The nation after Las Vegas massacre

In response to deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, lawmakers offer “thoughts and prayers”: They’ve proven ineffective in preventing mass shootings from occurring. Alexandra Petri on when white men turn into lone wolves. White American men are a bigger domestic terrorist threat than Muslim foreigners. White men have committed more mass shootings than any other group. Trump’s reaction to the Las Vegas shooting is very different than his response to other attacks (and more). All the massacres matter — but they’re only readily politicized along our existing paranoia about Muslim terrorists and white fears of black criminality.

Internet shreds Fox News host after he whines “could we just have a day” before we talk about guns. White House’s message to the nation after Las Vegas massacre: Don’t discuss gun control. Trump, Congress offer to help future mass shooters kill you (and more). Americans are buying fewer guns, and the NRA is getting desperate to change that. This is how quickly the NRA thinks you will forget about the Las Vegas shooting.