Monday, December 17, 2012

Simple Argument For Gun Control

As news broke that a lone gunman had kill 27 people in a school in the US, most people missed the news of another attack at a school. In China, a man stabbed 22 primary school students in a knife attack. However the news from China was slightly better as none of the victims had life-threatening injuries.

There are a lot of similarities in both attacks. Both were committed by a lone man against defenceless schoolchildren. However the nut in the US managed to kill 27 people, but the nut in China was unable to kill any. The biggest difference is guns. China has strict gun-control and the man in China was unable to get his hands on a gun. Thus the children he attacked got to see another day.

That is why gun control is important. You can do a case study of both incidents and come to the conclusion. Now some of you may say this is a simplistic argument. You are right. It is because it’s a simple argument. Guns are dangerous weapons and a lone nutcase with guns can do a lot more damage than a lone nutcase without guns. It’s that simple. 

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