James Holmes

Two recent massacres—one in Boston, the other in Colorado—shine a light on how the press operates, and how they're designed to present a very particular version of events for news consumers. Read more...
Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) on Sunday said that he opposed a bill to close the so-called gun show loophole and expand background checks to Internet gun sales because only better mental health laws will ensure that the Newtown mass shooting victims "did not die in vain." Read more...
The psychiatrist treating suspect James Holmes told a police officer that her patient had confessed homicidal thoughts and was a danger to the public. Read more...
Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that AR-15 military-style rifles should not be banned and that it is just "lovely propaganda" to call them "assault weapons." Following the introduction on Thursday of Sen. Diane Read more...
Ever since the most recent shooting massacres, we've been subjected to wingnut pundits of every degree preaching how there were no gun laws that could have avoided them. Now The Nation's George Zornick looks at testimony from the trial of Aurora Read more...

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James Holmes has been officially charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder... Read more...
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says there is no proof that gun control leads to less gun violence, but he is willing to "look at everything" following a massacre in Aurora, Colorado that left least 12 dead and 58 wounded. "I don't know, to tell you the Read more...
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) says that there is no doubt in his mind that last week's shooting at a theater in Aurora was an example of domestic terrorism. "You know, in a funny way this guy is a terrorist," Hickenlooper said of James Read more...
I read this, and I thought to myself, the cops are angry? They know what line of work they're in, they're always targets. How about the parents who sent their kids off to a midnight movie, and thanks to the NRA, have to plan their funerals? Read more...
There's going to be a lot of finger-pointing and hand-wringing in the coming days as we begin to process the awful tragedy that unfolded early this morning in Aurora, Colorado. In particular, it seems that right-wingers are eager to point Read more...