Batman star Christian Bale along with his wife Sibi Blazic visited survivors of the Colorado theater shooting Tuesday and stopped by a makeshift memorial to victims of the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58.
Bale, who stars as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, previously issued a written statement saying:
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Meanwhile, gun sales have surged after the Batman cinema massacre amid fears that politicians may use the shootings to seek new restrictions on owning weapons. However, according to some, it may be for protection in case such shootings happen again.
The rise in gun sales reflects but one of the anxieties created by the shootings. Since the massacre, there have been reports of chaos at cinemas, apparently sparked by misunderstandings or careless words. A confrontation with a drunken man in an Arizona cinema caused about 50 people to flee.
A California man was arrested after authorities say he made references to the Aurora massacre after the movie did not start on time. In New Jersey, a showing of “Batman” was cancelled after someone stood up during the movie, opened an emergency exit and then returned to their seat.
About 90 minutes into a Monday night showing of “Batman” in Santa Monica, California, shrieks from some girls sent about two dozen people sprinting for the exit. It turned out that a large man with a backpack was simply having a medical problem.