Terrible article, the fail is apparent from the second line: Uh, no. "mass shootings" have not "skyrocketed", they have remained relatively stable for decades. Idiots with a political agenda try to change the meaning of "mass shooting" to include 'regular' crimes like drive by shootings and the like to make it seem like mass shootings have skyrocketed. Real mass shootings like the one at Sandy Hook happen very infrequently, enough to not even be a rounding error in comparison to the 'regular' homicide and murder rates. The rest of the article is just complete drivel. Those sentences and expressions have been a part of our lexicon for generations. Many of the expressions the idiot uses to pretend that weapons and guns are integrated into the culture are completely wrong to boot. For example, troubleshoot has nothing to do with shooting guns. Shoot is an old english word that also means send hastily or quickly. A troubleshooter was someone who worked on telephone lines. Fail article.