A 16-year-old student walked into Franklin Regional High School wielding two knives. Minutes later, twenty people are injured. This should be a wake up call to everyone in America.
Many Politicians, and citizens alike, are focused on firearms as the culprit for these mass casualty events. Yes, that does imply that guns caused these events versus people. That, unfortunately, is the way that many see it.
We do not have a gun problem in the US. The problem goes much deeper than that. Somewhere over the last two decades, we’ve lost something. Our culture has degenerated to a point that people are lashing out in the most horrendous ways. Guns did not do this; Knives did not either. Student vehicles used to have rifle racks, fully stocked, mounted to the back windshield. Knives were commonplace and many carried them in their pockets. We did not have mass casualty situations though.
So, Politicians need to start asking why these events are happening more often.
They will not though. The answer lies somewhere in the direction that our society has been traveling.
Enough with the Soapbox for now.
You can read more about the stabbings here: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/04/09/multiple-students-reported-stabbed-at-franklin-regional-high-school/