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2018-03-07 05:48:24 PM  
We should pray for them, and for all victims of crime. We should also pray that the criminal abandons their ways and repents.
 
2018-03-07 05:49:14 PM  
Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.
 
2018-03-07 05:52:10 PM  
Gosh, there are so many mass-stabbings....oh wait no, no there aren't.
 
2018-03-07 06:00:54 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.


Absolutely. It's "four people in the hospital" not "fourteen people in the morgue".
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2018-03-07 06:08:17 PM  
This is terrible, if it had been America they would be dead, not putting undue burden on the nation's hospitals.
 
2018-03-07 06:42:14 PM  
Vienna shish-kebabs?
 
2018-03-07 10:03:28 PM  

mainsail: Gosh, there are so many mass-stabbings....oh wait no, no there aren't.


There was another one today. Attempted.

Video Shows Dutch Students Chase Off Man Armed With Knife at Netherlands School
 
2018-03-07 10:12:24 PM  
Crikey!
 
2018-03-07 10:12:41 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.


December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China
 
2018-03-07 11:33:14 PM  

Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China


Like the crazy guy said...
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2018-03-07 11:43:59 PM  

Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China


Good find, they all lived it seems
 
2018-03-08 12:15:37 AM  
Was it an assault knife, or a regular knife?
 
2018-03-08 12:16:15 AM  
Is now the time to talk about knife control?
 
2018-03-08 12:17:04 AM  

Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China


Yep. Horrific, but zero fatalities.

Clearly, there were no fatalities because China is a hardass about violent video games, and not because the psychopath couldn't get a gun.
 
2018-03-08 12:19:07 AM  
Viennese Mass Stabbing is the name of my waltz themed Massive Attack cover band.
 
2018-03-08 12:21:45 AM  

LordJiro: Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China

Yep. Horrific, but zero fatalities.

Clearly, there were no fatalities because China is a hardass about violent video games, and not because the psychopath couldn't get a gun.


I'm pretty sure it's because if you roll a Chinese character you get a +2 to save vs stabbing.
 
2018-03-08 12:22:22 AM  
I propose a longer waiting period for buying knives. Also, certain trained teachers in rural areas should carry them at all times; not all teachers, mind you, just those who have proven proficient at using knives.
 
2018-03-08 12:22:42 AM  

FleshMonkey: Viennese Mass Stabbing is the name of my waltz themed Massive Attack cover band.


I knew a guy who knew a guy who had a Steely Dan themed metal band named Nearly Dan.  I smile about that to this day.
 
2018-03-08 12:23:17 AM  
Clearly, more guns could have prevented this horrible atrocity.
 
2018-03-08 12:35:23 AM  

Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China


Ok, so now go ahead and find us other multiple stabbing deaths to match up with the US gun massacres of the past 5 years.

Oh, wait: You can't, because you're engaging in false equivalence.
 
2018-03-08 12:41:32 AM  
Never before has Vienna sausage a thing. I admit to stabbing a whole bunch of the little weiners when I was younger and more aggresive. I wish I was drunk right now.
 
2018-03-08 12:53:35 AM  
Owwww....Ow, Ow, Owwww....Vienna Stabbing (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhhhh)
 
2018-03-08 01:02:25 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Owwww....Ow, Ow, Owwww....Vienna Stabbing (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhhhh)


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2018-03-08 01:07:15 AM  
What a Vienna mass stabbing might look like:

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2018-03-08 01:22:03 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.


True - other terrorists should learn from this example and stick to mass vehicular homicide.
 
2018-03-08 01:30:28 AM  
Was it a high capacity knife?
 
2018-03-08 01:32:48 AM  

LordJiro: Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China

Yep. Horrific, but zero fatalities.

Clearly, there were no fatalities because China is a hardass about violent video games, and not because the psychopath couldn't get a gun.


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Actually, the Chinese can take video games quite seriously.
 
