James Holmes appears to be a normal, bright, self-effacing individual without evil intents. Looking deeper Holmes is the skilled, deliberate schemer behind the Aurora, Colorado, shootings.
A Forbes article says there's a real threat of U.S. ratification of the UN arms treaty under now-increased pressure to “do something” after the Aurora shootings.
Furthermore, drawing from R. J. Rummel's revealing work, Death by Government, we can conclude that there are worse things than a lone (or supported) shooter. What’s immeasurably worse is when the government itself has unlimited power over its people.
On April 22 of this year a convicted felon, just out of jail, went to an Aurora, Colorado, church and shot and killed a member of the congregation before being killed himself by a congregant carrying a gun. If not for the presence of the armed congregant, many more innocent people could have been killed. On July 20, another gunman opened fire in an Aurora movie theater — a "gun free" zone — where he was able to kill at least 12 and wound dozens of others without any of the defenseless moviegoers being able to return fire.