Movie house massacre in Aurora, CO, U.S. indicates failure to learn lessons from previous similar incidents
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Rigid and tight security procedures must have not been enforced in international U.S.entry points had 9/11 tragedy did not happen. Laxity if not negligence remains the order of the day in such places till these days.
This writer has not been to U.S.however, through common sense he understands that 9/11 incident had changed tremendously the safety and security landscape in U.S entry points consequent of the World Trade Twin Tower conflagration about eleven years ago. The lessons that emanated from the infamous terrorist attacks in New City were putting up of another load of the U.S federal government – Department of Homeland Security and most cautious/most careful implementation of security measures at airports, seaports, trains and bus stations. Rigid and tight security procedures indicate the greatest lessons learned out of 9/11.
The movie massacre in Aurora, Colorado allegedly perpetrated by a certain 24 year old James Eagan Holmes was an additional to several parallel incidents that usually happen in the U.S.A every now and then. The fact and truth that Holmes was able to enter the movie house with a gun highly suggests that lessons ought to be learned and imbibed from previous and similar incidents were never learned at all.
Otherwise, Holmes must have been denied entry into the movie house with a gun should proper safety and security measures have been enforced.
The Aurora massacre was equal and the same with those that took place in certain U.S. school campuses in recent past or even yesterday and today. What do you think is the culprit responsible for such gun related tragedies?
America must and has to blame itself for being a “gun permissive society” that even school children can bring adults’ guns to their schools and do “gun toting.”
With all past gun related massacres in American schools and Holmes with a gun unchecked while entering the movie house in Aurora, Colorado suggest that carrying guns in America is unregulated. It appears that everybody can carry a gun with or without knowledge of eminent dangers of misusing it. Will America permit the occurrence of parallel gun massacres in school campuses as well as in movie houses?
The various gun related killings in American schools and the most recent one at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado may give enough common sense to community, town/city, county and state security agencies to enable them to implement control measures to regulate carrying of guns in public places.
Unless and until America continues to allow everyone to buy a gun and carries it anywhere same cases are going to happen. Similarly, unless and until U.S. learns the underlying lessons from such very sad and tragic incidents, then, repetitions of similar tragedies will be inevitable today and tomorrow.