At the start of this month, when there was an attack on a school in America by an armed man, the entire discussion was about the weapons the man had used. When he comes out to say something about it, this is what their President says:
"It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun," Mr Obama told a news conference. "We've become numb to this.
In all the discussion, there was nobody who even dared to say this was murder. What Americans have become numbed-to is murder. They see mass-murder, they say "Guns!" They see mass-abortion, they say "Choice!" They see psychotic shooters, and they say nothing about the causes of the psychosis and the lax treatment of life--the many pharmaceutical drugs and the darwinistic worldview that these shooters are on--but they shout about the guns.
"Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out — we need more guns, they'll argue. Fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really believe that?"
Of course, I do! And so does the Jerusalem mayor, in response to the rampant knife-wielding murderers. Again, if it had been stupid Westerners in charge of the response, you would have had even butter knives being banned (as is the case in Britain) on the hope that murderous criminals can be trusted to observe, obey, and follow the absurd rules that call for knife-control. Of course, then the only people with a blade on the streets would be criminals. The good thing is that, although Israel falls for every stupid fashion the nations around come up with, in this case God over-ruled their tendency, and they are a well-armed populace, having been preserved this time from the bitter state of 1 Samuel 13.
Gun control is stupid; murderer control, on the other hand, is common-sense. The West, of course, prefers to obsess over the weapons than to check the criminals.
So enter this week.
A masked man attacks a Swedish school and, wielding blades, murders and injures some people. It is then found that he had racist reasons for his murderous attack. One day later, two other schools get threats of similar attacks.
So far, nobody is mentioning knife-control, and that is good. Unfortunately, also, nobody is mentioning murderer-control.
Mr Obama said other countries, such as Britain and Australia, had been able to craft laws that prevented mass shootings.
A pity, then, that they haven't yet crafted any to punish even simple murder.