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Md. Batman loses 2 gigs after Colo. shooting

WASHINGTON | A Maryland man who impersonates Batman, arriving at hospitals in his own custom Batmobile to delight children, says he’s had two gigs cancelled after the shooting in Colorado. Children’s hospitals in St. Louis and Chicago canceled visits by …

NY, NJ lawmakers want ammunition sales restricted

“It’s time to close the loophole that’s allowing killers — deranged, insane — and even terrorists to buy ammunition online,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.

Aurora massacre victims mourned at funerals in three states

Aurora massacre victims mourned at funerals in three states

Pastor Herb Shaffer, who is also McQuinn’s uncle, said his nephew had been a gift to his family since he was born, and that his actions in Colorado were just one example of his selflessness

Ohio, Texas funerals set for 2 Aurora massacre victims

Ohio, Texas funerals set for 2 Aurora massacre victims

The two were strangers but forever will be linked in death as two of the 12 people killed during the July 20 Aurora massacre. Both will be buried Saturday, McQuinn in his western Ohio hometown of Springfield and Ghawi in her hometown of San Antonio.

Gun issues may become hot topic on campaign trails

AURORA | The economy is still at the forefront of state and Congressional candidates’ minds, but some say they plan to take a more visible stance on gun issues in their campaigns after the July 20 theater shootings. Joe Miklosi, …

House honors victims of Colorado theater massacre

WASHINGTON | The House has adopted a resolution honoring the Colorado theater shooting victims and the first responders in Aurora. Adopted by voice vote on Thursday, the resolution recognizes individuals in the theater who selflessly sought to aid and protect …

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. filled an order received on July 2 from …