The father of deceased actor, Heath Ledger, who played the Joker in The Dark Knight, seems worried. His worry stems from hints by some people who seek to blame his son, at least in part, for the Aurora, Colorado shooting.
"We can't blame Heath or the (Joker) character," he emphasized. The connection between James Holmes, the shooter, and the fictitious Batman character is tenuous at best. To blame the shootings on just that one connection seems ludicrous.
Kim Ledger says he's more worried about the family members of the victims than anything else. However, he also seeks to remind people that the Joker isn't real. He's a movie character like millions of other characters in thousands of other films over the years. The fault lies with the shooter alone.
"The guy's obviously a nut case," says the senior Ledger. "He has obviously lost it." However, he does hope the tragedy might have some impact on the issue of gun control. "I think what America should be doing is restricting the availability of ammunition or revisiting their gun laws," says Kim.
There's no doubt that almost everyone wishes that guns could be taken out of the hands of people like James Holmes. However, some doubt that gun control will really do that. Bad guys will always find a way to kill if they're so inclined. History has proven that fact a million times over.
What gun control will do, however, is make innocent people an easier target. They'll have nothing with which to defend themselves. If anything, the Colorado shooting proved that it is innocent people who will suffer most.