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Colorado shooting: a day of prayerful memorials and a presidential visit (+video)

In the Colorado shooting, more information emerged Sunday about the attack and alleged shooter James Holmes. But mainly it was a day for remembering those who died early Friday during a theater's première showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' the latest in the Batman series.

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As more news emerged about the mass shooting early Friday morning in a Colorado theater showing the latest "Batman" movie, Sunday became a day of remembering the victims in prayerful memorials, a visit by President Obama to thank first responders and the families of those lost and wounded, and a continuing discussion of gun violence in America.

Aurora, Colo., police report that all of the hazardous material in alleged shooter James Holmes’s booby-trapped apartment had been removed and transported to a disposal site. Meanwhile, an FBI Evidence Response Team (ERT) remains on scene processing the apartment for evidence.

Mr. Holmes is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning. He is reported to be in solitary confinement for his own protection from other inmates who threatened his life upon hearing that his alleged victims included young children.

Officials report that Holmes was able to buy two handguns, a shotgun, an assault rifle, and about 6,000 rounds of ammunition in recent months – all of it legally.

While Mr. Obama and the Republican presidential candidate (and most elected officials, for that matter) have largely stayed clear of the politically toxic subject of gun control, that is not true of all officials.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, (D) of New York, is calling for a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines used on the kind of assault rifle that was part of Holmes’s deadly arsenal.


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