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  • James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health

    07/24/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 47 replies
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant. WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/07/24/james-holmes-received-26k-grant-from-bethesda-based-national-institutes-of-health/
  • Pregnant Aurora Shooting Victim Ashley Moser Finds out Daughter Died, But Her Baby is Fine

    07/24/2012 10:05:58 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 15 replies
    The telegraph ^ | July 24, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Ashley Moser, 25, was in a critical condition after the shooting and was unaware that her daughter Veronica Moser-Sullivan was among the 12 people who lost their lives when Holmes opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises on Friday. As she drifted in and out of consciousness, her family could not bring themselves to say that her daughter had been killed for fear it would worsen her own condition. Yet despite Miss Moser's serious injuries to her neck and abdomen, which are expected to leave her paralysed, her unborn child is reportedly healthy.
  • More on Aurora (CO) and Chicago (IL) : Gun violence compared

    07/24/2012 8:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    As Thomas Lifson noted, citing William Jacobson's report on Chicago's daily count of shooting deaths and injuries, mostly perpetrated by males using guns against males, the total monthly deadly sum in Chicago is far worse than the few minutes of horrific slaughter in Aurora. Adding to that, many of the Chicago shootings occur within a few miles radius of the Obamas' home. Also, unlike Aurora, Chicago has strict gun control laws. As both Lifson and Jacobson mentioned, the mainstream media have been fairly quiet about this; not only because it would imply criticism of Obama and his former chief of...
  • The Colorado Shooting and the Media

    07/24/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun-control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now ABC...
  • The Media Botches Aurora

    07/23/2012 6:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 23, 2012 | Robert VerBruggen
    In the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting last year, I offered my fellow journalists some tips for writing about guns. One of the hardest things about being a journalist is that you’re expected to cover a wide variety of topics on short notice — and most journalists know almost nothing about guns and gun policy. So I pointed out some common errors as a friendly heads-up.Unfortunately, the shooting in Aurora, Colo., has once again driven the subject of guns into the media spotlight. Here are five additional ways that journalists can avoid sounding stupid when they write about guns...
  • Disrupting the Infamy Game: How to Change the Coverage of Mass Shootings

    07/23/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 23 July, 2012 | J.J. Gould
    Anyone remember a fourth-century-BC Greek named Herostratus? He's the guy whose name history has recorded solely on account of his having burned down the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in 356 BCE -- so that history would record his name. In a 1993 paper called "Ethical Problems of Mass Murder Coverage in the Mass Media, published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Clayton Cramer explored a variation on the question my colleague Robert Wright is rightly asking now, following Roger Ebert's New York Times op-ed on Friday: Given that intense media...
  • Murderous profile? What, no right-wing, Bible-thumper?

    07/23/2012 5:22:54 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    The mainstream media met our level of expectation last week by immediately and wrongly identifying the shooter in Aurora, Colo., as a member of the Tea Party. Congratulations to ABC for living down to what we have come to expect of the MSM bash first, ask questions later. But wasnt the presumed shooter more right than left? Wasnt he one of those religious fanatics? After all, his parents attend church...
  • Mother of James Holmes Says She Didnt Tell ABC Her Son Was the Killer [Updated](ABC lies AGAIN)

    07/23/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT · by madison10 · 54 replies
    New York Daily Mag ^ | July 23, 2012 | Joe Carscarelli
    During the chaotic aftermath of the Colorado shooting on Friday, a particularly chilling moment came when ABC News spoke to the mother of suspect James Holmes by phone. The network reported that the woman, reached in California, "told ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, saying, 'You have the right person.'" The article also said that Holmes's mother was "apparently speaking on gut instinct" when she "immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight." Today, she disputed that account, claiming her quotes were misused. If true, that would...
  • Transcript of Obamas Remarks in Aurora, Colo. [Obama sure talks about himself a lot]

    07/23/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 22, 2012 | Barack Obama
    I want I think I described I come I do I think I had I confessed I also tried to I also had a chance to I also had a chance, fortunately I just I want I had I think I saw I had I also I walked I dont I hadnt I wanted I just I know I hope I hope
  • The Right To Shoot Back: Another "Gun-Free-Zone" Fail

    07/23/2012 6:21:02 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2012
    Gun Control: Colorado is a concealed-carry state, as a noted film critic points out, but so was Virginia when a college campus there was racked by violence. Like the school, the theater chain was also "gun-free." In December 2007, two church members were shot to death and three others injured after a gunman opened fire outside the New Life Church in Colorado Springs as Sunday services were wrapping up. That tragedy could have been much worse, but the gunman was shot by a church security officer and was found dead when police arrived at the scene. On April 22 of...
  • While my VP gently weeps...