2018-03-08 01:33:08 AM  

ditka80: I propose a longer waiting period for buying knives. Also, certain trained teachers in rural areas should carry them at all times; not all teachers, mind you, just those who have proven proficient at using knives.


How do you deyermine their proficiency? Require 132 hours of experience at a Benihana?
 
2018-03-08 01:33:12 AM  

Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China


I guess children in China don't run very fast.
 
2018-03-08 01:34:53 AM  
Autocprrect! Y u falr me?
 
2018-03-08 01:37:06 AM  

flemardo: Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China

I guess children in China don't run very fast.


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2018-03-08 01:49:43 AM  
If only there had been a good guy with a knife.
 
2018-03-08 01:54:07 AM  
While some of you see this as proof of why guns should be banned (because it's harder to kill lots of people with a knife), this can also be seen as proof of why someone might want a gun.

Not everyone is young, fast, or strong. It sure would help to have a gun if someone's coming at you with a knife. Maybe I'm asthmatic, and it's a dark and lonely walk to the garage in the alley to go to work each morning (or come home at night). Maybe I don't want to be calling 911 from behind a dumpster holding my guts in.

Sure, if guns are legal then it's possible that someone might come at me with a gun, too. But then, at least, I'd have a somewhat fair chance.
 
2018-03-08 01:55:54 AM  
Ak-47, 
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2018-03-08 02:21:01 AM  
Mass stabbing! Is Pope Frank OK?
 
2018-03-08 02:45:19 AM  

duenor: While some of you see this as proof of why guns should be banned (because it's harder to kill lots of people with a knife), this can also be seen as proof of why someone might want a gun.

Not everyone is young, fast, or strong. It sure would help to have a gun if someone's coming at you with a knife. Maybe I'm asthmatic, and it's a dark and lonely walk to the garage in the alley to go to work each morning (or come home at night). Maybe I don't want to be calling 911 from behind a dumpster holding my guts in.

Sure, if guns are legal then it's possible that someone might come at me with a gun, too. But then, at least, I'd have a somewhat fair chance.


Except I've seen very few people saying they want guns banned. That's not what people want. They want common sense gun control.

More or less what I've seen is when gun nuts and the NRA say EVERYONE should own a gun, that's when you hear - "fark that ban them all" But I believe that's mostly reactionary (on both sides).

The reality is common sense gun control. That's all we want to talk about.
 
2018-03-08 03:06:09 AM  
Hmmm.... Maybe even the stabbing could have been prevented. Perhaps keep a closer eye on that "religion of peace"
 
2018-03-08 04:29:09 AM  

omg bbq: FleshMonkey: Viennese Mass Stabbing is the name of my waltz themed Massive Attack cover band.

I knew a guy who knew a guy who had a Steely Dan themed metal band named Nearly Dan.  I smile about that to this day.


Did you know that Steely Dan was named for a dildo in some Victorian-era novel?
 
2018-03-08 05:17:25 AM  

duenor: While some of you see this as proof of why guns should be banned (because it's harder to kill lots of people with a knife), this can also be seen as proof of why someone might want a gun.

Not everyone is young, fast, or strong. It sure would help to have a gun if someone's coming at you with a knife. Maybe I'm asthmatic, and it's a dark and lonely walk to the garage in the alley to go to work each morning (or come home at night). Maybe I don't want to be calling 911 from behind a dumpster holding my guts in.

Sure, if guns are legal then it's possible that someone might come at me with a gun, too. But then, at least, I'd have a somewhat fair chance.


Natural selection is a biatch.
 
2018-03-08 05:18:07 AM  
An "Afghan male" was arrested in connection with the attack

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2018-03-08 06:56:52 AM  
If only everyone in Vienna owned a gun.  This would never have happened.  More guns always solve every problem.  Deep derp derp
 
2018-03-08 07:43:33 AM  
Gedanken und Gebete
 
2018-03-08 08:29:24 AM  

Paris1127: cameroncrazy1984: Lesson: it's a lot harder to kill lots of people with a knife.

