Sunday, July 22, 2012

This Week with George Stephanopoulos - July 22, 2012

July 22, 2012
Pierre Thomas
Mayor Steven Hogan (Aurora, CO)
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Charles Ramsey (Chief Philadelphia police)
Dan Abrams
Dr. Richard Besser
Stephanopoulos: wow the Colorado
massacre is the worst shooting
in American history

Thomas: he planned this for months

Stephanopoulos: incredible

Thomas: he was like a mad scientist
villain from a movie

Stephanopoulos: he bought a lot of
guns and ammo

Thomas: he could by tear gas and
assault rifles and experts are saying
nothing can ever be done about that

Stephanopoulos: why did he do it

Hogan: I don’t know

Stephanopoulos: your cops are angry

Hogan: he booby trapped his apartment
just to kill first responders

Stephanopoulos: you call him a terrorist

Hickenlooper: he wanted to create fear

Stephanopoulos: how are you coping

Hogan: we can’t let him win!

Stephanopoulos: it’s a good thing the
killing wasn’t much worse

Hickenlooper: there was great heroism

Stephanopoulos: impressive

Hickenlooper: it shines a light and lifts spirits

Stephanopoulos: how are the victims doing

Hogan: they are recovering from
being shot with a military grade
machine gun - so not so good

Stephanopoulos: Mayor Bloomberg
called for less guns while others have
said we need more guns

Hickenlooper: if he didn’t buy guns
he would have gone into that movie
theatre and punched or stabbed people

Stephanopoulos: no one knew the
suspect was crazy

Hogan: no he seemed perfectly normal

Hickenlooper: if we don’t all go
see Batman the terrorists will win!

Stephanopoulos: what do you want
to hear from the President?

Hogan: it means a lot to us that
he’s coming

Stephanopoulos: how is America overreacting

Charles Ramsey:  we are stepping up
security at movie theatres which
of course is totally pointless

Stephanopoulos: I like it

Ramsey: Columbine, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Aurora - how many more do we need 

Stephanopoulos: if only someone in the
movie theatre had a gun they could
have shot the killer

Ramsey: an untrained person shooting
a guy with body armor with tear gas
in a dark theater - what could go wrong?

Stephanopoulos: he passed a background check

Ramsey: gun violence occurs every day
- it’s a fucking nightmare!

Stephanopoulos: what would you do

Ramsey: how about mandatory gun
registration and no assault weapons

Stephanopoulos: will anything ever be done?

Thomas: we will guard movie theatres for
a few days and then throw up our hands
and massacres will happen again

Stephanopoulos: hey why don’t more
shoot movie theatres?

Thomas: they would but those concession
prices are outrageous

Abrams: his defense attorney is going to
the movie theatre first

Stephanopoulos: why is that

Abrams: maybe he wants to find out how
The Dark Knight ends

Stephanopoulos: is he insane

Abrams: he just a lawyer

Stephanopoulos: I meant the suspect

Abrams: a jury will not accept that he didn’t
know killing  people was wrong

Dr. Richard Besser: as a doctor I can say that
he was probably not ‘crazy’

Stephanopoulos: he wasn’t a psycho loner

Abrams: he can be crazy but legally sane

Stephanopoulos: heck you can be crazy
and be elected to Congress