On 3 April, a woman identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam opened fire with a handgun at YouTube’s headquarters near San Francisco, wounding three people. The motive behind the attack has been confirmed to be personal – the shooter was enraged by Youtube’s practices and policies. The police reported that a website was found featuring the same woman accusing Youtube of having abusive censorship policies and restricting her videos, though the authenticity of this website remains questionable. While the scale of this attack is not comparable to recent shootings in the US (namely Parkland High school shooting), its implication about the current situation of gun laws is nonetheless as grave – getting access to guns is perhaps becoming too easy, and it is high time the government does something about its gun control.
(Feature photo from Cosmopolitan.com)