Thank you for the catch, I wrote this piece in a crazy hurry (and keep editing it!) and am grateful every time someone sends me a correction. Considering I also wrote this piece: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/please-dont-get-murdered-at-school-today I can honestly say that not a day goes by that I don’t think about Sandy Hook. And I certainly didn’t mean to imply that these are the same situations AT ALL. Mostly I was attempting to make the point (perhaps poorly) that according to the Internet, the path from every tragedy seems to lead directly back to the mother. Sometimes correctly, sometimes without any justification whatsoever. Mothers are our default “reason” for almost everything that can go wrong. It’s often worth digging a bit (or a lot) deeper than that. But point taken, I may revise that section to clarify.