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Colorado Shooting

Russell Pearce Stirs Social Media Controversy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Former Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce (R) weighed in on the horrific Colorado shootings on Saturday, focusing less on the suspected shooter, Jam...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: The Dark Knight Rises

Dan Persons | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Homicidal maniac in a well-crafted movie: great entertainment. Homicidal maniac in an actual movie theater... Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowsk...

The Fantasy of Absolute Safety

Ira Chernus | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Ira Chernus

The root of the problem is our dedication to the fantasy of absolute safety and security. The sooner we recognize that as our national fantasy and stop arming ourselves to the teeth in pursuit of it, the safer we all will be.

McCain Makes Dubious Claim On Controversial Issue

Raw Story | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says there is no proof that gun control leads to less gun violence, but he is willing to “look at everything” following a ...

Denver Shootings Highlight Brady Campaign's Call for Stricter Gun Laws

Larry Bodine | Posted 07.22.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

Nearly half of all Americans -- 47 percent -- now own firearms. And the killer who gunned down moviegoers in Denver obtained all his weapons legally. Reasonable minds question if it's a good idea to introduce hundreds of millions of firearms into the general public.

WATCH: Dem Congresswoman Blasts Colleagues On Gun Control

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) blasted the political arena on Sunday for its inaction on gun control. “A lot of politicians know it’s the righ...

Westboro Baptist Church Threatens To 'Super Picket' Aurora Prayer Vigil

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church appear to be on their way to protest a prayer vigil for victims of the Aurora massacre, according to tweets fro...

Colorado Suspect Was Rejected From Gun Club Due To 'Bizarre' Behavior

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.21.2012 | Denver

Associated Press AURORA, Colo. -- Shooting suspect James Holmes applied to join a Colorado gun range last month but never became a member because o...

Shooting Suspect Reportedly Facing Death Threats From Other Inmates

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

Inmates and prison workers are reporting unusual behavior from the 24-year-old sole suspect of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. According...

Illinois Man Brings Crosses To Colorado For Second Time

AP | Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago

AURORA, Colo. -- An Illinois man who placed 15 crosses near Columbine High School after the 1999 massacre there has returned to Colorado with 12 cross...

We Have No Right to Bear Arms

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Our Constitution's key assurance, the inalienable right of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and the right to carry a firearm cannot successfully co-exist. How would Thomas Jefferson have known about an AK47 with a 100-round magazine?

WATCH: Colorado Shooting Gives Craig Ferguson Pause

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.22.2012 | Comedy

One of three late night hosts to air a new episode on Friday night, "The Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson replaced his opening monologue with a som...

Anne Hathaway's 'Heart Aches & Breaks' Over Aurora Shooting

Posted 07.23.2012 | Entertainment

As the world learns the faces and names of the victims of the Aurora, Colo. shooting during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," another o...

Teens Remember AJ Boik, Recent High School Grad Who Died After Batman Massacre

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.22.2012 | Teen

Alexander J. Boik was an 18-year-old recent high school graduate and future student at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Following his dea...

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.

Dem Senator: Election Year Not Ideal For Gun Debate

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the nation needs to have a "sane" discussion on gun control and ban military-style assault weapons. But the C...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg: Obama Has Avoided The Issue Of Gun Control For Three Years

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Colorado Shooting Heightens Concern At Cubs-Cardinals Game, Other Entertainment Venues

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — The mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater rattled the nerves of some other moviegoers with opening weekend tickets for the new B...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...