Aurora shootings demand action on gun control
To which I say, too bad. Same goes for anyone who jumps in to suggest I'm just dreaming or being naïve.
My 14-year-old son and several of his friends were at a midnight showing of the new Batman film when the Aurora atrocity took place.
Thankfully, they were nowhere near Aurora.
Whether we knew any of the victims or not, this tragedy had a personal resonance for many.
"My daughters go to the movies — what if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater?" President Obama asked on the morning of the violence.
It was horrifying and sad. But was it shocking, despite a toll of 12 dead and 58 wounded?
I think for a lot of Americans, shock isn't really part of the reaction any longer. Not after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood and so many others.
Guns, of course, are the primary weapon of choice in all of this mindless bloodshed.
The psychopath in Aurora entered the theater with an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and a .40-caliber Glock handgun. A
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