Across the Nation

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. The Republican presidential candidate spoke hours after a police officer, a gunman and a third […]

NEW YORK | David Berkowitz says “society has to take the glory out of guns.” The “Son of Sam” killer spoke to the Daily News ( ) from the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, N.Y. He’s serving 25 years to life for killing six people during a 13-month shooting spree in the 1970s. He […]

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio | Authorities say a Cleveland-area man has been arrested for carrying a gun, ammunition and several knives into a showing of the “The Dark Knight Returns.” Police in North Ridgeville say a manager was suspicious of the man and his satchel when he entered the theater for the 10 p.m. Saturday showing […]

Chantel Blunk, wife of Jonathan Blunk, waits Friday, July 27, 2012, on the tarmac at Denver International Airport as her husbands body is about to be loaded into a plane to fly to Reno, Nev., for his full military funeral. Blunk a five-year U.S. Navy veteran that was killed during a July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) TV, INTERNET AND MAGAZINES CALL FOR RATES AND TERMS

Jonathan Blunk, who served three tours in the Middle East from 2004 to 2009, died after shielding a friend and telling her to stay down when a heavily armed gunman burst into the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora

AURORA | Since a gunman opened fire on Aurora theater last month, killing 12 and wounding 58, donations for the victims have poured in. But experts warn that donors need to pay attention to where they give in the aftermath of the tragedy because scam artists often lurk after high-profile tragedies. “We know that they […]

This undated image provided Aug. 1, 2012, by the City of Houston shows a scene from a video the city of Houston made to teach people how to react in the case of an active shooting situation using a short, three-word mantra.  Run, hide, fight. The short, 5 minute 55 second clip was released by the city days after an attack in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater killed 12 people. (AP Photo/The City of Houston)

“You’re not going to turn a civilian into a commando with a short video, but at the same time you can at least put in the back of their mind the possible options,” Davis said. “I particularly like the idea that they had in there the idea of fighting. When it comes down to it, and it’s about survival, you better consider fighting.”

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 Lenny B. Robinson out of concern that the Dark Knight’s presence would trigger scary thoughts […]

“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.

This undated photo provided by the family shows Jessica Ghawi. Ghawi is one of the 12 people killed when a gunman barged into a crowded theater, set off gas canisters and opened fire as spectators dove for cover and tried to flee, Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. Dozens of others were injured, including 11 in critical condition. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the family)

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.