July 25, 2012 Gun Control

James Holmes used a semiautomatic variation of the military’s M-16 rifle, a pump-action 12-gauge shotgun and at least one .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol. According to law enforcement, Mr. Holmes purchased all of his weapons legally. In the four months before the shootings, he also bought 3,000 rounds of handgun ammunition, 3,000 rounds for a semiautomatic rifle and 350 shells for a 12-gauge shotgun, all over the Internet.

What evidence is needed for gun control? Here is a partial list:

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (2011)
Fort Hood (2009)
Samson AL (2008)
Covina, CA (2008)
Virginia Tech (2007)
New Life Church (2007)
Omaha, NE (2007)
Red Lake high School, MN (2005)
DC sniper shootings (2002)
Columbine High School (1999)
New York City subway (1993)
Luby’s Cafeteria, Killeen, TX (1991)
Oklahoma Post Office (1986)
McDonald’s, San Diego, CA (1984)
Wah Mee Club, Seattle, WA (1983)
Bobby Kennedy (1968)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968)
Texas Tower, Austin, TX (1966)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1963)

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that a National Rifle Association spokesman declined to comment on gun legislation “until all the facts are known.”