A 6 year-old girl was one of the victims in the Colorado shooting ("Grieving residents cling to faith," July 22). Why was a 6-year-old attending a midnight screening of a violent, PG-13 movie?

How many more young children were wounded? I'm wondering if the parents didn't want to pay for a baby-sitter. I once saw two toddlers at "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" sitting through a horrific rape scene.

In order for me to adopt my two daughters, I had to be cleared by psychologists, the FBI and the local health department. They even checked the temperature of my refrigerator to make sure the girls would be safe. What is wrong with this picture?

Andy Malis