15 miles west of Aurora, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves in the school’s library.

Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania on ABC’s “Good Morning America” said he didn’t know yet if all the injuries were gunshot wounds. He said some might have been caused by other things such as shrapnel.

Glenn responded to the tragedy in the opening minutes of his morning radio show.

“Do you remember when Columbine happened?  Columbine is not far from this shooting.  And I remember when Columbine happened.  We couldn’t even begin to understand it.  Columbine in the 1990s, we lost so much of our innocence.  The 1990s we had Columbine.  We had Oklahoma.  We had O.J. Simpson,” he said.

“Things changed in the 1990s. Now, now when something, like when nine people are killed and injured in a shopping center in Omaha, Nebraska 2007, it’s not that big of a deal. It’s bad. We pay attention for a while, but it doesn’t change us. Five students killed, 16 injured after a man opened fire at a lecture hall in Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, Illinois, February 2008. 13 people shot dead by a gunman in Binghamton, New York, the civic center. Do you remember that one? April 2009,” Glenn said.

“Let’s be very clear. I don’t know if this guy had any political motivation. I do know this: He’s a monster. I don’t know who will be the first to politicize this. I don’t know who will be the first to say, ‘It’s the problem with guns,’ and on the other side I don’t know who the first will be to say, ‘It’s a problem with Hollywood.’ Let me be the first to say there’s a hole in the soul of America. What is it we’re filling that hole with?”

“I don’t even know if we really notice it so much, it’s happened to us so slowly. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I take my own advice. I walk the walk, or try to. I told you last November, if you could, buy farmland. If you could, surround yourself with like‑minded, decent people, people who still understand America, people who still go to church on Sunday. I don’t care what church it is. I don’t care if it’s synagogue on Saturday. God‑fearing people. People that still know their neighbor and still want to help.”

Glenn explained that he had moved with his family to Texas, and had recently bought a ranch out West as well where he spent his Fourth of July weekend. He talked about walking the land with his family.

“I was walking with my daughter and I had my rifle with me and we had been practice shooting, and we were walking back to the house on the farm and the sun was starting to go down and it was this golden, golden glow of the sun. And the farm still had the tall grass. It was yellow from the heat. And just over the hill, just at the top of the grass, tall grass and the cows, the cows were nothing but shadows, long. And the sun hit the top of all of the grass. We were walking kind of up the hill towards the sun, towards the house. It was cinematic. And I had my rifle over my arm and my arms folded and little birds were flying out of the grass when we walked, and I was just talking to my daughter as we were walking. And as a bird flew out of the grass, I looked to see if it was a pheasant because that’s the last time I did that, my grandfather would walk with me on his farm with his shotgun broken up over his arm, and if there was a pheasant, he’d shoot it and we’d have pheasant.”

“We’ve missed the simple things. We’ve forgotten the simple things. We’ve forgotten to put goodness into our children. We’ve forgotten to put goodness into ourself. Where are the good things that are replenishing us? Where are the things that we’re doing every day that are filling us back up? You can only ‑‑ you can only experience so much darkness before it affects you. We are what we eat. That which you gaze upon you become. Maybe we should cast our eyes a little higher.”

  • Anonymous

    Once again, glenn beck takes a tragic incident and tries to use it for monetary and political gain!!!
    Why doesn’t glenn ask why this murdering asshole has a  gun?!
    Because glenn beck is a simple puppet for the NRA and/or any other group in the US with enough cash!!!

    • Anonymous

      Spot on, brother.

    • SoThere

      Folks, strtlk is the vulgar face of the Liberal Progressives.  These are the people supporting those in power in Government.
      Save America, vote Conservative.
      You’re sick strtlk, get some help.

    • Enola Gay

      @strtlk  Good for him and What is the matter with Supporting Our Rights under the Constitution of the United States. And Glenn Beck is no mans puppet. If you have ever watched or listened to him you would know that.

    • Matt LaMar

      Really? Suppose this guy got his gun illegally off the streets, it wouldn’t matter AT ALL if gun regulations were stricter or not. 

    • Anonymous

      NRA ? please explain in immense detail how exactly Gun Control Laws affected this psycho shooter and helped those who died.

      • Anonymous

        Ask the poor families of the victims how the legality of assault rifles is a necessity!!!
        Please, tell them that the death of their loved ones are inferior to your quest for assault rifle ownership!

        • SoThere

          Here we go again.  Liberals turning this tragedy into a political statement.  Do away with the 2nd amendment.

          This is the face of the Liberal Progressives in this country, don’t let a tragedy go to waste.  

          Save America, Vote Conservative.

          • Anonymous

            As Barry and Rahm said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
            Here we go again.

    • Shelley Hoelz

       Glenn Beck is no puppet to anyone! He is only speaking to the defense of the US Constitution and our rights protected under them – or they used to be. If you know anything about the 2nd amendment you will know that in areas where gun rights are most limited there is MORE gun violence, not less. Why, because the law abiding citizens will respect the law – but in all cases the criminals ignore the law and will be armed anyway.

      This is NOT about gun ownership (read he might have had grenades). This is about a sick individual who chose to launch an unwarranted attack on innocent people. Until we know who this person is and what the motives were you cannot even attempt to answer the tough questions.

      We live in strange times where too many people have lost their moral foundations. This country is upside down, black is white, right is wrong – nothing is what it should be. The victims become victims yet a 2nd time through the MSM, the criminals are set free. The Obama administration is a problem, but the larger problem is the people that elected him in the first place, and the people that continue to believe his destructive policies are the way the US should be heading. Until we can become a moral people once again, tragedies like this will continue to happen and people can only ask why.

    • Anonymous

       I suppose he has a gun because it is legal?   So had it been illegal, he would have certainly complied with the law, correct?

         Perhaps if more people would get their CCW’s, there would be more guns in the hands of the good guys and events like this wouldnt go as far.   Naaah…you liberals think with your hearts, not your heads.  I dont expect you to understand.  So keep spewing your garbage.

    • Anonymous

      How does this commentary benefit him politically or monetarily?  If there were more people with guns someone would have shot this bastard the minute he opened fire.  If we can not defend ourselves we subject ourselves to tyranny.  Do you trust our virtuous government to be the only ones with guns?  Besides, gun laws have never stopped criminals from getting guns, drug laws have never stopped criminals from getting drugs, prohibition didn’t stop people from getting alcohol.  
      Secondly, are implying that the left doesn’t have a tremendous amount cash being used to manipulate people or that there aren’t puppets on left.  Think outside the box a little.

      • Anonymous

        You are so correct.
        What this situation needed was another untrained and amateur person shooting their gun off in a sold out movie theater?!

        • Anonymous

          People who have concealed carry permits for handguns have to to attend classes to get the permit.  You assume that everyone person who is not active military or a a police officer is an amateur?

          • Enola Gay

            Most CCW permit holders are ex-military, Police, or avid shooters who go to the range on a regular basis. Most would be very profecient in there use and very familiar with the results of their actions while exercising their rights to protect themselves and/or others.

        • Sharon Bell Ingram

          Startling, your ignorance is beyond understanding. Anyone who owns a gun LEGALLY, must have a permit. Said permit requires background check. In order to carry concealed, owner must complete a class instructing on the various aspects of ownership responsibilities including legal and ethical issues. Also required is afiring test to ensure the individual obtaining the CCW permit is qualified. After completion of the course, the individual submits their documentation, along with $100 to law enforcement including a complete set of fingerprints to apply for a CCW. A more complete background check is done and after 4-6 weeks your CCW will arrive. Any self-respecting owner of a CCW or gun permit spends many hours on the range firing. Also takes many different classes on self-defense, home defense, etc. LET ME MAKE MYSELF VERY CLEAR HERE…..IF THERE HAD NOT BEEN A BAN ON GUNS IN THAT THEATER, THAT GUNMAN WOULD NOT HAVE SUCCEEDED.

        • Sharon Bell Ingram

          Also, any person who has legally obtained his firearm is no amateur. Nor untrained. As most other libs you are woefully misinformed. How many flavors of kool aid are they serving now??

        • SoThere

          Here we go again. Liberals turning this tragedy into a political statement. Do away with the 2nd amendment.
          This is the face of the Liberal Progressives in this country, don’t let a tragedy go to waste.
          Save America, Vote Conservative.

          • Anonymous

            As Barry and Rahm said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

        • SoThere

          strtlk, you are such an ignorant liberal fool.  Get help.

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t you ask yourself, “Why did the movie theater have a policy of prohibiting legal carry?”  You disarmament queers keep demanding the same dumb ass agenda that has been proven wrong and lethal for 60 years.  Are really you that stupid, or are you just vile and evil??

      • Anonymous

        “Are really that stupid, or are you just vile and evil”?
        I guess your grasp of being an ignorant fuck with no grasp of the English dictionary proves my point without going any further!!!
        Please cork your fork before eating.

