Today twenty schoolchildren were killed in Connecticut by a madman with a Sig Sauer and a Glock.
It seems that these types of shootings are becoming more and more frequent. On Tuesday two people were killed with an AR-15 Rifle in an Oregon mall. Last August two people were killed in the Empire State Building by a man armed with .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol that held seven rounds. In the same month and several weeks before, seven people were killed in Wisconsin by another angry man armed with a gun. In July twelve people were killed with a man armed with a 12-gauge Remington 870 Express Tactical while watching the movie The Dark Knight Rises.
There are other, more famous incidents of mass shootings. Last year Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords was shot by another deranged gunman holding a 9mm Glock model 19 pistol. There is the famous 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, which killed 32 college students, with a Glock 19 and Walther P22. And then there is the shooting that started them all, the Columbine Massacre in 1999 which killed 15 people.
The Republicans have won the war on gun control. No Democrat dares talk about taking away America’s guns anymore. Bans on semi-automatic weapons have ended without any action taken to renew them. Meanwhile it seems that more and more people are being shot in killings in America. The two are not unconnected.
There will always be crazy people, as the gun lobby rightfully points out. Indeed, in China today one such crazy man attacked a school armed with a knife and stabbed 22 children, injuring them severely.
Wait, injured? Nobody died?
Yep, because in China guns are illegal. Only a very few people, such as soldiers, are allowed to own guns. So when a crazy guy in China attacks children, he uses a knife instead of a gun. And generally, nobody dies.
When a crazy guy in America attacks children, he uses a gun. And generally, the children die.
That’s the difference between America and China.