Dunno why, I guess I am sick and tired of all the shooting incidents in the states. Every incident like this follows the same pattern in the aftermath - gun owners swoop down on internet forums and the media in general, to defend their 2nd amendment rights to own guns (lots of "rational" people suggest that the incident could have been avoided if everyone in the theater carried a gun for self defense - WTF ?!!)
America's gun laws are just ludicrous. In Singapore the punishment for unlawful possession of firearms is death - not that I agree with it, but it just shows the stark disparity between America's attitude towards guns and that of - sorry to say this - more sensible countries. Isn't the 2nd Amendment borne out of the Civil War? Isn't that a VERY VERY VERY long time ago? Much as I admire America's deep respect for its Constitution, which is something I wish Singapore had, sometimes you just gotta admit that some things, no matter how sacrosanct, need to change with the times.
This one was a truly bizarre incident, since the guy was apparently a pretty bright student studying neuroscience ( ironically researching reality and fantasy ), and the fact that he dressed up as the Bane character wearing a gas mask made me a bit queasy in watching the movie so soon after the incident.
Wow, I didn't know he dressed up as the Bane character; I only heard about how he told the police he was the Joker or something. Yeah I know what you mean; when I was watching I found myself thinking about the shooting also, and how weird it was that I was watching on screen what had happened in real life.
Maybe his research drove him crazy. Actually, it's quite a wonder how the super intelligent haven't all gone crazy; knowing too much about the world isn't a good thing sometimes.