I couldn’t bear watching the news anymore. I went to see “Lincoln” at the neighborhood multiplex. Sat through about six previews of coming attractions. Every one of them featured guns and violence. One was about 1930s gangs. Lots of shooting and killing.

I kept wondering why Hollywood glamorizes violence. Why are guns such a symbol of power and excitement, a sexualized object?

And we wonder why so many people turn to guns to express their inner turmoil, why so many deranged people think they can be as “glamorous” as the killers onscreen.

When will Hollywood and the rest of the media recognize their responsibility for the cult of violence?

When do we ban guns? Why not?