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    10 dead in U.S. Batman Premiere shooting bloodbath monstrosity etc.

    Latest news is one of two gunmen is in Police custody.

    Reports: 10 Shot Dead At Batman Film Premiere


    9:35am UK, Friday 20 July 2012


    Ten people have been shot dead at a Batman film premiere in Denver, Colorado, according to reports.
    A masked gunman shot dead 10 people and wounded 30 to 40 others at a premiere showing of the new Batman movie in Denver.
    Local radio reported people running screaming from the Century Aurora 16 Movie Theater in a mall in the suburb of Aurora.
    The gun man reportedly opened fire after 30 minutes of the showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and also set off a smoke or tear gas bomb.
    Brenda Stuart, from 850 KOA Radio, told Sky News: "This started with a midnight showing of the new Dark Knight movie and the theatres were packed that were showing this movie.
    "People inside tell us they thought it was part of the movie. They heard what they thought were firecrackers, loud bangs and all of a sudden they saw the bullets flying.
    "Police officers are carting the injured to the hospital in their own cars, not waiting for the ambulances."
    A makeshift hospital was set up at the mall to treat those wounded in the attack.
    Police closed off surrounding parking lots as sniffer dogs were brought in to search for a suspected explosive device.


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    Don't you just love American gun culture, errrrm errrm but it's people not guns that kill.

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    Yeah, I reckon that's one of the freedoms the framers of the Constitution had in mind when they came up with the 2nd Amendment. The right to bear arms in a crowded cinema, and the right to blow away innocent people.

    Sad.

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    But times have changed, how many of the 300 million++ people that live in America have the intelligence and responsibility that comes with owning fire arms. The right to bear arms in a country full of fokwits is a recipe for disaster as is proven over and over again.

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    Live coverage from Denver: 9NEWS Webcasts | Denver | Colorado's Online News Leader | 9NEWS.com

    AURORA - There is one suspect in custody after 14 people (15 now) were shot and killed at the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center.

    There were at least 50 people injured to Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates. (Next update from Oats at 11:00am Denver time)

    Oates says 10 died at the theater and four died at the area hospital.

    Nicole Williams, with Swedish Medical Center, says the hospital was allerted to a mass casualty incident at 1:15 a.m. Friday.

    Williams says the hospital was told to prepare for at least 20 patients.

    According to witnesses, the shooter kicked in the emergency exit door in theater 9, threw some sort of disorienting smoke bombs and started shooting: 1 in custody, 14 dead in Aurora movie theater shooting | 9news.com


    "I donít know whose little girl that was, but my heart goes out to them. ... A cop came walking through the front door ... holding a little girl in his arms and she wasn't moving, she wasn't moving," the young man, whose voiced cracked as he spoke, told KUSA.
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    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Was it The Joker?

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    I'm assuming the gunman fled in the chaos.

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    Up to 14 now...

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    Some people going nut's over there lately -

    This nice specimen shot up a house and a bar wounding 17 people, and after that he lit fires at his former workplace in Tuscaloosa Alabama on Tuesday -





    Nathan Van Wilkins, Tuscaloosa Bar Shooting Suspect, On Suicide Watch

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    Columbine is 40 mins away.

    Must be something in the water round there..
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    Sad, and RIP.

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    Awful.

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    As some one with close family in Denver, I for one shall be praying I don't get a call.

    RIP to those who died.

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    Predictable in a nation of idiots who allow guns to be available so easily.

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    Aren't you a little ray of sunshine.

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    Crikey! More bad news from the USA, when will these people learn to leave the guns at home. And just have a good ole' verbal bashing instead.

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    Press Conference: Fourteen dead; approximately fifty wounded. Police say only one gunman, not two. He is in custody. 24 year old male.

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    what a horrible tragedy for those present, their families and the community at large.

    it seems like there is a mass shooting in the US every couple of months.

    sure, this guy is the mass murderer.....but the NRA is complicit.

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    This is a terrible story and will, inevitably, rekindle the fires under the gun debate crucible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue water dreaming View Post
    rekindle the fires under the gun debate crucible.

    give this man a pulitzer.

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    And so it should.

    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    As some one with close family in Denver, I for one shall be praying I don't get a call.

    RIP to those who died.
    Sorry to hear that, hear's hoping.

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    ^ Cheers mate.

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    Wayne La Pierre of the NRA will probably make the argument that the theatre patrons should have had firearms strapped on so they could rightfully defend themselves. And every politician in Washington is scared to death of the NRA - what a dismal and depressing state of affairs.

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    Gun laws have very little to with this.

    Illegal firearms are easy to get hold of in almost any part of the world, any goatee wearing meathead can get hold of guns if they want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    Gun laws have very little to with this.
    wow. you seem to have an inside track on the specifics of this case.

    so, how did he acquire the gun(s)? surely you must know since 'gun laws have very little to do with this'.

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