Chinese paper says U.S. should learn from China, restrict guns, protect rights

Chinese paper says U.S. should learn from China, restrict guns, protect rights, by Reuters.

The United States should learn from China and “genuinely” protect human rights by restricting gun ownership, an editorial in a widely read state-run Chinese newspaper said on Friday.

The editorial in the Global Times newspaper was published after a massacre at a high school in Florida last week, in which 17 students and staff were killed, reignited a long-running debate about gun control in the United States. …

“Gun ownership in China is strictly regulated, which helps reduce gun-related crimes and deaths. The U.S. should learn from China and genuinely protect human rights,” it said.

The ruling Communist Party brooks no political dissent and President Xi Jinping’s administration has seen a sweeping crackdown on rights lawyers and activists. …

Gun violence is rare in China because private gun ownership is restricted.

Uh huh. No guns, ultimately no dissent (beyond what the government permits). Remember the American Revolution? Magna Carta?