Earlier this week, Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine made headlines when he claimed that President Obama staged the shootings at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin as part of an eleborate plot to pass gun control laws.
In response, Aurora shooting victim Carli Richards (pictured left, taking a pic of her shooting wounds) told TMZ.com: “Some people think the president is a good scapegoat, but he didn't shoot me."
“Everybody is emotional at this time and needs to blame somebody, I guess. I don't think they realize the consequences of not being responsible for your own actions and James Holmes needs to be held accountable for his, to whatever way the justice system deems fit."
The NY Daily News reports that Mustaine told a Canadian talk show that President Obama was not born in America: "[I have] a lot of questions about him, but certainly not where he was born. I know he was born somewhere else than America.”
A former Democrat, Mustaine says he has given up drugs and alcohol, and has become a born-again Christian.