Mass Shooting In Chicago Doesn't Elicit More Hashtag Activism?
There was a horrible tragedy in Chicago. The city with some of the toughest anti-gun laws on the books had a mass shooting that left six people shot. When will the media frenzy over this incident happen? Will this lead to another episode in hashtag activism? Probably not, but in case you missed it; it happened at a Laundromat (via MyFoxChicago):
Six people — including two teenagers — were shot at a South Shore laundromat Monday night. Paramedics were called to the shooting at Sudz, 2660 E. 79th St. about 8:15 p.m., Fire Media Affairs Chief Larry Langford said.
The six shot included two boys, ages 14 and 16, police said. The others who were shot ranged in age from their mid-20s to their early 50s.
“Four of them we found in the laundromat not far from the door,” Langford said. “The others we found on the street.”
Matthew Gills, 33, a construction worker, lives across the street from where the shooting occurred. He was at home when he heard about 19 shots.
“It’s too dangerous to let my kids play around the neighborhood,” Gills said. “That’s all it is is gangs. Gangs, gangs, gangs, gangs, gangs. I don’t even want to be in Chicago because it’s too dangerous. I’m trying to move to Texas.”
Now, mass shootings aren’t occurring with more frequency, but the anti-gun left thinks they are with their endless lectures about a mythical gun violence epidemic. So, I’m just playing by the left's rules regarding their penchant to create media frenzies with half-baked facts. Then again, this shooting probably won't elicit such a media fervor because this tragic incident doesn't allow itself to create another inane dialogue about the war on women or misogyny.
No twitter hashtags are trending about the Chicago shooting. Although, a group of locals did hold a rally to “silence the violence there.”
Granted, misogyny is a serious issue, but it isn’t relevant here, nor was it at UCSB.