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Colo. shooter purchased guns legally from 3 different stores
CBS News ^ | July 20, 2012 | ByMichelle Castillo

Posted on 07/20/2012 4:54:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

CBS News) More information about the firearms used in the deadly shooting in Aurora, Colo. during the midnight "Dark Knight Rises" screening has come to light. A law enforcement source close to the investigation told CBS News that all the guns were purchased within the last six months, which is considered a "short time to the crime."

The guns were all purchased legally between May 22 and July 6 at three Colorado gun stores.

James Holmes purchased a Smith and Wesson .233 high powered semi-automatic rifle at Gander Mountain gun store in Thornton, Colo, according to the law enforcement source. He also bought a .40 caliber Glock pistol at Gander Mountain gun store in Aurora, Colo. Another .40 caliber glock handgun and a Remington 870 shotgun were purchased at Bass Pro Shops in Denver, Colo.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aurora; aurorashooting; colorado; jamesholmes; jamesholmesguns; leftwingmassmurder
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1 posted on 07/20/2012 4:55:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wonder what set him off earlier in May to prompt him to plan this?


2 posted on 07/20/2012 4:56:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nevermind the guns, but where did he get the supposedly regulated law enforcement clothing?

...By Any Means Necessary...


3 posted on 07/20/2012 4:59:06 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WOW what a report, what is a .233? does that go along with the reports of the tea partier that did it. good job journalist
/s off


4 posted on 07/20/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by hoskinsr3106
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These are not all the wepons he had, police chief said he had an AR-15

So where did he buy all the SWAT gear (full body armor) and tear gas canister?

and where and when did he train in using the weapons and the tear gas equipment? You dont just go buy this stuff, load up, put on a gas mask, and go shoot 71 people in the dark


5 posted on 07/20/2012 5:01:52 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: bgill

Drugs.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 5:02:00 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh the media is focusing on guns now. This guy must have some leftist affiliation they’re all trying to not discuss.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 5:02:00 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

12 dead is a tragedy.

But it is a typical weekend in Chicago.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 5:02:47 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I would like to know if he was on any meds (and/or illegal drugs).

And, whether he might have taken meds as a child or teen.

A ct scan for brain tumors might be worth doing, but for some reason, mostly I suspect meds.

.

9 posted on 07/20/2012 5:03:32 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These are not all the weapons he had, police chief said he had an AR-15

So where did he buy all the SWAT gear (full body armor) and tear gas canister?

and where and when did he train in using the weapons and the tear gas equipment? You dont just go buy this stuff, load up, put on a gas mask, and go shoot 71 people in the dark


10 posted on 07/20/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: hoskinsr3106
what is a .233?

Poor stenography by the scribblers.

I assume it was a .223


11 posted on 07/20/2012 5:06:31 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: bgill

Something was way off long before he bought any guns. He believed one lie, upon another lie, upon another until he devises a plan and that’s when guns come in.

Not like a home owner who buys to protect him/family from harm but he buys to cause harm.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 5:11:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: silverleaf
Smith and Wesson .233 high powered semi-automatic rifle

That is an AR-15.

Very generic term...

13 posted on 07/20/2012 5:11:55 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: grobdriver

OK!


14 posted on 07/20/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: grobdriver

OK!


15 posted on 07/20/2012 5:13:25 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: whitedog57
12 dead is a tragedy.

But it is a typical weekend in Chicago.

POST OF THE DAY

SADLY NOT BEING VOICED ON THE MSM

16 posted on 07/20/2012 5:13:50 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: whitedog57

Good point!

weekend after weekend!


17 posted on 07/20/2012 5:14:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: silverleaf
These are not all the weapons he had, police chief said he had an AR-15

A Smith & Wesson M&P15 .223 Rifle
could be described as a AR-15.

18 posted on 07/20/2012 5:15:03 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: silverleaf

The Chief probabably was describing the S&W rifle generically as an AR15. Just like these days everthing else seems to be called an AK47.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 5:15:03 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: silverleaf
So where did he buy all the SWAT gear (full body armor) and tear gas canister?

It's rumored he has OWS and Black-Bloc connections.

Maybe there is some truth to those rumors after all....??

20 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: hoskinsr3106

“what is a .233”

I think its a 5.56 mm AR-15...but I could be wrong.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:19 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m trying to figure out what the “news” is here. The only police record on this weirdo is a traffic ticket.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nascarnation
SADLY NOT BEING VOICED ON THE MSM

DELIBERATELY not being voice on the MSM nor by two candidates.

23 posted on 07/20/2012 5:17:59 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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24 posted on 07/20/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thus if this is true, Fox News was mistaken? What to believe, what to believe?


25 posted on 07/20/2012 5:20:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Hardraade

“regulated law enforcement clothing?”

Didn’t know law enforcement had regulated clothing.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: silverleaf

[ These are not all the wepons he had, police chief said he had an AR-15

So where did he buy all the SWAT gear (full body armor) and tear gas canister?

and where and when did he train in using the weapons and the tear gas equipment? You dont just go buy this stuff, load up, put on a gas mask, and go shoot 71 people in the dark ]

Yeah, you pretty much nailed it!


27 posted on 07/20/2012 5:22:35 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: bgill

Must have attended a Tea Party meeting.....


