Colorado Massacre Could Have Been Worse: Reports

The largest mass shooting in U.S. history might have been much worse, had the alleged assailant’s gun not jammed, according to reports.

James Holmes was due to make his first court appearance Monday since allegedly killing 12 people and wounding dozens, nine critically, during a midnight screening on the opening night of “The Dark Knight Rises” Friday in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo.

Holmes is accused of entering the theatre with three guns, including a semi-automatic assault rifle with an extended magazine.

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21 comments on “Colorado Massacre Could Have Been Worse: Reports
  1. ElizabethMC says:

    Why do people NEED a semi-automatic assault rifle with an extended magazine?
    A simple handgun would serve perfectly as a means of defense.
    A simple rifle would serve perfectly as a means to hunt.
    If you must have one of these for target practice, then a law should require people to store these particular guns AT the practice range – and not to leave premises.
    Automatic weapons are bad news. They pose the greatest danger to people in the hands of killers.
    As many disagree with me, let the arrows fly…………

    • Robert Courtney says:

      I’ll start on you since you already KNOW what stupidity you just uttered.
      Has nothing to do with what we NEED.
      This America, if we WANT it, can afford it, and will use it responsible, who are YOU to say what we “need”?
      You are a nothing, that’s what.
      A typical arrogant, power freak, Liberal. You don’t like it, so you don’t want anyone else to have it.
      When u mooooommy said you were special, she LIED to you, fracktard.
      Now go back to the play yard, dolt.

    • Guest says:

      here is another guest who totally agrees with you.
      I have often thought about this and wonder why the proliferation of guns has been allowed.
      The 2nd amendment was written in a time when all these weapons did not exist and am sure the Founding Fathers did not mean this amendment to mean a ‘proliferation’ of any weapon at all. They would be shocked.

      • duckfude says:

        You miss the point, if the second amendment was kept up-to-date, citizens would bear the same arms as the government. Yes, thats right to prevent tyranny. I see a time coming when there will be a divide of the US land with liberals and criminals in a land under socialist rule and another land governed by the US Constitution interpreted ratonally and with resoect fir its hard earned lessons. The Colarado incident would be shocking were it not for the abuses of paower by our government and its failure to enforce exisiting laws and secure our borders from thousands of transient criminals that kill hundreds if Americans each year – as you know some with weapons our givernment gave them. So in the future you can see the socialist land ruled by drug cartels and patsy burecrats and the free land governened by the free and moral peopie under the constitution.

    • Rick Baldwin says:

      FYI: a “semi-automatic” shoots one(1) round every time the trigger is pulled.Just like any other civilian firearm.

    • pennsyltuckian says:

      Read the Second Amendment. Nowhere does it say a word about hunting but refers to the militia (at the time every able bodied man, not the army). Thinking logically, which I realize politicians and liberals are not and never will be able to do, the Second Amendment provides for the defense of the country and self. That would imply that all weapons should be legal including fully automatic rifles, machine guns and just to piss off you libturds, RPGs, grenades, and tanks. I should be able to buy a fully armed Harrier if I wanted one to defend the country.

      • Right you are! The Second Amendment was not written with hunting or target practice in mind, but with the protection of the people against a tyrannical government. Just look at all the countries where the government has managed to ban guns, millions died because they had NO means to defend themselves against an armed assault. That reason alone is enough to have every citizen totally alarmed at our President’s proposal to ratify the U.N. Small Arms Treaty next week. The only thing preventing it from becoming law in this country is that the Senate has not enough Democrats for a 2/3″s majority, Thank God.

    • Robert Courtney says:

      And for others that think they can dictate what we “need”, here’s a little info for you.
      100 round drums are notorious for being unreliable, and even in this case, that was proven.
      It jammed.
      50 round drums aren’t much better. Ask anyone that has owned a “tommy gun”.
      So, anyone that gets into a situation that they have to rely on a 100 round drum mag, is already in trouble.
      However, having owned a couple of AR-15 type semi-autos and carried M-16′s in my 9 years in the Army, 1 1/2 tours in Vietnam. I don’t need one at this time, so don’t have one.
      But i am GLAD I CAN have one if I wanted. In my experience, a 30 round mag seems to be fairly reliable in these rifles.
      Same with AK-47′s and the SKS’s. But, a 20 rounder is fine for what I use the firearm for.
      But, if I wanted to burn through a bunch of ammo on my back 40, a 100 round drum would be fun.
      The problem is, you give a Liberal an inch, they take a mile.
      That means if we allow them to ban “assault” rifles, they will NEXT want to ban something else, and step by step, replace the 2nd Amendment with a bunch of victimized Americans. JUST what they want.
      You don’t have to have an “assault rifle” to have a semi auto. But any semi auto WILL be next on the list, I GUARANTEE IT.
      The BATF is RIGHT NOW looking at banning semi auto shotguns, and any shotgun that has a pistol grip and holds more than 5 rounds. RIGHT NOW!

