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Ban Knives? High School Student Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Pennsylvania School

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Another day another dismal headline of some killing spree and while the American people is becoming almost numb to these dreadful occurrences, this one was different. As Reuters reports, twenty people were injured, at least nine seriously, when a student at a Pittsburgh-area high school went on a stabbing rampage early on Wednesday. We are sure the administration is closely watching the events and considering what actions to take to ensure this does not happen again. The good news, for now, is that no one has died but indications are that these are very serious injuries.

 

As Reuters reports, seven students between the ages of 15 and 17 and one adult were admitted to Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, with stab wounds.

"These are all very serious injuries," hospital spokesman Jesse Miller said in a telephone interview.

 

The attacks took place in several classrooms and hallways as the school day began at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, county emergency management officials said. The first 911 call was received at 7:13 a.m. EDT.

 

Three of the patients admitted were in surgery and all eight were in critical condition, hospital spokesman Miller said.

 

He said a ninth patient who had arrived at the hospital was airlifted to another facility.

The school district posted an emergency message on its website on Wednesday.

"A critical incident has occurred at the high school," the message said. "All elementary schools are canceled, the middle school and high school students are secure."

Zak Amsler, a 17-year-old junior at the school, said the attack occurred just before his first class was scheduled to begin.

"I saw a girl with blood running out of her sleeve," Amsler said as he waited to pick up his younger sister, a student at the nearby middle school. "It was pretty mind-blowing."

 

Stevens, the county official, noted that the scene had been contained. "The students that are here are safe," he told reporters.

It's not just the US though, as CBC reports, 4 people were stabbed in a Toronto office today:

One man is in custody after Toronto police say at least four people were stabbed at an office building in the northern part of the city today.

 

Police said the attack happened just after 9:30 a.m. ET on the fifth floor of an office complex at 4110 Yonge St., near York Mills Avenue.

 

Police received multiple 911 calls of an assailant attacking people with a sharp object.

 

A man and a woman in their 30s are among the people who were stabbed. The two suffered multiple, serious stab wounds, according to police, and are in critical condition in hospital.

 

Two other men whose ages are not known were transported with serious wounds to a trauma centre.

So what next? Spoons only at lunch? Knives issued only with RFIDs?

 

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Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:17 | 4639298 HRamos_3
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Ban students instead...

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:19 | 4639305 Slave
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WTF weapons aren't allowed. How can this happen?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:20 | 4639308 Four chan
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and no faculty was armed to stop this kind of thing?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4639317 Stuck on Zero
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An exactly what psychotropic, mind altering drugs did the system have this kid taking?  Will we ever find out?

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:24 | 4639328 Pladizow
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How about banning SSRI's for kids?

Nooooooooo, big pharma or the lame stream media wont mention that!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:27 | 4639343 john39
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>>for kids

why stop at kids?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:30 | 4639358 Pladizow
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Obummer is to implement in all American schools a mandatory Cork program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P5qJAI9BIc

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:38 | 4639403 nuclearsquid
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well there was a 1 in 6 chance this kid was on ritalin or something.  Wait, it was a male?  Make that 1 in 4.

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:59 | 4639484 Vampyroteuthis ...
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It is not like they want to find the real problem. Come on guys......

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:12 | 4639540 Induced Coma
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WAIT! Everyone, i just figured it out. We need to make killing people illegal. YES! Why havent we done this already?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:25 | 4639588 Stackers
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Depressed ? Getting picked on at school and just cant seem to get happy ? Want to stop smoking but have the will power of a bacteria ?

We've got a pill for you.

 

Cation: some limited amount of users have been shown to cause hives, rash, trouble breathing, increased depression, homicidal thoughts, sucidal thoughts, cancer, and in rare cases death, stop use immediately and contact your doctor.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4639598 Raymond K Hessel
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Why do we need knives in our modern society when we can use sporks instead?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:11 | 4639797 mickeyman
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When I was in high school one of the kids stabbed another with a cafeteria fork. Next up--chopsticks!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:27 | 4639881 James_Cole
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19 Stabbed.

Zero dead. 

 

Yeah, totally equivalent to every school shooting. 

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:48 | 4639953 0b1knob
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I realize that you are trying to be sarcastic, but do you realize that England actrually DOES have laws banning almost all knives with draconian penalties for violators?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:14 | 4640045 James_Cole
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I'm sure lots of countries have lots of crazy things, just pointing out one of the main corporate talking points looks pretty ridiculous in this context. Though, the slow brains on here are already towing their masters line..

