Gofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
You have to be kidding me.......
The guy must have had some serious mental problems.
''The assault lasted several minutes near the Hampstead Theatre in Belsize Park. The attacker ignored his victim's screams and the pleas of two women passers-by and workmen. He stopped when police arrived. He then put down the axe near the body. He was described as looking "emotionless and cool" throughout.''
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OH, NO!! They let just anyone walk into a hardware store over there in England and let them walk out with an ax or hatchet! No background checks, nothing! It's time we outlaw sharp objects! They all should be banned, the just project violence!
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SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
Quoting AGC525 (Reply 3): It's time we outlaw sharp objects! They all should be banned, the just project violence!
Well, we'd love to get some meaningful laws passed but you would not believe the lobbying power of the National Sharp Objects Association and their celebrity spokespeople. They even resist efforts to ban the fully automatic assault axes.
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CaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
You clearly need tighter controls on posession of sharp implements. I say start by registering everything down to pointy sticks and then start rounding up anything that could potentially be used to draw blood.
Sooner or later you will have crazies assaulting each other with nerf footballs.
SATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2094 times:
Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 13): Would you walk up to an axe-bearing lunatic you saw hacking away at somebody while you were taking your kids to school?
We're talking people in cars, construction workers, etc. How old are the kids? But yeah if I was without kids I'd tackle the guy. As intent on his victim as it appears he was, a guy could blind side him pretty easy.
A car makes a pretty good weapon in a situation like this BTW
Bully707 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2070 times:
Quoting AA777 (Reply 9): You guys are ridiculous, instead of focusing on the horrible event that this is, you choose to argue over gun laws in two entirely different countries....where are the priorities?
I agree 100% !!!!
My thoughts go out to the family of the victim !!!!!!!!!!
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Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2043 times:
It's not, shocking as it is the BBC are reporting it although without the photo. The website showing the picture, hosted by the Daily Mail, are however never one to miss a chance miss the shock factor.
Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1956 times:
Quoting SATL382G (Reply 14): We're talking people in cars, construction workers, etc. How old are the kids? But yeah if I was without kids I'd tackle the guy. As intent on his victim as it appears he was, a guy could blind side him pretty easy.
Granted, but we don't know for sure how intent he was...and perhaps he was so intent that he'd hack away anyone who'd try to stop him. Using a car is risky since there's a chance of adding further physical trauma to the victim.
Regardless of that though, this is a shocking tragedy. One has to be truly perturbed to just so calmly and without emotion cut someone down with an axe.