Carli Richards, Aurora Shooting Survivor, Responds To Megadeth Singer's Obama 'Staged' Comment

Carli Richards, a survivor of the Aurora movie theater shooting that last month left 12 people dead and 58 injured, has a message for Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine: President Barack Obama didn't shoot her.

"Some people think the president is a good scapegoat but he didn't shoot me," Richards told TMZ.

Richards' comments came in the wake of a statement Mustaine made at a recent show in Singapore.

"Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all of these murders," Mustaine told the crowd. "The 'Fast and Furious' thing down at the border. And Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now, the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."

Mustaine continued, "I don't know where I'm going to live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America."


"Everybody is emotional at this time and needs to blame somebody I guess," Richards, who suffered multiple bullet wounds in the July 20 shooting, told TMZ.

James Holmes, the accused gunman, showed no emotion during a procedural hearing in a Denver court on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

Earlier this month, Richards said that death by firing squad "would be totally justified" as a punishment for the alleged shooter.

Click over to TMZ to hear more from Richards.

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