Did The Aurora Shooter Buy His Weapons With A Government Grant?
Wondering how Aurora murderer James Holmes could afford, as a graduate student, that impressive arsenal he assembled before his attack? Your tax dollars may have had a part in it.
As President Obama would say, Holmes didn’t accomplish that massacre by himself. He had help. From the government, apparently.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant.
WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money.
Talk about turning a narrative on its head. When the news of the Aurora tragedy was breaking ABC News was quick to try and insinuate tea party responsibility. But as the facts emerge, we see that James Holmes was a government-subsidized graduate student.Tags: aurora shooting, james holmes