More information is emerging about James Holmes, the quiet 24-year-old allegedly behind Friday’s deadly shooting rampage at a Colorado screening of the latest Batman movie.
Holmes, a doctoral student at the University of Colorado at Denver, had won a neuroscience training grant from the National Institutes of Health, a university spokeswoman said early Sunday.
The grant was awarded to just six students at the school.
“The focus on the program is training outstanding neuroscientists who will make significant contributions to neurobiology,” the school said.
Holmes decided to leave the school of his own accord in June, giving the university no reason for leaving the program, the spokeswoman said.
…“The president’s view is that we can take steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them under existing law,” Carney said. “And that’s his focus right now.”
Many Democratic officeholders — and voters — in key battleground states oppose gun control. On CNN this morning, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said, “if it wasn’t one weapon, it would have been another. I mean, he was diabolical. If you look at what he had in his apartment and what his intentions were… If there were no assault weapons available, and no this or no that, this guy is going to find something, right? He’s going to know how to create a bomb.”…
At Instapundit, “Reader Tom Barker writes: ‘It struck me that this short article told me a hundred times more than we know about BHO’s college years.’ Heh.”