A preliminary trial held Monday may shed more light on what happened the night of the Aurora movie theater massacre in July. The alleged shooter, James Holmes, is accused of killing 12 people and wounding at least 58 others.
Stephen Barton, 22, was one of the 58 wounded at the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight.” Barton, who was shot in the neck, joins “Starting Point” on Monday to discuss how he hopes gun policy in the U.S. will change following recent mass shootings.
“I think this is another terrible reminder of the failure of our gun policies in this country,” Barton says. “If you don’t have such easy access to assault rifles, then you don’t have these mass tragedies.”
The Aurora shooting survivor adds that he hopes the evidence presented in the preliminary hearing will provide more insight to what happened the night of July 20 and “what led (Holmes) to commit this crime.” The preliminary hearing will be an opportunity to hear what happened beyond “my own recollection," Barton says.