        • Anonymous

          I guess fixating on a dropped noun is much more important to you than your inability to explain your own failed murderous beliefs.  Of course, since you’re that inarticulate and illogical,  I guess it’s the best you can do. By the way, just where is the error involving the “grasp of the English dictionary” (whatever that means)?

    • Carrie Timko

      Because he can get a gun anywhere, even if guns are removed from law abiding citizens the CRIMINALS will still get there hands on them..

      Why do people thing that disarming the populous will stop the crime?  If anything crime will increase because CRIMINALS will have guns anyway, and knowing that law abiding citizens would not, would make the general populous sitting ducks.

    • Corran Horn

      I am going to say this once and only once then never talk to you again because heartless idiot like you should have no notification at all. You must be so heartless that instead of standing with your fellow countrymen and women you use this to spread your hate of others you do not know yourself. What in the hell gives you the right to turn this evil act into a political war! Do you have a shred of humanity in that thick head of yours? Don’t you even care that 12 people died at the hands of a mad man! No you don’t all you give a damn about is your ego and your political talking points. People like you make me sick and worth no time to respond. Now take your hateful rant and shove it up your ass. Everyone ignore this hatemonger he wants to take the discussion off topic and turn this tragedy into political points for his side.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    My prayers to God for a swift and full recovery to the victims, and may God comfort and help the families of the fallen in this time of mourning and great loss and great grief. Let the memories of them live long and carry forth in ripples of goodness into the lives of others they had contact with in their time on earth.

    With the shooter, let the courts deliver fast, true and decisive justice in accordance to the law as it is established; no one should decry for street justice, or we become in turn no better off than those demaning the street justice death of Zimmerman.

    This is a time to come togeather as a nation of people, we need to cast aside the politics and help, in prayer and deed, as we can, the families and victims. Those who are using this for their own gain, for their own agenda, for their own ends, may the truth of God and His spirit come into your hearts, and may you understand the darkness and depravity your own deeds testify to of your own character.

    And for those such as the Westboro Baptist who will condemn the victims of the shooter for the sins of America; your own words and deeds will testify against you before He who is on the seat of Judgement all of us shall face in our time. Look past your hatered and anger, unjustified to all ends of the earth, and understand what it means to not only be human, but to be Christian.

    • SoThere

      My heart goes out to the victims and their families.

    • Michael Harter

      Don’t you mean ” We become no better than Zimmerman who enacted street justice…”?

      • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

        Zimmerman will face trial in the courts, unless a judge deems otherwise in accordance to Florida law. The shooter here has the same rights as all of us to a fair and impartial trial. Deny even one person that right and the nation goes into anarchy where the law and rights mean nothing in the end.

        • w. Parker

          The way i see it Snow, the nation is already experiencing anarchy.  The nature of the crime and the number of credible witnesses should “void” his protection under the Constitution.  As with the Ft Hood shooter, their fate was sealed the day of the crime.  There were public executions at the time of the Constitution and for a century afterwards, as a means for  a deterrent to further crime.  Now, police will be stationed at all theatres, america will undergo months of public debate, the gun control debate will surface again, more expenses to try him, putting the families of victims through hell, while some psychotic psychologist will find him mentally unfit, the creep will have a vacation in a mental institution and we the public will sit and wait until “another” incident happens 
          And, as far as Zimmerman, one can easily argue, per the evidence, that he shouldn’t have even been arrested as he was arrested only as a result of one segment of society demanding it and holding over the head of Justice that unless their demands be met a nation wide riot could erupt

          • David Sparkman

             Indeed Zimmerman’s arrest is more like a lynching than justice. The entire trial is just to assuage a segment of society that will not face up to what the rhetoric of of the likes of radical leftist propaganda produces. There is no way that they will be able to find 12 honest people that will all convict him. It is just a show trial.

          • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

            W. Parker – with the case of Zimmerman, yes his arrest is a result of political action and pressure; this is why the judge can toss the case out based on law and established facts, and a jury can also render the just verdict in the end, our system is far from perfect, yet it is the best in the world.

            Other instances such as this will almost be guaranteed to occur in the future, based on copycats or otherwise. What matters here above all is that the terror of one man, the shooter, and those who seek to exploit the terror (especially the leftists and Obama), are not allowed to force unwanted changes upon the way we live our lives and that they do not dictate to us, for it is in the end WE the PEOPLE who need to decide how to deal with the matter.

            In the case of the Ft Hood shooter, he should be classified as a terrorist, and tried by the military courts as he was at the time a member of the armed forces; and for that matter, as he acted as an agent of a terror organization, could he not be tried for treason as well?

          • w. Parker

            Terror is terror, whether politically, religiously or personally motivated.  When it involves multiple deaths with mulitple credible witnesses it then becomes the exception.  As an exception, it should be dealt with in a exceptional way so as the punishment and the swiftness and severity of it acts as a deterrent

          • Anonymous

             It reminds me of a video “I believe it was on Glen’s show” where O’Bama was talking to a female person in Mexico, and she asked him why he allowed people to have guns. I think O’bama is just a puppet being controlled by other countries governments.
            It also concerns me, it will be hard to find jurors, if the jurors don’t find him guilty, then Treyvons family (who works for the government and can find out information), may look the jurors up and go after them. Many people have lost children; they have been killed. No one has had the power to make the noise Treyvons parents have.

        • Anonymous

          Sadly, we are not that far from anarchy now.

      • Anonymous

        Self defense is not “street justice.” Martin was beating Zimmerman’s head against the concrete at the time Martin was shot.

        Zimmerman didn’t show up later at his house and shoot him.

      • Anonymous

        Shame on you. Zimmerman is suppose to be not guilty until proven otherwise. He had encountered someone who appeared to be trespassing. He did what most would want neighborhood watch patrol to do. He too was attacked; had wounds to prove it. Exactly what made Treyvon innocent? The fact that he was killed or because he was Black?? I am sorry for Treyvon’s family and sorry Treyvon had to die BUT that doesn’t make it wrong what Zimmerman did.

        • Anonymous

           This will be hard for the parents to hear, but they are partially responsible for Treyvon. Why didn’t they teach him he that he needs to behave in a manner that will not look like he is a threat. Why are the parents ignoring what their son did? If someone had attacked them like Treyvon attacked Zimmerman, what would they do?

          • Anonymous

            People should be teaching their children to be non-violence. All these gangs and drugs on the street do not help the youth to live clean, prosperous, and constructive lives.   Trayvon should have called the police instead of attacking Zimmerman, Zimmerman was told to quit following Trayvon and he did so, when Trayvon developed his I’ll get you sucker attitude.  I am sorry for Trayvon’s death, but this whole situation could have been avoided with some common sense and cooler heads.

          • newyorkartist newyorkartist

            How do we know that any of what George Zimmerman says is true. There is a 17 year old boy in the ground who can’t defend himself. Zimmerman’s statements changed several times. Mr Zimmerman was told to stay in the car by the police and he did not so in my opinion Zimmerman had the “I’ll get you sucker attitude”.  For all we know Trayvon Martin was standing his ground when he beat Zimmerman who attacked him in the night. (if he even did attack him).

          • Anonymous

            Zimmerman was following Trayvon Martin and told to stop, and he curtailed his watch.  Trayvon would still be alive today if he had called the police and said Zimmerman was following him, instead of beating Zimmerman’s head on the ground and breaking his nose.  I am looking at this rationally after sitting on jurys.   If Trayvon had not taken the law into his own hands, he would still be alive… and I wish he were.  Zimmerman’s head was bloody on the back, and his nose was broken..this is in the medical records, there were photos taken.   Sometimes its better to let the police settle a dispute…violence begets violence…it is a given!

          • J.w. Appling

             In reply to newyorkartist newyorkartistThere was a witness that watched Travon Attack Zimmerman he was the only Witness that was there to see what happened.

          • Anonymous

            Thankyou for sharing that comment, I think I did hear that on Fox News.   I just wish the whole situation hadn’t happened, I don’t like it that anyone was killed.  I do believe though, that Trayvon should have called the police instead of going after Zimmerman and beating his head on the concrete,  that was aggression, it would have given both men a chance to cool off.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget the crisis before the election. Obama will use any crisis he can to his advantage. Under his administration our country has gone further away from God. I believe this is just the birth pangs of what is in store for America. We have been warned and now we are being warned again. Turn back to God people.
      As for the Westboro Baptist condemning the victims, that is to be expected from false prophets.
      It is time to be in prayer asking God for protection. Pray for this country to become awakened to God’s will. You are right to advise people to look past their anger and hatred. The enemy wants us to dwell in that lower energy to open the door wider so he can come in, taking God’s hand of protection from us. Bless our enemies and forgiveness is the only way.

      • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

        Already aware fo that with Obama and the Obamaites; they will use and twist any and all situations, real or fabricated, to their advantage if they are allowed to get away with it. The lengths their lies are going to with Romney shows that clear for all to see.
        Those who use terror and the exploiters of the reactions caused by terror are evils of the same coin; only the people of America, in the way of holding BOTH sides of the coin accountable for their deeds, can we keep them from forcing unwanted changes upon all of our lives.
        May God be with our nation and each person of the land; for we shall need it more and more in the days ahead.

      • Willie Harmon Jr.

        Like Bush used a crisis to ruin this country with an illegal war?

        • Anonymous

          If you are referring to the attack of 911 as a crisis that began a war, that was in no way illegal. The congress voted and agreed that it was necessary. Even Hillary Clinton said yes to the war. If you want to blame Bush for ruining the country for that, I believe that is very ungrateful. He did keep this country safe. That is not to say I am for Bush. He did other things like the stimulus that I did not agree with. The country was ruined by both sides spending out of control and the housing crisis was caused by Dodd/Frank. Let’s give everyone a home even if they can’t afford one and see what happens.

          At least Bush didn’t apologize to our enemies making us weaker. He went after the people that harmed us.

          Willie you need to understand that this president is the one who started war without the consent of congress. He is eliminating the need for congress by doing things illegally (executive order style). He is the most progressive so far. Our constitutional rights are being destroyed because he does not believe in the constitution. If you are concerned for your country, I would think you would be concerned about losing your rights. The more government gives, the more freedom we lose.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t you mean Bush HELPED this country wit a LEGAL war.  News flash, son.  Congress APPROVED Bush’s war on terrorism.  Congress APPROVED Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan.  Congress APPROVED Bush’s invasion of Iraq.  Because Congress APPROVED ALL of it and DECLARED war on ALL of it, it makes Bush’s war 100%, TOTALLY LEGAL because that is EXACTLY what the Constitution says.  Another news flash.  Bush’s war weakened terrorists across the globe and ultimately led to the deaths of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, 2 men responsible for the murder, rape, and torture of hundreds of thousands of INNOCENT individuals.  Keep your ignorant lies coming though.  Those of us with an actual brain know better however.

          Obama’s ILLEGAL war in Libya WITHOUT Congressional approval, on the other hand, is a TOTALLY different story entirely.

          • Anonymous

            One Man Army, keep breathing in the gas.  Not one damn good thing has come from Iraq.  Nothing.  A multi-trillion dollar hole in the desert.  Sorry dude, but one despot isn’t worth bankrupting a country over. 

          • Anonymous

            LOL. What gas? Not one good thing has come from Iraq, huh? Women are now working and going to school in Iraq, son, which was formerly BANNED under Hussein’s regime. The government of Iraq now, though it has its problems, is also NOT torturing, raping, and flat out MURDERING its own people for its own selfish pleasure like the ENTIRETY of Hussein’s regime did.

            And a multi-trillion dollar hole in the desert? You might actually want to look at ACTUAL DOCUMENTED FACTS before you get involved in any argument, son. It is DOCUMENTED that the GRAND TOTAL of BOTH the wars in Iraq AND Afghanistan over the last 10 years, that’s the GRAND TOTAL of BOTH wars for ALL of the past 10 to 11 years, is about $1.355 trillion. No doubt that’s a lot, but it certainly is NOT a MULTI-trillion dollar hole. You know how much of that $1.355 trillion is Iraq’s share of the two wars? About $805 billion of it is. So it isn’t even a one trillion dollar hole in the desert, yet. And at its current pace, it won’t be for AT LEAST another half dozen years, lol. You idiot libs always crack me up with your COMPLETE and UTTER stupidity.

            Not to mention the fact that we got rid of Saddam Hussein, who happened to be a DIRECT THREAT to EVERY SINGLE ally we had in the region, including Israel. You really are dumber than dirt, you know.

          • SoThere

            One_Man_Army , you also forget the return of hard assets from Iraq that was counted in the cost of the war. That alone is approximately 2 billion dollars, maybe more. No one has done an accountability check and cost return of those hard assets, Tanks, trucks, tools and equipment. Remember all the news reports of the days long parade of american trucks leaving the country?

            Just saying, you’re right on the mark and leftist like to spew their lies and nonsense from a point of ignorance.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve only included the official cost of the war according to the National Priorities Project on their site. They look at the government budget and count what is actually being spent there, so that’s what I’ve been using. Sure, $1.38 trillion is still a lot of money wasted on wars that have officially come to an end. However, it certainly isn’t the trillions of dollars idiot liberals claim and can’t even realistically be trillions of dollars for another 2 to 3 decades at least. I mean, I’d like to know where the other trillions of dollars are going considering no sane person on the planet has ever actually reported the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have ever even come close to trillions. It hasn’t even reached $1.5 trillion, yet.

          • SoThere

            If the liberals say it often enough it becomes the truth.

            Ha Ha Ha Ha. You’re 100% correct in your assessment.

          • Anonymous

            Yup. They must love living in fantasyland. I had fun there while visiting Disneyland when I was a kid, but that’s a whole other story entirely, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly we need to relax gun regulations. Right guys?

    • Anonymous

      Maybe if one of the theater goers had a gun this tragedy would of had many less victims and one dead perpertrator.

      • Anonymous

        He was covered head to toe in Kevlar. That he calmly sat by his car and waited for the police speaks volumes towards his mental condition. I’ve heard it suggested he may be schizophrenic. This is a tragedy, to be sure. Gun control will not prevent another tragedy. It will prevent citizens from defending themselves.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely!!  The victims were forced by the movie theatre policy to be disarmed and were, thus, ready targets at yet another so-called “gun free zone”.  When are these gun grabbing businesses going to be held liable for deaths that their idiot policies facilitate?!

  • Enola Gay

    I am not so concerned with the guns and it was a tragedy to say the least. What I am more concerned about is how where and when he acquired CS  grenades as reported in the news. Since grenades even smoke grenades are considered explosive devices and require a license to purchase just where and how did he get the CS grenades. Seems there is something missing in the reportage of this incident. This guy may or may not be white. It is confirmed the guy looks white(update).

    • Willie Harmon Jr.

      You’re worried about a nonlethal gas, not the assault rifle, shotgun, or combat style pistol?  Thatmakes no sense.

  • Melnee Benfield

    Unbelievable. Our society is out of control with hatred and violence. 

    • Anonymous

      The perpetrator is an insane man. While that doesn’t mean we should let him walk free among us, he is not crazy on purpose. It is terrible to be insane.

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    I have to say I was drawn most to Glen’s last words….”we need to cast our eyes a little higher”.  God is so far removed from the majority of the United States lives. I can’t help believe that God is going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrrah for destroying them. We in the U.S. are swimming in the midst of sin so much greater than they! We truly need to turn back to God and “cast our eyes a little higher”!

    • Anne Caluwaert

      I have been saying this for years. Unless we return to God, this nation will be up for ten times worse than we have suffered under Obummer. Why should God bless us when we have turned this nation into a world of sexual promiscuity, gay ‘Marriages”, Drugs, Alcohol and every other vileness, and yet we cannpt pray in schools for fear we might offend these pond scum.

      • Michelle Bustaman

        There is no way that they will be able to find 12 honest people that will all convict him. It is just a show trial.

      • Paolina Garcia

        Republics always turn to decadence (i.e. Roman Republic or the Venetian, Genoan Republics). You can’t return the culture when you use a political system that places the best liars into power. It’s simply a contest of liars. Even the Constitutional Convention was a darn sham. It was held in secret, behind closed doors, and Patrick Henry (“Give me Liberty or Give me Death”) said “I smell a rat” in regards to it. It created a huge government powerful enough to kill tax protestors (which it later did in the Whiskey Tax Rebellion). I don’t think it was just a coincidence they chose to write the constitution when Thomas Jefferson was off in France serving as our diplomat.

        Jefferson took solace ONLY in the 10th amendment of the bill of rights he forced the federalists to adopt which they said was not needed!

        “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground:
        That ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution,
        nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the
        people’ (10th Amendment). To take a single step beyond the boundaries
        thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take
        possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible to any

        Haven’t we taken many GIANT steps beyond the 10th amendment? As Jefferson said, that means the feds have taken possession of a boundless field of power.

      • Paolina Garcia

        Great quote by Patrick Henry who opposed the constitution:

        “Does it not insult your judgment to tell you, Adopt first, and then
        amend?…Is your rage for novelty so great, that you are first to sign
        and seal, and then retract?…agree to bind yourself hand and foot – for
        the sake of what? of being unbound?…to go into a dungeon – for what?
        To get out? Is there no danger, when you go in, that the bolts of
        federal authority shall shut you in?”
        – Patrick Henry to the Virginia assembly on ratification of the Constitution

        Just like Nancy “Pass the bill so we can read it” Pelosi, the federalists told us to adopt a bigger central government THEN amend it with a bill of rights and everything’d be fine.

