The Associated Press reports:
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A high school student went on a shooting rampage on an Indian reservation Monday, killing his grandparents at their home and then seven people at his school, grinning and waving as he fired, authorities and witnesses said. The suspect apparently killed himself after exchanging gunfire with police.If this kid had driven the family car into a crowd of people, we wouldn't be hearing calls to ban cars.
And if he had stabbed his victims, no one would demand a crackdown on knives. (Actually, maybe they would.)
But because he used guns, you can look forward to a barrage of rants claiming that these killings demonstrate why America needs strict limits on gun ownership.
In what other siutation are the actions of a mentally deranged teenager held up as a reason to curtail the rights that all Americans enjoy?