National

7:13am

Tue July 24, 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.
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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.

4:39am

Mon July 23, 2012
U.S.

Aurora Shooting Survivor Focuses On 'Positivity'

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Let's hear some of the sounds from last night in Aurora, Colorado. That's where thousands of people gathered to remember victims of last Friday's shooting. Twelve people were killed. And the explosives rigged in the suspect's apartment suggest it could have been far worse.

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

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4:39am

Mon July 23, 2012
U.S.

Aurora Shooting Suspect To Appear In Court

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 12:52 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Police in Aurora, Colorado spent the weekend disarming a snarl of bombs and incendiary devices inside the apartment of James Holmes. He's the man police arrested early on Friday, just after they say he opened fire in a crowded movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring 58. Holmes is described as a 24-year-old who'd been studying at the University of Colorado. He's expected in court later this morning.

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