...the fact that U.S. kids are better off (i.e., relatively superior in this respect) does not mean that the statement, "your kids are not safe anywhere," is "totally false." Those are two unrelated issues. It is not "totally false." Our youngest is now in high school. As far as I'm concerned, the existence of a large number of alienated nuts plus the easy access for such people to high-powered weapons means that this can happen anywhere, at any time. You don't have to be a sky-is-falling type to be concerned about this.