December 14, 2012: 26 people, including 20 children, shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut
December 14, 2012: 24 people, including 23 children, stabbed and wounded in Chenpeng, Henan, China


If you would like to cherry pick a few links and claim that knives are much harder to kill with that's fine. I would just remind you that fairly recently Japan suffered a mass stabbing in which 19 were killed:
https://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/world/​j​apan-knife-attack-deaths/index.html

I would also encourage you to look at the homicide numbers which show that knives are used in 6X more murders than the semi-automatic rifles everyone wants to ban (yes pistols trump them both, but legislation for those isn't currently being discussed so I've left their numbers out):
https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/​2​014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/tables/expa​nded-homicide-data/expanded_homicide_d​ata_table_8_murder_victims_by_weapon_2​010-2014.xls

Actually I'm being a bit loose there with that factor of 6x - it's actually higher as "assault weapons" or "modern sporting rifles" (depending on which side of the aisle you are on) make up only a subset of the FBI's "rifle" categorization. However, we don't have a more refined dataset so we can just stick with the conservative estimate that knives are used to murder 6x more people each year than MSR's.

So is it easier to kill folks with a rifle vs a knife? Debatable. I would argue that how intelligent the killer is and how good they are at target selection has a lot more to do with their weapon of choice (see the Nice truck attack, the Vegas shooting, the Ariana Grade concert bombing vs. the failed underwear bomber and the failed NYC pipe bomber). What isn't debatable is that regardless of how much easier you feel it is to kill with a semi-auto rifle, knives still kill far more each year.
 
2018-03-08 08:55:50 AM  
This means nothing to me

/too obscure?
 
2018-03-08 09:11:31 AM  
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2018-03-08 09:16:15 AM  
Ultravox Vienna
Youtube 3DuCIGvsbMA
 
2018-03-08 09:17:38 AM  

Uncontrolled_Jibe: This means nothing to me

/too obscure?


Not too obscure. My first thought as well. Didn't refresh before posting though.
 
2018-03-08 09:54:19 AM  

The Envoy: duenor: While some of you see this as proof of why guns should be banned (because it's harder to kill lots of people with a knife), this can also be seen as proof of why someone might want a gun.

Not everyone is young, fast, or strong. It sure would help to have a gun if someone's coming at you with a knife. Maybe I'm asthmatic, and it's a dark and lonely walk to the garage in the alley to go to work each morning (or come home at night). Maybe I don't want to be calling 911 from behind a dumpster holding my guts in.

Sure, if guns are legal then it's possible that someone might come at me with a gun, too. But then, at least, I'd have a somewhat fair chance.

Natural selection is a biatch.


Aaand sentiment like this is exactly why a lot of democrat politicians are seen as insensitive and dismissive of Those Who Don't Think Like Them.
 
2018-03-08 10:19:36 AM  
!!!! I love sausage festival. Like in Vienna!
 
2018-03-08 10:20:12 AM  

duenor: The Envoy: duenor: While some of you see this as proof of why guns should be banned (because it's harder to kill lots of people with a knife), this can also be seen as proof of why someone might want a gun.

Not everyone is young, fast, or strong. It sure would help to have a gun if someone's coming at you with a knife. Maybe I'm asthmatic, and it's a dark and lonely walk to the garage in the alley to go to work each morning (or come home at night). Maybe I don't want to be calling 911 from behind a dumpster holding my guts in.

Sure, if guns are legal then it's possible that someone might come at me with a gun, too. But then, at least, I'd have a somewhat fair chance.

Natural selection is a biatch.

Aaand sentiment like this is exactly why a lot of democrat politicians are seen as insensitive and dismissive of Those Who Don't Think Like Them.


Chill the fark out, dipshiat, it was a joke.  I just didn't consider you'd be so triggered by it.  I'm sorry that you're so fearful of life.  That must be hard.
 
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