On guns

Sometimes it seems like China and the U.S. are worlds apart and sometimes, not so much. Reading of the string of knife-wielding crazies walking into kindergartens and elementary schools in China is terrifying. Here is a link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/30/world/asia/30china.html
At the same time that I worry, the whole thing strikes a familiar chord with attacks on schools in the U.S. The biggest differences are the rapid death sentence pronounced by the Chinese courts and the sentences immediate execution, and the fact that Chinese attackers have knives and not guns and, consequently, cannot kill people as easily as folks commiting similar crimes in the U.S.

If you believe, as I do, that there will also be people seeking to harm innocent bystanders and that children make an easy target, it is truly unfortunate that the U.S. provides access to weapons that allow our children to be hunted so efficiently.

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