December 18th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

4 dead in Colorado shooting

Four people have been found dead today in a Colorado house in an apparent murder-suicide, a Weld County sheriff's spokesman has told CNN's Christine Sever.

The dead are two men and two females and all are believed to be related, the spokesman, Tim Schwartz, said.

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  1. saywhat

    So what's new in this land of ours ?
    We love guns and what they do. Period.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nita

    Listen. I understand why people want gun control and that's fine. But do you actually believe that if they pass gun laws that the criminals are just going to turn in their guns? And if they pass laws that don't allow anyone to own a gun.....what do you think will happen when some comes to a homeowners house to take their guns from them? And If you do get all of the legally owned guns from law abiding citizens.....what are we suppose to do when some follows my wife home from the pharmacy to see where we live and at 2:30 in the morning kicks the door in to steal what prescription she has picked ? It happens every day. That's how these people that are hooked on pills are getting them these days. They can be in and out in less than 3 minutes. 911 can't get there that fast.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      So you really need an assault weapon to stop that burglar?

      December 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Nancy Lanza had guns to protect herself. Did that save her?

      December 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Common Sense

      100% Correct.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jouee

      just stop producing bullets

      December 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The arms intended by the Constitution were equal to the arms of governments at that time.
    It's a little like Leviticus: with refrigeration, it's safe to eat shellfish now.
    Guns were different at the time of the Revolution, and American society was even more different.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Stop assaulting elk and deer?
    My .264 Win Mag will assault you at 500 yards if I let it.
    Nowhere does the US consti tution allow for federally banning assault rifles. Each State in the Union was to ARM and maintain a State Militia...a sort of "cold war" to keep federal troops at bay should Uncle Sam turn renegade on a US.
    Maintaining a state army would of necessity require allowing citizens to have ARMS at home.
    Nowhere does the US const itution even hint at citizens being armed with handguns vs. citizens. Ban handguns. (duh) Except for the fact than bans simply don't work on about 15% of US citizens. Many aborted babies when our abortion ban was in effect, for example.
    These 15% of US are what Homeland Security Prisons are being built for. There are those who will break the law no matter what, and those who keep them secret, and are halfway to prison already.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SSRIstories.com

    What do the Columbine Kids (and one of the kids mother), the Auroura Shooter, and Adolph Hitler all have in common? (besides using guns instead of knives, forks, teeth, and hammers as weapons)
    They were all under the care of a prescription writer well before they went berzerk and started shooting people.
    Prescription pharmaceuticals are the common denominator, not guns.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Meggellan

    Let's say that we ban "assault" weapons. Do you honestly believe that a person cannot carry out the same criminal acts with a handgun or shotgun or "hunting" rifle? We really need to focus on fixing the entire problem with these types of criminal acts. Banning this or that type of weapon does nothing to prevent criminals from committing murder. To commit a crime you must have the means to commit the crime, motive to commit the crime, and opportunity to commit the crime. Take away one of these elements and you prevent the crime. The means can be a gun, knife, bomb, car, rope, airplane, ball bat, you name it, it can be used as a tool to use in committing a crime. We can't ban everything. That being said, let us focus on motive and opportunity. If we can catch the problem by reinforcing our nations mental health treatment programs we could take away a good portion of the motive. For opportunity, harden our soft targets. Schools, malls, sports facilities, and all places that are "gun free" zones. We, as a society have a responsibility to protect these places from criminals who would take advantage of these "gun free" locations. If it's a "gun free" zone, it should be too hard to present an opportunity.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    I've met several drunks and their wives who at one time blamed the bottle for their troubles.
    Then they pulled their heads out of their ass, and came to understand it's not the gun's fault.
    Those who focus on the gun are hiding something.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Mayor of Medinah

    More than 50,000 have been killed by drunk driving in the last 5 years and out of that number more than 500 of those have been children. So no more Budweiser, Gallo or Jim Beam using that logic ten right? All one needs is to be 21 and have access to a car and they to can contribute to this horrible murder statistic so do we ban booze and cars?

    "More than 200 Americans have been killed in mass shootings in the last five years. "
    Drunks in cars kill and injure far many more people than semi automatic rifles and 30 round magazines. A true assault rifle is not available for public purchase.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Mayor of Medinah

    I would say that it could be labeled as an act of terrorism, not the murder suicide by the atrocity that was committed by a mentally deranged individual that occurred last Friday

    December 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Mayor of Medinah

    Two of the largest mass killing in the on this countries soil were performed with bombs, not single shot was fired.
    At 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, a 5,000-pound bomb, hidden inside a Ryder truck, exploded just outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The explosion caused massive damage to the building and killed 168 people, 19 of whom were children. Those responsible for what became known as the Oklahoma City Bombing were home-grown terrorists, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. This deadly bombing was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack.

    It is almost imposible to stop insane people, but maybe if these people had some help earlier in life things might have been different but we will never know.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justine

      Yes, no one ever mentions that "dangerous" UHaul truck anymore that killed children...even no box cutters required..

      December 26, 2012 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. The Mayor of Medinah

    Some intersting reading and the portion on gangs is very eye opening http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats

    December 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    70% of all US Highway traffic fatalities are caused by tailgaters. (dummies that followe closer than their dumbed-down minds can calculate "hit the brakes")
    Antidepressants increase reaction times and cause traffic accidents.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    ...and was it one or two million children who were molested or otherwise abused last night in America.
    One big picture does not erase a million little ones. (www.SSRIstories.com)

    December 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. 1608

    This is to all of you who own a gun. LOCK IT UP!!!

    December 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Hiding your dirty movies from your kids didn't keep them from being found.
    Get a clue you gun toters. You ain't hid sh/t from youngsters. Your "birds and bees" talk came what, 3 years late?

    December 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
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