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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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16.

Sonja    

Wait don't tell me, had he had a knife he would have killed and injured just as many people right? There is no reason people need to be owning machine guns.

790 days ago
17.

FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

His new name will be Cornholio.

790 days ago
18.

gman    

I get really tired of gun nuts abusing our right to keep and bare arms. Our founding fathers never intended for morons to demand the right to own assault weapons. The gun lobby loves to scream about Obama and the democrats taking their guns, but the fact they claim they're entitled to own military grade weapons does irreparable damage to the entire concept of owning a weapon for protection.

Rational gun owners need to step up and call the nuts out on their bull**** before we all lose out right to protect ourselves.

Having been in the military, I can tell you this. If you ever find yourself in a personal protection situation that requires anything more than a handgun, shotgun, or hunting rifle then you're screwed regardless and probably put yourself in that situation through stupidity.

790 days ago
19.

KnuckleDragger    

This isn't about gun control, or Batman, or Obama, or anything else. This is about some deranged guy who went off the deep end. It happens. Anyone trying to push their political or personal agenda is just talking smack!

790 days ago
20.

chick    

Let us not forget about balloon boy also from Colorado.

790 days ago
21.

Nick1982    

I am not trying to make light of the situation but "some men just want to watch the world burn". Laws, morals, or just plain respect for others mean nothing to them.

790 days ago
22.

pat    

This guy should be displayed in public in those midieval wooden blocks with his head and two hands sticking out for a year.

Then, people should be allowed to walk by him and either slap him or spit on him whatever. Just don't kill him.

After a year, stick him in prison where he gets the same treatment. Then and only then, he can be put to death.

790 days ago
23.

WMS    

I would like to know how you can shoot 'hundreds of rounds a minute' from a SEMI automatic AR15. That is one fast finger, and one fast change of clips every few seconds.

790 days ago
24.

myopinion    

WOW..he was studying neurology wonder if it's something he studied that triggered his brain (not to be funny) I just DO NOT understand WHY a promising future for this man has turned to this HORRIBLE TRAGEDY? he was a genius something major happened in his young life for this to have occurred...SAD SAD SAD!!!!

RIP all the victims

790 days ago
25.

Jay Mclama    

AR-15 semiautomatic - 100s of rounds per minute? OMG, do your research first before posting such drivel

790 days ago
26.

JDoors    

Just another post to remind TMZ not to comment on firearm features or functions when you clearly don't know what you're talking about. The vast majority of firearms are semi-auto. The Glock is semi-auto. My first rifle, when I was eight years old, is a semi-auto. Throwing that term out there as if it meant "OMFG a machine gun" is TERRIBLE reporting. And gee, we wouldn't want TMZ to be associated with sensationalism, would we?

790 days ago
27.

ForTheLulz    

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

Ya, sure TMZ; if the shooter can pull the trigger fast enough. Stop trying to make it sound like this crazed-lunatic was armed with machine gun-like weapons. They were all legal by NFA guidelines. What we have here is another incident proving once again that it's too easy to get a gun in this country. I'm a gun owner myself, but changes need to be made in order to keep firearms out of the hands of unstable people like this guy.

790 days ago
28.

StupidYank    

Legal: AR-15 semi-automatic military assault rifle. Illegal: Marijuana ...... God Bless America, home of the dumb asses

790 days ago
29.

Glenda in Texas    

I know it was dark but did no one see this loon carrying in those weapons in the theatre?

790 days ago
30.

isaiah    

"... capable of firing off hundreds of rounds per minute."

Well thank God he's a terrible shot.

790 days ago
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