    07/23/2012 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Positive · 2 replies
    AB ^ | 7/23/2012 | Self
    How dramatic, I can just see Biden in Blair House sobbing, blubbering, tears draining as he laments the victims and their loved ones. I can see him feeling badly about this, but really, do we need the drama queen presentation. I think it was Steven Stills who sang "Say what you mean, mean what you say...
  • A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting: One Victims Story

    07/23/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT · by Altariel · 12 replies
    celtic straits blog ^ | July 22, 2012 | Brad Strait
    At Columbine, I have seen this before. But not up close. As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain with several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Littleton Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22 year old woman from my church, Petra Anderson (pronounced Pay-tra). Petra went to the movies with two young friends who are biking across America. You and I have been inundated with news about what happened next. A joyful movie...
  • Holmes's mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement

    07/23/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | July 23, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Arlene Holmes, the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, has suggested that ABC News mischaracterized her when it reported that her initial statement to the reporter, "you have the right person," was a reference to her son. "This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time," Holmes said in a statement this afternoon, read to the national press by attorney Lisa Damiani. "He asked...
  • Colorado professor starts petition to ban concealed carry after Aurora shooting

    07/23/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 42 replies
    A professor in the Aurora area has started a petition to repeal Colorados Concealed Carry Act, in light of the recent mass-shooting that took place last week.Professor Chad Kautzer launched the online petition at Change.org in an effort to help protect the health and safety of University of Colorado employees and students. Earlier this year, the Colorado Supreme Court overturned CUDs ban on concealed weapons, ruling that Colorados Concealed Carry Act applied to college campuses. Now students who meet the states qualifications to carry a concealed weapon can do so on campus. University campuses are places of work and study,...
  • Armed Churchgoer stops rampage shooting- Aurora, Colorado (April 2012)

    07/23/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies
    "Police said two vehicles ended up in the church parking lot after some sort of argument between the drivers. Police said one vehicle was chasing the other. The man who was being chased got out of his vehicle and entered the church and told people to take cover. A woman came out of the church to see what was happening in the parking lot and got shot. Police said an off-duty officer was at a service and went outside and shot the man who shot the woman" http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/04/22/2-shot-outside-aurora-church/#.T5WjZzkp... (YouTube Link above)
  • Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy

    07/23/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A little statistic for you. Since the beginning of 2012 -- we're almost now to August, so we've got seven months in, pretty much seven months in. Since the start of 2012, the death count in Chicago is 274. In seven months, the death count in Chicago, 274. They have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, just as they do in Colorado. You know, all of us have certain traits that reflect upon our character, and when those characteristics, when those traits cluster in a manner that causes a person to function in a...
  • History of Violence: Guns vs. Hollywood

    07/23/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, a friend of mine sent me some interesting stuff here. It's a good way to understand what happened in Aurora, Colorado, and the anti-gun reaction. It's an interesting timeline of things. Let me run through it fairly quickly here. The time since the introduction of relatively useful long-barreled weapons is approximately 600 years. Six hundred years the rifle has been around -- 600 years, give or take. The time since the introduction of pistols using more than one bullet: At least 150 years. The time since the enactment of the Second Amendment: 221 years. And that's...
  • Body armor was the red flag

