As more information about Friday morning’s tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the screening of Dark Knight Rises, concerns over false information and the availability of weapons come to the forefront.
Politico reports that during a press conference in Colorado on Friday, Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oats issued a warning to journalists:
“A caution about social media. Please, as responsible journalists, be very careful. We are analyzing all social media that is out there about this event, and I can tell you that we are already finding that there are already a lot of pranks. There is even someone who called a national media station and represented [himself] to be me.”
Locally, NBC10 reports that weapons like those used in the mass shooting that left nearly 60 people dead and wounded, are readily available in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
“All of the weapons allegedly used in the deadly shooting can easily be bought at stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware. All you need is a valid driver’s license and a clean criminal record.”