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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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76.

cheeseburg    

CANT WAIT TILL THE LEFT COMES OUT AN SAYS THIS WAS THE DOING OF THE TEA PARTY, HAHAHA, O WAIT? THEY ALREADY DID... LIBS SUCK!

735 days ago
77.

irishjess    

I just wanna know how the hell he was able to have all of those high profile guns?!?

735 days ago
78.

ronjohnnn    

help raise money for the father of the 6 year old who was killed in this terrible tragedy. http://www.indiegogo.com/RIPashley

735 days ago
79.

Sonya    

9 and 10 year old watching a movie at midnight? The same when a Harry Potter's book or a new I pad reach the market.... why at midnight?

735 days ago
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Debs626    

This is exactly why gun control is needed and stricter laws to prevent sales of these dangerous arms.
Why were they allowed to be sold to this young man?
I blame all of the special interest groups (Reps) who
care more about the almighty $$$ rather than the safety of all Americans.

735 days ago
81.

Midiman    

The M-16 is an assault rifle. the AR-15 is a semi-automatic, as you point out. In that regard, it is no different from the Glock pistol below it. It can also fire hundreds of rounds in a minute if you can change magazines fast enough. Stop labeling everything that looks black and scary as assault rifle. It is no different and, in fact, is far less powerful than many far more common hunting rifles which are also semi-automatic but have nice, grandfatherly looking wooden stocks.

735 days ago
82.

Gigi    

Nobody should call him the Batman Killer or the Dark Knight Killer. He shouldn't have a name at all, especially one tied to a character that is so loved and is considered a hero. This will taint the Batman name forever and it will also encourage other psychos to seek the same kind of notoriety by shooting up Harry Potter movies or Star Trek movies or something like that.

735 days ago
83.

gpzjack    

I have never hurt anyone and i have no intention of ever hurting anyone but i guess everyone thinks i should lose my rights because of a clown like this.

735 days ago
84.

Michelle    

Gross gross gross! Why are you guys posting these pictures what a murderer used to 12 people?!?!
What if it was your family member, would you really want to see what he killed them with? I used to have respect for TMZ

735 days ago
85.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

It could have much worse,as far as the body count goes.A rifle at close range shows his lack of tachical knowledges.A long shot gun at close range is also derangment mindset.THANK GOD he didn`t blow everyone up as the 3rd world set sees alot of.For being a nurosciences ratt he doesn`t show his logic in his weapons.LONG LIVE BATMAN

735 days ago
86.

katie10    

all this right to bear arms BS, ENOUGH! ENOUGH! Doubt you'd being spewing that BS if that was your child (son/daughter), father, mother, sister, brother, etc...lying there dead in a pool of blood!

12 PEOPLE DEAD (at present count), 59 wounded. There is no reason why someone NEEDS a frickin gun, period. BS crap about guns don't kill people, people kill people..it's too easy for these crazy looneys to get these weapons, look at his arsenol for pete's sake. Anyone who buys a gun for 'hunting'..GET SOME THERAPY, IF YOU truly believe going out and killing innocent animals as a sport, is fun; clearly you have serious mental issues. If you're so paranoid you feel you need a 'gun' to protect yourself..well, move, get a different environment, etc...

We don't need guys, MORE GUN CONTROL. Too easy to get and too many sick people out there willing to massacre innocent people.

735 days ago
87.

angie    

this is so said ,thank god there were not a higher death count ,glad to see the police has this lunatic in custody

735 days ago
88.

blahblahblah    

Not that it matters but why list the caliber of the Glock and not the model number like what was done for the other weapons?

735 days ago
89.

bill    

if i want to read this i will go to cnn stick to what you do entertainment news

735 days ago
90.

tamara    

Colorado State Requirements
Rifles and Shotguns

Permit to purchase rifles and shotguns? No
Registration of rifles and shotguns? No
Licensing of owners of rifles and shotguns? No
Permit to carry rifles and shotguns? No

Handguns

Permit to purchase handgun? No
Registration of handguns? No
Licensing of owners of handguns? No
Permit to carry handguns? Yes (concealed)

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