    07/23/2012 1:22:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 56 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-23-12 | DrJohn
    It has occurred to me that once again that the left is engaged in another one of its knee-jerk reactions to a horrific event. In the wake of the Aurora shootings, democrats are calling for more gun control. Below are just a few examples of the Lefts continuing practice of exploiting mass murder to promote their agenda for eliminating gun ownership. As usual, before the families can even recover the bodies of their dead relatives, the Left starts exploiting the situation in their never-ceasing attempt to circumvent the 2nd Amendment via more restrictive gun control laws, . Only a few...
  • Predictable - Media and Politico Reaction to Aurora

    07/23/2012 12:41:18 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 9 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 7/23/2012 | Guy Smith
    I knew Al Jazeera was calling. It was the first of a long string of predictable outcomes from Auroras Armageddon. With details just beginning to foment last Friday morning, Al Jazeera and other news outlets were clamoring for talking heads to appear on their evening broadcast. That was as predictable as the fact that they called while I barreled up the highway for a long-planned weekend away to where no televisions existed much less broadcast-quality video feeds. We want a panel to discuss gun control in America, their producer said. This too was predictable. With few hard facts about the...
  • How to stop a massacre

    07/23/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT · by plsjr · 8 replies
    YouTube / NaturalNews.com ^ | Jul 22, 2012 | TheHealthRanger
    This video reveals an astonishingly easy way to stop massacres in mere seconds. It requires: * No police or 911. * No taxpayer expense. * Can be deployed anywhere. * Begins working in as little as five seconds. * Protects innocent lives Spread the word: Concealed carry SAVES LIVES.
  • NO SHORTAGE OF HEROES

    07/23/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 5 replies
    UNKNOWN | 7-22-12 | DANN JEFFREY
    From Concord and Bunker Hill to Gettysburg and Omaha Beach to a killing field in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado this nation has never been short on men willing to sacrifice their own lives to protect those they love. And that is a shortage we will never face. When times are at their very worst for this nation, there will always be men who are at their very best, and so it was in Aurora, and so it will be any time people of courage must face a choice between their own safety and the survival of those they...
  • So That This Never Happens Again

    07/23/2012 7:42:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 7-22-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The first reaction to the Aurora Massacre was the usual call for making sure that "this never happens again". Everyone from New York City Mayor Bloomberg to author Salman Rushdie to mystery writer Patricia Cornwell called for imposing gun control to insure "this never happens again". And yet if we were to confiscate every privately owned firearm and outlaw the manufacture of new ones in the country, if we were to forcibly institutionalize anyone suspected of being mentally ill, and if we added naked scanners to movie theaters; we still could not insure that this will never happen again....
  • Was this the reason why James Holmes investigation was sealed?

    07/22/2012 11:23:34 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 64 replies
    Aurora's mass murderer James Holmes, would appear was working with this program that turns out was linked to a Government contract investigating and mitigating the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder via the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Colorado at Anshutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado. Link to the book Nerve Growth Factors: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition that makes direct referrence to the contract.
  • Judge Seals 'Batman' Shooting Case

    07/22/2012 4:17:09 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 187 replies
    The Daily ^ | July 20, 2012 | Sergio Hernandez
    An Arapahoe County Court judge has granted a request to seal the case against James Holmes, the 24-year-old shooter who killed 12 and wounded 50 during a screening last night of "The Dark Knight Rises." The motion, filed in Arapahoe County court, asks for the records in the case to be sealed, including search warrants, affidavits, orders and the "case file." ... disclosure of the court records would be "contrary to public interest" and "could jeopardize the ongoing investigation."
  • Our rights in crowded theaters (Please don't read while eating)

    07/22/2012 9:00:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 22, 2012 | James Rowen
    Every American student who's taken a civic class has heard Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s admonition that free speech under the US Constitution doesn't give you the right to shout "fire" in a crowded theater. So the right to bear arms under the 2nd amendment - - written at a time when citizen militias might be needed to fend off the British or a foreign power intent on undermining the new Republic - - shouldn't mean someone has the right to barge into a crowded theater, open fire and slaughter people with powerful guns and ammunition obtained legally. Yet we...
  • Thoughts On The Aurora Theater Massacre

