Re: With all Due Respect ...
posted at 12/15/2012 4:03 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
It's a silly/specious argument anyway.
Bombs and most bomb materials are regulated and monitored. People who order quantitites of these things are tracked by the FBI.
I's color by numbers, but people don't want to pick up the crayons. The U.S. has a major murder problem, on par with 3rd world countries, and the sole difference between the U.S. and other 1st world countries without those issues is that here I can get a semi-automiatc weapon now, no questions asked.
Bombs being the topic ... the anti-gun control position is akin to saying ... Nuclear materials don't kill people ... people do, and evil is timeless too ... so why regulate it at all? Regulate evil.
I would disagree the the "sole difference" between the U.S. and other developed countries with lower murder rates is the availability of semi-automatic weapons. There are enormous demographic differences between this country and say Canada and European countries which have largely homgenous populations, very restrictive immigration policies and don't have an open border with a third world country or tens of millions of illegal immigrants.
That said, if you want to limit who can get what weapons, that's fine. My view is it's too late for that. There are literally millions of those weapons out there and it's not practical to think you can confiscate them. And if the law abiding folks turn theirs in, then what do you have?
Yep. I've said that many times before as well. It does factor in, but I think in essence, everyone is on the same page here. Better gun control laws are needed, but it won't eliminate much of the obvous reasons why we have the issues we do.
Amazing that this just happened. Can't believe an adult (s) couldn't have picked up something to hit this quy with and someone to tackle him etc. as to injure so many with a knife ??? We in the US do not have a monopoly on crazies !!!
Man with knife injures 22 kids at school in China 1:35a.m. EST December 15, 2012 44 Comments ShareStory Highlights
- Security guards are across China after a spate of school attacks in recent years
- Min Yingjun, 36, attacked the students, according to police
- An elderly woman and 22 children were injured by knife
BEIJING (AP) â A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens.
The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8 a.m., said a police officer from Guangshan county, where the village is located.
The attacker, 36-year-old villager Min Yingjun, is now in police custody, said the officer, who declined to give her name, as is customary among Chinese civil servants.
A Guangshan county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards who have been posted across China following a spate of school attacks in recent years. He said there were no deaths among the nine students admitted, although two badly injured children had been transferred to better-equipped hospitals outside the county.
A doctor at Guangshan's hospital of traditional Chinese medicine said that seven students had been admitted, but that none were seriously injured.
Neither the hospital administrator nor the doctor would give his name.
It was not clear how old the injured children were, but Chinese primary school pupils are generally 6-11 years old.
A notice posted on the Guangshan county government's website confirmed the number of injured and said an emergency response team had been set up to investigate the attacks.
No motive was given for the stabbings, which echo a string of similar assaults against schoolchildren in 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50. The most recent such attack took place in August, when a knife-wielding man broke into a middle school in the southern city of Nanchang and stabbed two students before fleeing.
Most of the attackers have been mentally disturbed men involved in personal disputes or unable to adjust to the rapid pace of social change in China, underscoring grave weaknesses in the antiquated Chinese medical system's ability to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness.
In one of the worst incidents, a man described as an unemployed, middle-aged doctor killed eight children with a knife in March 2010 to vent his anger over a thwarted romantic relationship.