Horrific incidents like the massacre in July at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murder of six others in Tucson last year produced vows in Congress to screen the mentally ill more effectively and to ban battlefield clips of 100 rounds of ammunition that have no place in a civilized country. But there have been more than 60 multiple shooting incidents since the Tucson shooting, and nothing has been done to make such killings less likely in the future.
--The New York Times
A shot was fired into the Obama campaign’s Denver headquarters this afternoon. No one was injured, although people were inside the office when this occurred.
More Suspicious GOP Election Forms Found in Florida
The number of Florida counties reporting suspicious voter registration forms connected to Strategic Allied Consulting, the firm hired by the state Republican Party to sign up new voters, has grown to 10, officials said, as local election supervisors continue to search their forms for questionable signatures, addresses or other identifiers.
After reports of suspicious formssurfaced in Florida, the company — owned by Nathan Sproul, who has been involved in voter registration efforts since at least the 2004 presidential election — was fired last week by the state Republican Party and the Republican National Committee. The party had hired it to conduct drives in Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia.
In Colorado, a young woman employed by Strategic Allied was shown on a video outside a store in Colorado Springs recently telling a potential voter that she wanted to register only Republicans and that she worked for the county clerk’s office. The woman was fired, said Ryan Call, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.
What matters at the end of the day is not the small things, not trivial things which so often consume us in our daily lives. Ultimately, it’s how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another. It’s what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose; that’s what matters.
--President Obama, speaking about the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.
A man reacted at an Aurora, Colorado hospital that received shooting victims. Authorities now say 12 people died after a mass shooting inside a movie theater. Aurora resident James Holmes, 24, was arrested immediately following the massacre. (Photo: Craig Walker / The Denver Post via the AP / New York Times)