The massacre in Aurora, like other such incidents, seems to bring about an unquenchable desire to talk. It's particularly bad among media characters and politicians. Almost all the talk is rote, platitudinous blather, and I wish it would stop.
We don't need talk. We need two other things. The first is acceptance. Some really bad things happen in life, and often there is nothing to be done about them. Every now and again, some evil and/or sick person takes it into his head to slaughter his fellow creatures. In a free society (and even, I strongly suspect, in an authoritarian one), such things are impossible to avoid completely. Acceptance of tragedy is not lassitude or indifference. It's adulthood.
The second thing needed is action. We know who did it and the scope of what he did. The justice system should make a thorough inquiry into his background and thinking to ascertain, in particular, whether at the time of the shooting he knew right from wrong and had the capacity to conform his behavior to the requirements of law. Said inquiry only needs to take months, not years. If it is determined that he was sane in the legal sense -- as I say, a question that can be resolved relatively quickly -- he should be executed forthwith. What the country needs is not interminable process for the sake of process, nor delay for the sake of delay. What it needs is a justice system that delivers justice.
Let's get moving.