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.
I find it useful to take Trump's spoken word, put it in print, and then present that to people and ask "THIS is the guy you want to be President?!?!"
I refer you to the comments from Trump fans on the transcript of WaPo editorial board interview, like this one:
Even with Trumps warts, I would vote for him. This man is a non-career politician who makes common sense out of complicated problems. Yes, he's not a smooth talkin' politician, but he speaks from the heart and he loves America. He's also the only candidate who has NOT taken campaign contributions from George Soros, of moveon. org, who can only be described as a James Bond villain.
Or this one:
with a few exceptions I love the Washington Post and I am glad they are affiliated with our local paper "The Intelligencer" in Doylestown Pa. I thought this interview was far better than the questions asked at the debates Perhaps it was not their intention but they gave Trump an opportunity to show how really knowledgeable (really smart) he is of the great problems facing our country and his ability to resolve them For the Elite of America who disparage the supporters of Trump you may to your surprise find out how many people of diverse means ,education ,age and political differences are supporting Donald Trump
There's more, but I have enough of a headache already. Nothing matters.
So you have to ask why? Is it because he's an arrogant, egotistical blowhard who truly has no concept of his ignorance, or is he cynically manipulating people who want to believe that's what he is?
I think he genuinely believes he did a great job in this NY interview and with the WaPo editorial board meeting.
It doesn't mean he's not also a con man who has cynically manipulated people (probably all his life). But because he's been so successful a conman, he's come to believe that he really does know everything he needs to know, about everything. And he won't let anyone near him who dares to tell him otherwise.
It's terrifying, and yes, it is different from so many other politicians. If we wondered before what would be worse than the non-answers we so often get from them... Here's worse.