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What is going on in America today?
Originally posted by DataWraith
Since when does a church need an ARMED security guard?
Just a question, as I thought all religeon was supposed to be peaceful?.
I was watching "Wild West Tech" on the History Channel a while ago and it used to be the case that pastors and or their assistants (I'm not up on church lingo) were armed all the time.
All the while because some psycho goes into a building and murders a half dozen or so people we need to get rid of the guns, right?
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
I'd like to see that same psychopath accomplish mass-murder with a knife, or a crowbar or a baseball bat as easily as he does with a handgun.
A man who said he was tired of life went on a stabbing rampage in a popular Tokyo shopping district, killing seven people, Japanese media said.
The man drove a truck into a crowd of pedestrians and then attacked passers-by with a knife in Akihabara district, known for its discount electronics and maid cafes, at lunchtime.
"I came to Akihabara to kill people," Kyodo news agency quoted the attacker as telling police. "I am tired of the world. Anyone was OK. I came alone."
The rampage came on the seventh anniversary of a horrific massacre at a Japanese primary, when a knife-wielding former mental patient killed eight schoolchildren and tarnished Japan's image as a virtually crime-free society.
Six men, ranging from ages 19 to 74 were killed, as was a 21-year-old woman, Kyodo said.
A spokeswoman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police confirmed that at least six people had been killed and another 12 wounded during that attack in the crowded street.
Police said they were unable to confirm whether or not the toll had risen to seven. Kyodo said a 33-year-old man was the latest to die following the attack.
"It's pretty shocking, considering that I come here all the time," a man told NHK television, which said the attacker was shouting as he cut down his victims.
Police in South Australia say they've charged a man with attempted murder after he allegedly went on a rampage, randomly stabbing two women and running two men down in his four-wheel drive.
News Limited newspapers report the man was a transient who'd been staying in a caravan park at Snowtown with his dog after arriving in town a few weeks ago.
Police say the 42-year-old allegedly ran down a truck driver who was standing next to his vehicle at about 1.15pm local time, before ramming the rear of another vehicle which had two women sitting in it.
When they got out to investigate, the man allegedly stabbed both of them in the neck with a knife before getting back into his Toyota Hilux and running over a pedestrian who was pushing another man in a wheelchair.
He was subdued by three police officers.
The papers report a man in his 40s has been airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with pelvic injuries and internal bleeding, together with an 81-year-old woman with severe lacerations to the neck.
Locals have told News Limited the man was a loner who kept to himself.
CALGARY - A bloody parking lot where a woman was stabbed to death early yesterday morning was only the first step in a trail of violence that wounded four more victims -- all separated by dozens of city blocks, and each apparently picked at random.
Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., Calgary police believe a group of armed men sped through empty streets in three quadrants of the city and stabbed five people -- one fatally.
The other four victims are expected to recover, but the killing and violent rampage prompted a police manhunt.
None of the victims appears to have been robbed. They shared no single common link of gender or age,
Security guards at Campuses and Businesses I'm all for...
I just don't see why Churches, especially given the obvious hypocrisy that entails, need armed security guards.
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
Yeah I know what you mean, there's a lot of highwaymen and roaming bandits who burst into Churches these days and whirl out their revolvers demanding everyone hands over their golden teeth, whiskey and coins, else otherwise they might start a-fussin'-and-a-feudin'.
We definitely need our Clergymen armed to the teeth. You never know what kind of nut might be waiting for you in a confession booth.
(CNN) -- The pastor of a Maryville, Illinois, church was shot to death during a service Sunday in front of horrified church members who then tackled the gunman, state police said.
Fred Winters, the pastor of the First Baptist Church, was shot and killed during the 8 a.m. service, and the attacker and two church members suffered knife wounds in the attack, authorities said.
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) - Three people have been shot, one critically, inside a northern New Jersey Church. Some 200 people reportedly were inside the Asian-Indian house of
worship - St. Thomas Knanaya Church on Third Street in Clifton, Passaic County - when the gunman opened fire before noon today.
Jamie Parkey thought the blast that ripped through the sanctuary of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church was part of the play his daughter and other children were putting on. Then he saw blood on another parishioner behind him and saw a man with a 12-gauge shotgun calmly firing away at the congregation.
“He had the gun leveled in our direction,” Parkey told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on Monday, one day after the gunman killed two church members and wounded six others before being wrestled to the ground by parishioners
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A gunman killed one person and wounded four others before being shot dead by a security guard at a busy Colorado Springs megachurch on Sunday, authorities said.
New Hampshire is statistically safer with less murder.
For some reason 98-99 was a particularly violent year but it's not like after the gun ban there was some cliff face drop.
I'm just saying murder is murder and people will murder. The device used has nothing to do with anything.