Here we go again trying to rationalise the irrational, here is a better plan than a obvious political stunt,
1, Care and Comfort the injured and bereaved.
2, Bury the dead
3, Bring justice to the guilty and punish them. This is how you really do honour the slain.
BUT "its the rhetoric, its the rhetoric that's to blame, stop the rhetoric and the killing will stop"
Firstly the rhetoric comes from all sides, a quick search on the internet reveals the Democrats are just as "inflammatory" as the "evel Righties" are, its par for the course in a free state. Political discourse is often messy and hateful, and has always been such and more so in the freeist of nations, the United States.
Secondly, how can you see any sort of pattern with one mad killing spree, fair enough if it was one a month you might have a point, but it is not, if it was then the US would more fairly be described as a nation in civil war like Mexico is at the moment.
Samizdata do a good compare and contrast post.
KP put it best, "Always remember that it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood: there will always be some who misunderstood you."
And lets not forget it was a Republican by the name of George W. Bush who as one of his first acts as president authorised the execution of federal government hating mass murderer Timothy McVeigh. Not that I was a supporter of his big spending compassionate deficit ballooning conservatism.