Colorado. And Now Wisconsin.

By Michael Baker

As the news of this morning’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin spreads, no one can deny the unspoken collective sigh of “My God, another one.”  It was the first though that went through my head when I heard the news.

Without a doubt, media coverage of this event will have to take the Colorado movie theater killing into account in the coming days; for now, in the early stages, it’s probably best for reporters and journalists to get the facts straight before delving into analysis.

If anything good can come of this sort of tragedy, maybe it will be that the debate that the Colorado killings should have spurred will actually start to take place.  It’s suddenly going to be much more difficult for the presidential candidates to avoid the gun control question on the campaign trail, no matter how much they’d both like to hide from it.