Friday, July 20, 2012
They shoot moviegoers in Colorado, too
By now the global headlines are screaming after a gunman walked into a movie theater in Aurora, a Denver suburb, and opened fire. Latest reports put the death toll at 12, with dozens more injured.
Seriously? Is this kind of thing so frequent now that we've simply become numb to it? Is our reaction to this emerging form of senseless urban violence a quick log of the body count and confirmation that the city where it happened isn't too close to home? Does this represent the new normal?
I hope not. Because if it does, we've all got problems greater than a simple inability to see the latest flick at the local cineplex. Somewhere along the way, we seem to have lost the script, and that saddens me beyond words.