Roundup of Aurora shooting coverage

Gun control advocates should stand down, post-Aurora
By: Human Events
Unfortunately, after tragedies like this some politicians try to take advantage of the grief and outrage to advance attacks on Americans’ Second Amendment right “to keep and bear arms.”


Heller: If someone in the Aurora cinema was armed, this tragedy could have been avoided
By: Neil McCabe
The plaintiff in the landmark gun rights Supreme Court decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, re-affirmed his support of restoring gun rights in the wake of July 20 Aurora, Colo., cinema spree shooting in his exclusive interview with Human Events and Guns & Patriots.

Colorado theater patron sues Warner Bros. for film violence
By: John Hayward
A patron of the Colorado theater where James Holmes carried out his horrible shooting rampage has retained lawyers and announced his intention to sue the movie theater, Holmes’ doctors… and Warner Brothers studios, because their movies are too violent.

Gun laws state-by-state: Colorado
By: Jarrett Stepman
After the tragic shooting at an Aurora, Colorado theater, gun laws in the state have come under intense scrutiny and many have called for stricter gun regulations. Colorado gun laws, however, are varied, and Aurora actually has some of the strictest restrictions in the state.

The Dark Knight movie massacre and why I carry a gun everywhere I go
By: Doug Giles
I would venture to guess that the folks filing in to see the latest Batman installment in Aurora, Colorado last Thursday evening didn’t figure on over 70 of them getting shot before the credits rolled. The last count I received before filing this column was 12 dead and 59 wounded.


Report from Aurora: James Holmes will not control our lives
By: Jessica Peck
AURORA, Colo. — It was one of life’s great moments.  Wearing electric blue six-inch high heels, a loud halter dress, and an eccentric green hat better saved for Kentucky Derby party, I found myself riding a camel across a muffler repair shop’s parking lot adjacent to one of Denver’s most storied and struggling commercial corridors.  Scores of immigrant kids took it all in, wondering what exactly this crazy white lady was up to.  My own laughter freed them to giggle; pure heaven and a true luxury on the same day our community once again secured the national spotlight as host to a shocking mass murder.

Note to media: Despite horror, Americans are safer
By: David Harsanyi
Listening to the crush of media coverage and the sickening politicization of the murders in Colorado, we should not let it escape our attention that despite all the violence and sadness brought on by this event — I lived in Denver for years, and I’ve taken my children to the Aurora theater, so I get it — most of us live in a far safer place than our parents.


Gun control debate renewed in wake of tragedy
By: Hope Hodge
Addressing the press for the first time just before 2p.m. Friday afternoon, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, appeared to give a nod to the gun control debate that seems to renew strength every time an isolated and senseless incident of violence results in American deaths.

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