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Aurora, Colorado / Movie Theater Massacre #1027424

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 22, 2012
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(Aurora, Colorado: David Muir) The arrival of President Obama to greet the survivors of the massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, introduced; scenes of Obama and shrines for and photos of victims shown.

(Aurora, Colorado: David Muir) ABC News exclusive video of gunman James Holmes recorded at a summer science camp six years ago shown; details given of his recent attempt to joining a Colorado gun range. [Aurora police Chief Dan OATES - says we will chase down anyone who had contact with him; comments on the trip wiring at the Holmes apartment.] The detonation of materials from the Holmes apartment shown.

(Aurora, Colorado: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Aurora, Colorado: Cecilia Vega) Portraits of the twelve victims featured; photos shown of Gordon Cowden††, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, Jonathan Blunk††, Matthew McQuinn††, Alexander Teves, Alexander Boik††, Alex Sullivan††, Micalya Medek††, Rebecca Wingo††, Jesse Childress††, John Larimer†† and Jessica Ghawi††. [Veronica's cousin Katherine YOUNG†, Matt's grandfather David JACKSON†, served with Sullivan, Capt. Andrew WILLIAMS†, Jessica's mother Sandy PHILLIPS†- react and remember.]

(Aurora, Colorado: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The investigation into the arsenal collected by Holmes examined; ABC virtual view of the shooting shown; details given about the weapons and a possible motive in his obsession with Batman.

(Aurora, Colorado: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Aurora, Colorado: David Wright) A look inside the mind of Ph.D. candidate Holmes, who became a mass murderer, presented. [Aurora police psychologist John NICOLETTI†- analyzes the Holmes video: pro-active attack behavior: premeditated and not a suicide mission.] [Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Liza GOLD†- analyzes the usual phases.]

(Aurora, Colorado: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Aurora, Colorado: Clayton Sandell) The issue of gun laws in America after the Aurora shootings examined; details given about limits on the gun laws, including the expired assault weapons ban. [Gun owner Don CURTIS†- states a gun position.] [Presidential candidate Mitt ROMNEY, New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†, Governor John HICKENLOOPER†, father of Columbine victim Tom MAUSER†- offer views on guns and laws.]

(Aurora, Colorado: David Muir) The box office results for the weekend viewing of "The Dark Knight Rises" cited.

Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia;
Thomas, Pierre;
Wright, David;
Sandell, Clayton

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