Aurora victim asks candidates about guns in ad

A survivor of the mass shooting inside a Colorado movie…

A survivor of the mass shooting inside a Colorado movie theater is making a plea for President Obama and Mitt Romney to address gun violence in their first debate this week.

Stephen Barton shows the wounds on his face and neck that he suffered when a gunman opened fire in an Aurora movie theater on July 20. Twelve people were killed and 57 others were wounded.

“This past summer in a movie theater in Colorado I was shot,” Barton says in the ad sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. “But I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won’t be so lucky. Enough to fill over 200 theaters.”

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  • Tim S.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Jeff, criminals target the easy prey, just like in nature. Why do you think they pick and choose places where people aren’t allowed to protect themselves. Look at the cities and metropolitan areas with the highest gun control laws, are they any safer due to higher gun laws? Nope.

  • Jeff Streeper

    What we need are more armed RESPONSIBLE citizens. If the criminals didn’t know if they were going to catch return fire, they would be less likely to commit the crime in the first place. Most criminlas are cowards, and look for easy prey in gun free zones. Arm yourselves and train yourselves, don’t be a victim.