Let me bring something up that I have noticed from the crime scene photos that have been released from the tragedy that is the Aurora, Colorado
shooting. We have heard over the past week many reports (listed below) about the weaponry that the alleged shooter had with him. These include the
1) Remington 870 12 Gauge Tactical Shotgun
2) Smith & Wesson M&P15 Assault Rifle with a 100 Round Drum Magazine
3) Glock .40 cal handgun
It appears, the police say, that James E. Holmes, the man accused in the Aurora shootings, used all three types of weapons inside the theater as
well, first firing the shotgun, then using the semiautomatic rifle until its 100-round barrel magazine jammed, and finishing off with a pistol. (A
second .40-caliber pistol was also found at the scene, though it was unclear whether it had been used in the theater.)
Oates said Holmes purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition and multiple magazines, including a drum magazine able to hold 100 cartridges, from stores
and on the Internet.
So it was stated that not only did the alleged shooter carry an “semi-automatic assault rifle”, but that he had a “100 round drum magazine” on
it, which subsequently jammed. This has been stated as fact by many news outlets, police reports, and of course politicians who are using this fact as
a reason to move forward on this revived talk of gun control. To many, this is the issue, that he was able to carry so many rounds to inflict damage
before having to reload.
But my question to you is, where is the 100 round drum magazine? Look at this picture below from the crime scene:
Now, take a look at these pictures of a 100 round drum magazine for the type of weapon that supposedly had this 100 round drum magazine:
I have looked at this picture over and over, and there is no way I see this gun having one of these magazines on it. I even showed this picture to a
friend of mine that is fairly knowledgeable about guns, and I didn’t mention a thing about the magazine. He took one look at it and the first thing
he says is “That isn’t a 100 round magazine”. Of course from a political stance, this higher capacity magazine certainly makes it much more
dramatic, and helpful to the gun control cause than a standard capacity magazine of 30 or 40 rounds, right? But I don’t see in that picture, and I
know it isn’t the best picture, but I don’t see that gun having a 100 round drum on it. It is laying pretty flat on the ground, not at an angle as
one would think it would lay if it had this drum on it. But again, after looking at this picture over and over, I still don’t see this with anything
other than a standard magazine. No shadows of it laying at an angle at all. Sure, maybe it is just how I am looking at it, and others may see
differently, but tell me I am wrong here. Am I?
Could this be a complete and blatant lie by the mainstream media as part of the gun control push? Or, is this just a simple mistake in the reporting,
which there has been a lot of, and in reality he just didn’t have that type of magazine? Something is up with this, and after reading all the
reports of what he was carrying, this seems to be a rather large mistake here. Any thoughts on this?
Peace be to all the victims and families of the victims in this horrible event.