A little devils advocate, if we didn't have guns we would have more of this.
Children stabbed in attack at Chinese school
..At least 22 children and one adult have been injured in a knife attack outside a primary school in central China, police say.
An officer said the attack, in the village of Chengping in Henan province, happened shortly before 8am on Friday, as students were arriving for classes.
The attacker, believed to be 36-year-old villager Min Yingjun, is in police custody, said officials.
A county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards. Two students have since been transferred to "better-equipped" hospitals outside the county.
China has witnessed a spate of school stabbings in recent years, leading to more security guards being deployed across the vast country.
In March 2010, eight children were murdered in Nanping, Fujian province, by 41-year-old knifeman Zheng Minsheng. The attacker was executed a month later, hours before 33-year-old Chen Kangbing injured 16 students and a teacher at Hongfu Primary School in Leizhou, Guangdong.
In April 29 2010, 28 school children - mostly four-year-olds - were stabbed alongside two teachers and a security guard in Taixing, Jiangsu. On April 30, Wang Yonglai committed suicide after using a hammer to attack preschool children in Weifang, Shandong.
Further attacks in the months and years following have left 11 children and four adults dead, and several more injured.
But to stick with the topic, our guns laws are actually pretty good, need a way to weed out the mentaly unstable. They need to be enforced and there needs to be stiffer penalties for those who break them. However even if everything was perfect, someone would find away around it. This kid 20, murdered him mother and stole her guns. How do you prevent that? If you have children you can't own a gun?? Yea, over the top. I just can't stand knee jerk reactions, why close the barn doors after the horses have gotten out??
I think all kids should go thru a gun safety class in school. I know a lot of schools do this in the south, it won't stop the crazies, but it would still be very helpfull.