Aurora, Colorado (KBOI) Reports are now surfacing that all of the guns used in the Colorado shooting were purchased legally, and James Holmes passed all background checks.
We know Holmes purchased two hand guns, a shot gun, and a semi automatic rifle between May 28th and July 6th.
But because he bought them from different stores over a period of time it didn't raise any red flags with the Justice Department.
According to the owners of the different stores where he bought them, all the necessary background checks were done.
KBOI asked local residents what they thought. Many weren't surprised that Holmes passed all background checks, but some disagree on what should happen moving forward to help prevent this in the future.
Lance Nicker says, "I'm sure he did and you can't stop crazy people from doing crazy stuff, but if there was one person in that theater that had a gun they could have delayed him, they could have killed him. "
Not everyone agreed with lance. Others told KBOI they don't mind people owning guns, but they would like to see it hard for them to purchase, including a background check on past mental illnesses.