AS THE death toll from Saturday’s shooting by a 24-year-old gunman in a Dutch shopping mall reached seven last night, a heated national debate was under way about how he had come to have legal permits for five weapons.[...]Under Dutch law, owning revolvers and rifles is allowed with a permit, but they must be kept locked up unless they’re being used at a firing range or for hunting. Automatic firearms are legal only for use by the military or special police units.
Well, these are "war on terror" times, so we need a certain amount of terrorism. Give the nut a gun, and write some suicide notes for him that make absolutely no sense, just as in the Brazilian school shootings.
But just think how much worse things would be if we weren't fighting terrorism in Iraq. We have to stay.