Stores report the purchaser for each cold and allergy medications so police can investigate illegal methamphetamine production, but there is no program to report ammunition purchases that would have identified James Eagan Holmes and Jared Lee Loughner.
Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney immediately pulled down political advertising in Colorado after the massacre.
Numerous psychological studies and research have conclusively shown that there is a firm link between hyper-inflammatory violent rhetoric and excessive media saturation of the airwaves with violent rhetoric, and the rampages of unbalanced individuals.
One of the more ominous trends has been gun advocacy by the Tea Party - initially connected with the massacre.
The moment that 12 persons were gunned down and nearly 60 wounded in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre, the buzz hit that the alleged shooter was a possible Tea Party member. The rumor was false. ...
Violence is on the rise in the United States, linked with two factors - media, including video games, and weak federal gun regulation.
In an American Psychological Association discussion on the cause and effects of the shooting of Gifford, participants noted that the media plays a huge role in spurring violence and aggression and increases the likelihood of more violent acts by mentally deranged individuals.
The ability of voters to reduce gun violence has been compromised by political extremists that maintain a strong lobby in addition to making large campaign donations.
That image of Tea Party gun craze was never more evident than in May, last year, when dozens of gun-toting, Tea Party-affiliated backed gun rights activists rallied in Virginia and at the Washington Monument in the capital with signs reading: "Which part of 'shall not be infringed' confuses you?" and waving bright orange stickers saying, "Guns save lives." ...