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Obama: Assault Weapon Clampdown 'Shouldn't Be Controversial'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

In one of his most direct statements on gun control since his election, President Barack Obama Wednesday called for a "common sense" approach to assau...

Romney Issues Inaccurate Claim On Aurora Shooting Suspect

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

LONDON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday said many of the weapons obtained by the shooting suspect in Colorado were obtain...

Learning All the Wrong Lessons From Aurora

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Faithful Democrats are criticizing Obama because he has not used the latest massacre to push for gun control. Even after more than three years of proving the success of running the long game (see DADT, gay marriage, Iraq), Democrats insist on being both impatient and impractical.

Stop Calling the Aurora Shooter 'Evil'

Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 07.22.2013 | Media
Peter Finocchiaro

By treating the shooter as simply an evil man -- and evil, of course, is irreducible, irrational, operates not on reason but perversions of morality -- we also reduce the actual shooting to a force of nature, beyond our capacity to understand.

Gun Sales Skyrocket In Colorado In Wake Of Shooting

AP | MIKE BAKER and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.25.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Firearms sales are surging in the wake of the Colorado movie massacre as buyers express fears about both personal safety and lawmakers who a...

Gun Control Still Unpopular on Talk Radio in Wake of Aurora Shooting

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'll be happy to know lunacy hasn't been the norm on the conservative airwaves since the shooting. The response, especially among local conservative talk show hosts, has been more muted, respectful of the victims.

Holmes Sent Notebook To Psychiatrist Before Attack

Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

The man accused of killing a dozen people at a midnight screening of the 'The Dark Knight Rises' sent a journal detailing the rampage to a University ...

Funerals Begin For Shooting Victims

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver

DENVER — A dad who took his teenage children to the new Batman movie and was killed when a gunman opened fire on the theater was mourned Wednesd...

Olympic Rower From Aurora Devastated By Shooting

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver

WINDSOR, England — American rower Taylor Ritzel has experienced all sorts of personal anguish on her bumpy road to the London Olympics. Her mot...

Jailers: Batman Shooting Suspect Is A Spitter

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

Since being thrown behind bars as the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting, James Holmes has often spit at his jailers, ABC News reports. ...

Suspected Shooter Had Dating Profile On Match.com?

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A profile for a man whose name and appearance matched Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes has been removed from a dating website. Match....

It's the Guns - But We All Know, It's Not Really the Guns

Michael Moore | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

We are an easily frightened people and it is easy to manipulate us with fear. What are we so afraid of that we need to have 300 million guns in our homes? Who do we think is going to hurt us? Maybe we would take better care of each other.

Suspected Shooter Had 30+ Grenades In Apartment

Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver

Residents who live in the same apartment complex as suspected shooter James Holmes were still not allowed to return home as they expected on Tuesday s...

Aurora Proves How Far Off-Course We Have Strayed on the Second Amendment

John M. Burns | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime
John M. Burns

As time goes on and we stray further and further from the language of the Second Amendment, this farce will be proven wrong time and time again.

'The Coward's In Jail. Let's Move On To The Victims'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 09.23.2012 | Denver

NEW YORK (AP) — Some relatives of people killed in the Colorado theater shooting are urging television news outlets to resist using alleged killer J...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

'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.

Oscar Winner Thinks Aurora Shooter Deserves 'Gas Chamber'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment

In the wake of the Aurora, Colo. shooting at movie theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" that left 12 dead, Hollywood stars and executives have had ...