    07/22/2012 8:01:59 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 36 replies
    sunnyroseman.com ^ | Sunny Roseman
    Ive been asked to comment on the theater massacre. I think there is just one cause; a crazy shooter with God only knows what, going through his brain. Unfortunately discussions will go far and wide from this obvious fact and range from gun control to societal issues. So here are my thoughts. I think societal issues led up to this massacre. Im not going to spend much time on gun control other than to say I am firmly for our second amendment, no exceptions. I blame our obsession with political correctness, the destruction of the family and the lack of...
  • Brian Ross of ABC Takes Heat for Another Blunder

    07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    n television journalism, few reporters are as controversial as Brian Ross of ABC News. The investigative correspondent has landed major scoops and won prestigious awards for his reporting on the Peace Corps, Solyndra, and U.S. antiterrorism efforts to name just a few. And yet, he has also produced more high-level haphazard reporting than perhaps any other reporter on television. Ross came under attack again Friday when he reported that James Holmes, the suspect of todays theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., may have connections to the tea party basing that on a single web page that listed an Aurora-based...
  • Colo. school investigating suspect's deliveries

    07/22/2012 11:54:06 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/22/2012 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and NICK RICCARDI
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) The University of Colorado said it's investigating whether shooting suspect James Holmes used his position as a graduate student to order materials in the potentially deadly booby traps that police said they found in his apartment. Holmes, 24, received deliveries over four months to his home and school, authorities said Saturday. University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said Sunday the school is looking into those packages received at the school. That detail emerged with other information on the suspect described as a budding scientist, brimming with potential, who pursued a graduate program even as he planned the attack...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting Victim Stopped to Help Young Mother [abandoned by cowardly "fiance"]

    07/21/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/20/12 | Kevin Dolak/Stephanie Wash
    A Colorado teenager who survived the mass shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora this morning helped keep a young mother, her young child and her 4-month-old infant safe even though he was injured himself. Jarell Brooks, 19, has been released from Denver General Hospital and is now recovering at home after he suffered a gunshot wound to the leg after James Holmes, once a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, allegedly set off smoke bombs and opened fire on the unsuspecting audience, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 in the attack....
  • Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after ..

    07/22/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT · by Salgak · 58 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 22 July 2012 | Beth Stebner
    The headline: Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after officials found 'mind-boggling' stash of ammunition in killer's lair
  • Jarell Brooks: Theater Shooting Hero Helped Mom While Boyfriend Jamie Rohrs Ran Out

    07/22/2012 8:27:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Gather.com ^ | July 21, 2012 | Reno Berkeley
    A 19-year-old man stepped up when he saw a young mother and her children in danger the night of the Batman premier theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Jarell Brooks is by all accounts a hero, but he doesn't want you to think of him that way. However, he very possibly saved three lives early Friday morning, and for that, he deserves the highest praise one can get. . . Legarreta said she doesn't remember everything that happened but is aware that without Brooks, she and her children would not be alive today. . . Brooks was on his way out...
  • Explosives in Colo. shooter's apt. successfully deactivated

    CBS News) AURORA, Colo. - Bomb technicians were successful in deactivating an explosive device installed in the apartment of the Aurora shooting suspect apartment. A law enforcement official, citing the ongoing investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press and said officers disarmed one explosive with a "water shot" - a device that emits a shock wave and water, Officers are evaluating a second disarmed explosive with a robot-mounted video camera. Earlier Saturday, bomb experts executed a controlled detonation of a triggering device in the apartment.
  • With Extreme Prejudice - How ABC News "investigates" a horrific crime

    07/21/2012 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Wuli · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | James Taranto
    "snip..Los Angeles police officer and three bodybuilder friends.snip..arrested for..snip..punching and kicking a New York man.snip.on West Hollywood's Restaurant Row," the Los Angeles Times reported July 30, 1991. snip We're glad this was only a local story. Had it been a national one, ...reporter Brian Ross might have blamed us on national television. "Those arrested along with Defoe were Edward Spencer, 29, Ken Spencer, 27, and James Taranto, 27, all of Staten Island, N.Y.," the Times report added. That James Taranto, you will be relieved to learn, was not the one who became your humble columnist. snip Men named James Holmes...
  • Why Is Brian Ross Still Working for ABC News?

