When Violence Takes Lives, What is Our Response?

I don't really know what to say about the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Other than grieving with the people of Aurora and being horrified at the worst of human nature, whatever I can say would nowhere near be able to fit this tragedy.

Here is the President, speaking on the tragedy.

Before I close, what I want to ask is what is our response? As a country, how do we respond to rising incidents of fatal violence? When will we stop making hatred the driving force in politics? When will we stop having petty arguments over guns and think about the safety of our communities from all perspectives? Because if our response stops at simply sympathizing with the families who have suffered, we will have failed to meet our responsibilities not just as neighbors, but as citizens.

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