        • Click4MediaBlackoutExposed

           Hey garCIA why don’t you tell everyone why this story is completely made up? Is the truth about the coup and cover up leaking out too quickly?

          • Corran Horn

            Your one sick piece of crap.  Reality is calling and they want you back.

          • Click4MediaBlackoutExposed

            truth hurts big brother doesn’t it…

          • Corran Horn

            It is not a lie to the families lost love ones. It not a lie for the people who were there. You with your head up your own rear who has no proof of anything how would you like it if you just walked away from horror like that and have some nut job say that it is all a government cover up and never happened? Are you heartless or just plain stupid? Which Marxist government do you work for because no one is this stupid?

          • Click4MediaBlackoutExposed

            spare me your lies the whole thing was made up…

          • Corran Horn

            Prove it Marxist spy.

      • James Kirk

        Here’s a great quote from Anne Graham  Lotz (Billy Graham’s daughter) regarding 9/11:

        According to the transcript of the broadcast, Clayson asked, “I’ve heard people say, those who are religious, those who are not, if God is good, how could God let this happen? To that, you say?”

        Lotz replied, “I say God is also angry when he sees something like this. I would say also for several years now Americans in a sense have shaken their fist at God and said, God, we want you out of our schools, our government, our business, we want you out of our marketplace. And God, who is a gentleman, has just quietly backed out of our national and political life, our public life. Removing his hand of blessing and protection. We need to turn to God first of all and say, God, we’re sorry we have treated you this way and we invite you now to come into our national life. We put our trust in you. We have our trust in God on our coins, we need to practice it.”

    • Steve P Makinson

      God Bless America ? NO ! America Bless God

    • Anonymous

      God will never apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!
      And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; Genesis 18:20 
      Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. Isaiah 1:10
      I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. Jeremiah 23:14

    • Crystal Nuttle

      Here is the mind bender truth and true diagnose as why America has fallen!
      The Church leaders dropped the ball in being the main influence in public policy and being a voice from the pulpit due to signing the 501c-3 non-profit status, promising to no longer be the powerful influence and gate keeper in keeping America a Christen nation! This started with LBJ dangling the forbidden fruit in front of the ministers in 1954 so when 1963 came the churches were so inundated with this muzzle they couldn’t stop prayer and the Bible from being taken out of public schools! Now it is the traditional thing to do when ever someone wants to start a ministry! So the deadly silence from the church world is perpetuated! Tradition really does kill the power of God! So now you have government brain washed kids that thinks that is no big deal to be demonically disrespectful and to kill human beings!
      As of to date, there is no minister or anyone who has tried to deconstruct this truth on these two web-sites. When approached on this subject they turn away with fear and  the deer in the head light look.  Please visit:

  • Anonymous

    You people love to complaine about tragidy in the public views, but when you actuly desire to see the tragidy happen so you can complaine actuly proves to be self redundent in reality. So as you seek to decive yourselves knowing you desire the death, the caos, and the mayhem because it changes your dalily redundeances. do not expect those of us who actuly care about the tragidy of others to give a shit about your deceptive rules of living standards:)

  • Anonymous

    I have to say I was drawn most to Glen’s last words….”we need to cast our eyes a little higher”.  God is so far removed from the majority of the United States lives. I can’t help believe that God is going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrrah for destroying them. We in the U.S. are swimming in the midst of sin so much greater than they! We truly need to turn back to God and “cast our eyes a little higher”!Edit

  • Anonymous

    To the People that wants Obama’s Government to Take away OUR Guns: A federal operation dubbed Fast and Furious allowed weapons from the U.S. to
    pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so the arms could be traced to
    the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
    Firearms and Explosives, which ran the operation, has lost track of hundreds of
    firearms, many of which have been linked to crimes, including the fatal shooting
    of 1000’s of people south of the Border; and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

  • Jeff Prillaman

    Brilliant writing.. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    The media is now ignoring  the 71 year old senior citizen in Ocala FL on Wednesday,  he defended himself and the partons at an Internet cafe held up  by two criminals one with a Bat the other with a Gun. The old man  got up and refused to stand by and watch … the law abiding citizen who had a carry permit pulled out his gun out and fired at the thugs who ran out and later got caught by cops one of the 2 lowlifes ended up in the hospital with gunshot wounds. 

  • Anonymous

    This is becoming all to common occurrence now.  My heart goes out to those families who lost a child, I can’t imagine your pain.

    I hate guns,  I understand that they are part of the story of America, but I hate them.  We have become numb, so use to seeing graphic imagery, murder and mayhem everywhere.  How many gunshows are on TV right now, build huge guns and blowing stuff up.  How many time are dead bodies shown over and over again on the tv.  The line between was is and isn’t reality is getting blurry.

    I’m sure this will get politicized, finger will be pointed and a lot of opinions and rhetoric from all sides.  Will anything change, I doubt it.

  • Carrie Timko

    strtlk seriously, do you think that if guns were outlawed that this moron would have abided by the law?  You know we have laws against killing people… he didn’t pay them any mind.  Why would he respect a gun law?  — Fact is if he wanted to shoot people he’d have gotten a gun whether they were banned or not. 

  • Corran Horn

    I am coming out now to stand with my fellow Americans. This is a sad day today and we need to remember the people who died in this terrorist attack. We need to be there for the victims weather in our prayers or if some of us know them visit them and be a comfort to them. Inhumanity is a sickness in this country eating at our very heart and as long as we do nothing it only gets worse.

  • SecrecyMaster24

    Honestly, this country will not be turned around in its sick morals, weak economy, and embarassing politics without God being placed as #1 again. Seperation of church and state should not equal to seperation of God and president. If we throw God out continuously, He will curse this nation as he has cursed Israel in the past and no amount of magical treaties and budget surpluses will be able to overcome God’s curses.

  • w. Parker

    Why even give this degenerate a trial?  Why give the shooter in the Ft Hood incident a trial?  One’s who commit crimes as this, with numerous witnesses so there is no doubt of the persons guilt, should be stood before a firing squad the next morning.  What is the purpose of countless dollars spent to defend someone, putting victims families thru hell, when there is no doubt of their guilt?  There needs to be more of a deterrent to this insanity.  One man’s wife was shot in the chest and his 6 yr old daughter killed, etc etc. Not that we lose compassion for justice and due process, but there needs to be a different standard for people as clearly guilty and evil as this

    • Anonymous

      We have God and the Constitution so that we, the people, have a sure norm as to how we deal with people, even those who are monstrous.  It is to help keep us from becoming them.

      • w. Parker

        God deals with them in the after life.  We deal with them now.  You say “We have a sure norm”?? Norm?  The Constitution can deal with “norm”, but these type incidents are not “normal”.  Laws should be changed or amended in these “exceptions”.  There is no doubt to the person’s guilt as per the number of credible witnesses.  There should be a new classification to this type of exception/crime within the law books.  So what happens now, we drag the country and tax payers, and most of all the families of the victims through countless expense, time, and heartache, so some liberal psychologist can say the idiot was upset/out of his mind because he couldn’t find a job or was failing in school??? Look at the person who shot Reagan, the President?  He’s about to be released, after a vacation in a mental asylum.  Neither God or the Constitution are deterrents to this type of evil.  It’s obvious, we need something else

        • Anonymous

          God deals with them and He also deals with you.  Then, now, tomorrow and eternity.  What the accused has done was horrible and Evil.  Why does a Good, Just God permit these horrors?  To draw a greater good out of it.  God knows what has happened, His gaze is now upon us.  What will we do to the least of us?  What might be a greater good?  Speedier, lawful, efficient, Constitutional Trials? Good.  Ensuring the punishment befits the crime, human’s and God’s laws?  Good.  Increased awareness of the Evil that surrounds us?  Good.  Compassion, prayer and assistance for victims?  Good.

          What does Satan think will happen because of this Evil?  More Evil.  What Satan wants from this crime is for you to do whatever actions that send you straight to Hell.

          • w. Parker

            Thanks so much for the Sermon and history lesson.  Ever heard of the quote “eye for an eye – tooth for a tooth”?  Do you even believe in capital punishment?  Do you believe in a military to kill the enemy?  Tell me tony, if the man who lost his 6 yr old child somehow was in a position to kill this creep, would he go to hell? – Since you have a direct line of communication to God…Obviously, the Constitution as it plays out in the courtrooms today are of little deterrent to further crime. 

          • Anonymous

            I’ve read the phrase “eye for an eye” from Leviticus.  Jesus also commented on it in Matthew 5:38-39.  Have a read.  Capital punishment is permissible but not to be wielded unjustly, recklessly and certainly not by those without authority.  Self defense is another matter.  The man whose six year old daughter was murdered had every right to do what was necessary to protect his daughter and the lives of others, including killing the assailant.  If the father killed the assailant after the assailant’s capture, the father could be found guilty of murder (maybe not).  Be thankful that the father did not have a gun after the capture.  Be thankful that if the father was seeking vengeance that he didn’t kill a doctor, a policeman or another victim in his path for justice.  It would be a tragedy if the father’s willful actions separated him from his daughter for eternity.  That is how “more Evil” is the result of Evil and exactly what Satan desires.

