The argument was against calling the practice a "near deadly mistake". The examples I gave were also incidents where children were killed. The locations were just as deadly. Does the nobility of seeing a congresswoman, going to school or visiting McDonalds (nobility?) negate the deadliness of visiting those locations on the day of the shooting? Does that nobility bring the children killed in those incidents back to life? Nope. There is nothing inherently deadly about visiting a movie theater in a mall in Colorado with a few hundred other people. It is not the parenting choice I would make but it is not inherently deadly. Lets focus a little here: The law was apparently broken by James Holmes, who apparently killed 12 people and wounded 58 others in a shooting rampage (innocent until proven guilty - despite the lynch mob attitude). What law was broken by a parent being out with their child?