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The First Aurora Shooting Lawsuit Targets Three Entities

Posted 07.25.2012 | Denver

The shooting tragedy at Aurora's Century 16 movie theater has just attracted its first lawsuit, according to a TMZ report. The website reports tha...

Pearce Apologizes For Controversial Facebook Comments

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

MESA, Ariz. -- A former Arizona legislator known for sponsoring the state's anti-illegal immigration law is apologizing for comments he made about the...

Freedom and Fatuity: Why Are Guns Okay But Gays Aren't?

David Callahan | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
David Callahan

James Holmes turned himself into a one-man army with the click of a mouse. That's the latest on the Aurora shooter, with authorities reporting that Ho...

Nearly $2 Million Donated To Aurora Shooting Victims Fund

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Denver

DENVER — The film studio that released the Batman film playing during the Colorado theater shooting is among the donors that have given a total ...

Colorado Gun Sales Spike After Aurora Theater Shooting

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver

Less than one week after the mass shooting which left 12 dead at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the Denver Post reports background checks for peopl...

Gun Laws and Drug Laws Aren't Working

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Eliyahu Federman

This isn't about whether gun ownership reduces or increases crime, or whether recreational drug use is benign or harmful. I aim to keep it simpler and more to the point: Are drug and gun laws proven to be effective at preventing access?

Shooting Survivors Released From Hospitals, Others In Critical Condition

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado hospital officials say two more survivors of the mass shooting in an Aurora theater have been released and another is improving. U...

Shooting Victim Gives Birth While Husband Fights For Life

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 09.23.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- When Katie Medley gave birth to healthy baby boy at University of Colorado Hospital, her husband Caleb, wounded in Colorado's theater shooti...

Our Dark Night of Guns and Money Isn't Over

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Do me a favor: If I'm ever lost to an act of "senseless violence," please ask the platitudinous politicians to point out that one of the best ways we can "love one another" is by making it harder to kill one another.

Disassociation Nation

Steven Weber | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Steven Weber

We have become so disassociated from reality that we are to the point where even though men, women and children are mowed down in schools, movie theaters and streets by nut jobs with assault weapons, we rush to defend the right to own these absolutely inessential weapons.

How Many Guns Keep You Safe?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

The only use for semi-automatic rifles is to kill people, and as many of them as possible. In considering the argument from this viewpoint, most guns are wasteful. Guns are to be used for protection or hunting and that is all.

'You Think We're Angry? We Sure As Hell Are Angry'

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- Dan Oates is an articulate, straightforward man who, as police chief in Colorado's third largest city, is passionate about his commun...

Michael Bloomberg: Mayor or Mouse?

Len Levitt | Posted 09.23.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Right out of the box following the Colorado movie massacre, Mayor Bloomberg was criticizing President Obama and Mitt Romney for their failure to advocate banning assault weapons. What a contrast to Bloomberg's silence in New York City.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner: I Agree With Obama That We Shouldn't Have New Gun Laws | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that, just like President Barack Obama, he doesn't plan to push for any new gun safety ...

Innocence Lost in Colorado? For Whom?

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Dr. David J. Leonard

While the concern and unease are understandable, I ask why this moment compels national conversations about life and death, about guns, about safety, about mental health and about tragedy, when countless other horrific moments don't elicit similar sadness and outage.

Our American Sin

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I recognize that solutions to gun violence, to mental health care, and to our educational inequity require political compromise. But we can't treat compromise as a philosophy. Our American dream should be to form a more perfect union, with government as a tool and not as an enemy.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Speaks Out On Aurora 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting

Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment

In the days following the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., which has left 12 dead and 58 injured, another cast member of "The Dark Knight Rises," J...

WATCH: Bloomberg Says Police Should Strike Until Government Acts On Gun Control

Posted 07.24.2012 | New York

Speaking as a guest on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Monday evening, Mayor Bloomberg stepped up his call for stricter gun laws by suggesting police ...

Intoxicated Man Allegedly Causes 'Mass Hysteria' At 'Batman' Screening

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Authorities say a confrontation with an intoxicated man at a southern Arizona theater caused moviegoers to flee a screening of ...

'Suspicious' Packages Found At CU-Denver Harmless

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- Hazardous material experts say two suspicious packages found at the University of Colorado's Aurora campus are harmless. Cautious un...

Dan Froomkin

Sacrifice For Security Skips Big Guns | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans have given up a lot in the name of increased security. Intrusive and expensive measures adopted since 9/11 have eroded privacy...

More Arrests Following 'Dark Knight Rises' Outbursts And Threats

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

-- At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring movi...

Warner Bros. Makes Donation To Aurora Victims

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — There seems to be very little of the blame-it-on-Hollywood backlash in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre that so often occ...

Families Of Shooting Victims Plan Final Goodbyes

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes spent a year in a small neuroscience doctoral program, surrounded by scientists and roughly three dozen classm...


Robert Walker | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Turn off the TV. Put down the newspaper. There is only one appropriate response to this horrific gun tragedy and all of its predecessors. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, and, most importantly, tell your elected-Representatives in Washington, "Enough."