            I cannot judge anyone’s soul only God knows and only God can make the final judgement.

          • Corran Horn

            Agreed we cannot take justice from God’s hands for he is the only one that is just. If we do what Parker wants us to do then we are no better than the guy doing the shooting we have laws for a reason. If we cave in with our anger then we dishonor the people who died.

      • w. Parker

        Speaking of the Constitutiion, at the time it was enacted into law, and for 150 afterwards, people were hanged and branded “in public” so as to “deter” further crime.  It’s only later, that die hard liberals and crooked attorneys twisted, assaulted, and perverted the constitution for their own purposes in dealing with crime

        • Anonymous

          Many of those “crimes” was for being of African-American decent, religion, “undesirables” and/or being “convenient”.

          For around “150 years” afterwards in such a large expanse of territory there was little elected and sworn human law present (hundreds of miles away) to enforce law and Constitution.  We now have fifty states, roads, laws, communication, courts and those given authority to protect and enforce Constitutional law.  While the ultimate outcome of what we have now may not be exactly what the Framers intended, they certainly envisioned a country with a bit more organization than what they had.

          Don’t like it?  Change the Constitution and laws.  You want “swift justice”?  Who or what is stopping you, really?  Whatever the outcome of the accused man’s life is to be, I doubt you will have any part of it whether it be conviction, sentencing, incarceration or the needle.

          • w. Parker

            I don’t need a history lesson, as i was speaking of the land east of the mississippi river and not specifically slaves.  You say “you want swift justice – what is stopping you”.  I think that is a rather smart-ass response.  Whatever your “excuse” for Justice in the 19th century, it worked as a deterrent.

          • Anonymous

            Slaves, Catholic, Irish, freemen, post Reconstruction were all victims of the “justice” when Constitutional protections failed or were ignored — East or West of the Mississippi.  The smart-alec response was in response to your first sentence “Why even give this degenerate a trial?” and following.  A person who has accepted the notion (in this country) of a sentence or execution without trial has abandoned The Constitution and becomes a Jack Ruby or any other person, group or mob who wouldn’t wait.

      • newyorkartist newyorkartist

        Do people really think The Constitution should stay the same for all these years. Society changes. Do you think the men who wrote the constitution thought that people would be able to buy assault rifles?  Or machines that could fire 50 rounds in one min? times have changed. 

        • Anonymous

          The Constitution can be amended and it has been — twenty seven times.

          The Second Amendment, in part: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.  *Arms* was specified.  Not “guns”, not 38 calibre, not howitzer, not “Big Bertha”, not Bow & Arrow, not knife.  Very broad as it should be.  What if firing projectiles stops being the weapon of personal choice (changing times and all)?  Then does the Second Amendment suddenly become obsolete and require a new amendment (lengthy process that can take years) for each weapon category?  No.  If we started specifying particular items, the Constitution would be unrecognizable, two-thousand pages long and amendments couldn’t be ratified fast enough.  The writers had the wisdom to be very broad as is the Freedom that they pledged their very lives and honor.

        • J.w. Appling

            Yes they would have wanted us to buy assault rifles. They wanted the people to be armed so they could form militias on a moments notice. They understood that the armed citizen is the first line of defense in times of crisis.
           Maybe you should pull out a good book about the revolution and read up on the minute men. The founders intent is clear about why they felt that citizens should be armed. Your an idiot if you think the founding fathers would have not wanted us to have “military grade rifles” If they were around still they would be encouraging people to buy AR 15’s and assault shotguns.

          “Japan would never invade the United States. We would find a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Isoroku Yamamoto

  • Matthew Borg

    How Was The Movie?

  • JednaVira

    Since ABC News is all about casting blame without facts (The Tea Party and Limbaugh), maybe I’ll try my hand at it.  If Obama’s Administration is able to push guns into the hands of Mexican gangs to motivate our nation to further restrict 2nd Amendment rights, what makes you think these same liberals aren’t capable of illegally pushing weapons onto American streets to do the same. 

    I’ll tell you who is to blame for the movie theater shooting….The Turd that pulled the trigger, not the gun.  Liberals who have gradually transformed our nation from a nation of Christian morals to a nation of moral relativism have more culpability than any gun, Limbaugh, or The Tea Party.

  • JednaVira

    Since ABC News is all about casting blame without facts (The Tea Party
    and Limbaugh), maybe I’ll try my hand at it.  If Obama’s Administration
    is able to push guns into the hands of Mexican gangs to motivate our
    nation to further restrict 2nd Amendment rights, what makes you think
    these same liberals aren’t capable of illegally pushing weapons onto
    American streets to do the same. 

    I’ll tell you who is to blame for the movie theater shooting….The Turd
    that pulled the trigger, not the gun.  Liberals who have gradually
    transformed our nation from a nation of Christian morals to a nation of
    moral relativism have more culpability than any gun, Limbaugh, or The
    Tea Party.

  • Anonymous

    The void that Glenn spoke about, was created the day we separated church from state, God from country, prayer from our schools. We are the people our parents warned us about.  But in spite of everything that’s happened in the world…especially our country, I still believe there is  hope for us.  Glenn said we should cast our eyes a little higher. We need to cast our eyes Heaven, drop to our knees and ask God for forgiveness and healing. Our nations leaders need to pray for guidance before making decisions and we need to start our classes with prayer. I remember saying the Pledge of Allegiance, when it STILL said, …”one nation under GOD”. Then we had a moment for silent prayer. And those were the days when we actually got along with each other. No one brought guns or knives to school. We brought stories and laughter. Lets go back to those days. Lets go back to church, and lets get our priorities straight. We CAN be a great nation again.  

  • Kelly Young

    I just want to know why the shooter did this. It was planned, the shooter gave himself up, and He booby trapped his apartment for when the FBI showed up to investigate. This is way too well planned to be random. Why did he do this?

  • Anonymous

    Even the modern day church in its effort to become contemporary and mainstream will soon realize they are copying a flawed and doomed culture.

    • Anonymous

      The Church on Earth was established about 2000 years ago.  The Church as established by Christ cannot fail.  People entrusted to be stewards of The Church are flawed and do fail, that is why people are to conform to The Church rather than The Church to conform to people.  It is no surprise that there are vicious attacks against Christ’s Church.

      • Anonymous

        I do believe you missed my point, as simple and straightforward as it was. Perhaps someone else can enlighten you.

  • Speak2Truth

    Democrats will surely seize upon this to call for more disarmament of the law-abiding Citizen who would shoot back, such as the 71 year old patron at the internet cafe who opened fire on the armed thugs as they threatened to wreak murder and mayhem.  No innocents were harmed – because the good guys had the power to shoot back.

    And that’s what Democrats are trying to eliminate.

    It’s like the end of the movie “A Clockwork Orange” in which the politician is feeding the violent criminal like he’s a baby bird, preparing for a mutually beneficial collaboration against the general public.

    Just watch all the politicians jump up now to demand we give more dominance of force to the violent predators by disarming the intended victims.  Write down their names. They are enemies of the law-abiding American People. They’d rather see you dead than see you shoot back.

  • Tom Justin

    With this horrible shooting in Colorado, the political opportunists are talking about gun control. How about parental control?
    When I was a kid we had full access to guns in our little North Dakota
    town. We put them on our bikes as we peddled to the country for target
    practice or hunting. If a cop drove by us we waved at one another.
    Our parents trained us hard in the consequences of our actions, guns
    and gun safety. Most kids I know had access to guns from the age of 11
    up. Those of us who were bullied or preyed upon NEVER so much as
    threatened the perpetrators, let alone shoot them. Parental control – there’s the problem today.

  • David Sparkman

    This shooting will prove to be the work of a leftist just like Arizona was. The proper action will be to confiscate the guns of all liberals. They are the truly dangerous ones.

  • Patricia Castellano

    These terrible things are what happen when God is taken out of everything. All the morals are gone, family togetherness is gone. The media and Hollywood are helping make it happen. It is a true disgrace for what is happening to this country. I blame the government for this as well. By them just giving welfare to masses of people, they are having tons of babies to get more freebies and the poor children are not taught right. It is truly a disgrace. I am so glad Glenn and his family moved to Texas. It is a much better life for them……and yes, his last words…”we need to cast our eyes a little higher” is so true. God Bless you Glen Beck!!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Wondering! I wonder WHY you never hear of a Mass-Shooting at a NRA Convention.
    I wonder WHY you never hear of a Mass-Shooting at a Police Officers Convention.
    I wonder WHY you never hear of a Mass-Shooting at a FBI firearms training center,
    Or at a Special Force’s Firearms training course. BUT, you do hear about mass-shooting
    happening at “Gun Free Zone’s, Like the Movie center showing the Batman movie…Just
    Wondering !

