Just another form of prohibition. You convince everyone you’re going to take something away completely and everyone goes out and buys them. Large scale publicizing of these shootings only increases gun sales to people who might never have gotten around to getting one in the first place. Plus, if you convince enough people that there are more and more armed psychopaths out there, the more other people think they’ll need a gun to protect themselves. It’s not that more of these things are happening, it’s that the media and social sites are making it so that everyone hears about them in seconds and believes all of the fantastical mumbo jumbo someone originally assumed and posted on Twitter. PS Buzzfeed author needs to not pull the first images it finds off of Google search when looking up topics it doesn’t really know about.