Donna Cooper, Anthony Green, In Colorado’s Wake, A Financial Analysis of the High Cost of Gun Violence, The Solutions Journal, Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2012, Pages 50-56 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/in-colorados-wake-a-financial-analysis-of-the-high-cost-of-gun-violence/) Abstract: The July 20th shooting spree in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater left 12 dead, and more than 57 wounded. This tragedy is another reminder that American lives are at risk because of the failure to adopt common sense public safety measures that make it very difficult and always illegal for dangerous persons to purchase guns. It was only five years ago, on April 16, 2007, when an English major at Virginia Tech University named Seung-Hui Cho gunned down and killed 32 people, wounded another 17, and then committed suicide as the police closed in on him on that cold, bloody Monday. That massacre at Virginia Tech five years ago, remains the deadliest spree killing in U.S. history according to The New York Times. The similarity in how Cho and the Colorado shooter armed themselves and meticulously planned their assaults is eerie. Cho and Holmes both were able to commit their mayhem in about 15 minutes. But, as recent events made sadly and forcefully clear, the Virginia Tech massacre … Topics: Economy; Violence