The News Station received a disturbing video of the alleged shooter in Boulder, Colo. He’s since been charged by Boulder Police for killing 10 people at King Soopers, a store in a busy shopping center just a few miles south of the University of Colorado. Our source of the footage of the Boulder shooter, dripping with blood, works in the immediate vicinity of the massacre and asked not to be named, for obvious reasons.
WARNING: Watch with caution; contains graphic footage.
Law enforcement officials say the Boulder shooter is now in the hospital being treated for his injuries sustained in the ambush on unsuspecting and unarmed victims.
The other videos show local, state and federal law enforcement at the scene of the Boulder, Colorado shooting on Monday afternoon.
More than 100 federal and local squad cars, cruisers, trucks, etc. were on the scene of the shooting on Monday.
In the wake of the cowardly slaughter of those 10 precious members of the Boulder community, President Joe Biden called for a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban.
“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save the lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” the newly minted president told a grieving nation from the White House on Tuesday.
The ban became law in 1994 while Biden was in the Senate, but it sunset in 2004. Back then, the NRA was near the zenith of its power and sustained grip on the Republican Party. But they’re in general disarray these days. The group’s mysteriously empty bank accounts and numerous scandals have left an opening for a moderate like Biden to make headway on the issue.
“It was the law for the longest time,” Biden said. “And it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.”
Biden’s prepared to test the cynical, completely accepted wisdom of contemporary Washington: That gun-control can’t pass in today’s Senate (barring blowing up the filibuster, which seems impossible with today’s moderate Democratic senators opposed).
The president’s promising to be persistent and still holding out hope against bad odds. That’s nothing new to him.
In the nineties, the former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee was a central player in gun-control and criminal justice issues, for better and for — according to critics — worse. He thinks reform’s are still possible in today’s bitter and nastily hyper-partisan Senate because he helped usher reforms through the chamber personally — albeit a merely partisan one, back before social media, Lil Marco, Lyin Ted, Newsmax, President Donald Trump, etc.
Democrats have captured key swing districts in recent cycles with moderate, suburban and vocally pro-gun control candidates. With that momentum behind the party and with mass shootings now all too common, the president’s also calling to tighten the nation’s background check — “including the Charleston loophole” — system.
“That’s one of the best tools we have right now to prevent gun violence. The Senate should immediately pass — let me say it again: The United States Senate — I hope some are listening — should immediately pass the two House-passed bills that close loopholes in the background check system,” Biden said Tuesday from the State Dining Room. “These are bill’s that received votes of both Republicans and Democrats in the House. This is not and should not be a partisan issue. This is an American issue. It will save lives, American lives. We have to act.”