This week's untimely exercise of Second Amendment freedoms took place near Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.
Shots were initially fired from an alley into the backyard, causing the partygoers to seek safety, the police said in a statement. They "were all fleeing toward the backdoor of the residence when the second gunman fired from the side of the yard," Lieutenant Schurman said. "They all seemed to get caught on the back porch." Four people - three women and one man - were found dead on the porch, Lieutenant Schurman said, and a fourth woman was taken to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy, where she died. The police said that two of the other shooting victims, both men, were in critical condition, but that they did not know where they were being treated. An additional victim, a woman, was in stable condition, the police said.
The Times goes on to describe the neighborhood as being "blighted suburb known for drug trafficking and gun violence," so it's very like that this mass shooting will not have the same national resonance that other mass shootings have had, but that is not About Race because nothing ever is About Race. But one thing it does have in common with all other mass shootings is the availability of firearms. In fact, "blighted suburbs known for drug trafficking and gun violence" are to the gun merchants whose interests the NRA primarily represents what prime beachfront views are to real estate salesmen in California. They are blood-stained sales territories, hot leads for the salesfolk. Order today. Operators are standing by.