I am sure everyone has heard of the tragic events in Arizona by now. It is sad that a person cannot even show up at a civic event held at a public shopping center without being shot. We must look at ways to better protect our public officials and our everyday citizens. What form that protection will take can be reserved for debate at a future time, but it is no doubt that we have to do something. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. May we never hear of a senseless act of violence again.