The recent, but unfortunately, uncommon incident over in the States with those poor little school girls has once again prompted discussion over gun law the other side of the pond.
With Mrs K being a member of one of our former colonies, this entails some interesting discussion.
She argues that.
"American citizens have the right to bear arms to defend themselves" and she also adds that "If they didn't use guns, they would use something else, like a knife for instance."
Now this is where I believe the argument falls over a tad. To actually, physically thrust a knife into living flesh is a lot different than pulling the trigger of a gun.
Sure, there are incidents recorded of these events, but they are minimal compared to gun deaths.
The man was a nutter, that is obvious. The world will always have nutters prepared to do inexplicable things to other members of the human race. As a member of that club (the human race, I mean) I have to accept that these people exist and we will continue hearing these appalling stories once in a while.
My heart goes out to the Amish community that this incident has obviously devastated. These are a peaceful people who live their lives to a strict doctrine and I have no problem with that, but once again, the root of all this death is religion. The perpretator of this crime said he was "angry with god".
Maybe we should ban all religions? Look at all the current and past confrontations that are fought over conflicting beliefs. Too numerous to mention.