Today, we are mourning. As a collective nation, we are suffering the senseless loss of life in Arizona, the vitriol in our public discourse that may have contributed to this heinous act and our inability to stop it before it ripped a deep hole into the very fabric of our democracy. While most of us attempt to digest this vicious attack, we cannot ignore the fact that gun usage and violence are destroying our communities all across this great country of ours. We can no longer disregard the notion that guns are too readily accessible to folks and a culture of hostility exists all around us. If we weren’t motivated to take substantive action to save ourselves before, at the very least, Arizona’s shootings should push us to now do so without hesitation.