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Knife attack makes case for gun restrictions

Knife attack makes case for gun restrictions

Another random, violent attack on multiple victims by a deeply troubled man, another set of grieving family and friends, another set of thoughts and prayers. This attack, like Parkland and Sandy Hook, was against schoolchildren. But this time, there is one big difference: In the May 28th violent incident in Kawasaki, Japan, one child and one adult died. The Parkland attack resulted in the death of 17 people, mostly children. The killer in Sandy Hook murdered 28 people, again mostly children.

The stark distinction in the number of fatalities between the Japanese and American attacks has nothing to do with the intent of the killer; it has everything to do with the instrument he...