9 Killed in Horrific School Attack Media Wants Nothing to Do With


A horrific mass killing occurred at a middle school Friday that left nine students dead and several other injured, but the media has given the tragic story the most minimal of coverage.

Why has the media largely shied away from this incredible tragedy? Because it totally undermines and upends their narratives about the most prominent danger young students face in the world today.

For starters, the horrible attack didn’t take place in America, nor was it committed with the type of weapon the liberal media most often frets over. Thus they have decided to ignore the tragedy as much as possible.

Normally the media would provide wall-to-wall coverage of a school attack that left nine students dead, but since the murders occurred in China and the murderer used a knife to do his evil deed, the media can’t rail against the Second Amendment and demand everyone to “do something” about gun control.

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According to CBS News, the fatal stabbing attack took place in the Shaanxi Province at the Number 3 Middle School in an area known as Mizhi.

The suspect in the attack, who was apprehended by police and is being held in custody, is a 28-year-old former student identified only as Zhao. He is believed to have been seeking revenge for being bullied at the school more than a dozen years ago.

The attacker waited until school had been dismissed to conduct his assault on innocent teenagers and managed to slice and stab nine students to death — and leaving 10 others with serious injuries — before his rampage concluded.

Had this brutal mass slaying been committed with a firearm of some sort, you can be assured that the media would have jumped all over it as an opportunity to press its anti-gun narrative about mass shootings.

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As most of our readers are aware, the vast majority of mass shootings take place in “gun-free zones,” but China has incredibly strict gun-control laws and is in effect a “gun-free country.”

Nevertheless, as gun-rights supporters often remind the gun grabbers, the weapon used in such despicable acts of evil is secondary to the act of evil itself, as individuals with murderous intent will always find a way to do their worst using whatever means available, in this case a knife.

According to the BBC, China has seen a surge in unconnected violent attacks using knives and even homemade explosives in recent years.

As horrific as those deadly attacks are, they’re rarely reported upon by the American media for the reasons outlined above.

Unfortunately, a similar trend of increased knife attacks has also been witnessed in another nation that has increasingly become infamous for its strict gun control laws — the United Kingdom — and the media is trying hard to avoid reporting on that as well, even as London’s murder rate just surpassed that of New York City.

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Once again, we must remind everyone that the weapons used in these sorts of violent attacks are not the most important factor, as deranged and evil people will always find a way to do deranged and evil things.

Hopefully, a majority of people will eventually come to the conclusion that the real problem behind such violent attacks is not the gun or the knife, but the dark heart of the criminal that harbors murderous thoughts and plots atrocious deeds against other innocent people.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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