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Movie Theater Shooting

Man Fearing Mass Shooting Brings Gun To Theater, Accidentally Shoots Woman: Cops

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.27.2016 | Crime

A man fearing mass shootings brought a gun into a Washington movie theater and accidentally shot a woman before running away, police said. Dane Galli...

Regal Cinemas Starts Checking Bags After Theater Shootings

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment

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The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

Movie Theaters Stay Busy Despite Shooting

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

BOSTON (AP) — A day after the country's second major theater shooting in recent history, some rattled observers shunned future movie outin...

Latest Theater Tragedy Makes Case for Changing Gun Laws

Kevin Price | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

It has happened again, another "gun free zone" has attracted another murderer at a place intended for family entertainment. People in the Grand Theater on Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana had that entertainment disrupted in a violent way, ending with 3 dead and 9 injured.

Louisiana State Rep. Calls For Stricter Gun Control Laws After Theater Shooting

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

Louisiana state Rep. Terry Landry Sr. (D) called for more gun control at a press conference Friday after the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana m...

Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting Victims Identified

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Crime

The victims of a Thursday night shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, were identified by police at a Friday morning press conference as...

Colorado Shooter's Urge to Kill Could Set Him Free

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.07.2015 | Crime
Amy Dardashtian

A jury will soon decide whether James Holmes is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Last week, one of his victims, Ashley Moser, took the stand in her wheelchair.

Movie Gunman Wrote Of 'Obsession To Kill' Since Childhood

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 26 (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychi...

2 Shot In Atlanta Movie Theater

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are investigating a shooting inside a movie theater in the city's Midtown neighborhood that left two people hospitaliz...

What We Can Learn From the 188-Page Report on the Aurora Theater Shooting

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I'm not in any way opposed to using a gun or anything else for genuine, self-defense. But I am opposed to the shameless pandering of the NRA and other gun promoters to the childish fantasy that if you walk around with a gun, that you're protecting yourself or others from harm.

Judge Rejects Request For More Time From Accused Theater Shooter's Defense

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case pleaded Tuesday for more time so they can interview a psychiatrist ...

Armed, Locked and Loaded: The Worst and Most Intimidating Gun States

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

No one should feel safe in the following states. These are states with the most Wild West gun laws where you are most likely to encounter someone -- anyone -- with a gun. And it is time to take a stand and do something about it.

Holmes Defense Wants Reporter To Reveal Sources

AP | Posted 02.01.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to requ...

Shoot First, Claim Self-Defense Later

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Maybe I've got it all mixed up, but I haven't seen any interviews with guys in prison who pulled out a gun and shot someone because it was the "only" way they could settle an argument on favorable terms.

Wife Of Man Shot For Texting: 'My Whole World Is Shattered'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

The wife of a Florida man who was shot and killed last week in an argument over texting at a movie theater said she is struggling to pick up the piece...

It's Time To Calm Down About Movie Theater Disruptions

Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

The killing in Florida is not the first time select bloggers have placed their precious movie-going experience above human decency.

Movie Theater Shooting Suspect Claims Texter Attacked Him

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a retired Tampa police officer's praiseworthy career doesn't offset the severity of the charge tha...

Slain Moviegoer Was Texting Toddler Daughter Before Shooting

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Crime

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — An argument over texting in a Florida movie theater Monday triggered a retired Tampa police captain to fatally shoot a ma...

Shooting Over Movie Theater Texting Leaves 1 Dead: Police

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. -- According to multiple reports, the shooting occurred after an apparent argument over an audience member texting during a screenin...

Report: Communications Failure Delayed Emergency Response

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

AURORA, Colo. — Police and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following the Aurora theater shootings, ...

Plea Deal Rejected In Aurora Shooting

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.28.2013 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater massacre case have rejected an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for avo...

Aurora Shooting Suspect Offers Guilty Plea | Posted 05.27.2013 | Crime

By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press DENVER -- Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him...

Cop Shoots Armed Man In Movie Theater

AP | Posted 03.14.2013 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — Police shot and critically wounded a man Saturday suspected of chasing his girlfriend with a handgun across a shopping mall parking ...

Prosecution To Unveil Evidence Against Aurora Shooting Suspect

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 03.09.2013 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The officers struggled to hold back the tears as they recalled the Colorado theater shooting: discovering a 6-year-old girl ...