Aurora Theater Shooting

4:44pm

Mon July 23, 2012

3:13pm

Mon July 23, 2012
The Aurora Theater Shootings

Politicians Shy Away From New Gun Control Efforts

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 9:45 pm

Mourners create a memorial at the fountain of the Aurora Municipal Center after a prayer vigil Sunday for the 12 victims of Friday's mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

In the days since the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., there's been little discussion of the laws that allowed the gunman to acquire his arsenal.

Authorities say suspect James Holmes, who was arrested at the scene of the shooting that killed 12 people and wounded dozens more, was armed with a modified assault rifle, two pistols, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, told CNN this weekend that the guns are not the problem.

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7:59am

Mon July 23, 2012

What Defines Terrorism In Light Of The Aurora Theater Shootings?

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On the day of the shootings at the Aurora Theater, one of the telling quotes that defines the times we live in was "I want to emphasize, at this point, we do not see a nexus of terrorism...". This was said by FBI Special Agent Jim Yacone at a Friday press briefing. Yet over the weekend, Governor Hickenlooper during TV appearances said, "In a funny way, this guy was a terrorist." Nathan Heffel was on The Takeaway this morning as they confronted that question.
Source: Thetakeaway · Via: Nathan Heffel
In the days since the Colorado shootings, commentators and politicians have started to liken James Holmes, the suspected killer, to a terrorist. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper did so twice yesterday morning - on NBC's Meet the Press, and again on CNN's State of the Union.

6:54am

Mon July 23, 2012

5:28am

Mon July 23, 2012
The Two-Way

If Not For Jammed Gun, Officers' Sharp Eyes, More Might Have Died In Aurora

Originally published on Mon July 23, 2012 12:43 pm

James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on Monday.
KUSA-TV

A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, made his first court appearance this morning as the state of Colorado began its case against the man arrested at the scene of Friday's massacre in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed and an additional 58 were wounded.

It was a short hearing in an Arapahoe County, Colo., courtroom, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET. He'll be formally charged next Monday, the judge announced.

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