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Aurora theater shooting victims want gun control debated

Aurora theater shooting victims want gun control debated

"I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won't be so lucky, because they'll be murdered with guns in the next president's term, enough to fill over 200 theaters," Barton says in the ad.

Not easy to divide Wis. temple-shooting donations

OAK CREEK, Wis. | Officials at the Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee are treading carefully as they figure out how to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations that have poured in from around the world after a deadly …

Ohioan put on house arrest in Batman weapons case

CLEVELAND  | An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been placed on house arrest while awaiting trial. A prosecutor says 37-year-old Scott A. Smith will wear an …

Nurse who treated shooting victims dies in Iowa

DENVER | A nurse who helped treat victims of the Aurora theater shooting in Colorado has drowned while on a family vacation in Iowa. Forty-six-year-old Jennifer Gallagher, of Denver, died earlier this month. She went swimming in West Lake Okoboji …

Family calls for mercy for prof over Aurora shooting joke

DENVER |  The family of a man killed in the Aurora theater shooting doesn’t want a United States Merchant Marine Academy professor dismissed for a joke he made about the Colorado movie theater shooting. The mother of Gordon Cowden’s children, …

Aurora shooting prompts gun bills in big states

Aurora shooting prompts gun bills in big states

"California sets the pace for the country. If there's no action in Congress, we better do something here and hope it catches fire in other states," said state Sen. Leland Yee

NY prof suspended for Colorado shootings remark

KINGS POINT, N.Y. | A professor at the United States Merchant Marine Academy faces dismissal for joking about the Colorado movie theater shootings in front of his students, including one whose father was among the victims. According to an internal …

Man accidentally shoots self in Nevada theater

SPARKS, Nev. | Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks at a Nevada movie theater during a showing of “The Bourne Legacy.” Police in Sparks, Nev., say the 56-year-old man’s injuries are not life-threatening and no others …

Romney: Gun laws are not the answer

MIAMI  | Mitt Romney says gun laws are not the answer to the recent string of mass shootings. Romney says it’s not about the weapons used in the attacks, but about the individuals who choose to commit violence against others. …

‘Son of Sam’ killer: ‘Take the glory out of guns’

NEW YORK | David Berkowitz says “society has to take the glory out of guns.” The “Son of Sam” killer spoke to the Daily News (http://nydn.us/RvPEDT ) from the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, N.Y. He’s serving 25 years …