July 20, 2013 5:50 PM
One year after a gunman killed 12 people in an Aurora movie theater, the city is marking its losses with solemn moments and a continuing debate over the place of guns in society. The event, held at a state park and attended also by relatives from the Newtown shooting, was part of the "No More Names" bus tour, sponsored by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The city of Aurora, Colorado will host various events as part of a day of remembrance honoring victims of the mass movie theater shooting that occurred one year ago.The day's events begin with a community gathering on the lawn of the Aurora Municipal Center. Following that, there will be a short ceremony of songs, prayers and addresses by Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Gov. John Hicklenlooper. One year after 12 people were slain and dozens more wounded in a massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, survivors and the families of the victims allegedly gunned down by James Holmes still have months to wait before learning if the former neuroscience student will be found guilty on first-degree murder charges.