Where are the people calling for bans on knives?

22 school children have been seriously injured…in China…with a knife.

A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes, police say, the latest in a series of attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens.

The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8am local time on Friday, said a police officer from Guangshan county, where the village is located.

Min Yingjun, a 36-year-old villager, was taken into police custody, said the officer, who declined to give her name, as is customary among Chinese civil servants.

A Guangshan county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman, then pupils, before security guards subdued him. Guards have been posted across China following a spate of school attacks in recent years. The administrator said there were no deaths among the nine children admitted, although two who were badly injured had been transferred to better-equipped hospitals outside the county.

Where are the calls for all metal knives to be banned…who really needs a metal knife these days, surely we can cope with plastic cutlery…after all everyone who flies on planes these days manages…there is simply no need in modern society for metal knives much less things with sharp edges ..people can use those sharp edges to do terrible things. Either ban knives outright or mandate that they are all blunt knives.

It has happened before in China…and still no world wide call for knife bans.

a string of similar assaults against schoolchildren in 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50. The most recent such attack took place in August, when a knife-wielding man broke into a middle school in the southern city of Nanchang and stabbed two students before fleeing.

 


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