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In a statement about the Aurora theatre shooting, Obama said, “Such violence, such evil, is senseless—it’s beyond reason.” This sentiment that tragedies are inherently unknowable is expressed quite often after a disaster has struck. It’s something that’s said in times of chaos, when the dust hasn’t even settled yet, and the facts are still vastly undiscovered. There hasn’t even been time yet to attempt to find the reason behind the shooting! As someone who is predominately fascinated by the why behind evil—whether it’s looking to psychology or sociology or philosophy or politics for answers—I find it quite annoyingly defeatist for people to make comments about how anyone who kills simply cannot be understood. It’s totally unnecessarily to claim ignorance as to how or why a massacre could happen when you haven’t even tried to understand it yet. It takes years to thoroughly research and comprehend an event like this and understand the convict’s perspective (because they do have a perspective, even if it’s a million miles away from your own—it’s not just “crazy”). There is still so much information to uncover and process, and by the time more is known, the media will have moved on. Anyway, let’s please wait to draw our conclusions about if any reasons do exist to explain this shooting and what they may be, at least until a full day has gone by. Come on.

Pretty soon you’ll have every last drop of the made up political motives/childhood sob stories/mental illnesses sucked out of this tragedy and regurgitated back at you for the next three freaking months. Have a little compassion in the meantime why don’t you? Instead of concerning yourself with the annoyingly defeatist attitude that you say people are conveying, you should try to understand how people attempt to comfort themselves and others following such a violent attack.

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Should this young man — whose nature was apparently so obvious to his mother that, when a ABC News reporter called, she said “You have the right person” — have been able to buy guns, ammunition and explosives? The gun lobby will say yes. And the endless gun control debate will begin again, and the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association will go to work, and the op-ed thinkers will have their usual thoughts, and the right wing will issue alarms, and nothing will change. And there will be another mass murder.

That James Holmes is insane, few may doubt. Our gun laws are also insane, but many refuse to make the connection. The United States is one of few developed nations that accepts the notion of firearms in public hands. In theory, the citizenry needs to defend itself. Not a single person at the Aurora, Colo., theater shot back, but the theory will still be defended.

I was sitting in a Chicago bar one night with my friend McHugh when a guy from down the street came in and let us see that he was packing heat.

“Why do you need to carry a gun?” McHugh asked him.

“I live in a dangerous neighborhood.”

“It would be safer if you moved.”

This would be an excellent time for our political parties to join together in calling for restrictions on the sale and possession of deadly weapons. That is unlikely, because the issue has become so closely linked to paranoid fantasies about a federal takeover of personal liberties that many politicians feel they cannot afford to advocate gun control.

Immediately after a shooting last month in the food court of the Eaton Centre mall in Toronto, a young woman named Jessica Ghawi posted a blog entry. Three minutes before a gunman opened fire, she had been seated at the exact place he fired from.

“I was shown how fragile life was,” she wrote. “I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath.”

This same woman was one of the fatalities at the midnight screening in Aurora. The circle of madness is closing.

  #aurora    #colorado    #guns    #shooting    #roger ebert    #news  

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“I know this is extreme, but if I was older and rich, I would consider getting plastic surgery to look like Aurora.”

This is the best blog.

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