How is something sporadically practiced in the 80's, leading to fatalities, with increasing incidents over the last 3 years and spreading to many cities across the country not a 'trend'? It is an increasing pattern of activity. That people are today even TALKING about it shows a 'trend'. Is it an 'epidemic'? No...but a trend? Absolutely.
Conservatives are always the victim, always.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.