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'Batman' Shooter

The Killer's Arsenal

7/20/2012 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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James Holmes used 3 different kinds of guns during his assault on a Colorado movie theater ... including a high power assault rifle.

The Aurora PD says Holmes was in possession of an AR-15, a Remington 870 shotgun and a 40 caliber glock handgun when he was arrested this morning.

Cops say they found another 40 caliber glock in the shooter's car, located right outside the movie theater.

An AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon ... capable of firing off hundreds of rounds per minute.

Below is a video of someone demonstrating the firing power of the AR-15 -- a civilian version of the M-16 assault rifle.


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136.

Northerner    

i sure do miss my ar-15, biggest mistake i ever made selling that! the following year they tripled in price. need to sell my olympic grade .22 and buy another one.

my heart goes out to all the families that this jackwad destroyed in Colorado. but please remember that guns dont kill people.... people kill people and i wish he would get exactly what he dished out!

save all the millions for a trial and spend fifty cents on a bullet.

720 days ago
137.

Poor Leno    

I think its about time new weapon laws are made effective as of yesterday, has to become much harder to get a weapon license. And there arent any indians running around looking to scalp your head anymore,as it is now anyone can walk into a store and buy one. I don't think Americans see the big picture here that with weapon laws like they are now it does not protect the fellow American, when it is this easy to optain weapons. But it wont just help to make it harder to optain a license, educating people special the young ones and yes some older need to understand its about time to let go of some of your weapons. I am not from USA so this is how i see this from outside your country, to easy to optain weapons and where anyone can just walk in and get one.

720 days ago
138.

Truckgrl    

Please go to this link for more information on the correlation between gun laws and violence. You might be surprised. This study was compiled by the Cato Institute.
http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/gun-control-myths-realities

720 days ago
139.

pryncess    

He shouldn't be considered mental. He planned this whole thing out. he is evil, and shouldn't be allowed to walk on the streets again. don't even give him the death sentence, let him rot in jail.

720 days ago
140.

Brave Wong    

To the Chinese people,This happened nothing new in the United States of America .God bless the United States of America.

720 days ago
141.

nasser    

If he was an Arab or muslim this incident will be broadcasted as a major "TERRORIST ATTACK"!!!

media full of HYPOCRITES

720 days ago
142.

HokieRth    

It was a semi automatic AR 15. A semi automatic can fire "hundreds of rounds a minute". That's fully auto which are illegal. Clearly some TMZ staffer used wiikapedia and doesn't understand the basic difference, Thank god full automatics are illegal otheripwise it would be much worse. N

720 days ago
143.

thekeychainkid    

How about you go back to reporting on useless celebs TMZ?

Nothing could have been done to stop this attack, short of citizens bearing arms for purposes of self defense. Metal detectors wouldn't have worked, he propped open a back door to bring the guns in AFTER buying a ticket and coming in thru the front. Also, whether he got the weapons legally or not, the fact is, you can get guns thru the *gasp* black market.

No amount of control or security can stop a madman who is motivated to kill. The only thing we can do is live our lives, and not be prevented, by the government, from defending ourselves.

720 days ago
144.

1    

It's not an assault rifle. The AR-15 was never designed for military use.

In any event, we should use this tragedy and immediately politicize it to push gun control.

720 days ago
145.

TRO    

It's not an assault rifle. It is just a semi-automatic rifle that looks scary, As to the right to bear arms. Millions of Americans carry firearms all the time and do not kill people. One deranged nut does not change that fact. Actually, had one or two sane people been armed in the audience they might have ended this thing before so many people were shot.

720 days ago
146.

Carla    

Ok people .... The REAL issue is not the guns, it's the backstory on this kid. Thats what we should be focusing on. The guns were something he used, he could have used other things...

We should be looking into this kids parents, his life, what went wrong here....

720 days ago
147.

KridikJones    

http://youtu.be/8gBKzvinrgA

720 days ago
148.

jonathan    

TMZ.com, you're ****tards.
The AR-15 is not a "high power assault rifle capable of firing off hundreds of rounds per minute." TMZ must be ran by ****tards.
The AR-15 is a normal, semi-auto, rifle. No different then hundreds of other rifle designs, with some minor aesthetic changes, nothing more. The .223 round is not, in any stretch for someone with a brain, a high power round. In most states, you can not hunt with this round by law, because it is under powered. The .308 and 30-06 round are much more powerful.

The real culprit here is clearly the movie theatre. Think of the children! We need to have "movie theatre free zones" so that this type of thing can never happen again. It's just common sense movie theatre control.

720 days ago
149.

Cruise Lover    

Why does a private citizen need an AR-15 semiautomatic weapon? Member of the public should not be allowed to purchase this weapon in any of the 50 United States.

720 days ago
150.

chevydad83    

Glad to see you can't use someones video of a legally and responsibly owned firearm anymore to scare Sheep into thinking "Gun Bad"

720 days ago
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