I would estimate that 85% of Twitter threads are long, sloppy, self-aggrandizing tangents that bring no larger benefit to the world, and exist solely to feed the ego of the author. (And I say this as someone who has written at least four worthless threads in my life.) Occasionally, however, someone masters the medium, and creates a story that reads more like a great magazine essay in miniature. Charles Clymer is a military veteran, a gun owner, and a Texan, which makes them (Charles’ preferred pronoun as a self-identified genderqueer) perfectly suited to comment on the aftermath of the Sutherland Springs shooting. Late last night, he began a Twitter thread on the connection between veterans, domestic violence, gun ownership, and mass shootings. It’s no exaggeration to say that the 60-tweet thread he created is absolutely essential. You can find the highlights below, but please, please, please, click on the first tweet and read the whole thing.