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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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106.

Jay Mclama    

now you put up some video of AR-15 that at least one of them is automatic, not semiauto... please stop with the exaggerating headline grabbers over a tragic tragic story

637 days ago
107.

SANDRAC    

I feel sorry for all the victims and I wonder what is wrong with our youth these days. So much hate towards innocent people is despicable,

637 days ago
108.

carla    

What part of criminals will get guns regardless of it being legal or illegal don't you morons understand? So let the good people not have guns so the bad people can get them anyway and then the good people can't protect themselves! Great idea , just genius! Take the rights away from the good people! God you guys have been so brainwashed it's embarrassing!!!

637 days ago
109.

katie10    

and, when was that 2nd amendment written, like 1791...I think our world has changed a bit since then, wouldn't ya say.

The NRA should be shot. I highly doubt if anyone within that organization had a family member shot down and killed by some mad man, they're feelings might sway a bit.

637 days ago
110.

myopinion    

Why didn't any of the theater goers tackle this guy when he was reloading? I understand they were in shock...my first reaction would be to stop this guy if opportunity allows. SAD SAD SAD

RIP all victims

637 days ago
111.

parlayer    

Perfect choice, "for the job" just saying. He came prepared. Must have been a boy scout.

637 days ago
112.

buzz kill    

To all the irrational gunphobic lunatics out there who seem to think the guns are after them. News flash this is still a free country, that means you are free to leave and go to some Communst country where only the government has guns.

637 days ago
113.

laffnbear    

Where is the NRA? They have been suspiciously silent.

637 days ago
114.

It's Dave    

A Glock 40, TMZ? Glock has models 22, 23, 27 and 38 which are chambered for .40S&W caliber ammunition. I've never heard of a Glock model 40.

If I had to guess I'd say this shooter was carrying a Glock model 22 or 23 chambered for .40S&W ammunition.

637 days ago
115.

Truckgrl    

The misconception that an AR-15 clearly stems from the fact that most people mistakenly believe AR stands for Assault Rifle. That is unfortunate. AR is actually derived from the first 2 letters of the company attributed with manufacturing the first AR, Armalite. By definition an assault rifle must have the capability to convert between full and semi auto. It is misinformation such as in this TMZ article that makes the Progunners think the antis are crazy and vice versa. There is no way intelligent discussion on this subject will ever come to pass with such misinformation.

637 days ago
116.

mike    

"AR-15 -- a civilian version of the M-16 assault rifle" what the fu**?

637 days ago
117.

Voice of Reason    

Gun control only takes guns out of the hands of good people. Bad guys will always have access to guns illegally. This is a social issue and also a mental illness issue I'm guessing as well that went undiagnosed which is the tragic part because "that" is what should have stopped him from purchasing any firearm from a dealer. Either way NO LAW can stop suck a thing from happening.

637 days ago
118.

Lothandra    

what i want to know is where did this kid get the weapons from thats insane.

637 days ago
119.

Gary B    

I am a SPC with the MIARNG I want to get an AR-15 to better hone my marksmanship skills and the biggest thing holding me back is the price

To own those 3 weapons He has to have to serious cash to spend.

AR-15 $800-1500
Glock 40 $500
Remington 870 $350

637 days ago
120.

john    

If people had been packing at the theater they could have stopped this instead of being victims. Someone already plotting to commit murder, the most heinous crime there is, will not be deterred by regulations. Somehow, liberals apparently believe there was no violence before guns appeared. Apparently, the Roman conquests and Genghis Khan are all just figments of our imagination, along with Tutsis and Hutus in Africa.

637 days ago
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