Wall Street Journal
July 20, 2012
In the wake of last night’s shooting rampage in Colorado at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” that killed at least 12 people and injured 59 others, author Salman Rushdie tweeted this morning, “The ‘right to bear arms’ is the real Bane of America.”
Bane is the supervillain who faces off against Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises,” the latest installment of the Batman series of movies.
Throughout the day Rushdie has remained active on his Twitter account, revisiting his commentary on the 1999 Columbine school shootings, “After Columbine I was on Bill Maher’s old show arguing vs NRA’s Ted Nugent about gun control. Lots of Nugents on my timeline today.” and replying and retweeting roughly a dozen of his 340,302 followers comments.