Just memorializing a Facebook comment that I wrote in response to a post by Tulsi Gabbard.
On the one hand, Uvalde was certainly a terrible tragedy. On the other hand, how many people were killed in automobile accidents during the same time as we’ve been watching Uvalde situation unfold?￼ Why is traffic death not newsworthy? Isn’t that precisely the sort of corporate control of media that normally concerns you?
And why are we focused just on the mass shootings, and not the enormous number of gun related suicides? Isn’t that something that the gun lobby wants to hide, that guns are not just showy phallic totems that make the owner look potent; but also the agents of misery, depression, self hatred, and self harm?