We grieve for the senseless carnage that recently took place in Aurora, Colorado. James Holmes, the man who allegedly killed 12 people and injured 58 others at a packed midnight screening of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is in custody and we pray will receive the due penalty from the civil magistrate for his crimes. May the Lord have mercy on his soul, and may He bless the families of those who were killed and wounded.
Thirteen years before, but only 30 minutes from Aurora, in another Denver suburb called Columbine, another massacre took place that shook the nation. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting spree in which a total of 12 students and a teacher were murdered and 24 others were injured. The murderers committed suicide.
Now, as then, people are blaming guns for the killings. But Brian Rohrbough—who lost his teenage son Dan at Columbine—said on Crosswalk with Gino Geraci, says the problem is not guns, the problem is evil. Asked if the solution is more gun control, Mr. Rohrbough, who shared his heart-wrenching story in IndoctriNation, and wrote the introduction to the upcoming IndoctriNation Book, answered,
“At Columbine, they got most of the guns illegally, these are criminals. Someone who is willing to kill innocent people is clearly willing to break any law to get the weapons they can do this crime with. At Columbine, had their bombs gone off, that would have killed far more people than the guns. What would the argument have been then? That we need to outlaw propane tanks?”