First off, I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to those students and teachers terrorized by another senseless crime. 22 injured by some idiot who thought he had a good enough reason. There is never a good enough reason.
As I was reading the news coverage, I was struck by the somber attitude in many of the articles. Many people are wondering what could possibly drive someone to do this. What were his motives. That attitude is drastically different than other recent articles covering similar tragedies. The difference? Guns weren’t involved in this crime. Knives were. Missing are all the outraged authors and politicians demanding tighter gun controls. Gone are all the people who insist that guns are to blame for all these outrageous crimes. Now, all of a sudden, it’s the perpetrators fault. What was he thinking? Why did he do it? Why, when it’s a stabbing, is it the person’s fault, but when it’s a shooting, it’s the guns fault?