First this is not a religious post. I don't want the title getting messed with and misinterpreted. I do not understand what makes people do this kind of thing.
Second, I am not in favor of how the NRA thinks every person should have easy access to guns to murder whoever they get in their sights.
Third, and most importantly, our thoughts and prayers (or the equivalent in your belief system) go out to the families of all involved. Yes the family of the perpetrator needs our prayers too...I suspect the family is in need of help as well. I think many of us could know someone who might have been in a theater to see a premier of the movie The Dark Knight Rises and we, undoubtedly, do not understand how the vicious attack could have any meaning.
I do not know how to respond to this horrible event. Yes it recalls the mess in Littleton, Colorado's Columbine High School in April 1999...yes it has been 13 years since that event occurred. No, it is not quite the same but by the same token it is a mass murder by someone who needed help to deal with life.
Lets all hug those we care about a little more often. Peace, Cyn