The problem is that no one would be able to predict such a danger exists. It's the same as if some other unstable guy pulls out a machete tomorrow at Publix and goes ape. Suddenly, everyone will wonder why we never thought of Publix as unsafe. Why can people buy machetes anyway? I have to agree that there is no reason any joe blow off the street should be able to purchase an assault weapon. I also think it wouldn't hurt to ramp up security at a premiere. I mean, if Black Friday is any indicator, people sometimes lose it over the craziest and most unexpected things. People are unpredictable. Simple as that. The problem when something like this happens is that with our 20/20 hindsight, there are oh-so-many ways we could have done a better job at saving people's lives and protecting them. It takes one incident to make you realize how very vulnerable you are....anywhere...anytime. But by that token, I could step away from this computer right now, trip on something and choke to death on the gum I'm chewing. Who could have guessed gum could be so dangerous? And it's so readily available. I don't advocate the purchase of assault weapons by any means and I do think there is a major problem with it. NO DOUBT our healthcare is about as crappy as it can be. People have a way of slipping through the cracks and if you can't pay for something or if you insurance doesn't cover it-- Best of luck to ya! I see this every day with my sick father. He had a stroke a year and a half ago and just taking care of him and getting him the medicine he needs and the care he deserves is like pulling teeth. That man served in the military. He worked hard all of his life and for what? Well anyway, this is just a small aside. The point is this....The only person to blame for the atrocities committed in Colorado is James Holmes. He made the choice and he committed the crime. There may come a time when we have to reevaluate these other things but lets not turn this into circus. A single man planned this, executed this and will have to pay for this. Those who were injured or lost their lives in this senseless act should be remembered.