When I asked the shooter, James Holmes, if he shot down the movie theater, he told me, “No, I wasn’t a victim.”
In his statement, Holmes said, “I am the victim in this case.”
The gunman said that he killed the moviegoers because they were the wrong people to be in control of the movie theaters in Aurora, Colorado.
It’s not clear if he killed all of them.
But, he said, he killed them for being a “disgruntled employee.”
“I’ve never liked the movie industry.
I never wanted to see it fail,” Holmes said in the statement.
“I wanted to get rid of it, and I did.
I don’t want to lose any money.
And I don,t want it to happen again.
I didn’t want it for this town.
I want it in my basement.”
In the statement, the shooter said he was “sick and tired of people trying to take advantage of the weak and helpless.”
He went on to say, “If I could take out the whole world, I would.”
“You’re sick and tired,” he said.
“If you’re not willing to stand up and fight, I will.”
The shooter said that the movie was about to open when he shot.
He said he went into the theater to see the trailer and did not know the actors or directors.
He told me that he was not angry at anyone in the theater.
He just wanted to kill them, he was sick and frustrated.
He wanted to take the world’s resources away from them, and then destroy it.
He was sick of the system.
“When I saw the movie, I was really angry,” Holmes told me.
“And I just wanted that to be the end of it.”