On Dec. 15, the same day The Post reported on the school massacre in Connecticut, it carried this brief item in The World Digest: In central China, a knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult at a primary school. The attacker in Connecticut killed 20 children and six adults.

Why the difference between 23 wounded and 26 killed? The attacker in China had a knife; the attacker in Connnecticut had several guns and lots of bullets. Controlling access to guns is not the only solution to such massacres, but it is one of several essential steps to reduce the killing.

Ted Knap, McLean