This past Saturday's tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, which left 6 dead and 14 injured, has predictably set off a storm of commentary. Who is Jared Lee Loughner? Does his violent act tell us something about how we deal with mental health in America; or, what role, if any, has the political atmosphere of late played in encouraging such violence? Do inadequate gun control laws enable it? How has the media performed in covering this story? Below is a slideshow of HuffPost blogger reactions to the shooting that seeks to answer these questions, as well as many others, from a wide range of perspectives. Readers are encouraged to vote on each slide, as well as leave comments below.
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