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Friday, December 28, 2012

What happens without guns?

On December 26, 2012 7:44 AM Tom added a reply to the Connecticut massacre story that is so good I want to repeat it here:
On Monday (Dec 24th) a Beijing a man ran down 23 students at a middle school. On December 17th a Chinese man wounded 23 elementary school students with a kitchen knife. The article below is not specific, but it appears there were no deaths in either attack.

China largely prohibits private ownership of guns.

My take away from the article is that the lack of readily available firearms could very well have had a great deal to do with the fact that there were no deaths in either case. It also tells me that guns are probably not the root cause of such attacks.


1 comment:

  1. In fear of an intruder, a Georgia mom hid her children in a closet. When the intruder went into the closet where the family was hiding she shot him.

    I do not know what the results of this incident would have been had the mom not been armed. I do know the results would have been different.

    Here is the article