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:39 | 4640955 Manthong
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Anything that can cause a puncture wound needs to be banned.

Most importantly, we need to ban semi-automatic staplers.

Only single-shot, manually loaded staplers should be allowed.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:30 | 4642425 PT
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C'mon, you guys are new at this.  Give everyone a bit more time to practise and they'll be as good as a Chinaman.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-03/china-vows-to-find-perpetrators-of-stabbing-attack/5293842

 

And while I was looking for that, I found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_attacks_in_China_(2010%E2%80%9312)

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:59 | 4639984 Oh regional Indian
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Blow your minds...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6yu8E0wN2A

 

ori

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:00 | 4639747 bam
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here's my proposed solution:

a) let all the kids chill out by smoking weed

b) make sure everyone's getting laid

 

problem solved.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:23 | 4639864 Federizzle
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I can't upvote you enough

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:45 | 4640968 Manthong
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There has been substantial progress to that effect over the last few years..

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:16 | 4642138 Shrapnel
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Don't forget "unusual dreams" LOL

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:44 | 4639689 Save_America1st
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nearly 100 deaths per day in America from car accidents.  Guess they'll want to ban cars next.  But we all should know the authoritarian scum of this nation and this world don't give a rat fuck about who dies or why as long as they can use it against the rest of the population through some form of restriction and control. 

There are many sick fucks in government and beaurocracy who actually love when shit like this happens and can't wait for it to happen just so they can pounce on the issue and try to ban shit and fuck with our freedom.  Sometimes they don't wait and they create false flags just to push the issue faster into the light because they're filthy, treasonous, scubm.  Those fuckers are as sick as the fuckers who commit the crimes. 

Sane people know that there are insane and tremendously stupid people all around all the time who can do shit like this at any moment.  Sane people are aware, alert, prepared, and know self defense, and carry weapons to DEFEND themselves with and others if necessary.  Cops are not our personal security gaurds, and are always many minutes away when seconds are what actually count in a dangerous situation.  Cops are not obligated to even help us if they choose not to, and are usually only there after the fact to take notes, clean up the mess, and write a report.

But again, that's not really the issue anymore.  Marxist filth have taken over the government and now it's a rotted, corrupt, treasonous mess.  And those fuckers are going to do everything they can to overthrow this country if it's the last thing they do.  And they have to disarm us first, kill many of us, jail many of us, and destroy our childrens minds with their brain-rot bullshit in order to brainwash our right to own weapons if we choose to.

They'll also bring in tens of millions of illegal immigrants and give them voting rights along with all kinds of free goodies at our expense in order to vote away our 2nd amendment rights.  The process has been on-going for over 100 years and if anyone reading this thinks those mother fuckers are about to stop now after all this time and being as close as they think they are to winning, then you've got another thing coming.

They're never going to stop legislating, lying, false flagging, harassing, stealing, corrupting, and attacking us until either they get their way or we all fight back and wipe them out of this country completely.  There's no dealing with these fuckers any other way.  There's no comprimise with them, and quite fucking frankly there's no G-Damn reason for any patriotic Americans to comprimise with criminal, Marxist, traitors when it comes to our god-given rights in this country. 

Wanna know why?  Because, FUCK THEM...that's why.  They want to live in hell then they can jump on a boat to North fucking Korea, but we aren't going to let them make our lives and our country a living fucking hell because they're all such fucking tyrannical, power hungry, dictatorial, sociopaths that the only thing that makes those miserable fucks happy is to make life miserable for everybody else. 

Fuck 'em all and Molon Labe.  If they want to ban our rights then they're going to have to come and take them.  They know they can't win a straight up fight against the likes of 100 million heavily armed Americans who won't ever quit fighting back.  Fucking pussies is what they are. 

/rant off 

 

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:52 | 4640986 Manthong
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I think that the .gov sick pussies actually don't appreciate this kind of incident because it takes the attention away from guns.

..but I concur wholeheartedly with the rant. 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:54 | 4641922 StychoKiller
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Just limit the magazine size on knives to 10 stabs...oh wait...

