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James Holmes

Denied Gun Range Membership 3 Weeks Ago

7/22/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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James Holmes applied for a membership at a gun range in Colorado last month but never became a member because the range's owner was spooked by his voicemail message. 

Holmes emailed an application to join the Lead Valley Range in Byers on June 25, the range's owner, Glenn Rotkovich, told Fox News.

But when Rotkovich called him back, he says Holmes' voicemail was "incoherent, just bizarre, really bizarre -- slurring words, but he didn’t sound drunk, just strange -- I could make out 'James' somewhere in it."

Rotkovich says he told the staff that if Holmes were to show up at the range, that the staff should get him immediately. He says he always likes to meet applicants before accepting them, and Holmes' application was particularly devoid of personal information.

On Holmes' application, he checked off boxes saying he was not prohibited by law from possessing firearms or ammunition; had not been convicted of any domestic violence offense and was not facing pending felony criminal charges or domestic offenses.

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1.

croc    

so tired of even lookin at this guy.

634 days ago
2.

oink    

The gun range owner could have helped prevented this tragic shooting by letting him be a member and reported his actions to the Cops.

634 days ago
3.

Detective. LaToya    

This owner is a dumbass. He should have called the police, typical idiot.

634 days ago
4.

en Todo Momento!!    

was the dude who gave him a 'no' wearing a big flowing black robe, and have a deep authoritative booming 'god like' voice? ...

634 days ago
5.

JJ    

LAZY REPORTING. The club DID NOT refuse his membership. In fact they called him and left messages three times trying to recruit him. He just never returned the calls. It's really disgusting that this Glenn Rotkovich is even bringing this to the press. S***BAG.

634 days ago
6.

Pat    

The gun range owner didn't deny him membership. He told his staff to alert him if they heard from this guy so that they could further vett him. Holmes never returned the calls.

634 days ago
7.

DopeLikeCoke    

If only Bass Pro Shops was as suspicious as this guy was.

634 days ago
8.

en Todo Momento!!    

did the whole media infantry bother to pull up all the dirt like this in the zimmerboy case? did that psycho consider a gun or shooting range before he killed some teenager? did he have any creepy 'youth camp' group photos taken before he massacred a teenager? did he leave behind any creepy facebook accounts before he massacred a teenager? or did the media find his past to be very proper and real spic and span? no pun intended..

634 days ago
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vern dufford    

The NRA...may they all burn in hell...right along side "right to bear arms" john Holmes!
Get with the program NRA it's a new day!!! This could have been one of your kids in that movie theater!!!

634 days ago
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hepcat11    

Rolkovich didn't have much to go on since he never even talked with devilboy, so you can't really blame him for not calling the cops.

634 days ago
11.

pwilkers2012    

The gun range owner after he heard the voice mail. He could have prevented this trajedy. Pwilkers2012

634 days ago
12.

pimpdaddy    

He should've alerted the popo & feds.

632 days ago

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