Check out this Huffington Post article. During a radio interview on The Heritage Foundation's "Istook Live!" show, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was asked why he believes such senseless acts of violence take place. Gohmert responded:
You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place... Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important. Whether it's John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people ... Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters ... We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country.
Rep. Gohmert also questioned if the tragedy would have been as bad if someone else in the theater had been carrying a gun and shot back:
It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly.