Like others have said here, it saddened me to hear about the attack in China today. Yet, it didn’t surprise me.
First, we live in an era where the mainstream media pushes an agenda that literally scours for each and every instance of misuse of firearms making the news, regardless of the lack of local connection to our particular communities. When this is coupled with the idea that we can literally know about any news information within minutes of its occurrence because of the Internet, it means we are, in fact, told every terrible story the MSM can find.
Second, and perhaps more important, is the law of large numbers. In a world of 7+ billion people, this means that if only 0.1% of the population is truly crazy and intent on evil, there are more than 7 million crazies walking around among us. As a result, it becomes next to impossible to police those crazies when laws don’t deter them. The other 99.9% of us can be perfectly rational human beings who just want to live life. It still won’t stop the crazies.
So, I’m not surprised by what happened because this guy was clearly one of those crazies. And the truly insane thing for any government or politician to push for would be to ask the other 99.9% of the population to take away their means of defending themselves in the vain hope of stopping the 0.1% who is already outside the law.