Bloomberg backed congressional candidate states concealed carriers failed Aurora shooting victims

by Chris Callahan, Guns.com  |  published on April 8, 2013

robin kelly

In what seems like an endless stream of politicians shooting themselves in the foot this week, Robin Kelly a Democrat running for Jesse Jackson Jr’s vacated Illinois Congressional seat, stated concealed carry to be useless as no one in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater was able to take down shooter James Holmes with their concealed carry firearm.

Speaking to an NAACP sponsored candidate debate she said, “in the movie [theater], they have conceal and carry, but nobody pulled out their guns to kill the gentleman that did all the damage that he did.”

The one minor issue with what she said was that the Aurora Cinemark theater was a ‘gun free zone’ that did not allow concealed carriers in attendance. Currently a joint lawsuit is in progress by a number of victims families claiming the theater failed to provide ample security to its patrons. Some even believe Holmes may have specifically targeted the theater due to its ban on guns.

Robin Kelly, who is a staunch opponent of guns rights, caught the attention of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC, which donated $2 million to her campaign. She has also received an endorsement from President Obama.

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Comments are closed.

?>

All Things Gun Related

Whether you’re into AR-15s, AKs, carbines, shotguns, self-defense pistols, or hunting rifles, American Firearms Review will provide you with the most up to date product reviews, news, and everything else you need to know about firearms and accessories. Join over 1,000,000 avid gun owners who trust American Firearm Review for their daily dose of Second Amendment news and reviews.

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.