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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:06 PM

Police: 4 dead, including gunman in Aurora, Colo., hostage situation

Source: NBC News

Three people were found dead inside a home in Aurora, Colo., after a gunman took them hostage early Saturday morning, police told NBC affiliate KUSA. The gunman was also shot and killed by police after hours of failed negotiation attempts.

Another person who had been inside the house was able to escape and alert authorities, KUSA reported.

Officers were called to a town home around 3 a.m. after reports of shots fired. Several nearby homes were evacuated for safety reasons and police sent out emergency notifications for the other residents in the area.

Sgt. Cassidee Carlson of the Aurora Police Department told KUSA police had spoken on the phone with the suspect, and negotiators were at the scene.

Read more: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/05/16367150-police-4-dead-including-gunman-in-aurora-colo-hostage-situation?lite

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Reply Police: 4 dead, including gunman in Aurora, Colo., hostage situation (Original post)
IDemo Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
Mira Jan 2013 #3
samsingh Jan 2013 #4
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #19
otohara Jan 2013 #10
samsingh Jan 2013 #16
unclebob Jan 2013 #32
Berlin Expat Jan 2013 #2
samsingh Jan 2013 #5
Berlin Expat Jan 2013 #9
samsingh Jan 2013 #15
atreides1 Jan 2013 #18
loyalkydem Jan 2013 #6
Skittles Jan 2013 #31
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #7
jpak Jan 2013 #11
postulater Jan 2013 #8
Ohio Joe Jan 2013 #12
rainbow4321 Jan 2013 #24
KatyaR Jan 2013 #27
w8liftinglady Jan 2013 #28
RC Jan 2013 #13
El Supremo Jan 2013 #14
rtassi Jan 2013 #17
LisaL Jan 2013 #20
bettyellen Jan 2013 #25
Pachamama Jan 2013 #35
onehandle Jan 2013 #21
Pachamama Jan 2013 #36
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #22
rightsideout Jan 2013 #29
unclebob Jan 2013 #33
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #34
Loudly Jan 2013 #23
Brigid Jan 2013 #26
triplepoint Jan 2013 #30

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:07 PM

1. another gun tragedy

are people going to wake up?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:24 PM

3. Yes - I hope to live to see it happen. In the meantime:



also, as said by our own Will Pitt: Spoons don't make you fat.

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Response to Mira (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:27 PM

4. sadly, that's very accurate

the guns line is sickening to hear spoken like its some sort of enlightenment.

guns kill people, people use guns to kill people

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Response to Mira (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:24 PM

19. or same gun different clothing

which is what the NRA has been sticking up on their facebook page of late. yeah but one can be easily modified into an automatic killing machine

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:41 PM

10. Antoher Gun Murder

what's tragic is how many people feel the need to own guns.

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Response to otohara (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:10 PM

16. owning a gun doesn't mean you can get to it if someone is spraying bullets first

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Response to samsingh (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:44 PM

32. How strange

Gun Tragedy? Was the gun hurt or killed? Sounds like another NUTCASE tragedy.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:21 PM

2. Another day, another massacre.....

This sort of thing is getting out of hand. I'm detecting a new "trendy" thing in pop-culture; kill 'em all.

And if some suggest some reasonable firearms control, much like what we have here in the Czech Republic, then all sorts of folks start screaming, "But that's taking away America's penis!"

Here's gun laws in the Czech Republic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_Czech_Republic


From the summary: Policy in the Czech Republic is in many respects less restrictive than elsewhere in Europe. The most recent Gun Act was passed in 2001, replacing the previous law and tightening the legislation slightly. Firearms in the Czech Republic are available to anybody without a criminal record and aged above 18 (or 21 for certain license categories). Self-defense is an acceptable justification to obtain a firearms license. The Czech gun laws also permits a citizen to carry a concealed weapon without having to specify a reason.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:27 PM

5. the nra doesn't seem to give a crap about human lives

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Response to samsingh (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:37 PM

9. The only lives the NRA cares

about are the lives of it's membership.

