Dutch churches held memorial services for the victims on Sunday as the media analysed the “un-Dutch” nature of the shooting, which they said was more common in countries like the United States.
“An un-Dutch drama,” the NOS public broadcaster labelled the killing.
But disaster management professor Eelco Dykstra told the station: “This type of thing can happen anywhere.”
If one counted the number of mass shootings proportional to country size, Europe “is more affected than America,” he said.
They seem surprised their gun laws didn’t work. To tell the truth, if there was any type of crime one would think gun control would have any logical possibility of stopping, it would be this type. Unlike gang members, mobsters, and drug dealers, random whack jobs aren’t likely to have too many black market connections, and one would think are more likely to need to rely on legal channels. But yet we have seen this is not necessarily the case. It happens countries with very strict gun laws, as in Brazil, Germany, and now the Netherlands.
Nonetheless, my prediction is that the Dutch will restrict firearms even further, and pretend to have dealt with the problem. The mass delusion that these laws work will continue until the next incident, when the ratchet will be tightened even further.