All those people in a theater, yet not one of them armed. Not even an off-duty cop there to respond. Just a bunch of helpless people, mostly never thinking something like that could happen in THEIR town, or to THEM.
Goes to show that even in states that allow some form of carry (and in CO, you can at least CC), VERY FEW people will ever go ahead and carry...and in this particular case, NO ONE was armed. Even more reason for one to be armed as there isn't likely to be ANYONE ELSE present to respond.
So much for all the anti-gun people saying "if states allow people to carry, then EVERYONE will be armed" and "well have even more guns out there on the street." And of course, "nothing good can come from citizens being armed. It'll be the Wild West all over again."
In retrospect, I'm sure those sheep in that theater (as well as their families and loved ones who lost someone) wished there had been at least ONE armed citizen amongst them. Instead, however, we will hear them call for more gun control...as per usual.
Yet the ONLY way to stop (not prevent, you can't prevent these random/psycho shooters) the shooting (once it's started) is to have ANOTHER "shooter" there on-the-scene when it happens. Not CALL someone (cops), but THERE on-the-scene. Period.
It's ALREADY illegal (!!) to go into a place and start shooting...so as we all here know, laws can't stop someone from doing anything. But bullets sure can.