The question is at what point is the lock on the door overkill? Does every door have to be like a bank vault before everyone feels secure? Does everyone have to have super duper mega encryption on everything all the time in order to feel safe?
No, but I like having the option.
This is about people being able to make that choice for themselves with their own communications and data.
Something people often forget. If it is in the news then it ISN'T common. Someone dies in a car wreck and your lucky if it makes local news, unless they were famous you can forget about it making anything beyond a short blurb in local news. Shootings on the other hand often get picked up by news reports, because they don't happen that much.
Your general point (uncommon makes the news) is correct, but where I live (also in the U.S.) shootings don't usually make the news unless it occurs in a rich neighborhood, the victim or alleged shooter is famous, or the shooting involves a lot of victims.
Most mass shootings in the last decade are indeed done by people who are (or were prescribed) SSRI meds - I hear some people get pretty nuts when they stop taking them for whatever reason. Just saying otherwise or finding it said on some site that helps your confirmation bias doesn't make it so.
Well, geez, if you heard it that than must make it more reliable than anything someone found on a site.