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Donnelly Defends Gun Rights After Colorado Shooting

In response to a call from Mexico's president to review the country's gun laws, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, lashes out on his Facebook page and writes "there is no need to further restrict gun rights..."

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), a staunch opponent of gun control, said on his Facebook page Saturday that "there is almost nothing that we can do about deranged killers like this guy in Colorado" and insists that there is no need for stronger gun laws.

Donnelly, who represents part of Monrovia in the state Assembly, lashed out Saturday in response to a call from Mexican President Felipe Calderon asking the U.S. to review its gun laws after a man with an assault rifle and other weapons killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others in a crowded theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" in a Colorado suburb on Friday.

Here is Donnelly's full post:

Nothing ceases to amaze me. This is outrageous that the failed nation of Mexico would dare lecture the United States--where gun ownership by citizens is illegal, but gun violence is at epidemic proportions with the Drug Cartels slaugthering 60K people in the past 4 years. For the number of guns in this country, we are a remarkably peaceful people. Unless you are on scene, and armed, there is al...most nothing that we can do about deranged killers like this guy in Colorado; there is no need to further restrict gun rights because it will have no effect other than to make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens from exercising their right to defend themselves, and Gov't has already done enough damage! Godspeed.

Wally Geez July 22, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Where were all the concealed gun permit holders during the massacre? People talk about gun control but the best control would come if a bunch of people would have been ARMED, this piece of human excrement would have encountered RETURN FIRE - instead, everyone there was unarmed, they were just sitting ducks!!! Gun control advocates are idiots trying to prevent people from protecting themselves!! Look at what happens when a "brave" criminal walks into a situation where people can fight back: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/18/florida-customer-shoots-suspects-during-internet-cafe-robbery/
john lyman July 22, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I think reasonable people would agree that the availability of milatary weaponry, large magazine clips, bullet proof body armor is a major problem in a civilized country. We have the largest number of gun deaths in the developed world. This is not about defending yourself, this is about arming people to inflict mass casualties. When you have to go through more scrutiny to drive a car in this country than to purchase an assault rifle, I think that it's time to re-view our priorities. Donnely thinks it's perfectly fine to take a gun on an airplane, or pack a weapon in public. This is not the kind of country that I want to share with him.
Wally Geez July 22, 2012 at 09:10 PM
John, in Mexico, "assault weapons" and all handguns are strictly prohibited and illegal...a law abiding citizen would never have one of these. Read the news lately about what's going on in that society? The criminals that DO pack weapons run around with a very high degree of confidence that it's only him and his buddies (or the drug competition) that have one.
Don Wilson July 23, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Just follow the money, it cost probably $20,000.00 to get all the stuff he had! The bullet proof vest, a ballistic helmet, a gas device, a gas mask, military SWAT clothing and unidentified explosives were also found in Holmes' car, this stuff is hard to get. Why all the full body stuff unless someone wanted to keep him alive? Where did the attorney come from so fast? Why is the FBI grabbing all his computer stuff? You would have to really be stupid to think that he wasn't under some kind of mind control! So who is to blame? It is the PEOPLE OF AURORA, they are the ones that voted to have a city with no concealed carry permits in town, so why not hang a sign out here I am not armed so come and shoot me it's ok. There is no one going to rob or shoot someone if they think they will get shot back. So the real guilty ones are: people that voted for gun control, the police that allowed no carry permits in town and so on. There is not a safer place in the world than to have people around you that have concealed carry permits that are trained how to use their gun and if you have a concealed carry permit you have to go through the training. So if there were ten people in the show with concealed carry permits how many would have been saved? All of them because the incident would not of happen. So I hold you responsible for this action! There is so much evidence to prove my point just check for yourself, countries like Austria that have taken away guns i
R. Ray Morford July 23, 2012 at 01:47 PM
You cannot legislate good behavior. Outlaw guns then only the criminal will be armed. Chicago, Ill. has one of the strongest laws against guns in the Nation. They are the murder capital of our Nation. Over 1200 people have been murdered this year.
Gayle M. Montgomery July 23, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Look, this young man was obviously mentally ill. The symptoms of his behavior I've read include anhedonia, when you stop doing things you otherwise loved to do--like withdrawing from school. When the cops questioned his parents, they were not shocked it was him. If the young man had such a severe mental illness, there's no way weaponry should have gotten into his hands, period. The laws in many states including, I believe California, if you purchase in brick and mortar and undergo a background check don't allow this. So now what? We have a mentally ill kid who manages to stockpile weaponry. Why? Because he could. Because there weren't protections in place in the area in which he was living to preclude him from doing so. His is within the age group that schizophrenia often presents itself (18-24 when last I read). No way he should have had access to an assault weapon. Now those of you who rail and rally and scream we're denying 2nd Amendment, I'm not trying to take your guys away by this statement. Given your vehemence, I'm not sure I would want you to have one, but that's another matter.
Cyrus Kemp July 27, 2012 at 07:02 AM
The know it all, blow-hard of Patch, blows again. Come on down to the CC meetings and blow-hard there where we can put a face to your mouth.
Gayle M. Montgomery July 27, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Cyrus, stop bullying other posters, please. Sometimes, you post things of great value, like when you uploaded the map. But the post of 12:02 is bullying like you did with the little girls who did not agree with you, There is a way to ge your point across without this name calling.
Cyrus Kemp July 27, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Gayle, I did not see you defend me when the talking head of Valmont Drive, Ray was calling me names. You referring to me as a bully of little girls is name calling. I think you need to do a reality check and mind your own back yard.
Gayle M. Montgomery July 27, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Cyrus you did a very nice thing when you uploaded the city historical map. Then you turned around and brow beat a couple of young women who did not buy into your doom and gloom, we are all going to hell in a hand basket beliefs. Your glass is not half full, it is 75% empty. I do not know what you two guys are roostering about at each other or even to know if this is a standing cockfight, but you calling him out and telling him to the council meetings somyou can put a face to his mouth implies a threat. The irony is that, as your map conveyed, you have heretofore been posting as an alias. I read this forum, as do you, live in this neighborhood, and this is my backyard. I believe you make some good contributions over time and may be well intentioned, but implying a threat, like what are you going to do if you see his face, is not one of them. Not everyone in town has the ability to attend City Council meetings for a myriad of reasons. Cyrus, you have run for Council before. This is no way to act with those in the community if you hope to be seated in the future.
Cyrus Kemp July 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Gale, spend your time cleaning up your own act instead of trying to analyze others and read between lines to only come up with false conclusions. You seem to have appointed yourself annalist of the blog and your not very good at it. You seem to think that you may call names, cast dispersion's and make assumptions about others but no one else has that right. Like I said take care of your own back yard and don't worry about what others are doing in their back yards. You are not my mentor or moral compass, you are not qualified.
Gayle M. Montgomery July 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Why thank you, Cyrus. You have a nice weekend.
Cyrus Kemp July 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I always have a great weekend, thanks.

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