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Colorado GOP lawmakers seek repeal of magazine ban despite New Year’s Eve mass shooting

Republican advocates of the right to bear arms with high-capacity magazines aim to legalize them again despite Colorado’s latest mass shooting.

On New Year’s Eve, Matthew Riehl ambushed Douglas County sheriff’s deputies, killing Zackari Parrish, a father of two, and wounding six other people before he was shot and killed.

It was the second time in five years that Colorado has been traumatized by a lone madman wielding a military-style rifle and other guns. 

James Holmes took a heavier toll in 2012. He killed 12 people and wounded 58 others at an Aurora theater as moviegoers desperately tried to hide or flee.

Both men owned gun magazines capable of holding 100 rounds of ammunition. Colorado lawmakers banned such magazines after the Aurora shooting, but Riehl bought his in Wyoming legally along with a cache of other weapons from a gun store in Laramie.

He fired a barrage of bullets from his apartment bedroom when deputies

Read more at: http://www.coloradoindependent.com/168223/colorado-gop-high-capacity-magazine-ban

Colorado police officer shot dead and four others wounded in ‘ambush-style attack’

A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff’s deputies early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. Two civilians were also injured.

Douglas County sheriff Tony Spurlock said the shooting occurred at a home at the Copper Canyon Apartments, a landscaped complex in Highlands Ranch, 16 miles (28km) south of Denver.

The suspect was well known to authorities but Spurlock declined to name him until his identity was confirmed. Authorities had left the home about four hours earlier to address a noise complaint and returned to in response to reports of a disturbance at the home.

“I do know that all of them were shot very, very quickly. They all went down almost within seconds of each other, so it was more of an ambush-type of attack on our officers,” Spurlock said. “He knew we were coming and we

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/31/colorado-police-shooting-denver

Trump sends ‘deepest condolences’ to deputies shot in Colorado mass shooting

President Trump extended his “deepest condolences” to the victims of a deadly shooting in a south Denver suburb that left one Douglas County, Colo., deputy dead and four other deputies injured.

“My deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting in Douglas County @DCSheriff, and their families. We love our police and law enforcement – God Bless them all! #LESM,” the president said, tagging the official Twitter account of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

“#LESM” is a widely used hashtag that stands for “law enforcement social media.”

Two civilians were also injured in the incident, which took place early Sunday morning local time, when law enforcement officers were responding to a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex.

No further personal information has been released about those injured, or the extent of their injuries.

The suspect has been reportedly shot dead.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Twitter,

Read more at: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-sends-deepest-condolences-to-deputies-shot-in-colorado-mass-shooting/article/2644672

Colorado deputy killed, 4 others shot responding to domestic disturbance outside Denver


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Colorado deputy killed responding to domestic disturbance

Authorities say four others were shot; Will Carr shares the latest details.

An early morning New Year’s Eve domestic disturbance call sparked a mass shooting that has left at least one deputy dead, four others injured and two civilians wounded in an apartment complex just south of Denver.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/31/colorado-police-working-officer-down-situation-outside-denver.html

Mass shootings spur Colorado woman to lead community in paper crane art collaboration

Every time another mass shooting happens, the suspects’ photos take over TV screens and newspaper front pages. Their names are on radio shows, in college classrooms, and on people’s minds around the world. They seem to blend together to form a singular mask of evil, indistinguishable from one another.

Except when it’s a name you know.

Elise Bergsten faced that reality on Halloween night, 2015 when 33-year-old Noah Harpham, the son of a family friend, walked down a quiet downtown Colorado Springs sidewalk and went on a killing rampage. Caught in the deadly crosshairs were two mothers and a man riding his bicycle.

Elise struggled to find answers and found herself asking a familiar question: Why?

Instead of an answer, more questions came; just 13 days later, two more tragedies unfolded that stunned the world. In Paris, gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan Theater, killing

Read more at: https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/mass-shootings-spur-colorado-woman-lead-community-paper-crane-art-n824586

Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Colorado Walmart That Killed 3

Hayne Rucker and Aaron Stephens said they had been checking out their purchases near the front of the Walmart when they heard a loud bang that echoed through the aisles. Two gunshots followed, and then three or four more in quick succession, they said.

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“I just tore toward the door,” Mr. Rucker said.

Gonzalo Benitez, a construction worker, said he had been buying food for his family when he heard six or seven gunshots and customers began screaming.

“A lot of people crying, running fast,” Mr. Benitez, 44, said. “I see a couple of people on the floor.”

He and other customers rushed through the aisles to a rear exit door, he said, and had to pound against it to force it open.

Even as the Thornton police warned people to stay away from the crime scene,

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/us/thornton-colorado-walmart-shooting.html

3 Are Dead in Shooting at a Colorado Walmart

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A large police response followed reports of a shooting on Wednesday evening at a Walmart in Thornton, Colo.CreditKDVR

THORNTON, Colo. — A gunman opened fire at a Walmart here on Wednesday evening, striking multiple people, the police said. Three victims were confirmed dead, including a woman who died after being taken to the hospital.

It was unclear whether the gunman was among those shot.

The Thornton Police Department confirmed the shooting on Twitter at 6:27 p.m. local time

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/us/thornton-colorado-walmart-shooting.html

George Brauchler says he will bring Aurora theater shooter back to Colorado

DENVER — George Brauchler, a Republican candidate for Colorado governor, says he will bring the Aurora theater shooter back to Colorado if he is elected governor in 2018.

Brauchler tweeted the message out on Friday morning.

“As Governor, I will return Aurora theater shooting mass murderer back to CO to serve his sentence here, where he committed his evil crime,” the current District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado tweeted.

Thursday marked five years since the horrific shooting that left 12 innocent people dead and 70 others injured during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, 2012.

Almost all of the 12 victims were young — including a 6-year-old girl who had just learned

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/07/21/george-brauchler-says-he-will-bring-aurora-theater-shooter-back-to-colorado/

Who is James Holmes and where is he now? Aurora, Colorado …

MASS murderer James Holmes slaughtered 12 innocent people after opening fire at a cinema in Colorado in the summer of 2012.

The flame haired killer was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Here is his story.

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

Who is James Holmes?

James Holmes was born in 1987 and was originally from Riverside, California.

His neighbours said lived alone and kept to himself.

He studied neuroscience at the University of California in 2010.

Holmes was academically gifted and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado medical centre but withdrew in June 2012.

His lawyer said he

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4061363/james-holmes-aurora-colorado-shooting-gunman-movie-theatre-massacre/

Who is James Holmes and where is he now? Aurora, Colorado shooting gunman who killed 12 in movie theatre …

MASS murderer James Holmes slaughtered 12 innocent people after opening fire at a cinema in Colorado in the summer of 2012.

The flame haired killer was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Here is his story.

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

Who is James Holmes?

James Holmes was born in 1987 and was originally from Riverside, California.

His neighbours said lived alone and kept to himself.

He studied neuroscience at the University of California in 2010.

Holmes was academically gifted and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado medical centre but withdrew in June 2012.

His lawyer said he

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4061363/james-holmes-aurora-colorado-shooting-gunman-movie-theatre-massacre/