This post was updated at 6:13 p.m. ET
When tragedies happen, like the shooting in Charleston, they usually find their way into the realm of politics eventually.
This time is no different, as Democrats and Republicans are finding very different ways of talking about what happened in South Carolina. Democrats see race and gun control as issues at the center of it. Republicans, on the other hand, largely point to mental illness and label what happened a tragic but random act.