There was another, lesser reported school attack on Friday. This attack occurred in Henan province, China. CNN reports:
Twenty-two primary school children were wounded in a knife attack Friday in central China, authorities said.
The attack took place at the entrance to the Chenpeng Village Primary School in Henan province, according to the public information department of Guangshan county, the area where the school is located. An adult was also wounded, it said.
Several of the children are in critical condition, the state-run website Chinanews.com said, citing local authorities.
Police say they have detained a suspect, a 36-year-old man from the village, state media reported.
Twenty two were wounded, not killed. In Connecticut, 28 were killed, no one was just wounded. That’s the difference guns, especially high powered semi-automatic rifles, can make in the hands of a madman.
The cliche’ arguments of “Guns don’t kill people,” and “he’d have found a way to kill even without guns,” needs to be put to rest. Guns make humans far more lethal than they would otherwise be. When infantry soldiers go into battle, what do they use as primary weapons? Firearms. The kind of firearms used by the shooter in Newtown, CT and Aurora, CO. They do not use knives, clubs, bats, or bad language.
When someone wants to kill lots of people quickly, with limited or no training, they use an assault rifle, not a knife.