Sunday, July 22, 2012
Colorado shootings more evidence for the need to ban assault weapons nationwide.
In many states, there is no limit on the number of guns, nor on the amount of ammunition, one can buy. In New Jersey, however, you cannot purchase more than one gun each month and assault weapons are banned. The state ranked second behind California on the national scorecard of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. According to the campaign, the six states with the toughest gun laws also had the lowest gun death rates in the nation last year. Now that makes sense, doesn’t it? Including Friday’s mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater that claimed the lives of a dozen people and wounded 70, including a 23-year-old Sussex County woman, 20 people have been killed and 95 wounded in 22 days. A timeline by the Los Angeles Times of the …
Friday, July 20, 2012
North Jersey residents say 'you can't live in fear' and show up in droves to see Batman.
Friday, July 20, 2012
North Jersey residents remained stunned less than 24 hours after the deadly Colorado theater shooting that left 12 dead and 70 injured—included a Sussex County woman—during the premiere of the latest Batman movie. But that didn't stop or scare them from heading to local theaters Friday to see the acclaimed "The Dark Knight Rises." "I had heard what happened [in Colorado] but it didn't make me not want to go see the movie today," said Tom Moore, 13, who watched the film at the Bellevue Cinema in Montclair. The alleged shooter, James Eagan Holmes, entered the theater in Aurora, Colo., dressed in all black and with heavy body armor, authorities said. He is believed to have used three weapons and had four with him in total, authorities said. …
23-year-old Andover resident was struck in the leg with shrapnel, released from surgery and is doing OK, according to her sister.
A 23-year-old Sussex County woman was among the 70 injured when a gunman opened fire and killed 12 early Friday morning at a movie theater screening of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colo. Jacci Fry, of Andover, was hit in the leg with shrapnel and rushed to the hospital, according to her sister, Jamie. Jamie Fry said her sister was released from surgery Friday afternoon. "She's OK," Jamie Fry said. "She's definitely OK." Jamie Fry said their parents left for Colorado Friday afternoon. Jacci Fry was also trampled as audience members fled from the gunfire during the premiere of "Dark Knight Rises," according to Fry's friend, Justin Wentzel. "She's been cracking jokes, keeping the hospital staff laughing," Jamie Fry said of her sister. A …