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Banning X-acto knives

Postby unjonharley » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:46 pm

Student go's on slashing spree with X=ato knife. Now you will have get a back groung check at the hardware store.. Also the number on break away blades will have a limit.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:48 pm

from another point of view, no one died. if he'd had a gun it would have been a different story
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:03 pm

Hmmm, true. What they have in common though is lethal rural-white-guy craziness, which is what we really need to get a handle on. Please. Will the sane rural white guys please take the lead on this?
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:49 pm

MyDearFriend wrote: Please. Will the sane rural white guys please take the lead on this?


this made me laugh


meanwhile urbanites have their own demons to exorcise
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/chicago-shootings-25-woun_n_2991974.html
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:01 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote: Please. Will the sane rural white guys please take the lead on this?


this made me laugh


Yes, well, ummm... I'm sure there are some out there. Somewhere!



And hey hey hey wait a minute:
clocksnmirrors wrote: meanwhile urbanites have their own demons to exorcise
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/chicago-shootings-25-woun_n_2991974.html


We urbanites mostly kill people politely, one at a time and for good reasons, like money and drugs. :?
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby unjonharley » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:07 pm

Hell, Abraham heard voices and millions were murdered behind him..
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:10 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:We urbanites mostly kill people politely, one at a time and for good reasons, like money and drugs. :?


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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby tatonka » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:20 pm

I used to be a military policeman back in the early 70's , went to a murder scene where the guy was hacked to death with a machete , I tell ya , I would rather be shot.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby unjonharley » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:25 pm

I was master at arms for a while. Suits came aboard and had me arrest a murder.

He had killed a lady of the night in Japan.. Cut her head off in an ally.. We were stae side when I got him..
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby ygmir » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:41 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:from another point of view, no one died. if he'd had a gun it would have been a different story


or, if an intended victim had a gun, different too.........

haha MDF "sane rural white guys"............well I fit one part anyway.
Problem is, the same laws that keep us from (law abiding) from taking care of (them), protect them. And disarming us, does not help.

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"he had it coming/needed killin"........I paraphrase, but, essentially, at times someone needed killin, and if you could make your point, it was ok.
if not, the bog, the limb, or the wicker man, for you.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby Mojojita » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:29 pm

IMHO, the defense will actually have a good argument to present to the jury that if he really wanted to kill, he would not have used a shallow - bladed exacto knife. Makes it harder to charge and convict on murder 1 which requires the intent to kill, not just cut.

We have seen this exact thing happen in trial. Where we live, the gangs really don't use guns often - their intent in a fight is to mess someone up, not kill.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby ygmir » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:13 pm

Mojojita wrote:IMHO, the defense will actually have a good argument to present to the jury that if he really wanted to kill, he would not have used a shallow - bladed exacto knife. Makes it harder to charge and convict on murder 1 which requires the intent to kill, not just cut.

We have seen this exact thing happen in trial. Where we live, the gangs really don't use guns often - their intent in a fight is to mess someone up, not kill.


I'd struggle with that. Though I understand what you point out. still, is it unreasonable to hang him anyway, just because he only wanted to make lots of people bleed real bad, but not necessarily (though I'm sure if they died it was ok) kill them? And, some people may well think cutting would kill, not knowing much about such things
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby Mojojita » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:46 pm

ygmir wrote:
Mojojita wrote:IMHO, the defense will actually have a good argument to present to the jury that if he really wanted to kill, he would not have used a shallow - bladed exacto knife. Makes it harder to charge and convict on murder 1 which requires the intent to kill, not just cut.

We have seen this exact thing happen in trial. Where we live, the gangs really don't use guns often - their intent in a fight is to mess someone up, not kill.


I'd struggle with that. Though I understand what you point out. still, is it unreasonable to hang him anyway, just because he only wanted to make lots of people bleed real bad, but not necessarily (though I'm sure if they died it was ok) kill them? And, some people may well think cutting would kill, not knowing much about such things


Oh yes! This kid is a serious wacko that needs to be held and treated for his madness - likely for a long, long time.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby gyre » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:38 pm

I know how to use a knife.
I would rather be shot.
Rather more prefer to be shot at and missed.

Gangs here like to beat people to death.
Slow torture.

There are enough knife spree killings in other countries with multiple fatalities to not take it lightly, including school attacks.
One recently had more than fifteen deaths, one knife.

This guy had a lot of people try to stop him, but no one wanted to close with him.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:36 pm

They has to life flight people.. His defense will fall on there ass with he didn't aim to kill. He damn well knew what he was doing. His first statement to the cop was about a fantisy
. He was building his own defense as a nut job..

I have been stuck with a knife. Right in the palm of the hand.. Hurt like hell.. The guy tried to run.. I hit him like a paragon on a pigeon..
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:57 am

unjonharley wrote:They has to life flight people.. His defense will fall on there ass with he didn't aim to kill. He damn well knew what he was doing. His first statement to the cop was about a fantisy
. He was building his own defense as a nut job..

I have been stuck with a knife. Right in the palm of the hand.. Hurt like hell.. The guy tried to run.. I hit him like a paragon on a pigeon..


