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Dave Mustaine's claim that President Obama is responsible for the Aurora, Colo., shooting tragedy last month are ridiculous, says victim Carli Richards.

Richards, one of the 70 people who was shot in the theater that night (and one of the 58 to survive it), hit back at Mustaine's conspiracy theory today.

After hearing that Mustaine said Obama staged the Aurora shooting to push an anti-gun agenda, Richards said the rocker likely just wants attention:

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"Some people think the President is a good scapegoat but he didn't shoot me," she said.

"It’s obviously absurd and people who make up conspiracies just want attention."

"Everybody is emotional at this time and needs to blame somebody I guess."

"I don’t think they realize the consequences of not being responsible for your own actions and James Holmes needs to be held accountable for his, to whatever extent the criminal justice system deems fit."

Speaking of the actual person responsible, Richards, 22, previously said she'd like Holmes to die a slow, painful death, as lethal injection is too humane.

What do you think: Death penalty for Holmes?

 

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says President Barack Obama somehow "staged" the recent Colorado shooting as part of a conspiracy to ban guns. Seriously.

In comments that may put even Ted Nugent to shame, Dave suggested that Obama was behind the massacre perpetrated by James Holmes ... and a lot more.

At a Tuesday, August 7 performance in Singapore, Mustaine told the crowd, "Back in my country, my president ... he's trying to pass a gun ban."

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"So he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border ... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there ... and the beautiful people at the [Wisconsin Sikh temple]."

The rocker continued, "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 into Nazi America."

One major hole in Mustaine's "theory" (besides basic facts): Obama has not made any push for gun control in the wake of these tragedies.

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A billboard featuring a meme-style juxtaposition of President Obama and Aurora shooter James Holmes has garnered a great deal of attention, very little of it positive.

The billboard, located in Caldwell, Idaho, features a picture of Holmes, accompanied with the text “Kills 12 in a movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.”

Juxtaposed is a photo of Barack Obama, with the text: “Kills thousands with foreign policy, wins Nobel Peace Prize.” Check out the controversial billboard below:

Obama Aurora Billboard

The sentiment is similar to one of Heath Ledger's memorable Dark Knight quotes, in which he says no one would blink if he announced a “truck load of soldiers will be blown up," but people would "lose their minds" if he said a city mayor was going to die."

Holmes infamously likened himself to The Joker after the Aurora rampage.

Maurice Clements, the man in charge of the billboard, says he is part of a group who honor the memory of the late Libertarian activist Ralph Smeed.

He says the group is angry over Obama not bringing troops home from war.

"We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan," Clements said of his message.

Many locals are outraged, calling the billboard "pathetic," and "abhorrent."

What do you think of the Obama-James Holmes billboard?

 

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The names and ages of the 12 movie goers who tragically died in Friday's horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado have been identified. They are:

Jessica Ghawi, 24
Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6
John T. Larimer, 27
Alexander J. Boik, 18
Jesse E. Childress, 29
Jonathan T. Blunk, 26
Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32
Alex M. Sullivan, 27
Gordon W. Cowdon, 52
Micayla C. Medek, 23
Alexander C. Teves, 24
Matthew R. McQuinn, 27

According to the Coroner's statement, "the cause of death in all cases is related to gunshot wounds" and all families of those listed have been notified. We send our thoughts and prayers to them all.

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Meanwhile, with James Holmes in custody and new information continuing to leak out regarding this suspect, President Obama touched down yesterday in Aurora.

He visited the University of Colorado Hospital, visited with the families of the victims and met with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

"Out of this darkness a brighter day is going to come," Obama said. "Although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days that attention will fade away. And in the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who were impacted by this tragedy."

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Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living.

The people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved. They were mothers and fathers; they were husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.

So stated Barack Obama today in an address from Fort Myers, Florida, as he addressed the tragic Colorado shooting that took the lives of 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater.

“If there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's the reminder that life is very fragile," the President continued. "Our time here is limited and it is precious. What matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it's not the trivial things which so often consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately it's how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another."

A 24-year old former medical school student named James Holmes is in custody for the shooting.

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