Friday, December 14, 2012

Connecticut Shooting

Today we've witnessed another atrocity in Connecticut.  I've addressed the issue before and still firmly believe the only way to mitigate the disaster of a mass murder event is to have more first responders ready to stop it.  Schools are gun free zones.  Criminals and crazy people treat them as opposition-free, target-rich environments.

History shows that lawful citizens almost never misuse firearms.  Governments and criminals constantly do.  I find no comfort in the proposals from the Left to limit ownership of firearms to governments and criminals.  There is no greater safety in that course.

When madmen choose to commit atrocity, they will do it, as evidenced by the less-publicized school attack in China:  Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children
Initial assessments suggest the man is mentally ill, said, citing Guangshan authorities.

China was hit by a spate of knife and cleaver attacks that targeted school children in 2010.

A number of measures were introduced at the time, including increased security at schools across the country and a regulation requiring people to register with their national ID cards when buying large knives.
Gun control doesn't help.  Knife control doesn't help.  Prepared people with the means and willingness to defend themselves and others can help.