Over at Say Uncle: More on the recent mass shootings
He’s got a number of important points. Here’s part of one:
The Brady Bunch wasted little time dancing in the blood of the dead. They were quick to point out that Alabama, with it’s low Brady Grade, was, naturally, a place where such a violent attack could occur. They never point these grades out when mass shooting occur in #1 ranked California, #9 Illinois, or NJ.
Well, did Germany’s lax gun control and culture of gun ownership contribute to the horror in Winnenden?
Uncle also notes that some claim that the gun blogs never talk about crimes committed with firearms. Which is, of course, false.
I will admit that I’m surprised that I haven’t received more flak for always asking “what kind of gun was it?” whenever there’s some major incident. Some have wondered if I’m so detached from reality that I don’t notice the human tragedy in such events and only care about model numbers. Of course that’s not true. But this site covers guns, gun news, and gun politics. I don’t know how much I can really contribute to the outpouring of sympathy and outrage over the incident.
I hope I don’t rub anyone the wrong way with my coverage and commentary on such things, but anyone who takes it badly isn’t likely to really be interested in my point of view anyway. Let’s just say Murdoc’s not losing a lot of sleep over it.
Anyway, go read Uncle’s post.
UPDATE: Sebastian has some thoughts, too.