Aurora Mourners And Gun Rights Advocates Hold Competing Rallies In Same Park

The groups reportedly didn’t interact on the one-year anniversary of the theater shooting.

1. The remembrance event, sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns:

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Jane Dougherty’s sister, Mary Sherlach, was killed during the Newton mass shooting.

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Saturday, July 20, is the anniversary of the shooting where 12 people were killed and 70 injured.

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Rose Richards, with her son Jake, listens to a names of gun violence victims.

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Steve Barton, a survivor of the Aurora theater shooting.

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Stephanie Richards.

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Pastor Del Phillips of the House Worship Center prays for victims.

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Tom Sullivan, whose son Alex was killed in the Aurora shooting; Carlee Soto; Connie Sanders, daughter of Dave Sanders, killed in the Columbine shooting.

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9. The gun rights rally, held a quarter-mile away:

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Seth Walters, left, a staffer for the gun rights group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, works a promotional stand.

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Colorado candidate for governor Tom Tancredo wears an NRA hat.

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James Rybolt, carrying a .45 Colt pistol.

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