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File - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, Tom Sullivan, second from right, who's son Alex was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, attends a rally against gun violence in front of Republican Congressman Mike Coffman's office, in Aurora, Colo. Nearly three years may have passed since James Holmes opened fire in a deadly attack at a packed Colorado movie theater, but many survivors - and relatives of the dead - are still trying to make sense of the shooting. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

BOULDER | Republican presidential hopefuls don’t take the debate stage in Boulder until tonight, but plenty of groups are lining up to tell the GOP candidates what they ought to say. Among those are relatives of the 12 people killed in the July 2012 Aurora theater shooting who are rallying to push lawmakers to take a […]

Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appears in court, with his attorney Daniel King, to be formally sentenced, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in Centennial, Colo.  Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge Carlos Samour Jr.  Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others in the July 20, 2012 ambush.  (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

“There’s no reliable way we can identify those few who will pick up a gun and start shooting people from the vast number who might seem odd or unusual or even scary,” said James Alan Fox, a Northeastern University criminologist who has studied and written about mass killings. “You can’t predict it. Did they do everything they could have? That’s another question.”


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