time for knife control

“[T]heir government works.” *

BEIJING (AP) — A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens.

No motive was given for the stabbings, which echo a string of similar assaults against schoolchildren in 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50. The most recent such attack took place in August, when a knife-wielding man broke into a middle school in the southern city of Nanchang and stabbed two students before fleeing.

Most of the attackers have been mentally disturbed men involved in personal disputes or unable to adjust to the rapid pace of social change in China, underscoring grave weaknesses in the antiquated Chinese medical system’s ability to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness.

No, I’m not minimizing school shootings in the US.
I am pointing out that it’s not the weapon, it’s the psychopath who preys on the undefended.
Yeah, a special Hell.

* KisP ref

19 Comments!

  1. apotheosis
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm |

    I resent the implication that I’ll be sharing Shepherd Book’s “Special Hell” with these child-murdering fucks, considering all I did to get there was leer at Christina Hendricks.

  2. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm |

    ^ Not makin’ a comparison,
    just citing my sources.
    Don’t want a plagiarism rap hangin’ over my head during congressional hearings.

  3. apotheosis
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:42 pm |

    Hell I wouldn’t worry about a little plagiarism, by the time they come for us we’ll all be guilty of High Treason to the Crown.

  4. mech
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm |

    There also has to be a very special hell for the ignorant, overhyping, misinformed, miscommunicating and agenda driven ‘journalists’ who flap their lips at hurricane speed without comprehending what they are talking about.

  5. geezerette
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm |

    It was the do gooders who want to take guns away that pushed for people with mental health problems to have “rights” whether they are good for them or not. The truth is there are people who are so sick , mental health is a sickness just like cancer, who need constant care. Because of their illness they can not cope in the world with society. If you checked every one who has done something like this to others and their selves you’ll find they all have had mental health problems and no help.Ask any of their parents. But nothing will be done about it everything else will be blamed because the people who forced them to have “rights” will never admit they screwed up.

  6. mech
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm |

    Helsinki syndrome

    yep, just like that.

    extra points for cultural ref

  7. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm |

    ^^mech (4) ignorant, overhyping, misinformed, miscommunicating and agenda driven ‘journalists’
    I was listening to Rush this afternoon (who briefly mentioned there was a shooting with casualties at a school and no more info at that time) and quietly hand planing some 19th century heart pine, enjoying the feel and the aroma, when some MSM journalist broke in and proceeded, not to report the tragedy, but wallow in it. She was stopping anybody and everybody wherever the hell she was and asking asinine, bleeding heart, useless questions things like “Can you describe how you feeel right now, where were you when you heard the news, what were you doing when you heard the news, and the worst of all, to a mother whose child was unharmed “Your little girl was unharmed, how do you feel right now?” which elicited the most selfish, unfeeling reply imaginable from the bitch mother “This is the happiest day of my life! WTF WTF?
    Luckiest maybe, relieved for sure, but happy? 20 of her kid’s classmates were just murdered. There are 27 families who will be scarred for life, and this stupid bitch is happy?
    I hoped Rush would come back, but he was constantly kicked off the air by the MSM cunt who continued in this sorrowful, wallowing, aren’t I important, it’s really about me, I’m important because I’m starting the *spit*healing process*spit* before the blood is dry. She ran out of people to bother, so she then addressed the newsroom and asked “How are you guys holding up?” like they had some part or personal loss in this macabre tragedy. That’s when I screamed and yank the plug out of the wall.

  8. apotheosis
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm |

    “Your little girl was unharmed, how do you feel right now?” which elicited the most selfish, unfeeling reply imaginable from the bitch mother “This is the happiest day of my life! WTF WTF?

    I know it’s horrible, Dick, but…if I’d just found out my kid was one who made it out of that alive, I can’t say that joy wouldn’t be my first reaction too.

    It’s a terrible thing to admit, but I can sorta see how a situation that hit so close to home would tend to collapse your focus to the utterly and completely selfish relief at one’s own good fortune. That’s not minimizing the tragedy for anyone else, it’s simple relief at having escaped it. Survivor’s guilt comes later.

    As for the reporterette…fuck that vulture, and everyone in her squawking flock.

  9. geezerette
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm |

    I’ve been wondering why I’m so upset over our President and what he said and his fake tears in the outside corner of his eyes.

    O.K. nuff said about that— here’s what I feel— all I can see is him standing over the coffins of the men killed in Benghazi lying to the families about how they died. Just cover their asses. Now he makes a statement politicizing the deaths of those poor children about how he’s going to take care of us by passing gun control no matter what the other party says. Because if it wasn’t for them those children would be alive today. That’s what I actually heard.

