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'Batman' Shooter

The Killer's Arsenal

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

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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more ppl die from alcohol related deaths than guns each yr! guns dont kill people people kill people!

826 days ago


First, AR-15''s are hardly ever used in crimes, due to how much they cost. 2nd and most important the reason There was so many wounded is because he was also using a shotgun. Before you fall odor all the ,edia lies due to there hatred foe the 2nd amendment.

826 days ago


Today my wife and I have been told that our beautiful neice Micayla Medek was one of the victims in the Colorado cinema shootng. Micayla was just 23 years old, a wonderful quite young lady whos life came to and end in a moment of madness. We feel completly helpless as we live in Lincoln England, I would like to ask all that read this to pray for my sister-in-law and her family and for the rest of the victims.

826 days ago


The problem isn't "videogames, violent movies, showing guns on movie trailers, showing violence on tv, music.... etc, etc" because the rest of the world sees the same freaking things and don't just wake up one day and decide to go kill people.

The problem is you can go buy a gun, just as easy as you can go buy milk.

826 days ago


TMZ and all other forms of media must stop using terms like, "assault rifle," it is a term put together by the media to just misinform uninformed americans about guns. it is in no way an "assault" weapon unless it is used that way. all guns are harmful if used correctly and used by law abiding citizens, banning guns all together would not do any good, it would be no different than banning drugs, their is no way to police it, nor will they EVER get rid of it all. according to the 2nd amendment of the USA, every citizen has the right to bear arms, that means that everyone has the right to own a firearm and not be limited to how much they own. if they banned guns crime would skyrocket, and the criminals would just move to knives and so on, there would be no end.look at Switzerland, they have the lowest rate of crime of anywhere in the world because every citizen owns a gun. gun laws should be less restrictive, especially for CCW and where it is allowed to be carried. if carrying a firearm in the theater it would not have been near as bad and could have been diverted much faster and stopped much sooner. police are responders not protectors, they wont be there in time to save your life. and just because he bought all those guns within a 2 month period does not mean that he was preparing for this. many people buy lots of guns within a 2 month period and you dont see them shooting up theaters. i could go on for papges upon pages on this but i will stop there. also what gives TMZ the right to steal tnoutdoors9 video and use it like its your own, he has copyrights for it and you never asked for permission to use it.

825 days ago


I love it when a gossip rag tries to report real news. All TMZ is doing is trying to be salacious. Example - "An AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon ... capable of firing off hundreds of rounds per minute." No kidding! the GLock 40 is also a semi-automatic weapon and a fact you left out is that a semi-automatic weapon will only fire when the trigger is pulled. So, unless you pull the trigger hundreds of times per minute, it would be physically impossible to fire"hundreds or rounds a minute" as your report claims.

I know it is your job to sensationalize this horrible story but at least try and be credible.

824 days ago

Joseph DuPont    

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.": Barrack Hussein Obama II in 2008. So now we will have at least another 500,000 plus people as well armed as the guy who shot up the Batman premier or Virginia Tec? Is this coming the second term? No one seems to be talking about. Who is going to train all of these Obama inductees? who will fund them? Where will the money come from? As scary as an over the top Batman fans is, this proposed "Army" sounds a thousand fold scarier! I have yet to get any answers from my Governor or Congressman or Senators. Maybe you can do better.

824 days ago


i like to know how did he get in the movie theater with all the weapons ?

824 days ago

jacklyn johnson    

This is a terrible news! I am very sorry for the families of those who are affected. Thanks for the heads up on the Evertalk memorial page Christina. I will make sure to visit it.

824 days ago


A semi-automatic cannot fire off thousands of rounds per minute. A semi-automatic can only fire as fast as you can pull the trigger.

821 days ago


James Holmes Family Tied To DARPA? So the parents knew his plan....sad.

819 days ago


To all the idiots defending the right to have a semi automatic assault rifle....reap what you sew you stupid ****ing Americans!

817 days ago


Making guns illegal will get them off the streets?
We should do that with heroin and meth as well !!

676 days ago
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