Just as our gun culture has changed for the worse, it can also change for the better. If the common-sense majority can just shake off this paralyzing mantle of powerlessness, we can start making the changes we want in our world.
As details continue to emerge about Roberts, the 22 year-old gyro cook identified by police as the gunman who fatally shot two people and then himself, much of the media's speculation has centered on the rather unremarkable contents of his Facebook page.
My former boss, Steve Forsyth, was killed at the mall shooting yesterday in Portland. When I saw this on the news, it was impossible to believe. Steve was larger than life... invincible, in a way, to those who knew him.