1. We don’t have any way of knowing whether gun control would have prevented the killings, but we can be sure that the availability of legal guns did not prevent them. Diane Feinstein says this is a bad time to raise this issue, but it is sure to be raised anyway. I like this USA Today article because it makes the point that a small gun-free zone (like the movie theater in this case) in the middle of an area in which guns are widely available does not work. It is way too easy to buy guns legally outside of the zone and bring them in.
2. Every picture I’ve seen of the guy, including the one in the link above, shows him with a smirk on his face. I think the media, all media, should refrain from showing his face at all.