A few weeks ago, I mentioned on Meet The Press that for all the horror of the recent school shootings, we shouldn't be scaremongering. There's much less gun violence overall in schools today than in the early 1990s. Four times as many students were killed per year back then than in recent years.
This comment elicited a lot of hatred on social media, of a very interesting kind. The general diagnosis was that I was doing something wrong by not maximising the size of the problem. I was draining moral urgency and providing comfort to the status quo.