  • Anonymous

      That which you gaze upon you become. Maybe we should cast our eyes a little higher.” Totally love the expression. 

    When the Columbine shooting took place, the parents of the good students reached out, and tried to get the public to see that tormenting, teasing are not alright, and that was the  motivation for the shootings. Dr Phil and his son have gone to schools, to get people to see how  bullying, teasing and tormenting certain targeted people, will cause them to explode. People aren’t happy one day and then one day they wake up and want to kill someone. Shooters emotional states are created by the people they are surrounded by or their family members. If you notice, the news always ask the questions “WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?”. They aren’t asking because they really want to know. The way  news people conveys messages reminds me of a cliche of girls in 5th grade who wanted attention and were bored. If there wasn’t anything exciting to talk about they would create a situation. Everyone has worked with people like this, they get bored and torment someone for a reaction.  Movies are created for the under 50 group because by the time people reach 50 they have grown bored of same old stuff, car crashes, sex, lust, scarey stuff, blah, blah. The movie industry makes movies based on what will sell. If people stopped watching movies on TV or going to the movies or renting movies, the could  send the message we want more movies that reflect happiness, true heroes, or something that is spiritually uplifting. They would want to change because it is all about the money. If this shooter blames this on a movie he saw, it was just the last trigger, the bullets were from accumulated past encounters with society. When talking to people, my experience has been they don’t care, it is not their problem. It is just something to talk about like a movie.

  • Anonymous

    Once again, a tragedy is being used for the Left to Demonize the Teaparies, which had nothing to do with this Radical shooting.   I am so sorry for the people of Colorado, the shootings and the fires have left them so sad and downtrodden, there should be prayers for them from everyone.  Remember how the shooting of Gabby Giffords started out, the media claimed Jared Loughner was a radical Right winger, when in fact he was an ultra skinhead-nazi- leftwinger.   This is Another big excuse to go after our weapons and our 2nd amendment rights, Don’t let this opportunity of a shooting go to waste, use it to disarm us…they didn’t quite make it with Fast and Furious did they, so the progressives keep on looking for other avenues of destruction.

  • Alex McLean

    While I agree with all that has been said, I can’t help but see a sick irony in the events which unfolded. in the comic books it was a remarkably similar event which planted the seed in Bruce Wayne that would turn him into Batman. It is not firearms which are the problem, but the evil which lives in each human heart and until we can fight that we will never put an end to violence. I can only hope that this real life situation will become the seed for greater heroism than Batman could ever do as a comic book hero.

  • Shelby Tyree-Dawson

    Amen Glenn! America’s only hope is God. We need to put God back where He belongs, #1 in everything we do and everything we say.
    I teach Sunday School and I am always amazed at how vacant the children’s faces look when you ask them about Jesus. We need to teach our children that they need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we lived, died and rose on the third day to pay for our sins.
    Wake up America!

  • Anonymous

    A case like this will be dragged out in courts for a long time. Only the lawyers will reap the profits. In the end the shooter will be declared insane of his act and get a slap on the wrist. This is the American legal system at work, a far cry from a justice system. How many more killings like this are we going to see? The world is changing and there are many causes for these crimes, not just the family breakdown nor God-fearing preachings. People don’t respect each other in all venues of life. Too many drugs, gangs and criminals who only think of their greed for profits.

  • Ling Ling

    Another hispanic whom they are going to call white??

  • Anonymous

    Several times I have written on this format about the
    parents and the movies they allow their children to
    see, the violent games they buy their children to play,
    the sex and smut the children are bombarded with
    each day on TV.  I pray no more of America’s
    children will turn into what the shooter of this tragedy
    has become.
    Also, I am so upset that parents would have brought
    young children to this theater at midnight to watch
    this violent movie.  The parents should have known
    better but here again some also cannot get enough
    of this violence.  Do not they realize that even when
    you sleep you still can hear talking and the violence
    this movie will put out.

  • Anonymous

     Good thing King Obama will be there to comfort the victims and provide them a way to Liberal Salvation and provide safety for the American people by taking away those evil guns that get a mind of there own and start shooting innocents.. Thank you King Obama from the bottom of are hearts. Your a Perfect Leader and Perfect Father of the American people.

  • Michelle White

    My  only addition- it doesn’t matter what you call your God.  I don’t care if your native american or Aborigine, white or black.  There is still in all beliefs a foundation of caring for your family, your community, and the world you share with everyone.  There is enough space for everyone and their beliefs if everyone would actually respect each other.  The problem is, there is no respect for others anymore.  Greed, selfishness, jealousy, and power lust have all grown into huge monsters- and it isn’t just the general public- but in the politicians, and churches as well.

    • Anonymous

      There is only enough space in this world for the Devil, and his liberal followers.At least that’s what they think. If you see a Foundation of caring,and sharing in the followers of iniquity you have already been defeated. If your going down with them might as well join them right?

  • Anonymous

    Yup. I freaking knew it. It was only a matter of hours before Glenn Beck used this tragedy to score political points against the left, and by implication, against Obama. The only thing I know is that GLENN BECK IS A MONSTER.

    • Anonymous

       Then you don’t know anything.

    • J.w. Appling

        The truth would seem awful to a manure spreader like you.

    • Corran Horn

      Name on place where he did. The only idiots I see trying to score political points are you leftards.

  • Bev Wafford Morris

    This entire article was beautiful, Mr. Beck.  Thank you for not pointing fingers (as so many have already started doing), but for seeing it as the tragedy it is.  It is a consequence of this country’s turning it’s back on God and on each other.

  • Anonymous

    I understand that this pre-med student became despondent and went berserk when he began to realize that Obama care would force him to be a slave to the State because he was never going to be able to earn enough money at his chosen profession to pay his student Loans!  If only someone in the crowd was packing heat he could have stopped this lunatic!!!!!!!!!

  • J.w. Appling

    Glen is right
    And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    “It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.”
    Francis Bacon

  • Anonymous

    OK Glenn Beck, this must be one of the most sadistic, opportunistic stories I have ever read. Firstly you try to separate yourself for the immoral majority by saying that you don’t know who will be the first to say; ‘It’s the problem with guns,’ and ‘It’s a problem with Hollywood.’ 
    Then, almost unbelievably, in the very next couple of paragraphs you manage to be the first to do both. 

    You describe a scene from your ranch with you and your daughter that you describe as being ‘cinematic’, where you are walking with your rifle over your shoulder into the sunset, even managing to bring your close proximity to god into the picture. 
    Tell me Glenn how this scene of the glorification of the combination of a man, his family, his gun and his god shows any respect to the people affected by what happened in Colorado today?

    Here is the very instrument of death that was wielded against these innocent people, and you are glorifying it as a symbol of the wholesome America that you think is missing today.

    The logic that ties these items together in a mock statement of regret for what has happened in Colorado is very dubious. 

    The fact that you listed all the most recent examples of indiscriminate public violence before painting your pretty little Texan picture makes it all the more abhorrent. 

    Honestly, I have respect for your narrative skills. The way that you have been able to take a story about senseless violence and turn it into a piece of gun propaganda would almost be breathtaking if it wasn’t so morally repulsive.

    You will have a lot to answer for when you finally ‘meet your maker’ Glenn. 

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, we still have that goodness and these are misguided people from the left.  I bet if there had been a Tea Party Member in that theater  with a hand gun there would not have been as many people killed.  The left has spread such hate and discontent for so many years that if the 20-30 year old group did not have a solid family foundation they are really lost and continue to look for a free hand out and excesses why they are not producers and this is encouraged from the Left.  Maybe we need to look at what program Obama stopped to prevent this young man from entering.  I believe his anger is directed at the White House and not at the public.

  • Jean Poole

    Evil is all around us. We need to get closer to God and stop all the crash bang movies with a crash every other second and people ‘bonking’ at the drop of a hat (or her drawers). 

    Give me some old time religion.

  • Anonymous

    The difference between Our Founders and today ….is that Our Founders Relied on God First!
    That is how how country survived….relying on God First! Our Country had gone down hill heading to the pit since taking God..out of our Lives! To Save US we Must Have A Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! Protect Live From Conception to Natural Death…killing unborn babies is killing God!!The Golden Rule, Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated!! God Will Bless America,When America Blesses God….again!

  • Karen Jourden

    Does anyone look back and see that a lot of this started when the Bible was taken out of the schools, homes, telling our kids that no one can tell you what to do, if it feels good do it, you’re smarter than your parents and self-government is no longer taught that these things begain. Now it grows more and more.

  • James

    I agree with Glenn, we need to look what kind of garbage our video games and TV are feeding our people!  There are so many youth running in our streets with no vison for thier future.  I blame our parents mostly for most of the crime we see from our youths today!  I think as a nation we ned to look at all racial boundries and I would like to menton this includes the afro american population who have let thier youth run amok and fill our jails with kids barely out of high school!

