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(AP) NewsFlash At least 29 dead and more than 100 wounded after deadly assault-knife attack in China   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 550
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2014-03-01 03:04:13 PM
Geez, those Chinese are badass when it comes to knife attacks. Sheesh.
 
2014-03-01 03:04:31 PM
"Mass attacks will happen anyway, so repeal all gun laws" -NRA
 
2014-03-01 03:04:32 PM
In China, they live their edged weapons.
 
2014-03-01 03:05:09 PM
Time to ban cutlery!
 
2014-03-01 03:05:14 PM
With any luck this tragedy will spur the Chinese government into finally banning knives.  Knife nuts all have tiny penises, anyway.
 
2014-03-01 03:05:18 PM
In China, they love their edged weapons.
 
2014-03-01 03:06:09 PM
Obviously they were using those high capacity knifes that never need resharpening.
 
2014-03-01 03:06:50 PM
Time to ban plastic-handled forks. That'll fix it.
 
2014-03-01 03:06:51 PM
Now is not the time to debate the legality of knives.
 
2014-03-01 03:07:15 PM
My grandfather used to throw a banana up in the air over the table and slice it in half with a big butcher knife. I used to get a kick out of Karate Banana! when I was a kid.
 
2014-03-01 03:07:30 PM
Thankfully they didn't use high capacity blades or it would have been much worse.
 
2014-03-01 03:07:37 PM

Farker Soze: Obviously they were using those high capacity knifes that never need resharpening.


Ginsu!
 
2014-03-01 03:08:04 PM
What kind of knives were they? I need to know if this story is legit or not.
 
2014-03-01 03:08:26 PM
If only there was a good guy there with a knife.....

Seriously though police shot 5 of the attackers and are looking for more.  Any bets on who they blame this one, Uyghur's or Tibetan'?  Uyghur's have been more active lately but Obama just met with the Dalai lama
 
2014-03-01 03:08:32 PM

dudemanbro: Time to ban cutlery!


In the UK there has been attempts at doing exactly this.  The argument is that since certain types of chefs knives are only used rarely then they should be banned.
 
2014-03-01 03:08:41 PM

Farker Soze: Obviously they were using those high capacity knifes that never need resharpening.


Anyone who needs more than a butter knife is a complete psycho
 
2014-03-01 03:08:48 PM
www.trueswords.com
 
2014-03-01 03:09:30 PM
Does every attack like this have to turn into a gun thread because of a troll-bait headline?

/That said, it's a damn good think they were wielding knives instead of guns, or that 27 dead total would be a lot higher.
 
2014-03-01 03:09:46 PM
i96.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-01 03:09:51 PM
Time to invest in sporks.
 
2014-03-01 03:09:57 PM
Ok, pretty good.... But the population density in China means mass attack points are penalized by the lower difficulty level.
 
2014-03-01 03:10:10 PM
Try to pace yourselves with the gun derp, kids. It's gonna be a long thread,
 
2014-03-01 03:10:14 PM
Geez I though I had a rough commute.
 
2014-03-01 03:10:22 PM
WHEN are we going to get a waiting period before you can buy a Chinese person?
 
2014-03-01 03:10:24 PM

lewismarktwo: With any luck this tragedy will spur the Chinese government into finally banning knives.  Knife nuts all have tiny penises, anyway.


In China. Goes without saying.
 
2014-03-01 03:10:59 PM
Terrorists attack and kill 29 people with knives, Fark neckbeards laugh about gun laws.
 
2014-03-01 03:11:25 PM

Daedalus27: If only there was a good guy there with a knife.....

Seriously though police shot 5 of the attackers and are looking for more.  Any bets on who they blame this one, Uyghur's or Tibetan'?  Uyghur's have been more active lately but Obama just met with the Dalai lama


Kunming is closer to Tibet, but I think both of those are wrong. Uigher attacks are generally limited to Xinjiang, and Tibetan incidents are generally limited to Tibet. This is more likely just a few young man alienated from society.
 
2014-03-01 03:11:31 PM
I wonder if they used those high performance ceramic knives

/have one
//chipped it
///suckers are hard, but not impossible to resharpen
////is slashies still a thing here?
 
2014-03-01 03:12:09 PM
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Pic of the suspects.
 
2014-03-01 03:12:12 PM
spartywrx

Bwah!
 
2014-03-01 03:12:16 PM
A rare thing has happened, this means the less rare thing is not a problem.
 
2014-03-01 03:12:17 PM
29 people with a knife?

What was it, an attack on a assisted living center?
 
2014-03-01 03:12:56 PM

DamnYankees: This is more likely just a few young man alienated from society.


