Last Thursday in my tiny Texas town of 30,000 - hundreds of miles from the border and three hours from any major American City:
1) Man blows away his wife in front of the kids then shoots himself. Two deaths. Two orphans.
2) Three drive-by shootings in the same apartment complex within three hours.
3) Over a dozen arrests in a raid on an apartment complex just two blocks from a public school and 5 blocks from the university - an apparent entire narco-apartment complex.
Welcome to rural, red-state, heartland, US of A.