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AURORA | James Holmes is due in court Monday as the two sides in the theater shooting case argue against having cameras in the courtroom during his trial. Local television stations and newspapers have asked the court to allow a video camera and a still camera inside the courtroom. The prosecution, defense and several victims […]

In this July 20, 2014 photo, gun dealer Mel Bernstein carries box for a rifle while making a sale at his store, Dragonman's, east of Colorado Springs, Colo. When Colorado lawmakers expanded background checks on firearms last year, they were expecting a huge increase. But the actual number the first 12 months of the law is far lower than projected, according to an analysis of state data by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

“I’m not discouraged by the lower number,” said Democratic Rep. Rhonda Fields, who sponsored the legislation in response to the Aurora movie theater rampage that killed 12 and wounded dozens of others in her district and the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 28 people dead, including 20 first-graders. “I think that it’s a good number, because it shows me that people are complying with the law.”

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