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:59 | 4639485 New England Patriot
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What capacity was this knife, and did it have a pistol grip or flash suppressor?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4639636 ZeroPoint
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I bet he bought at a gun show too. Close that loophole! /snark

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:14 | 4639813 N2OJoe
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No one should be allowed to own high capacity, military style Assault Knives such as this.

He probably only needed 3 suppressor clips for his barrel shroud and that shoulder thingy that goes up!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:34 | 4640135 moonstears
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Did it resemble a small sword? "Assault style" knife?? Good question, Sir!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:56 | 4640993 Manthong
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How can you tell the difference between an assault scimitar and one whose purpose is strictly self-defense?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:56 | 4641929 StychoKiller
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I bought a Katana for my Daughter, but she has a black belt in Kundo.  Trust me on this, Katanas are razor-sharp!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:40 | 4642434 PT
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I have a black belt in macrame.  Mess with me and I'll tie you in knots.  My gf is worse.  She is an expert in the marital arts.  That shit is really scary - end up as a mindless zombie for the rest of your life - "Yes, dear ...  No dear ... Okay, I'll do that, yes of course I'll take the rubbish out ... "

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:00 | 4639491 Bananamerican
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Stabbings are de rigueur in the UK...that ever takes off here, I'm packing.
Concealed permit or no.

Ritalin? Violent video games? Security Theatre?
As long as someone's making a buck....

On a lighter note, I picked up my son from his after school program yesterday...The dronelette demanded to see my (presumably real ) I.D. first because "she didn't know me"
I looked at my kid and asked him "who am I?". He said "your my dad".
Then I asked to see her I.D. Saying; "how do I know you didn't kidnap this room full of kids??" Hilarity ensued.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:19 | 4639564 Skateboarder
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+1 for a most necessary display of wit and reason. Hell with the "lemme see some ID" mentality engrained in everyone, everwhere, everywhen today.

Totally disgusting, the enforcement of kids as being lesser humans than adults. Our ancestors turn in their graves.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:34 | 4640404 Bananamerican
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it's the enforcement of PARENTS being lesser than some minimum wage drone or school "officials" that gets me.

I told my son, if ANYONE: teacher, cop, Prez or perv says "get over here" in my presence he is to come to me. Why? Because I love him and they DON'T.

The sickening thing is that I even have to say such a thing to my eight year old in this fascist backwater previously known as "the land of the Free™"

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:59 | 4641002 Manthong
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She would have dropped that interrogative if you mentioned that you were also there to vote.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:32 | 4640925 de3de8
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Of course unless your voting

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:01 | 4641008 Manthong
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.. did not read all the way down :-)

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:56 | 4640791 drendebe10
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..and yet no govt photo ID to vote? Go figger...

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4639391 Headbanger
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Ban the fucking violent video games!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4639538 Chewybunny
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Even though little evidence suggests that it may have anything to do with violent video games, and a hell of a lot more evidence pointing out to mind-altering psychotropic drugs that virtually ALL these kids were on. But that's right, let's just get all PTA about it instead, how dare I question the sanctity of doctors?

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:36 | 4639649 Raymond K Hessel
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Ban you!  In fact, why don't you go ban yourself?  Ban yourself right up the ass.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:18 | 4639831 Surging Chaos
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Why is it that EVERY TIME something like this happens people are wanting to ban anything and everything?

"This needs to be banned!"

"There ought to be a law!"

Seriously, you're about as bad as the gun-grabbing leftists.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:33 | 4640936 Dr. Destructo
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Pretty sure that he was joking.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:33 | 4640930 PT
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Yeah, they should be outside playing cops and robbers, or cowboys and indians, or armies, or ...

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:27 | 4639344 SilverIsKing
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I'm selling Knife Free Zone signs.  Any takers?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4639361 TBT or not TBT
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"Hand Free" Zone signs?   Hands are the common denominator in this ongoing scourge!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4639383 Pure Evil
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In other news, Obama's auntie who was living illegally in the US was suicided to prevent her from embarrasing our most transparent president on a continual basis.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:06 | 4639519 Bananamerican
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You may be onto something, Silver.
I see a long school wall poster (right after the "if you see something, say something (actual) and "Stranger Danger" posters) showing a gun a knife a taser a bazooka a peanut and a brain, all with red slashes thru them....oh and No Honking!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:00 | 4641943 StychoKiller
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Whoa, for a second there I thought you typed "No Hooking!"

