I thought the author made a good point here. Why is it that shootings, causing less deaths, are more sensationalized than bombings that cause significantly more damage?
"Monday's death toll was 32. How does that compare to the worst mass murders of U.S. civilians? Not even close. On Dec. 21, 1988, plastic explosives killed 270 people on Pan Am Flight 103. On April 19, 1995, a truck loaded with ammonium nitrate killed 168 in Oklahoma City. On Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked planes killed nearly 3,000 in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
In short, every six and a half years, give or take a couple of months, Americans get massacred. The difference this time is that the body count is so much lower. Why? Because the weapons were just guns."