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Roger Ebert Dies at 70
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He was in my opinion, an ok film critic who many times let his political views influence his reviews. He was also a staunch pro-gun control advocate and readily came to the fore lending his voice when the opportunity arose. It was only hours after Aurora that Ebert rushed to publish an opinion piece for the New York Times on gun control. As people wax eloquent about him, some things to keep in mind:.

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Quote:Roger Ebert on gun ownership in the wake of the Aurora tragedy:

"The theory is that gun ownership makes us safer. That doesn't seem to be working out for us. The body count rises. In Chicago we have a murder wave going on. Gun ownership doesn't bring safety when both sides are shooting at each other. Nationally, most guns fired in homes kill people who live there, including children, and do not kill home invaders. The death toll in Aurora only represented half the daily U.S. average in deaths by gunfire. In a year, guns murdered 468 people in Australia, England, Germany and in Canada put together, and 9,484 in the United States."


Quote:Roger Ebert Tries to Exploit Colorado Crime for Gun Control Purposes

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dear Mr. Ebert, the Colorado theater was a 'gun free zone'

Jumping on the gun-ban band wagon and to take political advantage of the murders in Colorado, film critic Roger Ebert immediately ran to his keyboard to decry our "insane" gun laws in an Op Ed in the New York Times. His goal was to invalidate concealed carry laws by noting that no one in the theater shot back at the murderer in black. But, Ebert misses an important point. The Cinemark theater chain has a "gun-free zone" policy.

In the NYT, Ebert decried America for its gun laws (my bold).

Quote:That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection. The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended.

Of course, if Ebert had bothered to check before trying to use this murderous crime for his own anti-Second Amendment purposes, he may have found that no one could have shot back because the theater chain does not allow its customers to carry guns in its theaters.

As it happens, the Century 16 theaters at 14300 E. Alameda Ave in Aurora, Colorado are owned by Cinemark Century Theaters, headquartered in Plano, Texas, and for several years this chain movie theater has told customers they are not welcome to bring their firearms into theaters.

Back in 2009 an Alaska-based member of a gun owner's message board going by the handle SubNine reported that he tried to enter a Cinemark owned theater with his open carry weapon but was told he was not allowed to enter the premisses armed because the chain had a no-weapons policy. It was a "gun-free zone" he was told by the manager.

A year before the above post another message board started a similar conversation. In 2008 the Open Carry forums also noted Cinemark's "gun-free zone" policy. One message board member even communicated via email with a Dan Meyers at the corporate offices of Cinemark. That corporate official confirmed the restriction and added that only police officers could carry their concealed weapons into Cinemark theaters. He also asked gun owners not to bother complaining to them about the policy.

So, as Ebert scoffs that no one returned fire at this theater and assumed that it went to invalidate concealed carry laws, he didn't bother to find out if anyone was or even could be armed in that theater. Turns out, they couldn't but Ebert tried to use this crime and its tragic consequences for his own political purposes anyway.

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Quote: Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection. The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended.

I was sitting in a Chicago bar one night with my friend McHugh when a guy from down the street came in and let us see that he was packing heat.

“Why do you need to carry a gun?” McHugh asked him.

“I live in a dangerous neighborhood.”

“It would be safer if you moved.”
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I tend to not get too worked up when celebrities die.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#3
Didn't even know he was still alive.
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streaker69;93582 Wrote:Didn't even know he was still alive.

To be honest, I don't think he was.

I think the past few years, was just gas escaping and slow decomp.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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His death moved me into second place in the death pool. Twothumbsup
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Are they still saving the balcony for him?
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Wait, which one was he?

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streaker69;93694 Wrote:Wait, which one was he?

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He was the one that looked more like an elderly lesbian.
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