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:15 | 4639548 DontGive
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As long as you stick to your territory, and don't trample on my "Student Free Zone" sign business, we're cool buddy!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:26 | 4639338 XitSam
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Was sheltering in place and using scissors, as DHS advises, of any use?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:04 | 4639851 CCanuck
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Report states stabbing in Toronto was done with scissors.

Shelter in place, with rocks, and paper...just incase they have a rock too.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:20 | 4639567 Titus
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An exactly what psychotropic, mind altering drugs did the system have this kid taking?  


Ding Ding Ding!!!! This deserves 1,000 upvotes. Church, Stuck on Zero. Church. 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4639324 NoDebt
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Yes, but they were out-gunned, so to speak.  They only had sporks.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:56 | 4639469 Bangin7GramRocks
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Key detail. None dead. This kid went fucking apeshit with a knife and not one fatality. Story would have been different if he had pappy's prized gun collection in his book bag.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:56 | 4639735 ShouldveLeftHer
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When you say bang rocks you mean smoke or shoot? Coke or meth? I applaud your tolerance, as I myself overdosed on a 1g coke rock using the Michael Phelps method. Lockjaw like a bitch. True there would have probably been some murders. But these stabbing "survivors" will be some jumpy fucked up people for the rest of their lives with consequences of survival yet unrealized. Remember these are fragile teen minds already struggling to cope with what their ancestors inflicted upon them, apathy born and bred, a criminal indoctrination system called education, and a tech media proven guilty of attempting to co opt peoples rational thought and turn them into obedient LGBT trendies with selfie albums on Slavebook. Shooting someone is cold and impersonable mostly, and has a higher success rate of killing. Knives are short range and thus stabbings are very up close and personal. While compared to guns, knives are not superior in their ability to take life ( short range ) but their ability to inflict genuine terror and utter dominance over the victim is far superior. I dont envy these "survivors" in the least. I end with how would you rather go? Bullet to the brain, or stabbed to death by a crazed maniac that no one has the courage or tools to stop ( you might survive, and after months of grueling recovery, organ reconstruction, infection prevention, opiate addiction and withdrawal, all permeated with the stench of your fear, then you might be ready to leave the hospital )

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:01 | 4639752 ShouldveLeftHer
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**** colostomy bag and catheters included, at extra charge of course ****

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:05 | 4640004 Calmyourself
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B7GR, cops will shoot you if your within 20 feet with a knife heres why.. Id rather be shot.

 

 

http://media.photobucket.com/user/timor55/media/Knife%20DamageBack.jpg.h...[term]=knife%20attack&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=4

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:31 | 4641456 Papasmurf
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and no faculty was armed to stop this kind of thing?

That's why this was possible.  Armed faculty could have saved lives.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:54 | 4641923 Abbie Normal
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maybe all students should be issued weapons -- for defensive purposes only, of course.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4639319 McMolotov
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Wow, we even import stabbing sprees from China.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:17 | 4639559 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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+100

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:32 | 4639619 dtwn
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+1, was going to say, is the kid Chinese?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:41 | 4639410 RafterManFMJ
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So...where was the skool resource officer? I was under the impression skool's were only slightly less secure than NORAD?

Punk kid probably used one of those military looking knives as well, all black maybe even with a handle and a folding blade.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:56 | 4639468 Ralph Spoilsport
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The kid may have gotten one of these cleverly disguised knives from CraigsList:

http://dontevenreply.com/view.php?post=84

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:48 | 4639713 WVHillbilly
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Was it an evil black "tactical" knife?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4639322 Greenskeeper_Carl
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What SSRI was he on? If we are going to ban something, banning SSRIs will prevent far more of this type of behaviour than anything else

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:24 | 4639332 Rakshas
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Ban Schools........... too obvious??

 

Yeah I got nuttin here..... nuttin........ where did i put that damned pressure cooker...

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:24 | 4639333 StupidEarthlings
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Ban skool..

;)

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08 | 4639517 tony wilson
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how about banning or getting to stand down

all jewish folks in the cia the fbi psy op depts and clear them  outta the news as well.

these psy operations are looking desperate.

 

cue anderson coopers mobile green screen go go go

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:31 | 4639618 ZeroPoint
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How's that "Don't fight back against a bully" strategy working for you America?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:24 | 4640085 TalkToLind
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Exactly.  If they didn't have students to worry about, the teachers could retire at 23 instead of 46.  

