Panic


One reason Americans are more inclined to panic over shootings or kidnappings these days is, perversely, that these incidents are so rare. They are the last isolated cases in what was once an epidemic of commonplace violence. Because kids do not go missing as a matter of course, we freak out more on the rare occasions when they do.
Katherine Mangu-Ward, How to Talk to Your Kids About Guns
http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/11/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about

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