Chauncey Devega predicts the pontificating. Here’s a nugget; click to read the rest:
Or if they were truly brave and responsible, our leaders could point out an obvious fact: in violent societies where there is ready access to firearms (and apparently military grade tear gas and incendiary devices) there will be moments when mentally unhinged people kill lots of people. We choose to either accept that bargain–and its moments where the banality of evil makes itself apparent and clear–or to reject it and subsequently to modify our laws and social compact.
Instead, James Holmes’ apparent killing of a dozen people, and wounding 59 others as he was channeling the Batman character The Joker, who is not coincidentally “The Clown Prince of Chaos,” will prompt a moral panic about popular culture, comic books, movies, and violence. This is an old and tired script.