It was amazing how fast the ‘guns don’t kill people’ rhetoric appeared on Twitter. The same was true of statements on how there should be no guns anywhere. My personal opinion is that we need a healthy middle ground that lets my relatives hunt but keeps assault rifles from being widely available. It will be difficult. Compromise is not something American society does well. That is not the point of this post. This is a plea for tact, scruples, the unwillingness to make a tragedy political. We can have that debate later. At least through the weekend, let Aurora mourn. If we ask anything today, it should be why occasional mass-killings are part of life in our communities, how to end this phenomenon.