I initially intended to upload my own review of The Dark Knight Rises, but given the events in Aurora, CO that will be withheld for a few days.
What happened in Aurora was sick, terrible, and horrifying in every way. I can’t imagine the mindset of someone who can walk into a theater and indiscriminately open fire on innocent men, women, and children, even though events like this happen fairly frequently.
There will eventually need to be discussions about how we can prevent, or at least significantly hinder, individuals like James Holmes from getting their hands on weapons of any kind. I’m not sure what a good solution would be and won’t venture to propose one at the moment. However, something needs to be done, not just to prevent mass shootings like this. We need to also address the crimes involving firearms happening all over the country, but that you don’t usually notice because they happen so often and hence go uncovered.
For now, let’s just take the time to reflect on what happened. Just stop all the politicizing that’s going on and reflect. It really pains me to read through a lot of the comments I’ve been seeing on political blogs and news sites where people are accusing liberals/conservatives of using the shooting to their political advantage, accusing each other of being “killers” and so on so forth. That’s just disrespectful and not the point.
RIP Aurora shooting victims. Sending love to your family and friends.