Breaking: Colorado School Shooter May Be Dead from Self-Inflicted Gunshot

The Denver Post has a live
Twitter feed running from Arapahoe High School in Centennial,
Colorado, where a shooting took place earlier today.

Go here for live updates.

The shooter is believed dead and one victim is reported
in critical condition

For more,
go here.

Just yesterday,
Reason’s J.D. Tuccille reported on findings
from the latest quarterly Reason-Rupe Poll that 63 percent of
Americans didn’t think that increasing restrictions on gun
ownership wouldn’t prevent criminals from getting guns. Reason’s
director of polling, Emily Ekins, summarized the findings on what
people thought would reduce or stop school shootings:

When asked to select the most important factor that may have
prevented the Newtown shooting, nearly a third of respondents, 27
percent, told the
Reason-Rupe poll
 that better mental health treatment is
the most important factor in preventing the tragedy at Sandy

Twenty-two percent say better parenting is most critical, and 20
percent say having armed school officials or armed guards on site
would have been the most likely way to prevent the tragedy.

Only 16 percent
thought that tightening gun laws would reduce
school shootings.

Those numbers may well change in the wake of this latest
incident, which comes a year after the Sandy Hook shooting in

According to USA Today
, the gunman was a student at Arapaphoe
High and some reports say that he was looking for a particular

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