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Wendell thank you the midnight movie massacre joins a long list of mass public murders in the US and in Colorado specifically.
What is going on and what does it say about -- national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin is looking into that tonight.
The movie theater shooting in Aurora was the worst to take place in Colorado since the 1999.
Shooting Rampage at a Columbine High School.
Just fifteen miles away.
Two teenagers killed thirteen of their classmates before killing themselves.
Since then there have been more than 27.
Mass casualty shootings in the United States defined by the FBI as more than four people killed at one time.
In the vast majority of these cases the gunmen had no link to international terror groups or al-Qaeda.
Most of the shooters acted alone or with an accomplice.
Snipers terrorized Washington DC the pair of shooters had no broader affiliation.
At Virginia Tech in 2007.
The student who killed 32 people most of them fellow students was a lone wolf.
Who then killed himself last year in Tucson Arizona congressman -- -- Giffords was shot and six people killed.
By a lone gunman who was found to be schizophrenic.
It isn't that.
This fellow was born evil on to the planet there's a life story here the roots of this event.
Reach back deep into this person's early chapters of his life story.
And more and more people with prior psychological problems are becoming desensitized.
Instant messaging -- phones all of it.
Can contribute to sense that people aren't real.
The calls for more gun control have begun mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York wants to hear from President Obama and governor Mitt Romney.
No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment no matter where you stand on guns.
We have a right to hear from both of them.
Concretely not just in -- -- Specifically what are they gonna do about guns mr.
Obama has called for a ban on gun show sales without background checks but hasn't pushed for a Mitt Romney -- some assault weapons sales in Massachusetts but east other gun sales.
The National Rifle Association issued a simple statement quote.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families we won't have anything further to say until more facts are known.
There also was the usual rush to judgment that led to some misleading early reporting.
ABC got into trouble Friday when it incorrectly suggested there may have been a link between the alleged shooter in the Colorado theater tragedy and the Tea Party.
They later apology.
I used on line.
And while it sometimes seems as though these kinds of mass shootings are on the rise the FBI says they are still rare.
With less than 1% of all homicides involving five or more victims.
A rate that passage has not changed in the United States in decades according to the FBI -- the -- --
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