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Mass killings have now become a daily thing. The latest attack however took place not in Europe, nor the US, but Japan, where national broadcaster NHK reports that a knife-wielding man has reportedly gone on a rampage at a facility for people with heart disabilities in the city of Sagamihara, west of Tokyo.
Police say 19 people are confirmed dead and 45 are injured.
They say they received a call from an employee of the facility just after 2:30AM on Tuesday at which point the police swarmed the scene.
originally posted by: Jefferton
Can I be the first dick to say:
Better ban knifes... durrrr
originally posted by: Masterjaden
a reply to: iTruthSeeker
That's a misnomer. Firearms are NOT more effective... It depends what you are trying to do. Mass killings are not necessarily easier to do with a firearm than with another weapon.
The biggest advantage to a firearm is that you don't have to get as close to your target.
It's much easier to kill someone with say, an axe than a gun. Most gun shots are NOT fatalitities.
The advantages of killing with a knife are stealth and quickness.
In a crowded room, you could slash the throats of five or six people (which a carotid artery severing is almost always fatal) before anyone even knows what is happening.
Typically as soon as a gun is used on the first person, everyone is aware and running.
At least 15 reported dead after knife attack at residential care centre near Japan's capital Tokyo, local media say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published.