The recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado is yet another example of the current epidemic of gun violence in our country. Again, does anybody with community or political stature care about this national epidemic of gun violence?
All the gun control in the world will mean nada if we as Americans do not come together and have a national conversation about the root causes of violence, where it comes from, what fosters it, what each of us does in our own ways to spread it.
Obama is right -- this is an opportunity for us to come together as one nation. But for all the president's nice words, come tomorrow, there will be no conversation about how to prevent this from happening again.
There has been much written about how we are smothering our children, and worrying about the wrong dangers, and cocooning them in bubblewrap. And, statistically, that advice is right. But statistics don't mean a thing on days like these.