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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby Zhust » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:25 am

If you're out of arm's reach from an angry person with a knife, you have at least a shot of cooling them off before they take rash action. But with a gun, a heated temper and the twitch of a finger and it's all over. I keep a machete for home defense ... I'll never need to use it, but if one of my nutty friends ends up sneaking into my house, I'll have a split second to realize it's jem and not kill.

When was the last time you saw a convicted murderer straining against a straight jacket in court? (Except for 1 or 2, ever) they all calm down: it's the moment, not the person. Every moment you have is one step toward a peaceful resolution. Killing people is always wrong.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby BBadger » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:33 am

People only started noticing this sharp-object problem we've been having only when it started affecting middle-class white suburbanites!
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby ygmir » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:49 am

BBadger wrote:People only started noticing this sharp-object problem we've been having only when it started affecting middle-class white suburbanites!


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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby gyre » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Arm's length isn't my idea of a safe distance.

Finding enough mass knife killings in recent news to stop looking.
Six, eight, nine dead (17 year old with knife).
I found some photos of x-acto length knife injuries too.
Probably too rough for most people.

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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby unjonharley » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:49 pm

Always pissed me off that it was not even a second head line..

Some one took an ax door to door and killed 13 last week.

In the 30's a guy blow up his house with wife in it.. Went to the local grade school and blow that up with it full of kids.. Then came back around and called the princeable to his truck and blew the both of them up.. Everyone said it would not be forgotten..

I called the TV news and gave them shit for not doing background on there news..

All three of the above are from around the world
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby gyre » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:08 pm

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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby lemur » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:58 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_thermal_weapons

Josephus described its use at Jotapata in AD 67, saying "the oil did easily run down the whole body from head to foot, under their entire armour, and fed upon their flesh like flame itself."


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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:07 pm

The issue for me is not that people attack each other in ones or twos or even whole battalions, in war, with whatever weapon. :? That's something entirely different.

The problem we have is these crazy rural white guys who attack large groups of children in public places. The weapon is not the issue. The issue is that nobody in the community paid any attention to these dangerously crazy fuckers until the children were dead, and then it was too late.

Talking about the weapons is such a waste of time. Tell me instead what the FUCK is wrong with the people in these little towns that are raising up such evil crazy madmen.

And then: FIX IT. Don't wait for the federal government to solve this problem for you. These are your people, your children, your responsibility.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby BBadger » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:50 pm

If it were easy, or even possible, to identify (let along "fix") crazy people who are likely to go on a killing rampage -- without intruding too much into the lives of ordinary citizens -- we'd already be doing it. Some problems don't even manifest themselves unless triggered by an event (crimes of passion, etc.).

I think what's more important is how we react to these incidents. These incidents are exceptional cases, and we risk doing society more harm by overreacting to these abnormal cases with measures that negatively impact everyone else. We don't want the cure to be worse than the poison.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby gyre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:20 pm

i worry about sudden mass killings, but I worry about them in perspective to reality.
That is, I worry about them in the same way that I worry about a tsunamai or nuclear attack.
Or a lightning strike indoors.


Rural white guys? Seriously?
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby FlyingMonkey » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:44 am

MyDearFriend wrote:The issue for me is not that people attack each other in ones or twos or even whole battalions, in war, with whatever weapon. :? That's something entirely different.

The problem we have is these crazy rural white guys who attack large groups of children in public places. The weapon is not the issue. The issue is that nobody in the community paid any attention to these dangerously crazy fuckers until the children were dead, and then it was too late.

Talking about the weapons is such a waste of time. Tell me instead what the FUCK is wrong with the people in these little towns that are raising up such evil crazy madmen.

And then: FIX IT. Don't wait for the federal government to solve this problem for you. These are your people, your children, your responsibility.




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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:39 am

It all comes down to a mental health issue. Exacto knives, hammers, baseball bats, bows and arrows, handguns, AK47s are all 'safe' in the hands of a balanced individual that is educated in its proper use. Background checks would NOT have prevented the recent tragedies as the individuals did not have criminal backgrounds. The background checks cannot include mental health treatment as a consideration for weapon purchase approval due to 1996 HIPAA (privacy act). It all comes down to the responsibility of the community that surrounded these individuals and the ease in which they could have reported them and gotten them the help they needed. Due to the policies that were put in place by Reagan, Kennedy, Carter regarding mental health, the 'ease to report' such people is non existent. Until they can be deamed a risk to themselves or society a family/the community has little to no leverage in getting a mentally unbalanced person the help that they need. MAJOR reform on our mental health system is the key to avoiding such tragedies in the future.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby unjonharley » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:28 am

Portland Or.

Police are forming a special unit of 35 officers.. They unit will learn how to deal with crazy nut job.. When confronting a subject that has a weapon. The officer will have to determine if it's nut job.. " hey you, before I shoot you dead. I need to know if real wack job or not.. If you are I will have to let you kill me".. Yaa I know this belongs in the WTF thread.
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Re: Banning X-acto knives

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:45 am

What about those cars? You know how many deaths they cause every year?
Oughta regulate them, make everyone pass safety tests before they can drive.
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