    • 0o0 says:

      Guest, you should really go back to the MSMBC website and spread your liberal c r a p.

    • wildmann says:

      Hey GUEST–When the O-Bots come Break-Dancin’ down your Street, Chantin’ ‘Ummm -Ummm-Ummmm Barack Hussien Obama, We Got the Rights to Kill the Whites, Barrack Hussien Obama!” Kickin’ in Doors, takin’ All Fire-arms, gold, silver Food Stash– anything of VALUE! and Beatin’ the Krap out of all the White menand Raping the Women, Then you’ll KNOW the ANSWER to YOUR’Stoopid” Question!!

    • Twang! There’s ‘nuther one for ya. You can be whacked with anything from a brick to a nuke. Whatcha gonna ban next? It will still NOT keep sicko’s and criminals from preying on the innocent, but the more stupid rights infriinging ‘laws’ you generate only make the innocent more likely to be killed by the criminal

  2. guest says:

    I don’t disagree with the assalt rifles being banned or left at a target range. I am very pro second ammendment, but who needs machine guns?

    • alibaba123456 says:

      It was not a machine gun. It was semi-automatic 5.56 rifle. As for the “extended”clip what was it a drum or a thirty round clip??? As for the weapon the 8mm Mauser still I believe has killed more people in it history than any other gun and you can pick them up anywhere you live. Again not the weapon but, the person.

  3. sean murry says:

    i carried an m14 when i was in service in my state you cant carry a gun kinda funny.

  4. Remington 870 says:

    Take guns away from law abiding people and the bad people will rule. Makes perfect sense if you are a liberal traitor, which they are. Ax-plain how a pre-med student with no job bought $20,000 in guns, ammo and body armor? Perfect scape goat for a gov agency conspiracy. Why is the GOP congress so silent? OHHH…they are a bunch of ‘girlie men’ cowards who have sold our country down the river.

  5. 0o0 says:

    And it could of been lessened if some of the patrons had been armed with conceal carry weapons. The city of Aurora bans concealed weapons.. So you can place some of the blame on the liberal city officials who make defending ones self an illegal act when out in public in Aurora.

  6. Mark_OneTwo says:

    Ephesians 6
    “12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. “
    We have allowed this evil by turning away in mass from our Creator.
    We have allowed evil to be called tolerable and good, thereby forfeiting His blessing and protection.
    If we do turn to Him (in mass) and turn from wickedness, we are toast.

    • Mark_OneTwo says:

      From “Leading The Way” website:
      Join Them to Pray for America
      God Save America
      “The July prayer focus for God Save America is praise and thanksgiving to God for the Christian foundation of our nation.
      Together, let us give thanksgiving to God for the sacrifice of our Founding Fathers. These men signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at great personal risk. Together, they pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to God and each other for the foundation of this nation. The freedoms and blessings that we enjoy as a nation flow from their sacrifices.
      Soon after the establishment of our nation, these same men warned of the consequences of removing God as the firm foundation of this nation:

      “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.” — Thomas Jefferson (1781)

      Let us also give thanks to God for the freedoms we have as Americans. These freedoms include, but are not limited to: the freedom to assemble, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, and the freedom of religion without interference from the government.
      Outlined in the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the United States of America, these freedoms are based upon Christian principles. Our Founding Fathers were granted vision and wisdom from God to create these enduring documents.”

  7. TOO INFORMED says:

    If several persons in that theater were armed, there wouldn’t have been so many innocent people killed.

  8. Evermyrtle says:

    Has GOD pulled HIS protection from America? I don’t believe HE has, because He still has millions who have accepted HIM as our SAVIOR and live for HIM every day. We strive to spread the message of HIS greatness, of HIS promises to those who love HIM.

    We must humble ourselves before our MAKER, OUR PROTECTOR, AND OUR DEFENDER
    and he will bless us.
    Luke 18:10-14
    10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican..
    11. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, GOD, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
    12. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
    13. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, GOD be merciful to me, a sinner.
    14. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalts himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

    “Pride cometh before a fall.” Pride and self respect are two very different things.

  9. Steve says:

    It is still the person pulling the trigger, not the weapon. Suppose he had blocked all the exits & tossed in a firebomb, everyone dead!!