House honors victims of Colorado theater massacre

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has adopted a resolution honoring the Colorado theater shooting victims and the first responders in Aurora.

Adopted by voice vote on Thursday, the resolution recognizes individuals in the theater who selflessly sought to aid and protect others.

The resolution offered condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of the 12 who died. It expressed hope for the rapid and complete recovery of the wounded.

The House also applauded the hundreds of local, state and federal officials who offered support and honored the city of Aurora and the state of Colorado for their resilience in the face of adversity.

Fifty-eight people were wounded in the shooting.

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  • by sidestreetsurfer Location: GJ on Jul 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM
    Here's how the house could truly, "Honor" the victims: STOP allowing individual municipalities to ban Americans 2nd Amendment right to DEFEND THEMSELVES! Despite the fact that the first responders did an admirable job... if Aurora citizens hadn't been denied their RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS then most likely the "first responder" would have been an armed citizen who responded within 5 SECONDS and would have stopped the masacre immediately, as opposed to law enforcement which didn't arrive until 6 minutes AFTER the killings! The police can NOT be everywhere, all the time for our safety! It simply is not possible. But well armed (and trained) citizens CAN BE everywhere (almost) all of the time! Auroras' elected officials who banned their citizens from their RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS are solely to blame (and should be ashamed!) for this traggic incident. I will NEVER visit Aurora again... or ANY other city, county or state which denies me my divine RIGHT to PROTECT MY OWN LIFE!
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