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With regard to the incident that occurred last night, an astute article in Reason Magazine begins:

“Undeterred by how wrong they got the Columbine shootings 13 years ago, or how disgustingly politicized they turned Jared Loughner’s 2011 rampage, the humans who work for and talk with journalistic outlets are again rushing to speculative judgment about Jim Holmes, the suspected Batmanmurderer in Aurora, Colorado.”

The TEA Party, video games, bullying, secularism, even Occupy Wall Street.  Don’t you wish we could go back to the old days and just blame guns?  Oh, wait … some Brit who (like many of us, sadly) doesn’t get American culture weighed in.  The interesting thing is that the shooter was a PhD student, the stereotype of how I have seen anti-gun-nuts portray their own alleged educational superiority to the “redneck” stereotype of legal gun owners.

All I can say is that guns don’t kill people — but the reactionary vileness and stupidity of the media and the masses make it a whole lot more “entertaining” when tragedy does strike.  If only such insanity would stay on the movie screen instead of in front of it.