I am sorry that people are responding so harshly, the only blame should fall on the gunman, It wasn’t even a spontaneous act of insanity on his part, it was fully planned. He is the only one to be blamed for anything.
Taking children to any event that they desperately want to attend is not a crime, it is a treat. It is the parents responsibility to determine if it is an event that is appropriate for a child some children can handle it, some cannot. I have seen children freaked out by Bambi (I know adults that cry when Bambis mom is shot) and Cinderella others have no problem watching Batman.
To all of you that are blaming the attendees for various things…STOP IT. You were not there. People react spontaneously in a situation like that, your mind is filled with survival. Everyone reacts differently in a panic situation…. some freeze, some run, others find time almost slowing down which gives them time to think.
I want to stop hearing and seeing people who say “well I would have…” …No you wouldn’t have…you might think that is what you would have done, it might be what you want to do, but it is not what would have happened. You don’t know what would have happened.
No one is to blame except the gunman himself.
To anyone associated with the victims, or anyone receiving backlash due to the stupidity and ignorance of others……