aurora shooting

  1. pewresearch:

There has been no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Currently, 47% say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 46% say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns. That is virtually unchanged from April, when 45% prioritized gun control 49% gun rights. Other recent major episodes of gun violence, such as the 2011 Tucson shooting and the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, also had little effect on public opinion about gun laws.

    pewresearch:

    There has been no significant change in public views on the issue of gun control and gun rights following the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Currently, 47% say it is more important to control gun ownership, while 46% say it is more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns. That is virtually unchanged from April, when 45% prioritized gun control 49% gun rights. Other recent major episodes of gun violence, such as the 2011 Tucson shooting and the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, also had little effect on public opinion about gun laws.


    people-press.org »

  2. Former Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce wrote a missive Saturday highlighting the collective failure of the victims of the Aurora, Colo. massacre to stop the shooter who left 12 people dead and nearly 60 wounded in a movie theater.

    The outspoken conservative — known for his ardent pro-gun and anti-illegal-immigration views — later sought to clarify that he was merely blaming gun control laws.

    (via azspot)

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  3. “There are going to be other days for politics,” President Barack Obama said at an event in Florida on Friday, where he was originally scheduled to talk about the American economy. 
Obama ordered that American flags be flown at half staff until July 25, a sign of national grievance for the lives lost in a horrific shooting early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado.
Mitt Romney offered condolences to the victims of the shooting from his campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire. “Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy,” he was quoted as saying in the Concord Monitor.
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Flags at half-mast in Boulder. #ColoradoStrong #Theatershooting (Taken with Instagram)

    There are going to be other days for politics,” President Barack Obama said at an event in Florida on Friday, where he was originally scheduled to talk about the American economy. 

    Obama ordered that American flags be flown at half staff until July 25, a sign of national grievance for the lives lost in a horrific shooting early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado.

    Mitt Romney offered condolences to the victims of the shooting from his campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire. “Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy,” he was quoted as saying in the Concord Monitor.

    crescentcompositions:

    Flags at half-mast in Boulder. #ColoradoStrong #Theatershooting (Taken with Instagram)

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  4. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as the super PACs supporting the two 2012 presidential hopefuls, are pulling negative political advertisements in the state of Colorado following Friday morning’s mass shooting.

    Colorado was devastated by a shooting early Friday morning at Century 16 in Aurora, where 12 were killed and dozens more injured at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises.

    In wake of the tragedy, politicians are reacting with condolences for the affected families of victims.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was among the first to openly react with calls for examination of the gun industry and laws in America, saying that “soothing words are nice,” but it is time for action against gun violence. Bloomberg, a gun control advocate, called upon Obama and Romney for plans of action on the topic which may become a new focus point this election.

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