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Can We Prevent the Next Mass Murder?

Jack Levin, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Jack Levin, Ph.D.

In the aftermath of last Friday morning's massacre at an Aurora Colorado cinema, everybody wants to know how we might prevent the occurrence of future mass killings in public places.

WATCH: First Video Of James Holmes Speaking At A Science Camp

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A 6-year-old video shows Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes as a thin teenager wearing an oversized shirt and occasionally breaking into...

Gun Control is a Religious Issue

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

These shootings would not have happened if the shooter did not have such easy access to firearms and ammunition. Religious people need to meditate on the connection between the more traditional "life issues" and the overdue need for stricter gun control.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg: Obama Has Avoided The Issue Of Gun Control For Three Years | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said President Barack Obama has spent his first term avoiding the gun control debate, as he continued to press O...

LISTEN: Audio Of The First Hour Of Police, Fire Response To Shooting

Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver

About 25 minutes into the latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," suspected shooter James Eagen Holmes, 24, entered theater number 9 at the Centu...

Why Gun Control Is Patriotic

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The Second Amendment was designed to ensure our safety, but the way it is interpreted by the gun lobbies endangers our safety instead. As a patriotic American, does that sound right to you?

College Athletes Among The Wounded In Theater Shooting

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- A Colorado State University football recruit and a former Winona State football player were among dozens of people wounded at a movie...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Colorado Governor Ducks Question On State's Gun laws | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) dodged a question Sunday about whether he should revisit the state's gun laws in the wake of Friday'...

Evangelical Leader: Non-Christian Victims Of Colorado Shooting Going To 'Terrible Place'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion

An evangelical spokesperson for a religious group known as Truth In Action has claimed that the tragedy in Colorado happened because America has lost ...

Colorado Shooting Victims Remembered

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.21.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — A U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours of duty in the Middle East. A 6-year-old girl excited about her swimming classes. A T...

Authorities Identify The 12 Victims Killed In Theater Shooting

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- Ashley Moser drifted in and out of consciousness in the ICU, a bullet lodged in her throat and a gunshot wound to her abdomen. In her...

Sam Stein

GOP Sen: There's A Constitutional Right To Buy High-Capacity Magazines | Sam Stein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) drew a fairly strict line in the sand on Sunday with respect to the coming debate over gun control, suggesting...

Police: Suspect Planned Colorado Shooting For Months

Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

By MEAD GRUVER and THOMAS PEIPERT, ASSOCIATED PRESS AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The shooting suspect who went on a deadly rampage inside a Colorado thea...

Obama Heading To Visit Colorado Shooting Victims, Families

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

By By MARK S. SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama again steps into the role of consoler-in-chief during a visit Sunday wit...

Sharon Silke Carty

Focus On The Victims, Not The Shooter, Victim's Family Urges | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

When Peter Burns' cell phone rang at 2:15 a.m. Friday, he glanced at the caller ID with eyes blurred from sleep, and decided to ignore it. It was...

Brother Of Shooting Victim Urges Public To Shift Focus To People Who Died

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

In the aftermath of the senseless shooting tragedy that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater early on Friday morning, there has been endless s...

Controlled Detonation Of Colorado Shooting Suspect's Apartment Successful

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

The controlled detonation of Colorado Shooting suspect James Holmes' apartment on Saturday was successful. Someone yelled "fire in the hole" a few...

Roger Ebert: We've Seen This Movie Before

New York Times | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

JAMES HOLMES, who opened fire before the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” could not have seen the movie. Like many whose misery is re...

Shooting Prompts Cancellation Of 'Dark Knight Rises' Premieres

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment

MEXICO CITY — Warner Bros. Pictures says it has canceled appearances by the cast and filmmakers of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in Mexico a...

WATCH: Stories From Inside Century 16 Theater 9

Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

About 20 minutes into the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at Aurora's Century 16 theater, a gunman, suspected to be James Holmes, entere...

Search Of Shooting Suspect's Apartment Clouded By Concerns

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — Police in Colorado say that all hazards have been removed from the apartment of theater shooting suspect James Holmes and that r...

Names Of Victims Emerge In Batman Shooting

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — Ashley Moser drifted in and out of consciousness in the ICU, a bullet lodged in her throat and a gunshot wound to her abdomen. I...

Holmes Said To Be A 'Brilliant' Science Student

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD AND DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER — James Eagen Holmes came from a well-tended San Diego enclave of two-story homes with red-tiled roofs, where neighbors recall him as a c...

Did The Aurora Shootings Ruin Midnight Movies?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Midnight movies are supposed to be fun. They're supposed to be giddy gatherings of the most excited fans who can't wait to have t...

Authorities Search For Clues In Theater Shooting

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT and MEAD GRUVER | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — The shooting suspect accused in a deadly rampage inside a Colorado theater planned the attack with "calculation and deliberation...