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Late last night, a lone gunman went on a killing spree in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.  

At least 12 people were murdered, and many more were wounded; some of them are in critical condition.

If you are a spiritual person, please say a prayer for the dead, the dying, and those living touched by this tragedy.

If you are not a spiritual person, any happy thoughts or kind gestures would surely be appreciated.

Please refrain from any speculation, politicization, rumor-mongering, conclusion-jumping, finger-pointing, and other similarly inappropriate behavior for just a little while, if possible.  It hasn't even been 12 hours since the tragedy took place, and that sort of unproductive demagoguery is already being handled nicely by the 24-hour news venues.

Real tragedies like this happen, all over the world, and our responsibility to our fellow man is to render aid & support, be it large or small, in times of crisis.
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Solbadgreg Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will pray for those affected by this tragedy.
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I herd about this earlier today. I cant believe someone would do such a thing. I will be praying for those that lost there lives and are injured over this madness. Its just crazy how the world is now a days.
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RubberDuckyTai Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that...
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BunnykinsNoda1982 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My thoughts and prayers to them
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jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   General Artist
Well said, Adam.
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jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   General Artist
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the injured, the dead, and the uninjured.
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Wessel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adam Hughes, were you aware TDKR has a small homage to one of your more famous catwoman pictures in it?
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RedgoldsparksPress Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very very sad.
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ColdDayinHades Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
yeah, I knew I wouldn't get to see the movie for a couple of weeks so yesterday afternoon well before the shooting I posted the "Taken" spoiler warning pic on facebook, and woke to being unaware of the attack, and having several friends telling me off... This is just a nother example of how inhuman we humans are, my thoughts go out to the cictims and the secondary victims (family, friends, emt's etc.)<Hey things like this are why there is such a high scuicide rate amoung police and first responders>
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CalebMcCleese Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Well said bro.
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formula78583 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Our prayers go out to those in Aurora.
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Jason-Pedersen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Well said Adam. Well said.
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mlh70 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
All we can do is say prayers for the families of victims and remember to love and hold the ones closest to us.

Class act as always Mr. Hughes


The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
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ledain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My hopes go to the families.
and i hope one day this stops for good. as humans we should all get along and respect eachother.
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MrZurkhon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the victims was a three month old baby I believe? Absolutely unnecessary, my heart broke when I read this story and saw some of the footage.
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gatorgraffix Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Amen to that brother!
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JupitersStorm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
My thoughts are with the familes of the victims that now have to suffer this terrible weight of loss.
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UltimateGameMaster Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What happened in Colorado is insane. My heart goes out to the victims...

It sucks that another film in Nolan's Batman trilogy has been marred by yet another tragedy.
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Mehrnazz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:(
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sirandal Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well said! A terrible tragedy that doesn't have to be magnified.
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LatinVimes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here, here. No truer words spoken.
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VonFrankenstuff Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thank you adam.
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Serrifth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I had been following the news of this since I saw it an hour after it happened. It's a tragedy, it just boggles my mind as to how someone can do something so despicable. My heart goes out to the familes of the slain and injured...
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BigGuido Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional
Prayers it is. I woke up this morning to this on my iPhone. Makes one wonder what the world is coming to. Of course, like Adam says, events like this happen all over the world. It is only in the last few decades we have seen them here in the USA. All we can do is try to make the world better through our own day to day activities. Be good to others as you would want them to be good to you, yet expecting nothing in return.
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U1trawoman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well said
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MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Scary. Was there a reason for his killing spree? "or" Did the gunman just "snap"?
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bvanhorn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amen brother.

I'll think happy thoughts and give kind gestures. I also think I'll see if I can donate some blood at the Red Cross. It is the least I can do.
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calebcleveland Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Adam.
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YodaMaker Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well said, Adam.
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Catykins Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thank you for those kind words. A woman thats practically my aunt, her daughter was in that theater. She thankfully was able to get out at the beginning but there will be scars. I hope others have an open mind like yours.
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tannanbaldwin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Been staying in a hotel close by and was down at the mall adjacent that night but left around 7pm. Such a tragedy. The fact that some have begun to politicize it disgusts me. My thoughts go out to the families.
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NotSoUsual Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   Digital Artist
I hope those lost are with whatever God they believed in and are in a better place, and that those left behind puzzled find the strength to keep sane. There are some twisted people on this world, I really hope this kind of thing wouldn't happen again, but I seriously doubt it. Much love to everyone.
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kitatora Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear god...
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TheJokerha Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Horrible, senseless, horrible. There are no reasons that will make sense of this.

Thank you for posting this, you are absolutely right.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well stated, buddy.
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fusspot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I just can't wait to hear people's theories about the why and how of this...

...except not really.

There are really no words for a tragedy like this. I really feel for the families of the victims, as well as those who may have had so simple a joy as a night out at the movies spoiled for them for what could be years to come. Here's hoping those that survived can pull through okay, both physically and mentally.
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Ziggyman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just happy thoughts for the families and friends of the victims.
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Abbey-TerMeer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thank you for posting this.

it stopped my heart when i first heard about it... my heart goes out to everyone hurt and my condolences to those families who lost someone.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Read about it on Twitter whn I woke up, then checked out the news.
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Vostok-x Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heard about it on radio this morning those radio personality asshole trying to boost ratings were making a joke oit of it saying that because it was batmans opening weekend batman shouldve been there to stop the gunman. Who can laugh at that? Prayers to those lost.
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Got on this one earlier, as the hubby keeps hospital hours, so prayers all 'round from us.
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Casperium Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My prayers will be with them.
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Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
They will be in my prayers tonight. :)
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tbarnett Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
well said Adam! Prayers have been said.
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EwokJedi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very well put. My heart and thoughts are going out to them.
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LostHawK81 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. The speculating and overreaction by the news media always makes a tragedy like this so much worse.
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rlplymale Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The more I read about this, the more angry I get...this is horrible!
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ZEBES Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Good words, Adam. It's a really sad day.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo sad.
The prayers started the moment I saw the report on the TV news.
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
No finger-pointing and my heart is with the families of the dead and wounded.

But whether or not you agree, the NRA is wrong. There are far too many guns out there and nothing is being done to control access to them by mentally unstable persons.
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