If anyone needs reminding of this headlining bloodshed, here's the story. On July 20th 2012, a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Denver was brutally interrupted as Holmes burst in with various firearms and proceeded to kill 12 people and injure 58 others. The story has been sensationalized in the press and rightly so as the attention immediately turned to the USA and it's overall rocky road to gun laws. Colorado in particular, a state which gave us the Columbine High School massacre back in 1999, does not impose gun owners to have licenses, register their guns or limit the number of firearms that can be bought at any one time. With this almost casual approach to gun control, the Denver massacre stunned the world on the surface, yet unsurprised many deep down.
|Falling asleep in court?|
If he's locked away, maybe one day (even if it may be way in the future) his lights will turn on and something in him will change. One day he'll finally realise what he did, how many people he killed and how many people have been affected by what he did. He'll also realise that there's nothing else he can do about it. By that time, he'll be serving his sentence in a cell somewhere far away- and i'll be damned if that isn't justice enough.
|Remembering the '12'- Many of the men took bullets after protecting their girlfriends, whilst Ghawi survived a similar massacre at a Toronto mall only a month earlier.|