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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Was this kid a trained ninja? No one jumped on him before he injured 22 people? Even in active shooter situations people are often found to try and tackle the shooter.
It was a high school, perhaps the other students were to busy Snapchatting, Twittering, Instagramming and Facebooking to notice. SMH.
originally posted by: onequestion
Twenty-two people were injured when a 16-year-old boy went on a stabbing rampage at a Pennsylvania high school early Wednesday, leaving five students in critical condition, authorities said.
22 injured in stabbing rampage at Pa. high school
Apparently this isn't news because guns weren't involved. Who cares if doesnt fit my agenda.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: greencmp
What does this have to do with guns? Did I mention guns?
I was expressing my surprise that someone could run around with a knife and slash/stab 22 people, and no one threw a chair at him, used a broom handle to beat him down, or some huge football player tackled him.
Guns are usually more deadly than knives, and in active shooter situations we often times see someone tackle the shooter. I'm surprised in a situation that isn't quite as dangerous that no one did that sooner.
It appears a vice principal and a security guard eventually did.
My post had nothing to do with guns, thank you very much.
originally posted by: greencmp
originally posted by: the owlbear
originally posted by: masqua
Here's the cultural problem: Almost 80 posts but no-one is thinking about the stabbed and wounded kids. THAT'S the problem.
The victims don't matter one iota more than the attacker or the political hay one can make out of the bloodshed.
That's 'Merica for you.
Everyone wants to defend their guns even when they aren't involved in the crime.
The point is that guns should have been "involved" in this crime, with good people at their command, this extensive harm would have been averted.
While I will agree that everyone is tired of discussing this topic, part of the OPs point was that banning inanimate objects won't help, I agree.
If I were on your side of this debate about self defense, I would just let that go and pursue the underlying point the OP is trying to focus on, some cultural or societal malignancy that is causing inordinate outbursts of violence.
I disagree with both the claim of relative increase in incidents as well as the general perception of society as an organism with quantifiably isolatable components. That some sort of social incision could be performed to save the patient near death, it would be no different than performing exploratory surgery.
I think that's all rubbish but, I really have no choice but to respond to it since I believe such intervention would be deleterious to society, not restorative.
Sadly, my wife and I look through all the headlining news on several mainstream websites. I didn't know about this until now. Of course we go a little deeper than just headlines, so this was buried deep in there somewhere where not so many people look. That's all I can figure. Maybe they included it somewhere in the pitts of the news for plausible deniability. Maybe they want people to say what you said. But I agree with the OP. They selectively made a huge deal about the guns because that's the agenda. knives are not.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: onequestion
You got this from a news site? How can you say it isn't news?
Simple Google search showed me fox, time, and cnn all have articles on it. What do you want?
Oh and once again let's just use this event to push an agenda...
Exactly what we say we don't want whe shootings happen.
originally posted by: TsukiLunar
Still say we should all have chips installed in our brains. And other people should carry around remotes that will detonate to chip and instantly end your life. That way everybody is polite.