  • Mark Cline

    I’m certainly not making light of the movie theator shootings.  It was horrific.  But I had to go online to get any other news of the day.  People are fleeing Seria like crazy.  The olympic torch reached London.  Israel is burying the dead killed in the bus bombing. Maybe those things don’t need much air time. But they deserve more than ZERO air time!  Every single one of the TV news organizations kept repeating the same information about the CO shooting adnauseum, as though it was the second coming of Christ.  Again, I’m not making light of it. But neither will I give it that much weight.  The rest of the world certainly didn’t come to a stop because of it.  Now the story about Michell Bachman raising the alarm about the Muslim Brotherhood embedding itself into our government will probably be completely ignored by all but maybe Glen Beck.   And the mainstream media has him pegged as just a nutjob.  So the islamists will continue to take over our country without ever firing a shot.  And that identifies us as being a nation of stupid people, a nation of sheep.  Yes we should feel badly for those victims of the CO shooting.  But we don’t have to let down our guard while we’re doing it.  And that’s what a news blackout does.  It makes us more vulnerable to other dangers while we’re giving every bit of our attention to one tragic event.  I think it was right that the negative political campains be temperarily suspended.  But to completely ignore what’s going on in the rest of the world for even a single day is truly frightening, because satan never sleeps.  He doesn’t suspend his evil deeds everywhere else in the world just because one of his dupes in CO killed and wounded a bunch of people in a movie theator.  People are looking for answers to that madness.  Without knowing any more about it, I tend to think it was a distraction to take our eyes off of something much worse.  And we fell for it.

    • Willie Harmon Jr.

      Seria?  Is that how they spell it on Fox?

  • Brian Winkler

    Glenn you have seen just what it is that makes Texas separate from the rest of the world. There is that limitless horizon and the rough hewn beauty of land that took hard people with backbone to settle. Spend some time in Palo Duro Canyon,theTrans Pecos,Devil’s River or Terrell County.That country is still  breath taking,wild and magnificent in its native state.The farther out you get the deeper it reaches into you. The colors of the buttes at sunup or sundown as the light moves across the rock is incredible and one of God’s true gifts.It never fails to move me  and humble me before my maker. Welcome Home

  • Anonymous

    I cannot buy any gun control argument.
    I do not own a gun.  They frighten me.
    That is my problem.
    The problem I see with gun control is that it is biased.
    This Colorado shooter, if he couldn’t have bought guns
    could very easily have devised some other method to
    harm the people in that theater.  Just look at what the
    news has said about how he booby-trapped his apart-
    ment.  It wasn’t booby-trapped with guns.  God only
    knows what they will find in his apartment.
    Enough already about gun control.

  • Desy Nurul Azkiya

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  • Click4MediaBlackoutExposed

     Online commenting is loaded with propaganda and disinformation provided by the federal government at our expense. Everyone is witnessing the effect of state run media, domestic spying, and tyranny provided by the police state compliments of the coup and cover up.

    • Corran Horn

      Which government do you work for? Is it Cuba, North Korea,
      Russia, China, Iran, Italy, or France? Which country is paying you to spread
      this propaganda all over the web? Do you even care people died in this shooting?

      • Click4MediaBlackoutExposed

        I work for my fellow Americans, not the government…

        • Corran Horn

          I didn’t say this one troll which Marxist government do you work for?

          • Click4MediaBlackoutExposed

            your mothers

          • Corran Horn

            No try again which Marxist government do you work for?

          • Corran Horn

            I am not going to waste any more time with you your infantile brain can’t handle the real world.

          • Click4MediaBlackoutExposed

            stop stalking government troll

          • Corran Horn

            Like I said waste of time and you will get your wish nut job I hope someday you grow a brain cell and realize how stupid your rantings are. Yes the government is out of control but they can’t pull things like this off. Your no better than a 9/11 truther but I rest like I said not worth my time. Oh get some mental help.

  • Anonymous

    I must admit I am not amazed at the ignorance of Stephy and Brian’s immeadiate siezure of information to blame a Tea Party member, I am perplexed at the resistance to righ to carry and in this instance it may have been a deciding factor to ending the bloodshed and cutting casulties.
    I am astounded that the expertise employed by the police in Aurora cannot gain entry into a rigged apartment, I don’t know all the detail but the perp will not talk, this calls for water boarding, he is not a nice person in essence he is a terrorist, he is preventing the law entry to evidence.  The apartment could be mist saturated to make the rigged bombs malfunction, then it could be fast frozen to make the equipment destroy itself by expansion, mechanical or not circutry and mechanical devices unprotected function poorly when exposed to the extremes of elements.  What have they got to lose if their only plan is to detonate and try to suppress the damage to try and salvage evidence…I claim no expertise but certain things are evident and these methods are not unknown…

  • Lost Navigator/ Turtle/ Snowma

    Glenn I appreciate your opening comments. I only found issue with one part of your commentary. You stated the carnage would have been worse if the police had not been on the scene for crowd control. They were not. By the time the police had arrived the monster was leaving the building. I realize this is trivial in contrast to what took place. However, we trust you to be correct in your reporting.
    Our prayers go out to those who have lost their life and the families and loved ones who remain to sort out this tragic incident. 

  • Steve Crawford

    Other than the tragic shooting , what really caught my attention was the 22 year old woman praying to god that the shooter deprive her of her life as apposed to that of a much younger boy or girl who was there with her – i briefly heard part of that interview, so i could have the details a little mixed up, but gist of that sentiment is quite noble and human. On a different note :The gunman shot off the teargass not only to create confusion, but to get people to panic and get up out of thier seats making for easier targets.

  • Anonymous

    Why the leftist was blaming the Tea Party?They don’t have nothing to do with that?This guys is just Evil, Satan went to his brain to kill all the people, he was inflected by satan, that is all I can say.

  • Anonymous

    And also HE:LL is real.When the time comes he will be in Hell together with the Evil forces.

  • Anonymous

    My thoughts and prayers are first and foremost with the victims and families of this evil madman ……
    Every now and then Evil reminds us that it is real and it is used by those who have no humanity left in them….. we have laws and punishment for murder & the taking of innocent blood…… but now those with an agenda will use this to perpetrate another evil the continuing disarmament of America’s citizens millions of gun owners who have never done anything wrong will find public opinion turned against them by the media and politicians ……. guns, magazines, ammunition are tools of evil we will be told by those who think truth is relative….and that inanimate objects can be vilified for their cause…. We see what disarmament does in England when mobs take to the streets riot and steal the only thing left to the citizen/subject to defend themselves with were imported American baseball bats! An armed free man is a citizen disarmed you are not free you are a subject….. Our government whishes to have subjects not citizens, we are the only ones who can stop the destruction of our rights ….. We will not be subjects!
    Signed… An American Citizen

  • Mike Hodges

    “That which you gaze upon you become,” Glenn says, or, as Second Corinthians says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” If we cast our eyes upon the Lord, we will be made into His image.

    But how can we be in but not of this terrible world? We must raise the eyes of those who surround us, as well. It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes; perhaps, by God’s grace, the experience of these terrible events will inspire a few, in their desperation, to turn to the Lord.

  • Michael Rosa

    God has given us so many blessings and we have forgotton how to appreciae them and we truly take all for granted. We as a nation need to look up as, we are in need of new blessings for America, and we need to straighten up and be all God intended us to be, we can do this if we set a good exmpl. The news channels keep making this stuid stupid kide a martr, they need to stop giving him the Glory for his actions Lets all pray for these broken and hurt famiies who so desperately need our prayers now… God Bless you Glenn for trying to open the eyes of our fellow Americans. s.rosa /stl

  • d.estra

    Glen is such a good man who is unfairly being poisoned by the venomous snake tongues of the left. I wish most men where like him and my kind loving bf Jerry. There needs to be more people who try to strive to be just good people and be a community once again and everyone look out for each other as friends.   

  • Abraham

    Don’t you see it guys? This goes deeper then just a random guy shooting somebody. This took place during the voting for the UN gun ban. Only two senators were needed to make the UN gun ban go into effect. And then, a shooting rampage happens? There’s something fishy here.

    • Anonymous

      I actually agree with that.  I was thinking the same exact thing when I heard that this had happened.  Fast ‘n’ Furious taught us all that the govenment libs are capable of. 

  • Anonymous

    OKAY. Normally I agree with what you’re saying, Glenn, but this time I’ve got to put my foot down. You’re making a plea for the simpler things in life, to bring back a simpler time and “we don’t do time travel” as my grandmother put it when I was talking to her about this. We get it. The farm life you know or knew is your ideal. That’s not everyone’s ideal, though, nor should it be. That would make life very boring. But I get what you’re trying to ask for.

