12 dead and 59 wounded in another mass shooting which seems to be more prevalent in our violent land than other parts of the world. I’m not in favor of banning guns, but there must be some way to keep dangerous crowd-killing firearms out of the hands of psychopaths like James Holmes, even if only by limiting the rounds in the clip and taking assault rifles off the market. Tighter licensing requirements and longer waiting periods would help as well. Of course, the chin-dribblers over at Breitbart.com immediately tried to nudge the specious tale that Holmes was a registered Democrat, a lame attempt at a political smear that they had to later correct. Typically shameless propagandizing on the back of a national tragedy.
By Clayton Sandell, Kevin Dolak and Colleen Curry
Aurora, Colo. July 20, 2012
Twelve people were killed and 59 were injured in Aurora, Colo., during a sold-out midnight premier of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” when 24-year-old James Holmes allegedly unloaded four weapons’ full of ammunition into the unsuspecting crowd.
The number of casualties makes the incident the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Holmes, an honors student and Ph.D candidate at a nearby college with a clean arrest record, allegedly entered the movie auditorium wearing a ballistics helmet, bullet-proof vest, bullet-proof leggings, gas mask and gloves. He detonated multiple smoke bombs, and then began firing at viewers in the sold-out auditorium, police said today.
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