David Frum

04.10.13

What's the Difference Between a Violent Maniac and a Homicidal Maniac?

A maniac with violent fantasies attacks a Texas college, but with a knife, not a gun. He stabs 14 people. And … nobody was killed.

Twelve of the injured people were taken to the hospital and two refused treatment. Of the dozen in the hospital, two are in critical condition and four are in fair condition, according to Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

Happily, the two victims in critical condition have since been upgraded to "good condition."

The gun is the difference between a violent maniac and a homicidal maniac.