    07/21/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    ABC News reporter Brian Ross committed what used to be a fatal mistake to a journalists career: He blurted out a wild, unsubstantiated, speculative observation that hadnt been vetted by anyone and was explosively political at the same time. Via Breitbart: Here is the exchange between ABC News chief investigator Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about apparent suspect James Holmes: Stephanolpoulos: Im going to go to Brian Ross. Youve been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant. Ross: Theres a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site...
  • Aurora Shooter exhibits classic schizophrenia pattern

    07/20/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT · by Prospero · 121 replies
    Vanity | July 20, 2012 | Prospero
    As a classic case of national hysteria slowly peaks, still within 24 hours after the massacre of theater-patrons attending a premier of the latest "Batman" thriller in Aurora, Colorado, it's become increasingly difficult to maintain a rational perspective.Apparently without any shame whatsoever, an embattled White House still cannot hesitate to push itself out in front of the trickle of information coming out in the wake of these multiple murders.That as many or more people will die in "random" shootings on the streets of major U.S. cities, Chicago in particular, on an average weekend, this July, still escapes the notice of...
  • Navy cyber tech among those killed in Aurora

    07/21/2012 9:23:06 AM PDT · by Saije · 2 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/21/2012 | Staff
    Navy officials confirmed that a sailor was among those killed when a gunman opened fire in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater early Friday morning. Petty Officer Third Class John Thomas Larimer, of Crystal Lake, Ill., died from injuries sustained in the incident. Larimer, 27, joined the Navy in June 2011 and was a cryptologic technician third class. He had been stationed at the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command station at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. A fellow sailor from the unit was also injured in the shooting. He was treated at the scene and released. "I am incredibly saddened by...
  • Occupy Black Bloc Member James E. Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater

    07/21/2012 8:36:33 AM PDT · by securityMama · 89 replies
    Radical Left-Wing & Registered Democrat, Obama Supporter, Occupy Black Bloc Member James E. Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater: Sources: Net White Punk Targeted U.S. Military Service members: The false stigmas of right-wing Tea Party radicals, once again being shattered in Aurora Colorado. A radical far Left-Wing and Registered Democrat and avid Obama Supporter, Occupy Black Bloc Member James E. Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater Killing 12 And Wounding 50. A lone gunman dressed in riot gear and wearing a gas mask burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman...
  • Perspective on the Colorado shooting(image)

    07/21/2012 7:27:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 July, 2012 | John Jay Ray
    This is an image that shows 10 of the worst massacres at the hands of a single person. SINGLE-MINDED KILLERS
  • "I Only Hang With Sheepdogs" an oldie, but goodie...

    07/21/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT · by BigBlueJon · 11 replies
    Blackfive ^ | October 08, 2004 | Blackfive
    "The following essay (an extract from the book, 'On Combat') was written by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.) Director, Killology Research Group (www.killology.com). Colonel Grossman is a somewhat controversial figure - he authored the book - "On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society" - a very interesting topic that our politically correct society would rarely discuss......."
  • Colorado gun buys surge in wake of tragedy

    07/20/2012 11:01:59 PM PDT · by Saije · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/20/2012 | Jessica Van Sack
    The Aurora, Colo., theater massacre spurred fearful consumers out west to arm themselves yesterday, with some gun shop owners reporting a massive spike in business. The phones been ringing off the hook today, said Robert Parker, owner of Parker Arms & Gunsmithing, 17 miles from the site of the rampage. Anytime something like this happens, people are more apt to think more about wanting to protect themselves. All of those people there were just helpless. One hour north of Aurora at Rocky Mountain Shooter Supply, gun sales were up by about 50 percent, manager Bill Cates said. Theyre just tired...
  • The mystery of James Holmes' missing Facebook account

    07/20/2012 10:07:42 PM PDT · by Saije · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/20/2012 | Chenda Ngak
    "I am not a 24-year-old gun-slinging killer from Aurora," James P. Holmes wrote on Facebook Friday morning. Holmes is a Denver man who shares first and last names with the suspect in the deadly shooting that took place at a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie, just hours before, James Eagan Holmes. As the investigation got under way in the shooting at the "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere, in which 70 members of the estimated 300-seat crowd were killed or injured, those looking for clues to make sense of it all went online for a digital footprint for the...
  • The Dark Night in DenverGroping for Answers

