Views expressed in The Advocate’s opinion articles are those of the writers and do not necessarily represent the views of The Advocate or our parent company, Equal Pride.If you are a well-adjusted adult, you are heartbroken, horrified traumatized, and once again outraged at the latest mass shooting.

In Uvalde, Texas, 19 children and two of their teachers were gunned down so viciously, so immediately, and so intensely that DNA had to be sought from some of the families to ID the victims.Jake Tapper of CNN wondered aloud during his broadcast May 25 if photos should actually be shown of the child victims where they lay.

His question hung in the air of silence because, of course, he was talking to a camera. But his words penetrated me as a viewer and voter.