This Is Not an Illustration of the Advantages of or the Need for a Well-Armed Citizenry
In several instances in the recent past, mentally disturbed individuals in China have gone of rampages that have left more than one person dead and a larger number wounded. In all of these instances, these individuals have been armed not with guns but with knives–or, in one instance, an ax–and the toll in human lives and misery has been much lower than it has been in the United States in similar instances. Here, the firepower of semi-automatic pistols and rifles has insured that deranged individuals with easy access to such weapons can in a matter of moments cause carnage on a scale not otherwise seen outside of war zones.
I had saved those news items from China and intended to do a post on how they illustrate the absurdity of our current gun laws—the absurdity of our political paralysis against a gun lobby that will connect any effort to place…
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