Could the media please give us a break with endless grisly accounts of the Colorado theater killings? I understand it was a tragedy, and our sympathies lie with the 70 innocent victims. But, we also need to appreciate that 86 Americans are killed by firearms every day, and that nearly 4,000 are killed prematurely by chronic diseases linked with the consumption of animal products and a lack of exercise, according to the 2010 National Vital Statistics Reports. So, let's replace the vacuous hand-wringing over the Colorado tragedy with constructive personal steps to lessen the greater tragedies facing us every day.
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