“In a rare case of gun violence in China, a man fatally shot five people and beat a sixth to death, including some of his factory colleagues and a soldier,” abc.go.com reports. Got it? It’s rare. Because God forbid it wasn’t rare, right? Then the good folks at ABC couldn’t support civilian disarmament. Gun control and spree killings? That doesn’t compute! Aside from all the spree killings in Germany and the U.K. Oh, and Finland. I meant Norway. Do we count the tens of thousands of disarmed Mexicans murdered by cartels? Do I evoke Godwin’s Law? Anyway . . .
ABC tells the tale of the Chinese spree killer then feels obliged to add
Guns are hard to come by in China. Firearms are tightly controlled and private ownership is for the most part illegal. Citizens who have hunting permits may apply at their local police station for permission to own a hunting rifle.
Once you remove guns from the populace, spree killers disappear, right? Oh wait . . . he shot a soldier and took his gun. And then there’s knives. I guess the “rarity” of the Chinese spree killing thing—in a country known for the free flow of information—trumps all that. In theory.