  10. blindshooter
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm |

    A bus crash can kill 30 and maim another 20 and it won’t make a whole news cycle. This will go on for ever and likely some stupid law makers will try to make more stupid laws. I had the misfortune to hear the idiots on PBS crying about lack of gun control in the US and one of the enlightened ones just comes out and says nothing short of a complete ban will suffice to end humans killing other humans. Makes me want to show them what a gallon of paint thinner is capable of. Oh hell now I’m on another list……

  11. apotheosis
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm |

    I’ve got a great idea guys, why don’t we just ban murder! It’ll solve EVERYTHING!

  12. Paul
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm |

    In 1927 a man used three bombs to kill 45 people and injure over 50 at a school in the U.S.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

    And in NYC a man firebombed a nightclub killing over 80 people!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Land_fire

    So nuts don’t need guns to mass murder. Guns are actually inefficient at such.

  13. Dave
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:10 pm |

    @9
    Those tears were in no way fake. Those were real tears of joy knowing that now he has the push to “get the guns”.

    He will stand on the graves of those 20 children to get what he wants.

    Ever since that guy Purdy shot those kids in Stockton and the assault weapon ban was on, I have feared every shooting. Wondering which one would be the “one”.
    I fear this is it.

  14. Caged Insanity
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm |

    Dave, he was crying because they lost future tax payers he could siphon every last penny off of to fund his golf games and vacations.

    But yeah, no way in hell was he emotionally concerned about the loss of children’s lives. It was all about political advantage.

  15. ZZMike
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm |

    Rush ran a series of stories where people were murdered by “other than gun”.

    One big question is whether this sort of thing – and not ones or twos – is the “price we pay for having the freedom to bear arms”.

    Another question: why did this jerk’s mother have those guns (all registered in her name)?

    If the teachers were armed……. But why should K-4 teachers need to be armed?

    It’s inevitable that the gun control fanatics will be out in force.

    All of the recent murderers – from Columbine on – were maladjusted loners. Should we then be suspicious of maladjusted loners?

    One really hard problem is how to keep weapons in the hands of the Good Guys and out of the hands of the Bad Guys? Organized criminals are going to get them, one way or another, but what about the loony loners?

    geezerette : Speaking of Benghazi, there’s recent report that there are survivors of the consulate attack, who were taken out and now in hospitals, under wraps.

  16. DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!)
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm |

    ^ One big question is whether this sort of thing – and not ones or twos – is the ‘price we pay for having the freedom to bear arms”

    No, it’s the reason we have the right to bear arms.
    Mass murders occur in places where personal arms are prohibited.
    In the worst cases, it’s one’s own government that’s the perpetrator.

    The solution is not to disarm those who had nothing to do with the slaughter and those who would defend themselves and innocents from the monsters of the world.

    After all, when the wolf attacks, bloody in tooth and fang, one doesn’t de-fang the sheepdogs.

  17. Reg
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 6:07 am |

    http://gawker.com/5968561/five-of-the-twelve-deadliest-gun-massacres-in-us-history-took-place-during-obamas-first-term/gallery/1?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

  18. mojo
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 10:41 am |

    What is it the Marines say?

    Your brain is the dangerous weapon. The rest is improvisation.

  19. Posted December 16, 2012 at 1:37 am |

    DougM (#16): True, if everyody were armed, we would be a very polite society. But we aren’t, and aren’t likely to be. We’ve lived too long under the comforting enfolding arms of the liberal left, for whom guns are icky nasty things that should all be dropped down the Mindanao Trench and bluebirds would sing and life would be bliss.

    “The solution is not to disarm those who had nothing to do with …”

    I certainly wasn’t advodating that. Common sense says that if we aren’t armed, only the bad guys – who have no trouble with trivial laws – would have them. The question is, how do we keep the psychopaths, the loons, the unbalanced, from getting and using them?

    Like: why did the madman’s (barely a man) mother – a volunteer school teacher – come to have a Glock and a Sig and a few others, and why were they laying around where he could get at them – and evidently buckets of ammo?

    Do we need a “Department of Pre-Crime” to go around looking for maladjusted loons with a fascination for weapons and having nice long talks with them?

    If we raised our kids to be men and women (instead of what public school – all the way up to Ivy League does), we’d have less of this problem. The murder rate in the “Wild West” wasn’t all that high – probably not nearly as high as a good week in Detroit.