Could the Gun Violence in Aurora Colorado Been Prevented?

07/23/12 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we're going to talk about the massacre in Colorado with Ladd Everitt who is communications director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. In the wake of the shootings the Coalition issued a statement saying: "Reports indicate that the shooter, 24-year-old James Holmes wore body armor and was armed with two Glock handguns, a tactical shotgun, and an AR-15 style assault rifle. He also released some type of chemical gas into the theater during the massacre. Twelve fatalities have been reported so far, with approximately 38 moviegoers injured, including 16 critically.

"Sadly, there is nothing novel about this tragedy. It is yet another massacre perpetuated by a homicidal maniac who was given easy access to lethal, military-style firepower.  

"The pro-gun movement has told us that bloodbaths like Aurora are the price we must pay to guarantee freedom and individual liberty in the United States. Rational Americans should reject such radical ideology and demand immediate reform of our gun laws." Everitt joins us live now. 

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