Nor does it really give any sort of realistic representation of gun violence. There are far more incidents of gun/any other type of violence than are reported or readily available for statistical posting on forums. It often times doesn't post that the gunman took their own life after the shooting and that the amount of people killed were a direct corrolation of one magazine/cylinder with the last round going thru the BG's own head. 2 killed, 4 killed... a result of missing with some, hitting others, then killing themselves with the remaining bullets. Sure there are some standoffs, but as Mike likes to point out, (rightfully so) why aren't people fighting back? If he's gotta reload, rush 'em.
Making this about Faith is disingenuous. It's about people not fighting back, but rather running away rather than fighting. There is danger everywhere, regardless of the venue, people should prepare as best they can for bad joo joo to happen wherever they are.
Like I said before, I carried in church when I had authorization to do so, but I don't now because I'd be breaking the law. I can't see the point of breaking the law just because some other whacko is breaking the law. If we all did that, there'd be an example of the degredation of society we were looking for earlier.
I liken it to the shark attacks of a few years ago. There have always been shark attacks, but when the media becomes fixated on it, they sure seem to be happening every other day. If I recall correctly, the year they were all over the news, there were actually less shark attacks than the previous couple of years.
The point is, once the media gets their meat hooks into a story, you'll hear about it more and more. I bet there were many shootings in those same communities that never made anything more than the local paper. It's a relatively rare and very tragic thing to happen in a church, so it goes to the front of the line on the "Oh-how-sad-O-meter".