Holmes Trial

FILE - In this July 20, 2012, file photo, candles sit illuminated along the sidewalk in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of a mass shooting at the Century 16 theatre east of the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colo. The terrorist attacks in Paris are stoking fears of similar scenes in the United States, but survivors argue that sort of carnage has been happening all along in this country. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, FILE)

“What ‘soft-target’ are you talking about? A school? Oh, gee, it’s already happened, several times. A movie theater? Oh, gee, it’s already happened,” Phillips said. “Who are we fooling? We’ve been living under terrorist attacks since Columbine. They’re just being done by our own people.”

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FILE - This Oct. 1, 2015, file photo shows police searching students outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at the college. Despite a federal law requiring them to have detailed emergency plans, colleges and universities across the country vary widely in how they prepare for campus shootings and inform their staff and students. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP,File)

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there’s a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds. The AP […]

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Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin speaks about the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, during a news conference Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore.  Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer, walked into a class at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire, killing several and wounding others.  (Randy L. Rasmussen /The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

The sheriff detailed how a shooter armed with several guns walked into a Thursday morning writing class at a rural Oregon community college and killed nine people. He described how investigators found still more weapons at the man’s home. But when it came time to reveal the shooter’s name, Sheriff John Hanlin adamantly refused, saying, […]

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