Should We Get Used to Mass Shootings?

In this heartfelt article for a recent issue of GQ, Michael Peterniti reflects on America’s growing callousness toward mass shootings. Focusing on 14 mass shootings that occurred over a 10 day stretch and culminated in San Bernadino, Paterniti explores our increased familiarity with gun violence and the detachment with which the media covers it. The sharply written article reminds readers of not only the human cost of our nation’s challenging relationship with gun control, but also the long process of mourning that haunts individuals and communities when they fall victim to these acts of violence. 

Find the article here.