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  • I am making a concerted effort not to commit the name of the Aurora gunman to memory. As gestures go, this is pretty feeble. It will not restore 12 missing lives, nor make the lot of the wounded any easier to bear. But I am sick of being an accomplice of sorts.

    I know the names of Charles Whitman and Richard Speck, mass murderers who haunted the 60s. I vividly remember Mark David Chapman, Cho Seung-hui and Anders Bering Breivik. Enough. If I can't help the victims of the sick, twisted, to-me anonymous soul who opened fire in a crowded movie theater, the least I can do is deny him the fame he treasured more than life.

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