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:39 | 4640154 TheGardener
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We had to hide our little pocket knifes at pre-school
but once you hit school you had the right to bear arms...or sort of, little pocket knife with every boy.

2 grades later we knew how to handle knifes, and off in attackers hands too.

Beyond me those knife attacks, all I got instructed the
guy with the knife could kill you so get it off him no matter what. As a matter of instinct.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:18 | 4639301 LetThemEatRand
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Always chose banana when you're asked, "knife or banana?"  Always.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:27 | 4639304 Mercury
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My dad once got in a lot of trouble in his CT grammar school for disarming a bully and throwing the weapon (the kid's jack knife) into the woods.

In mid-20th C. America taking away a (man's) knife was the bigger crime!

Later on, in the same town's high school, he would bring his rifle to school to have for riflery team practice after school.  There were never any incidents and certainly no Sandy Hook type disasters.

In short, it's all about the culture.

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:00 | 4639493 IridiumRebel
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....and then CT went full retard on liberalism. Fuck that state.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:20 | 4639848 Ariadne
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The city formerly known as New York is now called New Jerusalem

CT = Golan Heights

NJ = Judah

CA = The West Bank

DC = The East Bank

FL = Gaza

Chicago = Syria

Mexico = Egypt

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:02 | 4640559 Ariadne
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Detroit = Cyprus

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:04 | 4639502 camaro68ss
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my grandma, who is 99 years old, had to walk to school and use to bring a .22 pistol when she was 13 years old in her hand bag, in San Fran-sicko.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:46 | 4639701 Kirk2NCC1701
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"In short, it's all about the culture."  Agreed.  But, "the culture of..." what? 

Is it a single variable phenomenon, or a combination of things?  You need to elaborate.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:19 | 4639306 ebworthen
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Ugh.

What's wrong with the world?

It isn't the tools, it's the crazy humans.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:19 | 4639307 Spungo
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Before the pussification of America, students brought their own guns to school for shooting class.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4639318 TheMeatTrapper
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We had a rifle range and single shot 22's. Class was taught by the ROTC instructor. We also had a boxing team. 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:51 | 4639449 Ignatius
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We imported boxing gloves to our junior high and held grudge matches during breaks and lunch.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:54 | 4639458 nuclearsquid
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single shot 22?  I would probably pick the knife or boxing gloves if i was going on a rampage.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4639555 graneros
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My HS had a rifle range in the basement as well.  We fired old M1rifles retooled to fire 22 cartridges.  We had mandatory ROTC (cancelled in 71 or 72) for all Sophomore and Junior boys and all boys had to complete weapon training.   It wasn't uncommon to see kids carrying a 22 to school to fire on the range.  Nobody ever gave it a second thought.  We also had metal shop, auto shop, wood shop, and a carpentry class that built and sold an actual house every year.  There was a name for that carpentry class program that I can't remember but those that chose it didn't have as much book learning as they were on the jobsite a good amount of time. BTW this wasn't a country HS with an FFA chapter (no that is not a put down of FFA) but a large urban HS.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4639321 auntiesocial
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LOL. I used pussification on another blog and they ****'d it out.... further proof! 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4639363 Osmium
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I took rifle classes at the YMCA.  We shot in a 50 foot range in the basement. Of course that was almost 40 years ago.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4639372 superflex
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We had a smoking lounge, metal shop and wood shop.

Those have been replaced with flavored condom dispensers.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:21 | 4639311 Seasmoke
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Under the desk, scissors in hand. 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:21 | 4639312 Relentless101
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Ban on shitty parents?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:09 | 4641971 StychoKiller
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Children Learn What They Live (1998)

by Dorothy Law Nolte (1924 - 2005)

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Excerpted from the book CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE
©1998 by Dorothy Law Nolte and Rachel Harris
The poem "Children Learn What They Live"
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Don't see anything about stabbing/shooting others on that list!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:21 | 4639313 dabullify
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So an entire school full of young men couldn't disarm ONE guy with a knife. Gotta love the public education system teaching all of our young people to be victims...