    That being said… I grew up on horror movies. When I say I grew up on horror movies, I literally grew up on horror movies. I watched the slasher movies when I was about six years old. I also watched a lot of fantasy and was read and learned to read fantasy stories. There I had no trouble with them at all, because the Hero or Heroes always vanquished evil. That was the most important thing to take from them. You can stop evil. You just need to be the one to stand up to evil when it rears its head.

    You’re getting uppity about six-year-olds watching Batman. I grew up with Batman and Superman. I read the comics. Now, I refuse to watch the new Batman movies on principle. I dislike Christian Bale as Batman. I don’t think he fits. (I love Christian Bale otherwise.) Also, the world doesn’t look like Gotham City. It looks too close to New York when it should look a lot darker and closer to 1940s Chicago. That’s my reasons for not watching. However, a six-year-old watching Batman is not bad, as it is not bad for the kid to watch Spiderman. You see monsters. The children see someone fighting monsters. You say your children would be freaked out by the monsters and the killing. No offense, sir, but if that’s the case then never let them watch the News or anything else in the world. Heaven forbid they ever read the original Grimm’s Fairytales like I did. Heaven forbid that they ever watch Narnia or Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. Heaven forbid they watch Anything for fear of monsters and violence. Don’t get me wrong here. I get it. Children are being sort of desensitized to violence and you’re worried about that. Here’s the thing: part of that is parenting failure. It isn’t solely the media. It also has to do with the parents failing to teach proper morals to their children. I grew up on horror stories and fantasy stories and I want to be a writer. I know others who have grown up on the same things I have and they are just as well-adjusted as I. 

    The point of these stories is not the scary monster. (Outside of horror, that is. Lately, people seem to think you need an unlikable cast to make it less terrible that the people die. I dislike that and it only serves to make me root for the villain.) The point of many of these stories is the hero vanquishing evil, helping the good, helping others. Now, maybe it’s just me, but I never saw the monsters. I always wanted to be the Hero and I always cheered when the Hero saved people. I still do. 

    However, if you really still have that much trouble with it, then do please forget all of these heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman, Thor, Black Panther, Jen and Kira, Jack and Lily, Sarah, Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Aragorn, Frodo, Samwise, Bilbo, Eowyn, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy, and Aslan just to name a few. They all battle horrible creatures and evil so pure it would horrify you…. but in the end they helped others and they saved the day…. even if one or two were kind of annoying in the process. (*coughSarahLabyrinthcough*)

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, can you please play this on your show, it is beautiful, PLEASE!

  • OneCitizenOfTheRepublic

    James 4:7 
    therefore to God.
    Resist the devil and he will flee from you,”2 Chronicles 7:14

    IF My people, who are called by My name,

    shall humble themselves

    and pray,

    and seek My face

    and turn from their wicked ways,

    THEN will
    I hear from heaven,

    and will forgive their sin

    and will heal their land.2 Timothy 3:1- 9
     But understand this,
    that is the last days there will come times of difficulty.

    For people
    will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud,

    abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful,

    heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control,

    brutal, not
    loving god, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit,

    lovers of
    pleasure rather than lovers of God,

    having the
    appearance of godliness but denying its power.  


    Avoid such
    people. For among them are those who

    creep into
    households and capture weak women,

    with sins and led astray by various passions,

    learning and never able to arrive at a

    knowledge of
    the truth.


    Just as
    Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses,

    so these men
    also oppose the truth, men corrupted

    in mind and
    disqualified regarding the faith.

    But they
    will not get very far,

    for their
    folly with be plain to all,

    as was that
    of those two men.

     Psalm 127:1b
    Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the watchman stays awake in vain.
    “Realize that if you have time to whine & complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.”A J D’Angelo “In the last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people who can, 
    by the elections of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.”
    James Madison, 1788

  • Irina Krasnyuk

    The sun and the dailly challenge not to stay anorexic. I can’t believe in that.

  • Anonymous

    this is not mean’t to be a comparison, but I found it very disturbing.  Watch how out of control these cops are in Anaheim CA.  Mothers, Babies children and cops shooting randomly into the crowd.

    What is wrong with everyone

  • Marco Campoy

    I concur with Lyancey . . . but I too was drawn most to not only Glenn’s last word but to the last paragraph  . . . quoting Ravi Zacharias, “I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense of God is so far away is because that is where we have put Him. We have kept Him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on Him in prayer, we wonder where He is. He is exactly where we left Him.”

  • Anonymous

    Until very recently, in the sixty-three years I’ve lived on this earth I never so much as
    held a real gun. I was raised a Jew and taught that Jews don’t use guns to take
    down animals. We trap them and kill them quickly. Guns of any description were
    supposed to be used by police officers, the military, common criminals and the
    enemy. Since the sixties guns have been used on other people for the fun of it.
    Killing people for profit has become boring to the average teen. In their video
    games and movies they want to kill thousands or see them being slaughtered. This
    tragedy has absolutely nothing to do with gun control or registration or even
    education and everything to do with the decline of the family and Godly values.
    The parents who stand by and let their children watch what they want or do
    whatever strikes their fancy should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Anonymous

    If free speech is the problem, movies being only one form, then it is much more likely inflammatory speech rather than storytelling.  Sean Hanity, Glenn Beck, and to a lesser degree Rush Limbaugh are all in this category.  Why shoot people at a Batman opening if you are a fan?  This doesn’t make sense.  To a right-wing activist, movies represent the decline of American culture and loss of its innocence and values.  Was the gunman punishing America symbolically?  Was he motivated by like-minded activists on the radio and on the television.  Jerry Falwell used to ask what was required to bring justice for 40 million abortions/ murders? Popular culture is the culprit according to the right-wing advocate.  You can’t tell me that Glenn Beck’s radio show and writings aren’t inflammatory and judgmental.  People do act out when they find support from famous, influential people.  The inflammatory right-wing advocates are therefore suspect:  shouting fire in a crowded theater is a violation of the basic principles of Liberty, which requires RESPONSIBLE choice, and therefore is not freedom.

  • Beth

    Do not lie
    Do not steal
    Do not cheat
    Do no murder
    Do not covet
    These particular teachings are very unpopular Glen. We must have sophisticated arguments over whether guns kill or people kill…instead of the unpopular thought that we reap what we sow. The mainstream media is partially to blame for this ignorance. But then, one must ask themselves, how much money is in it for the present media when there is a mass killing. Maybe when times get bad enough that the media has to start reporting the murder of their very own children, maybe those commands above…just might have a certain sound of truth and wisdom that sounds good to them.
    Until then, the might buck speaks. And that’s a shame.

  • Anonymous

    I chuckle at all the ‘we need to return to God’ comments.  Pardon my French but that’s not the problem.  The Crazies need to turn to God.  But they’re not going to and there’s going to be more of them. 

    WE allowed the crazies to become what they are.
    WE weren’t diligent in making sure our kids didn’t become crazies. (yes, this is you, mom, who didn’t want her hurt your little boy’s fanny or his feelings)
    WE aren’t confronting those who will go crazy tomorrow.

    You see them, they’re the punks with their underwear hanging out who don’t give a flip for anyone but their punk buds.
    And you’re too afraid to even confront them.  And rightly so, they’re dangerous now.

    • kingdomwarrior

      Every person with a testimony for turning to God, has had good reason.  Most real conversions testify of a previous lifestyle of crazies, themselves included or on the throne of it (usually both).

      I found for every judgement (incorrect assessment) I have made of others in this life sofar, I have then been given a life experience to get a better understanding of those I was speaking out against.  Becareful what you bring upon yourself.

  • kingdomwarrior

    We need to cast our prays as well and be aware at ALL times that our battle is not against flesh and blood, it is against spiritual wickedness. 

    Our youth, probably every generation of it, as well as untold numbers of adults do not understand what this could possibly mean.  It begins in rebellion, which can be as innocent as not getting the recoginition in accademic accomplishments, and then the actions lead to all sorts of things that break down the barrier of the spirit allowing possession.  Drinking leaves you vunerable, open to all sorts of suggestion and then drugging follows and is an entry point for demonic spirits. 

    If our government wants to do something about the violent crime in this country, they need to start with all of the drugs they have and are still allowing to flow in.  It is the source of every kind of wickedness and distruction.  We must have our laws enforced, not altered to legalize use.  Whatever it takes, build more facilities and create some jobs dealing with it, but make no mistake THIS IS THE PROBLEM.  Guns Do Not Kill People, Possessed, Derranged, Demonic, desporate people Kill people.  We need to enforce our laws, even (and especially) if it be on those who are suppose to be enforcing them.

  • Wendy Vania

    I do wonder what the murderers back round is.  In the news it is stated he lived an idyllic life, mom and dad professionals, extremely intelligent child…something went terribly wrong with this young life and it should have been spotted much earlier. Perhaps it was, and treated with the bandage of prescription drugs which we are feeding our children too much of, those quick and easy answers are a poor substitute for the sacrifice of love and time.

  • Bonnie Wolff

    So very true

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