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Dark Knight Shooting 2012

'There's No Way To Prevent It': Cops Can't Prevent Lone Gunmen

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The lone gunman keeps law enforcement officers across the country awake at night. He's hard to pick out of a crowd. He has no criminal ...

Shooting Survivors Recount Hellish Chaos In Theater

AP | ROBERT RAY and COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- One man remembers the moment he knew his friend's life was ebbing away as she lay bleeding on the floor beside him. Another remembers...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Rep. Says Colorado Shooting Remarks Were 'Taken Out Of Context' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Saturday that his controversial comments about the Aurora, Colo., shootings were "grossly taken out of...

PHOTO: Obama Hugs Aurora Shooting Hero Who Kept Friend Alive

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

When President Barack Obama spoke on Sunday after meeting with victims of the Aurora shooting and their families at the University of Colorado Hospita...

Batman Mask Found At Theater Shooting Suspect's Apartment

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 07.23.2012 | Crime

AURORA, Colo. -- A law enforcement official says investigators have found a Batman mask inside the apartment of a man suspected of opening fire at a m...

James Holmes Heads To Court

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 09.22.2012 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — His hair dyed a shocking comic-book shade of orange-red, James Holmes showed up in court for the first time, but didn't seem...

Colorado Shooting Suspect To Appear In Court

Reuters | Mary Slosson and Chris Francescani | Posted 09.21.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo., July 23 (Reuters) - The man accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater makes his first appearance in court on Mond...

Online Ammunition Sales Highlighted By Aurora Shootings

The New York Times | JACK HEALY | Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

Unhindered by federal background checks or government oversight, the 24-year-old man accused of killing a dozen people inside a Colorado movie theater...

Romney: Obama's Aurora Visit Was 'The Right Thing'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama's decision to meet with the families of victims of the Colorado shooting was "the right ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Tells Moving Story Of Colorado Shooting Survivors | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

After meeting with family members of victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., President Barack Obama on Sunday told the moving story of two young wom...

Sam Stein

Obama To Address Gun Control Within Confines Of 'Existing Law' | Sam Stein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has so far declined to weigh in on possible legislative responses to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., this Friday. ...

Columbine Survivors Reach Out To Colorado Shooting Victims

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.21.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — The images brought it all back for survivors of the 1999 Columbine massacre. The blood. The tears. The confusion and the heartac...


Russell Foltz-Smith | Posted 09.21.2012 | Crime
Russell Foltz-Smith

After 19 years these shadows still follow me. And I wasn't even there. But in an infinite number of imagined memories I was there. I process my own mortality all the time, constantly. My own death over and over. How does Bobby feel? How do the families of my former coworkers process this?

Family Pastor: James Holmes Was Shy Boy Driven To Succeed

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion

SAN DIEGO -- A pastor for the family of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes recalls him being a shy boy who was driven to succeed academically. Se...

Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
John W. Whitehead

Yet even with the 24-hour coverage, we have more questions than answers, and speculation is rife. And the biggest question of all looms large: Who or what is to blame?

Obama Visits Aurora Shooting Victims, Families

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

AURORA, Colo. -- Despair all around him, President Barack Obama on Sunday offered hugs, tears and the nation's sympathy to survivors of the Colorado s...

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...

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...

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?

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...