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4639367 Osmium
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You would think a couple guys would be able to corner him and find something to bash him with.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4639386 Grande Tetons
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...like a chair? Schools still have chairs...right? 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:31 | 4639614 Raymond K Hessel
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Chairs and books were deemed  too imperialistic.  We use bean bags with recycled material and iPods that run on taxpayer funded electricity now.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:38 | 4639402 Bryan
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I thought the same thing.  Throw a chair, tackle him, kick in the groin.   Although, I don't know the situation either... maybe he snuck up and stabbed people from behind?  Who knows... I won't judge since I wasn't there.  But... you'd think there would be some kind of resistance.

 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:02 | 4660969 NotApplicable
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I'd say a fire extinguisher blast to the face would change the perpetrator's outlook instantly. Then you bash him repeatedly in the head and/or nuts until he is the real victim.

I can understand 2 or 3 kids getting stabbed, but 20???? That's a sad reflection upon the "education" system.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:58 | 4639478 HardAssets
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The 'schools' teach kids to be passive and to wait till they are called upon. I've seen so many examples of this mentality. If they don't get an attitude of personal initiative at home, they sure won't get it in 'school'.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4639315 auntiesocial
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We should federally mandate that all knives be registered. That will solve everything!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4639316 q99x2
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This is how most people in Pittsburgh behave. The kid probalbly had access to lots of guns but chose to use a knife because of the feel of it. There are several nuclear reactors that have been leaking for decades in that area of the country.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:50 | 4639445 Doctor Faustus
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There's one nuclear plant in the area: Beaver Valley. And I doubt it's due to the radiation. More likely due to our screwed-up culture.

http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1012/ML101270439.pdf

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:55 | 4639460 IridiumRebel
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You're better than this comment. I used to live in Fox Chapel too.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:32 | 4639623 Raymond K Hessel
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If it weren't for my horse, I would have done that year in college.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4639320 Agent P
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You can't legislate violence and stupidity out of the human race. 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:27 | 4639345 Rakshas
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.......never let a good crisis go to waste....... 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4639654 Raymond K Hessel
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Agent P, .... really?!

Isn't that government's true purpose? 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:42 | 4639938 Agent P
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I never said they wouldn't try.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:10 | 4640860 nc551
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But it does appear you can legislate it into the human race.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4639323 BullyBearish
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10 to 1 says the perp was on perscribed SSRIs, same as Lanza and many of the military perps

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:24 | 4639331 phat ho
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Lockdown Bitchez

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:25 | 4639336 Itchy and Scratchy
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American Exceptionalism

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:26 | 4639340 teslaberry
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 "I don't get mad, I get stabby." ?Fat Tony 

 

from the simpsons. 

 


Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:26 | 4639342 Tinky
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Long metal detectors.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:46 | 4639428 IridiumRebel
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Long plastic shivs.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:33 | 4639630 Raymond K Hessel
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Long teeth sharpeners.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:28 | 4639349 superflex
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Spyderco Clipit Delica FTW

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:28 | 4639351 Bill of Rights
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Detroit Agrees to Pay Bondholders 74% on $388 Million Claim (1) - Businessweek

Detroit agreed to pay some bondholders about 74 percent of the $388 million they are owed as part of an effort to resolve key disputes in the city’s record $18 billion municipal bankruptcy.

The remaining 26 percent of the bond payments will be assigned to support pension plans for retired city workers “to insure that the most vulnerable retirees remain above the federal poverty line,” mediators appointed by the bankruptcy court said today in a statement. The agreement is subject to court approval.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:13 | 4641980 StychoKiller
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388 Meelion / 18 beelion * 100 = 2.15%, nowhere near 74%

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:29 | 4639355 Orwell was right
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Where is the MSM???   Why aren't I hearing endless "news editorials" about KNIFE VIOLENCE.  Had a handgun, shotgun, or (horror of horrors) an assault weapon...been used, we would be inundated with calls to end "GUN Violence".     

I find it odd that only GUN Violence has an official name in the MSM, while all other methods of murder and mahem are simply referred to by their generic "stabbing"  "beaten", etc. description.    No mention of "BaseBall Bat violence" when someone is clubbed, or "Ford Truck violence" if someone gets intentionally run over.  

I also find it interesting that when this glaring difference gets mentioned, the first reaction is to label the 'mentioner' as somehow "uncaring" and/or a "gun nut".....when what was pointed out was NOT a comment on the severity of the crime nor a defence of the criminal....rather a simple observation of MSM bias in how it gets reported.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4639388 ebworthen
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NPR reported the second Fort Hood shooting as "another episode of GUN violence" as if a gun mysteriously levitated itself at 3' above ground and shot people.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:44 | 4639424 dexter_morgan
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You see - nobody died - yet - so this is no big deal. Just the maiming and disfiguration is A-OK.

