Just lovely. It seems that some cretin has taken it upon himself to shoot up a movie house in Aurora, Colorado, and he apparently enjoyed some success at it. Many of the critical details are still up in the air, as is usual with these things, so it would be premature to conjecture on them.
It sure seems, though, that the most standard elements are in place once again: demonstrably, law failed to prevent the shooter from acting, and nobody else in the theater had both the capacity and the will to resist at the moment of truth. (The question of coerced helplessness--whether as a matter of law, or policy, or simply cultural conditioning--appears to be unsettled as of this writing, but regardless it seems rather obvious that none of the above successfully protected patrons from harm.)
Cue the blood-dancing. Bloomie's doin' it, and the Brady Bunch, but hell, we've come to expect no less. There's even incomprehensible bloviating from at least one on the "Right" that tries to tie this to "ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs", but it seems self-evidently possible that the HuffPo searched deliberately to find such a moonbat.
None of it brings people back. The core story is simple: man with gun has his way with multiple people without the means and will to resist. To spin it from there is to avoid dealing with the real issue.
Of course, some people are professionals at that. So much so that, sadly, there is the question of the event's possible "Manchurianism". Will we "discover" later, that this shooter was on psychotropics for much of his childhood, or is somehow attached to or influenced by someone on the public payroll? Scoffers can scoff (and will) but it's not like all that hasn't happened before.
We don't know yet. So: Eyes. Ears.
UPDATE: It's hard to say it better than Kent McManigal does here.