Knife attack makes case for gun restrictions

Knife attack makes case for gun restrictions

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A man pays his respects next to flower tributes at the crime scene where a man stabbed 19 people, including children, in Kawasaki on May 28, 2019. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP/Getty Images) Another random, violent attack on multiple victims by a deeply troubled man, another set of grieving family and friends, another set of thoughts and prayers. This attack, like Parkland and Sandy Hook, was against schoolchildren. But this time, there is one big difference: In the May 28th violent incident in Kawasaki, Japan, one child and one adult died. The Parkland attack resulted in the death of 17 people, mostly children. The killer in Sandy Hook murdered 28 people, again mostly children. The stark distinction in the number of fatalities between the Japanese and American attacks has nothing to do with the intent of the killer; it has everything to do with the instrument he used. In Japan, where guns are difficult to obtain both legally and illegally, the killer used a knife on his rampage, stabbing 18 children and one parent, who was killed, along with an 11-year-old girl. The rest survived their injuries, No compatible source was found for this media. In the U.S., where guns are easy to obtain both legally and illegally, the firearm is almost always the weapon of choice, as it was in both Parkland and Sandy Hook and countless other sites of mass murder. The gun is a far more effective and efficient killing implement. The NRA and other gun rights […]

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