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FILE - In this  July 19, 2013 file photo, four-year-old Jake Richards watches as his sister Stephanie makes signs reading "Remember Aurora," during a remembrance event at which the names of people killed by gun violence in America over the previous year were read aloud, at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, Colo. Two years have passed since a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 and wounded 70 during a midnight movie screening. For many of the survivors, the trauma is still fresh. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

At Potter’s House Church, elected officials including Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Steve Hogan joined with church leaders to unveil Hope Park, a stand of trees dedicated to the people killed in the shootings at the Aurora Century 16 Theatre on July 20, 2012

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“Perhaps James Holmes would not have been able to purchase a 100-round magazine,” Herpin responded. “As it turns out, that was maybe a good thing, that he had a 100-round magazine, because it jammed. If he had instead had four, five, six 15-round magazines, there’s no telling how much damage he could’ve done until a good guy with a gun showed up.”

DENVER | Passengers flying out of Denver could see some delays because of frigid weather but the airport isn’t expecting any big impact from the ice storm in Texas. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says passengers may have to wait 15 to 30 minutes for their planes to be deiced after boarding on Friday. Denver is […]

Bobbi Stark tattoos Kelsie Robbins with a heart bearing the Colorado state flag July 20. True Blue Tattoo in Lakewood held a fundraising event for Aurora Rise, tattooing people to raise money for the nonprofit to benefit theater victims and their families. (Aaron Cole/Aurora Sentinel)

On the one-year anniversary of the theater shooting, Aurora resident Amanda Mason got a flock of black bats tattooed behind her ear. She said the permanently inked image will remind her how much strength she’s seen in the wake of the tragedy.

Vigil attendees support one another during Aurora's Day of Remembrance ceremony, July 20 at the Aurora Municipal Center. The ceremony marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Century Aurora 16 theater that killed 12 and wounded 58.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | In the days following the attack that killed 12 and injured dozens, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan insisted that the tragedy would never define the community. One year after the theater shootings the shocked the world, Hogan stood in front a modest crowd gathered in front of the Aurora Municipal Center and repeated that […]

Tom Sullivan, father of Alex Sullivan, speaks to media and supporters Friday at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. Sullivan was speaking at an event organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns to read the names of gun violence victims. Nearby, pro-gun supporters held a counter rally. (Aaron Cole/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | A memorial ceremony at Cherry Creek State Park for the July 20, 2012, theater massacre victims quickly became a charged debate on gun control legislation Friday afternoon. Supporters of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national gun control group headed by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, held the event from noon Friday to […]

Jerri Jackson, mother of Aurora, Colo. theater shooting victim Matthew McQuinn, stands next to a sketch of her son in Springfield, Ohio on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Jackson remembers a conversation she had with her son, hours before the shooting. He talked about plans to move back to Ohio to work at a car parts factory near St. Paris; perhaps he would marry his girlfriend. He was homesick after struggling for a year to find full-time work in Colorado. Jackson offered to let him live with her to get started. Then McQuinn said he had to go. He was going to the movies. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AURORA | It is not a small club, the survivors of the shootings at Theater 9. The Century 16 auditorium was packed — 421 men, women and children who had turned out for a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” When a bizarre figure, helmeted and clad in black, appeared before them in a […]