    07/20/2012 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 40 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 7/20/2012 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    The news hit the airwaves like a sudden onslaught, and the truth began to sink in. It has happened again. This time, 50 people shot while attending the midnight premier of the last in the Batman sequence, The Dark Knight Rises. According to press reports, a 24-year-old man burst into the crowded theater, wearing a gas mask and carrying an arsenal. After deploying what is believed to be tear gas, he opened fire with a shotgun, a rifle, and two handguns. At least 12 people are dead, and dozens are injured, many critically. Over 100 police officers responded to the...
  • Batman is an illusion. Only you can defend your life and your loved ones.

    07/20/2012 7:14:34 PM PDT · by Greg Swann · 11 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Greg Swann
    A "lone gunman" shoots up a Colorado movie theater, and already the craven opportunists who know they cannot enslave an armed population are demanding still more gun control. The point is not to save you from events that cannot be prevented by any means. The objective, always, is to take away your power to resist statist tyranny. How was a shooting like this possible? It was because no one else in the theater audience was armed. We have trained ourselves to rely on an imaginary cosmic Batman to protect us from the vicissitudes of life, delegating the responsibility of self-defense...
  • The gun madness continues

    07/20/2012 6:33:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2012 | Editorial
    ... A reasonable country would have taken steps to curb these tragedies years ago. Strong federal gun control laws wouldn't stop every murder in the United States, but they would surely make it far more difficult to have a world where a 24-year-old can easily purchase assault-style rifles and shotguns and walk into a dark, crowded theater. (And no, arming more people wouldn't have saved the victims in this massacre - imagine how many more deaths there would have been with multiple people shooting in a dark, crowded theater.) But such is the strength of the gun lobby in Washington...
  • Bozell: ABC's Disgraceful Rush to Judgment on the Tea Party

    07/20/2012 5:02:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 20, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    This morning, in the aftermath of the unspeakable Colorado massacre that claimed at least 12 innocent American lives and injured dozens more, ABC "news" investigative reporter Brian Ross appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and made the outrageous, irresponsible, and completely unfounded claim that the alleged gunman, 24-year-old Jim Holmes, is a member of the Tea Party. Apparently Ross has learned absolutely nothing from the media's disgraceful rush to judgment and dissemination of misinformation following the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in January 2011. That's twice now that the "news" media have falsely implicated the Tea Party in murder....
  • Brian Ross

    07/20/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | ABC News
    Brian Ross is one of the most honored and respected journalists in the country.
  • Fire Brian Ross!

    07/20/2012 4:34:06 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 25 replies
    07/20/12
    What an outrage! The left and liberal media all to quick to blame this tragedy on the Tea Party. This is really p!&&ing me off! Brian Ross should be gone by tonight! Damn these liberals!
  • CNN Shoves Gun Control Into Spotlight After Obama Says Politics Can Wait

    07/20/2012 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    On a day where politics was supposed to take a back seat to "prayer and reflection" in the wake of a deadly Colorado shooting, CNN let liberal mayors drive the debate about gun control on Friday afternoon. "[W]hy hasn't your party, the Democratic party done more to legislate guns?" anchor Brooke Baldwin pressed Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. CNN also played a clip of Mayor Michael Bloomberg calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to speak out about guns. [video follows page break] President Obama had called for "prayer and reflection" on Friday morning and stated "there are going to be...
  • Colo. shooter purchased guns legally from 3 different stores

    07/20/2012 4:54:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 20, 2012 | ByMichelle Castillo
    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....
  • Thanks ABC: Falsely Accused Tea Party Member Now Receiving Threats

    07/20/2012 5:19:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    ABC's Brian Ross may have apologized for linking Colorado Tea Party member James Holmes to the alleged violent "Batman" shooter who killed 12 and wounded 59 others in the early morning hours today, but that hasn't stopped threats against Holmes from rolling in. More from Twitchy: More from Breitbart: Holmes is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party. "It was freaky," said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and...