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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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gei468    

Sick twisted mother f-er!!! It is too bad that the main stream media and most left leaning Americans will focus on the "EVIL GUN" and not on the evil man that used them to commit his crime... J, I totaly agree with you. If some honest law abiding armed citizens were sitting in that theater, the outcome would have been very different.. TMZ, you are guilty of pushing the hype, that its the guns that are to blame... Its the crazy a-hole that needs to be blamed.. Stick to entertainment stories, that is why I visit your site.. Let Drudge, Michael Savage and Alex Jones gives us the news...

793 days ago
32.

diamondsaredumb    

In this case we really need to enact some old scool justice (see "killin" Jim Miller). We know the SOB's guitly, no need for a trial, no need to waste taxpayer dollars or time, I think it's time for a hangin'. He had no regard for innocent lives, so he deserves none of the rights reserved for civilized human beings.

793 days ago
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mikeh420    

Glock, being a brand name and a proper noun, is always capitalized, just like Remington, and Colt. Don't writers take English courses anymore?

793 days ago
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PixieMouse    

I'm so confused at the people blaming guns(I myself don't like em),violent movies,and not having police inside theater.It was an EVIL PSYCHO that did this. No ones to blame,but him! My prayers go out to all the victims and their families.Stop pointing fingers every time things happen.That's what's wrong w/the world today.No one is taking accountability for their actions.I'm so tired of hearing excuses for these kind of people! I tell my kids that there are many other people in the world w/ lives worst,not everyone is going to flip out and shoot people.This is life people,deal w/ it,and take accountability for your actions!

793 days ago
35.

geincolo    

When we solve male impotence and help those that need male enhancement, we will no longer need to measure our manhood in calibers.
Don't shoot yourself by accident.

793 days ago
36.

TJ    

Aspergers Syndrome??

793 days ago
37.

messygirl    

Okay I know it happened in a movie theater, but that doesn't make this entertainment industry-related news. I'm already sick of hearing about it.

793 days ago
38.

IceGypsy    

WTF would it be legal for an average person to own an AR-15? It's not a handgun that you might use for protection, or a shotgun that you might use for hunting, that gun has one purpose. Did some checking, and they are legal up here in Canada too. Its insane, and needs to change!

793 days ago
39.

Denver    

Been in that theater and mall many times. The mall used to be called "Aurora Mall" but there was a shooting there a few years ago by some rival "youths" that caused a stir. What did the mall do? They changed the name!!! Now it's "Aurora Town Center". That will curb the violence and stigma!

793 days ago
40.

bubette    

Has anyone noticed that the three weapons that Holmes used are all weapons that are used in the video game Arkham City?
I've never played any video games but it just dawned on me that the weapons might have been used in one of the games. He is either trying to resemble Batman in Batman Begins when he brings Commissioner Gordon the information on the Mafia at his office before he has the batsuit, he is wearing an outfit similiar to Holmes' which also is like outfits worn by the police/military/bad guys in the game, who also use these weapons. It is important to remember Heath Ledger's Joker who did not wear a black military outfit, but loved the color purple and everything he owned was "custom".

793 days ago
41.

bubette    

Has anyone noticed that the three weapons that Holmes used are all weapons that are used in the video game Arkham City?
I've never played any video games but it just dawned on me that the weapons might have been used in one of the games. He is either trying to resemble Batman in Batman Begins when he brings Commissioner Gordon the information on the Mafia at his office before he has the batsuit, he is wearing an outfit similiar to Holmes' which also is like outfits worn by the police/military/bad guys in the game, who also use these weapons. It is important to remember Heath Ledger's Joker who did not wear a black military outfit, but loved the color purple and everything he owned was "custom".

793 days ago
42.

guy_1234    

the pic should say " whats wrong with America" People will defend the gun laws or lack there of... "if everyone had a gun he would have been stopped... " this thinking is F** up'd.

793 days ago
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Pompano Ann    

A few thoughts here, first, prayers to the victims and their families! This country is so tense right now; this person is so evil to do this. Guns or no guns; when someone is crazy and convictions run deep they will find a way to hurt and or kill. If there were no guns, explosives and other methods exsist to hurt. FBI reports; there are an average of 300 humans with the mind set to become serial killers and or snap. Stop guns or stop crazy?

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putoutyourfire69@gmail.com    

My understanding is that this theater had signs posted that said no weapons allowed...... i guess the shooter didn't see those signs?!? .... my question is are the victim's families going to sue the theater?..... i think if they strip you of your 2nd amendment right at the door, they have an obligation to protect you since they will not allow you to protect yourself

793 days ago
45.

Matthew Fortier    

I love how all of you are like "If only one person had a gun, they could have stopped all of this. If I was there, I would have ended it right away."
How do you know? Do you have any idea what it was like in that movie complex? All the madness, the scream, the loud gun fire. Stop acting like you would have been a hero and have some respect for those who perished.

793 days ago
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