Whenever something tragic like the violence in Aurora happens, I always think of this scene from “Almost Famous”. Note that I believe this clip is a different take from the one actually used in the movie. What you can’t see is that the t-shirt shows the band, but only Russell (the guitarist) is in focus.
When a event like the one in Colorado unfolds, I notice it takes about five seconds after the news breaks for people to start using the tragedy as a springboard for political point-scoring, gun control arguments (for or against), lamentations on violence in the media, theses on bad parenting, etc. etc. The premise is that the event is so awful, so tragic, that something must be done. But these are long-held beliefs waiting for an event to prove a point.
They love this t-shirt. It lets them say everything they want to say.
As for me, I’m just hungry man. Let’s just go out and find some barbeque or something.