“(I)n countries with gun control, emotional turmoil does not result in regular mass shootings. This notion that if the would-be shooters were denied easy access to guns they would simply use something else, such as a knife?
“Fine. Let them try to use knives. A Dutch man with a knife showed up to a school intending to harm kids recently, and the children fended him off by throwing their backpacks at him. That is not an effective tactic when you’re up against an AR-15. Or, as the Dutch Review declared, ‘School attack in the Netherlands—no one gets hurt because it isn’t the U.S.’” – Jennifer Wright in When the Shooter is Female [via harpersbazaar.com]