On the six-month anniversary of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., I went with my family to a demonstration, where we held pictures of the young victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lots of passing motorists honked in support, but there were only a few dozen of us there holding signs calling for better gun laws, including a mom who's awaiting the trial of the people suspected of killing her son.
My 18-year-old — who goes to Santa Monica College, the scene of a recent shooting rampage — asked why there wasn't more of a hue and cry about gun violence. And I wondered if, after Newtown, people just can't bring themselves to get upset about this.
If that's the legacy of Newtown — that we can no longer think about gun violence — it may be one of the saddest things of all.