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Herpin explains why it was ‘good thing’ Holmes had large ammo magazine
DENVER -- Republican state Sen. Bernie Herpin raised the ire of an Aurora theater shooting victim's father when he claimed that it might have been "a good thing" that gunman James Holmes had a 100-round magazine when he opened fire and, ultimately, killed 12 people. Herpin, who was elected last September to replace former Senate President John Morse in a recall election over the Democratic gun control measures, made the comments during a hearing for legislation that would overturn the new ban on magazines of 15-rounds or more.