Imagine going about your normal Saturday morning routine. Perhaps you were doing last-minute shopping for a Halloween party, buying candy for trick-or-treaters, or maybe just out for some morning exercise. In uber-conservative Colorado Springs, Colorado, you should be safe from the rampant gun violence reported in other cities, right? Not so. Three people had their lives cut short in Colorado Springs on Halloween morning, thanks to a man armed with an AR-15 assault rifle.
The initial call came in – shots fired in the vicinity of North Prospect Street around 8:45 a.m. On arrival, police found Victim #1 lying on the sidewalk next to a bicycle.
Victim #1 – out for a bike ride – mowed down by an idiot with an assault rifle. A neighbor who witnessed the shooting heard the victim plead for his life,
Please don’t shoot me.
Armed with a description of the shooter, police gave chase. Witness Aaron Nicks recounted,
I was just sitting on my patio taking my dog out when I saw someone come around the corner, being chased by the police.
Before police could subdue the gunman, he shot and killed two women, both residents of a sober living facility, as they sat on the porch.
Victims #2 and #3 were women, working hard to get their lives back on track, mowed down by an idiot with an assault rifle.
Witnesses who followed the shooter on his killing spree describe him as firing ‘randomly.’ One witness, caught in the crossfire, escaped with his life after falling to the ground as shots whizzed over his head.
The cop pulled up and said drop your gun and as soon as I heard that I got on my stomach in the median and they started shooting at each other and the bullets went over me.
As of this writing police still don’t know why the gunman went on the shooting spree. The names of the victims and shooter have not yet been released.
Bullets whizzing; rapid, random gunfire; witnesses diving to the ground to save themselves — sounds a lot like WAR, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what’s happening. We are at war with crazies who, in the name of ‘self-defense,’ believe deep in their souls that they have the right to possess a rifle that shoots as quickly as they are able to squeeze the trigger.
Conservatives cry ‘the only thing that can stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun.’ As this lunatic ran through the streets of ultra-conservative Colorado Springs, murdering people at random, where were all the good guys with guns?
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