You cannot prevent future massacres by ignoring the name of alleged shooter James Holmes any more than you can prevent future assassination attempts by erasing the name Lee Harvey Oswald.
It's the guns, stupid. In 2009, U.S. arms manufacturers sold 14 million of them. Holmes' assault weapons and 6,000 rounds of ammo were legally acquired and transported.
In the United States, per capita firearm-related deaths are 40 times greater than in Britain, where firearms are tightly controlled.
Fearful of the National Rifle Assn., politicians find it convenient to confuse infamy with fame.
Ernest A. Canning
I recently tuned in to one of the major cable news channels to see two blown-up photos of Holmes arrayed behind the anchor as a backdrop for a conversation about whether we are focusing too much on the accused perpetrator and not enough on the victims.