Because children, as we all know, it is the GUN that causes the violence. Not the drugged up psychopath weilding the gun, or knife.

So since only a knife, nothing to see here. Move along.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4639360 SDRII
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Hmmmmmmmm. Looks a lot like the China train station Attack. Copycat? China's "9-11"

 Knife-wielding attackers kill 29, injure 130 at China train station (CNN)

 

 

 

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4639364 dexter_morgan
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Ban importation of knives (probably made in China) and make all knife owners register their knives. There - fixed it...........

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:40 | 4639407 Bryan
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Here's another solution:  Require all knives to be dulled and with rounded tips.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4639634 Raymond K Hessel
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You'll have to pry my knife from my cold dead hands!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4639677 YHC-FTSE
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Ban thumbs. The few people left in America who still have them should get them chopped off. No thumbs, no problem. (Bill Hicks would be proud)

Next: Ban teeth, especially canines, if they haven't rounded them off already. (I notice more Americans have no canines in their mouths - WTF is that all about?)

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:31 | 4639365 booboo
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Start jailing the nut Dr.'s that are handing out meds like candy. Of course the parents need to be beat with a rubber hose as well for allowing a fucking pill to replace what they failed to instill in their child. This is what happens though when the state dictates that if you whack your 2 year olds behind with a wooden spoon you will be jailed and the children removed from the home. We have utterly failed as a nation for letting the stasi run free.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:43 | 4639421 IridiumRebel
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Long SSRIs

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4639552 Chewybunny
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I think it has more to do with "My kid requires too much attention, is there a pill I can give them to chill them out? This parent needs it's latte-time." Lo' - and behold, we got a whole group of kids zombified. 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4639366 Miss Expectations
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...American people is becoming almost dumb.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4639382 unplugged
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so then a move up from arrogant stupidity ?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4639368 asscannon101
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Why doesn't shit like this ever happen in Congress? I long for the good old days, when those evil, reptilian bastards used to cane each other into comas on the Senate floor...

 

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4639373 dizzzave
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0 people died from this; maybe now people will understand the difference between gun violence and knife violence.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:41 | 4639411 IridiumRebel
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Trained armed guard would have dropped that kid as soon as a clear shot was had; knife or gun does'nt matter.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4639632 Overfed
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Better yet, a trained, armed teacher. Specialization is for insects.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:43 | 4639417 mayhem_korner
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0 people died from this; maybe now people will understand the difference between gun violence and knife violence.

 

You didn't really post that, did you?  Are you the guy's scumbag lawyer or something?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:46 | 4639430 asscannon101
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"0 people died from this; maybe now people will understand the difference between gun violence and knife violence."

Pinhead- please?!?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:53 | 4639455 dexter_morgan
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You forgot the sarc tag....or at least I hope you did. Also, 4 were med-evaced out by helicopter so don't count your chickens before they are hatched here.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:01 | 4639495 falconflight
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And how many people died in that knife attack in china a couple of months ago?  Dozens  Oh, that reminds me, how many were murdered or became amputees in Rawanda inside of one month (circa 1996) of knife attacks?  Oh nearly 1 fucking million people.  You ignorant effing tool.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:06 | 4639518 RevRex
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Do you have to try to sound that stupid, or does it just come naturally?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4639374 Spastica Rex
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This incident clearly represents a very large increase in the statistical probability of any student in the US education system being stabbed while at school. I'm going to go retrieve my daughter from her junior high right now.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:35 | 4639378 unplugged
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better ban forks also

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:34 | 4639380 Osmium
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Maybe he spent too much time watching the Tee Vee show "The Following".  They have a lot of stabbings.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:38 | 4639397 Spastica Rex
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4639381 22winmag
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When knives are outlawed, only celebrity chefs who pay enormous fees and obtain the proper permits will have knives.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:36 | 4639384 CHX
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<<< Long Remington

<<< Short Remington

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:40 | 4639408 Headbanger
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Long Mossberg, Ruger, Walther, Mosin, Mauser, Savage, Taurus, CZ, Sig Sauer, Beretta, S&W, Colt,..

Hmmm..  No Remington..

OK.. Off to the gun shop!!

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