Mass Shootings, Thwarted and Unthwarted


Arresting some knucklehead on a weapons charge and saying you “thwarted a mass shooting” is a speculative fantasy.

Meanwhile, since El Paso there have been 25 actual unthwarted mass shootings (per Mass Shooting Tracker), which don’t make the news because they don’t fit the preferred narrative.

For example, four of the shootings occurred in Chicago, where in each case the shooters fired into a crowd of people. By my count, about half the victims were women.

I can’t find any reporting on this in Mother Jones, which is pretty shocking given their obvious interest in mass shootings.

They’d rather report on imaginary mass shootings by white males than on the actual mass shootings of Chicago residents .

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