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Ammunition, weapon type has some lawmakers wondering if gun laws are too lenient

Perlmutter has consistently supported the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and is also a proponent of background checks and prohibiting people with mental illnesses from accessing firearms.

Fear prompts gun sales, panic after Aurora massacre

Fear prompts gun sales, panic after Aurora massacre

Colorado has approved background checks for 2,887 people who wanted to purchase a firearm — 25 percent more than the average Friday to Sunday period in 2012 and 43 percent more than the same interval the week prior.

Victims’ families urge less usage of Holmes’ name

Two families made that specific point to Anderson Cooper on CNN, who said Tuesday he has largely complied. Some news experts, while saying journalists must be attuned to these sensitivities, also warned against losing sight of the chief responsibility to inform the public

Retailer who sold to Holmes getting backlash

ST. LOUIS | A suburban St. Louis-based online retailer who sold gear to Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes is being inundated with “hostile and threatening” messages, the company’s CEO said Tuesday. TacticalGear.com filled an order received on July 2 from …

Hollywood skirts blame in 'Dark Knight' shooting

Hollywood skirts blame in ‘Dark Knight’ shooting

LOS ANGELES | There seems to be very little of the blame-it-on-Hollywood backlash in the wake of the Colorado theater massacre that so often occurs when people struggle to make sense of a senseless, violent act. Many agree that you …

3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents

3 arrested in separate ‘Dark Knight’ incidents

At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers’ anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater …

‘Dark Knight’ showing halted at NJ theater

EDGEWATER, N.J. | An incident involving an emergency exit led officials to cancel the screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at a New Jersey movie theater. Police received a call from someone at the Edgewater Multiplex on Monday night. Police …

Colo. suspect's mom learned of shooting from media

Colo. suspect’s mom learned of shooting from media

"I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time," Arlene Holmes said in the statement.

Confrontation causes ‘hysteria’ at Arizona theate

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. | Authorities say a confrontation with an intoxicated man at a southern Arizona theater caused moviegoers to flee a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” the same day a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado cinema. …

House leader says facts first before any gun bill

"We ought to be taking a look at how this guy was able to accumulate so much ammunition," Perlmutter said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. "He had enough ammunition for, like, a small army. I mean, this is — there's something wrong about that."