Except how TV, Congress and the President behave how is this a "national" tragedy?
It's tragic, but it doesn't really have a direct impact on me. I don't know anyone slain or anyone who knows any of the dead.
I feel sorry for their loss because I am human, but this was not a national event.
It was a local event.
A local resident attacked and murdered other local residents who happened to have the misfortune of living in the same area as this shit-heel.
But that doesn't make it national.
Forcing it to be national will only prolong the pain these poor people are feeling and a federal response to such localized atrocities never makes it better.