Crime

Sonny Archuleta triple murder in Aurora: Guns purchased legally (55-57)

The Aurora theater shooting preliminary hearing of James Holmes and the tragic mass killing at a Newtown, Connecticut school have spawned calls for new and stricter gun laws. Against this backdrop comes news related to the bloodiest metro-area incident so far in 2013 -- an Aurora triple murder in which gunman Sonny Archuleta was killed. Turns out all of the guns used by Archuleta were legally obtained.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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