If a disruption of service for less than eight hours will make this big of a splash on the internet, as is the intent of recent cybersecurity legislation, imagine what a complete shutdown of the internet will do.
The only appropriate government response to mass shootings seems to be thoughts and prayers, combined with more prayers and thoughts. And the government's official response to bankers kicking families out of their homes so they could buy a newer Bentley was to not press any charges.
Listen to Washington and you'd think the U.S. was simply a healthy body under attack by foreign microbes in league with traitorous parasites within. But several major news stories paint a very different picture of the government's approach to cyber war.
Republicans in the New York state government are attempting to pass a law that would ban anonymous comments online. Even if they actually passed the act, once it arrived in a federal court it would be tossed out in a "New York minute" (as they say).