July 24, 2012 After other mass shootings, sales also surged. Some buyers want weapons for protection. Others think gun laws will be tightened in response to the news.
July 24, 2012 If the defense can show a suspect didn't know what he did was wrong, an insanity plea might work. But that's a tough standard. You can be mentally ill and still be judged guilty.
July 23, 2012 The Second Amendment remains off limits for many politicians, with even those favoring gun control unlikely to bring it up in an election year. But long-term shifts in U.S. demographics and culture could lead to changes in the gun-rights versus gun control debate in coming decades.
July 23, 2012 A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, said nothing. He mostly stared down and ahead. Meanwhile, authorities say more likely would have died, but the gunman's semiautomatic assault rifle apparently malfunctioned.
July 21, 2012 It's become part of the story to say that the rampage in Colorado is one of the deadliest such attacks in the nation's history. The list of tragedies shows that's unfortunately true.
July 21, 2012 "It appears he was a study in contrast," The Denver Post reports. The man arrested after a shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and about 58 wounded was just "Jimmy" Holmes in high school. In college, he was a top student.
July 21, 2012 After one of the worst acts of violence in the nation's history — a gunman's attack on a movie audience in Aurora, Colo., that left at least 12 people dead and wounded about 58 others — the nation continues to ask ... why?
July 20, 2012 Christopher Nolan said theaters are his "home" and makes the tragedy "unbearably savage."
July 20, 2012 The shootings of dozens at a Colorado movie theater led the presidential campaigns to tear up their scripts for Friday and beyond. President Obama cut short a campaign trip to Florida as his campaign and that of Republican Mitt Romney halted ads in Colorado and canceled some appearances.
July 20, 2012 The Republican presidential candidate said today is "a moment to grieve."