During a midnight screening of the film, ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ a mass shooting occurred at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, located at the Town Center of the Aurora shopping mall, on July 20, 2012. Seventy people were shot, and twelve were killed. In terms of the number of people injured, the shooting is one of the worst in the contemporary United States and the deadliest in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. The sole suspect, James Eagan Holmes, was arrested outside the cinema a few minutes after the shooting.
Following the mass shooting in Aurora, another mass shooting occurred on August 5, 2012, and took place at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The 40-year-old ex-army gunman, Wade Michael Page, killed six people and wounded four others. After being shot in the stomach by an officer, Page shot himself in the head. The investigation was handed over to the FBI, and they investigated possible ties to white supremacist groups because of Page’s previous involvement with neo-Nazi groups, being a member of the Hammerskins.
The lead singer of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, recently made an accusation against President Barack Obama during the band’s live concert at Fort Canning in Singapore. The 50-year-old rocker claimed that President Obama was the mastermind behind the mass shooting in Aurora last July. According to Mustaine, Barack Obama is staging mass shootings in order to legislate gun control laws. Specifically, he suggested that President Obama had almost twenty people killed (12 in Aurora and 6 in Wisconsin).
“Back in my country, my president (makes puking sign with his finger in his mouth), he’s trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders, like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down the border… Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there… and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple,” he said.
“I was talking to our promoter here tonight,” he continued. “What a great guy. I was saying, ‘I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning Nazi America.’ And he said, ‘Move down here to Singapore.’”
Mustaine also told Infowars: “Nobody can deny that there were criminal rogues within the administration, and CBS News got the memos. Congress has the information, and basically, Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, who is a highly respected person, said that if they would stage ‘Fast and Furious,’ they′d be capable of staging anything, and it was all done to blame the second amendment.”
It is not a secret that the Megadeth’s frontman was never an Obama fan. He previously questioned the President’s birth certificate and disapproved his tax policy. “I’m disgusted with this guy,” he said. “He is my President; I respect the office of the presidency, but I think as a person and the things that he says, I’ve never heard anything this offensive ever come out of the mouth of a president, and I’m 50. I’ve heard a lot of presidents talk in my life.”
Because of the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation, it is a fact that many people believe the U.S. government should not be trusted, but the accusation against Barack Obama seems unstable, since there is no proof to support it. Many of Mustaine’s fans believe that the 50-year-old singer should not mix music with politics, but of course, there are also those who think it is time for celebrities to express their opinions since they influence such a large number of people.
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