AURORA, Colo.—Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes applied to join a Colorado gun range but never became a member after the owner became concerned over his "bizarre" message and behavior.There is usually advance warning, as there was with the rampage at Virginia Tech, at Cafe Racer, and most of the other mass murders done by mentally ill people. But our society chooses to make it impossible to take any preventative action about an individual with serious mental illness problems until blood is dripping out of bodies. Unless, of course, that preventative action is something very broad, like gun control laws, which apply to everyone. This unwillingness to look at individuals and their problems is absurd.
Thank goodness that Holmes did not know enough about guns to know what 100 round drum magazines tend to do:
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The semiautomatic assault rifle used by the gunman in a mass shooting at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie jammed during the attack, a federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press, which forced the shooter to switch to another gun with less fire power.