There were two school attacks today.
The first in Newtown, Connecticut, USA has left 20 children and 6 adults dead. The second, in Chengping village of Henan, China left 22 children and 1 adult injured. Both are sickening. But the big difference is the death toll.
China has strict gun control. The USA does not. As CNN (Hong Kong) notes:
no nation is immune from incidents of mass violence.
But the difference is the damage that can be done. And for a stable democracy like the USA, there is no excuse not to tighten gun laws. After all, the only victims are themselves.