Mass stabbings continue in China:
A disgruntled man went on a stabbing spree in a southwestern Chinese city, killing four people and wounding 11, police said Monday, in the latest in a string of apparently random attacks across the country.
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Last week, a knife-wielding man killed three people and wounded 12 aboard a bus in the central province of Henan for unknown reasons. Last month, a man charged into a government family planning office and stabbed six workers, two of whom died, following a dispute over violating the country’s one-child policy.
This is not a new occurrence there. Sometimes they have multiple attacks on school children:
Today another knife attack on children has been reported from southern China. A man broke into a kindergarten this morning and laid about him with a knife, injuring 28 children, five of them now in danger of their lives, and three staff. . .
Only yesterday 15 children were injured when a mentally ill man cut loose in a primary school in Guangdong Province, the one nearest to Hong Kong. Also yesterday, a man was executed in the next-door province of Fujian for stabbing eight primary school children to death as they queued outside their classroom at the end of March.
The point of this post is to again stress that mass killings are not caused by inanimate objects — be they guns, knives, or the fertilizer used in Oklahoma City — but rather are the result of very sick, mentally ill people who should not be on the streets. Or by criminals, who are also, in my opinion, mentally ill.
You can ban all the things you want and a nut-case will still find a way to create mayhem and misery. Only by allowing the law abiding, and that includes teachers in schools, to be armed against a (fortunately rare) attack do you at least have a chance to end these events more quickly.
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