You know........real 'Muricans.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:09 PM

15. sadly, i don't think they even care about them

much as the cigarette companies accepted the ongoing deaths of their customers through lung cancer and other diseases.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:18 PM

18. You're wrong

They don't care about their members...they just use them, like you would use a mop!

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:28 PM

6. are we going to have one of these every week now? This is insane

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Response to loyalkydem (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:34 PM

31. yes

that's price we pay so paranoid assholes can feel "safe"

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:33 PM

7. I'm sure the gungeon

will keep us updated as to why guns had nothing to do with this.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:41 PM

11. and they could wax fondly about the cool gun that was used



yup

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:36 PM

8. Aurora again? Too much lead in the air there from the Denver inversion effect?

My BIL lives there.

I live in Milwaukee. We share massacre stories.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:51 PM

12. Aurora is pretty big...

I live about in the middle and this is the first I'm hearing of this... There was just a big gun show out here, it was on the news that it was packed with people buying up guns. A few of us were talking about it just yesterday and thinking it would result in more people dying... Fucking gun nuts. I hope at least I don't know any of the dead this time

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:35 PM

24. Dallas is having it's "guns, knives, and swords" huge sale today/tomorrow

VERY heavily advertised this past week on radio and TV. Unsettling to see given everything that has happened the last few months...the local news is expecting record crowds of people who are worried about "losing" their weapons.

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Response to rainbow4321 (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:15 PM

27. We're having the THIRD gun show since the CT shootings

this weekend in OKC. They must have thousands of dollars to throw at advertising, because every other TV commercial is for a gun show. This weekend is a different one than the normal Metcalf shows--I think those are happening every two weeks now.

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Response to rainbow4321 (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:16 PM

28. I'm sure DPD is giddy with joy

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:54 PM

13. Apparently our owners have decided we do not need to be awash in guns in this country.

 

And letting us know about all the gun deaths is the first step toward some sanity.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:58 PM

14. That's only about 1 1/2 miles from me. And I heard about it...

first here.

DU is the best news source.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:11 PM

17. Unfortunately this head line will only embolden ..

those who believe that a gun in the home would have prevented this ... and ... maybe it would have ... I get confused sometimes about what is right, when it comes to protecting your family ...

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Response to rtassi (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:34 PM

20. What are you talking about?

The three persons shot are believed to be the relatives of the shooter.

"The three people found dead in the home are believed to be relatives of the shooter, Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told KMGH. A fourth person was found unharmed, she said."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/aurora-townhouse-shooting-dead-including-gunman/story?id=18139099#.UOhjmawkS4o

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Response to LisaL (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:38 PM

25. like teachers, all wives and children should be armed!

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Response to LisaL (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:46 AM

35. These people didnt need more guns in house - just less crazy relatives...

That and keeping crazy relatives from having guns....

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:45 PM

21. If only we all walked around with briefcase nukes. That would be detonate.

I mean détente.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:47 AM

36. Detonate....detente....

Good one

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:09 PM

22. Guns are a plague in this country.

We just carry 'em around like they're wallets or cell phones or something. They're not. They're deadly weapons, and the presence of one can turn a dispute into a murder in seconds.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:30 PM

29. Good point

When a certain number of people become ill from a virus or whatever and it spreads, it's called an epidemic. A "plague" is more appropriate like you said.

Gun deaths should be treated the same way. For every few hundred gun deaths there are thousands more injuries.

I would say it's reached epidemic proportions. Probably has for several years now. And what do they do for epidemics? Quarantine.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:46 PM

33. Yeah

Yeah, I hate it when they jump out of your pocket all on their own and start killing people. So annoying.

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Response to unclebob (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:58 PM

34. Yeah, unclebob, because guns don't kill people.

Bullets kill people. Bullets that people fire from their guns.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:11 PM

23. The imaginary "right" of access to a gun and ammunition

results in the permanent deprivation of ALL the genuine rights of the victims with extreme prejudice.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:59 PM

26. Here we go again.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:05 PM

30. If ONLY the Dead Had Been Packing Heat....

 

What's that monsieur LePew? Packing heat would have saved the dead from becoming so? Really? So, how are your gun stocks doing? Must be quite a nest egg by now, eh? You and the rest of your gun nut KKKlan are definitely not right in the head!

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