28 posted on 07/20/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: grobdriver

but AR-15 sounds scary.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 5:25:21 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (This tagline for rent. Contact GeorgiaDawg32 for pricing and excellent financing options.)
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To: silverleaf

The last time I went to a gun show in Portland, OR (about 4 years ago, admittedly when I was back visiting) you could find body armor and tear gas canisters for sale. Gas masks, too. Not to mention online. It’s not hard to find. Here in the Czech Republic, I can walk into a well-stocked gun store and find body armor and tear gas for sale quite easily. I can even buy tear gas canisters at some locksmiths booths here in town.

As for the training, that’s a hell of a good question. Like you said, you just don’t load up, put on a gas mask and start shooting people in the dark. That requires some amount of prior training, I would speculate.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 5:27:18 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: presently no screen name

Maybe George Stephanopolous will ask that question of Baraq in the ABC debate.

Or maybe Salma Hayek will dump her billionaire husband and hook up with me......


31 posted on 07/20/2012 5:27:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
heard an earlier report by a knowledgeable journalist that the shooter had a rifle that would hold 100 ‘bullets’. sigh
32 posted on 07/20/2012 5:29:21 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: CodeToad

Lead-lined gloves, for example, also called “tactical gloves”. Some bullet proof gear. Supposedly “only” sold to law enforcement/military.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 5:29:26 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: silverleaf
most movie houses aren't pitch black and it probably doesn't take a whole lot of skill to shoot people indiscriminately with semi automatic weapons in a crowded theater.
34 posted on 07/20/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: All

So, what do y’all think... purchase information from interrogation of the subject - or from the “non-existant” firearms purchase database?


35 posted on 07/20/2012 5:34:49 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: silverleaf

One can buy all that online.


36 posted on 07/20/2012 5:40:45 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: bgill

He dropped out of school about that time.

I think he was probably a typical late-adolescent onset schizophrenic, but that said, I think he may have had OWS or Islamic connections that pushed him into real violence. Paranoid schizophrenics often see themselves as warriors for a cause, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see some outside influences in his life that gave him some way of justifying his insanity.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 5:41:16 PM PDT by livius
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To: Charles Martel

I suppose it could be credit card records but your point is a good one


38 posted on 07/20/2012 5:41:50 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: lacrew

An AR-15 can be either 5.56 or .223. A 5.56 can use both 5.56 and .223, while a .223 AR-15 can use only .223. Something to due with the tolerances of the rifle.


39 posted on 07/20/2012 5:42:15 PM PDT by gusty
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To: silverleaf

I’ve been putting off buying a gun. I live in a right to carry state. Any suggestions? I’m thinking a 7mm Glock? And you’ll be damn sure I’ll learn how to use it.

Only ONE, just ONE solution. If enough people are armed this king of thing won’t happen.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 5:50:05 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wonder how long we have to wait to find out he had symptoms of violence towards animals and other people prior to this which was reported to the police and ignored.

There is a reason that these seem to happen again and again in liberal bastions.


41 posted on 07/20/2012 5:52:32 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This smells. Wonder if this guy has a Swiss bank account.


42 posted on 07/20/2012 5:53:10 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: paul51
had a rifle that would hold 100 ‘bullets

Sucker must have rattled like crazy.....

43 posted on 07/20/2012 5:53:42 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder what kind of toothpaste he uses...


44 posted on 07/20/2012 5:54:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: silverleaf
So where did he buy all the SWAT gear (full body armor) and tear gas canister? and where and when did he train in using the weapons and the tear gas equipment? You dont just go buy this stuff, load up, put on a gas mask, and go shoot 71 people in the dark

Are you really this ignorant? Or are you just from Noo Yawk City where nobody has the freedom to buy a Big Gulp, much less body armor?

I can buy these things any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I've been seriously considering some body armor, for the civil war that will break out after THE ONE'S re-selection in November.

And training? My 48-yo WIFE has more tactical weapons training than most cops, and she is just a citizen.

45 posted on 07/20/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"James Holmes purchased a Smith and Wesson .233 high powered semi-automatic rifle..."

Way to go, Michelle Castillo (CBS authoress). LOL!


46 posted on 07/20/2012 5:57:12 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: nikos1121

“I’ve been putting off buying a gun.”

Procrastination is a bad thing- quit putting it off. I suggest doing a lot of research, budgeting, and some introspection- firearms are not toys, nor are they absolute power incarnate. They are tools, like shovels or hammers. Unlike those tools, you have to devote considerable thought to their use- firearms are specialized tools, and do not all have the same capabilities. That’s what the research is for. And if you are starting out at scratch, knowing nothing of guns, take a gun safety class first. Its a good first step.


47 posted on 07/20/2012 6:01:25 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: bgill; All

There is a possibility of adult on set schizophrenia. This would explain the music fixation,not sleeping & other signs, like dropping out of coll. with no explanation.


48 posted on 07/20/2012 6:01:35 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: nascarnation

Only 228 half-way through the year. Do you mean metropolitan area? I don’t think that’s going to increase it by 4x.

Anyway, it looks to take about 9.5 days for 12 murders in Chicago. Are they more likely on the weekends?


49 posted on 07/20/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: snarkytart
So true. The lack of non stop right wing bashing indicates with some surety that he is a hard core leftist.

50 posted on 07/20/2012 6:01:47 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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