Late last week a high school student was fatally stabbed when she rejected an invitation to the prom. So far, reports suggest the girl’s killer was an ex-boyfriend. He took out his rage in the populated hallway of hos school early in the morning. I suppose I could make a snide remark about needing new knife regulations, but I wont.
I don’t know what else can be said. At what point will it be obvious that the inanimate weapon is not the issue. Harken back to the Cliven Bundy armed standoff with federal authorities. In that case both sides were heavily armed yet not a shot fired. If firearms were as inherently dangerous as anti-gun activists claim, how did anyone make it out of that situation unscathed? How does anyone make it out of a gun show?
It should be glaringly obvious by now that the problem lies within the human heart. An evil person will commit evil. A good person, no matter how heavily armed, will steer clear of evil. This murderous teen was intent on getting a yes, otherwise there would be blood. He did his damage with a blade not a bullet, yet all the arguments used against guns should apply here as well.
If we ignore the true problem we’ll never solve it.