Dangerousman wrote:As for your belief that he'd be able to kill 2-3 with a knife and the rest would escape:
October 2008, Seoul, South Korea: 5 dead, 7 wounded, 4 seriously in a knife attack.
July 2008, Shanghai, China: 6 police officers stabbed to death, 4 wounded.
June 2008, Tokyo, Japan: 4 killed, 8 wounded with a knife.
March 2008, Sitka, Alaska: 18-year old kills 4 with a knife.
March 2008, Tsuchiura, Japan: 2 killed, 7 wounded by man with a knife.
May 2006, Berlin German: 41 wounded, 6 seriously by drunk 16-year old with a knife at train station.
September 2004, London, UW: Mentally ill man kills 4 and wounds 2 with a knife.
June 2001, Osaka, Japan: 8 dead, 15 wounded by Janitor with a kitchen knife.
Thanks for conceding that he could have taken a long gun in. Remember this was a big guy, could have easily taken a couple of long guns in concealed. If it had been a shotgun we'd be lucky to have any survivors.
Right. Let's completely discount the fact that the man's wife knew he was a problem and intercepted him, thus making it even more unlikely that a knife would've caused extensive carnage.
In all of your examples, how many of the victims were in a situation where they didn't know what was going on? Or, in the case of police officers, trying to approach and defuse a situation?
I do agree with your statement about the shotgun. Time to ban them.