Not like China's short on those. There's a lot of people that fit this mold as China changes.
 
2014-03-01 03:13:36 PM
seriable.com
 
2014-03-01 03:13:37 PM

Prophet of Loss: 29 people with a knife?

What was it, an attack on a assisted living center?


According to TFA, It was an organized attack by multiple people in a crowded area.
 
2014-03-01 03:13:38 PM
Hurry up with those lines. Chop chop!
 
2014-03-01 03:14:09 PM
I bet they barely see it coming
 
2014-03-01 03:14:25 PM
The Religion of Peace strikes again.

/Uyghur.
 
2014-03-01 03:15:04 PM

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Does every attack like this have to turn into a gun thread because of a troll-bait headline?

/That said, it's a damn good think they were wielding knives instead of guns, or that 27 dead total would be a lot higher.


How? There's more casualties here than most mass shootings in the US.......and more injured than any of them.
 
2014-03-01 03:15:10 PM

gingerjet: dudemanbro: Time to ban cutlery!

In the UK there has been attempts at doing exactly this.  The argument is that since certain types of chefs knives are only used rarely then they should be banned.


In Denmark knifes are banned in the public. Including chef knifes. (folding knifes with a non-locking blade, and a lenght shorter than 5cm is OK last I checked though. So a Swiss army knife is legal. Just not a chefs knife.)

If the police find a chef knife on your person or in your car, you better be on your way to work as a chef, or you're going to jail.

And I'm just fine with that btw., people shouldn't be carrying knifes around for selfdefence, anymore than they should be carrying guns around (well, guns are worse obviously. But the principle is still the same.).
 
2014-03-01 03:15:40 PM
I remember when flash mobs just did the dance from "Thriller."
 
2014-03-01 03:15:40 PM
I would like to say a prayer that Ted Nugent and Wayne LaPierre keep their damn mouths shut on this tragedy.
 
2014-03-01 03:15:50 PM

DamnYankees: Daedalus27: If only there was a good guy there with a knife.....

Seriously though police shot 5 of the attackers and are looking for more.  Any bets on who they blame this one, Uyghur's or Tibetan'?  Uyghur's have been more active lately but Obama just met with the Dalai lama

Kunming is closer to Tibet, but I think both of those are wrong. Uigher attacks are generally limited to Xinjiang, and Tibetan incidents are generally limited to Tibet. This is more likely just a few young man alienated from society.


I know it doesn't really fit the pattern of either groups, but finding 10+ disillusioned and alienated men who are cohesive and organized enough to carry this out doesn't seem very likely here.  The numbers suggest an organized group with a strategy more than merely inflicting pain.  Individuals stabbing a bunch of people, sure, point to mental illness.  However the mentally ill usually don't organize into large groups to magnify the damage they can do (and please don't point out the Republican/Democratic party as this is a serious comment).  When we are talking close to a dozen attackers, that requires a bit of planning and an attack with a goal in mind.
 
2014-03-01 03:15:56 PM

Daedalus27: If only there was a good guy there with a knife.....

Seriously though police shot 5 of the attackers and are looking for more.  Any bets on who they blame this one, Uyghur's or Tibetan'?  Uyghur's have been more active lately but Obama just met with the Dalai lama


Hmm, this happened in yunnan? Either is plausible.

Oh, wait, you're insinuating that Uyghur's and Tibetans aren't violent, aren't you?
 
2014-03-01 03:16:35 PM
Just shoot me. The American way.
 
2014-03-01 03:17:13 PM
It took a lot of people to kill 29 others with knives. One nut with a gun can do the same
 
2014-03-01 03:18:07 PM
In half an hour the attackers will be hungry for more slaughter.
 
2014-03-01 03:18:19 PM
Somewhere, some depressed American college student with dreams of revenge on society is reading this article with hope and aspiration.
 
2014-03-01 03:18:34 PM

genner: How? There's more casualties here than most mass shootings in the US.......and more injured than any of them.


Most American shootings only have a single shooter. This incident in China appears to have been a gang of attackers.
 
2014-03-01 03:18:39 PM

themindiswatching: "Mass attacks will happen anyway, so repeal all gun laws" -NRA


I know you're trolling, but you're wrong.

First, that's not the position of the NRA, although many individuals and organizations do feel that way.

Second, the point of all pro-gun groups (and people) is that "you usually can't predict or prevent senseless actions, and preventing the law-abiding from having the means and ability to defend themselves only harms the innocent".

// Of course, you're not going to read this, or respond thoughtfully.
// Commence insulting my penis size
 
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