Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Another Mass Killing

A man “full of anger” stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random, authorities said.
Time to "do something, goddammit" about those stabby/slashy things?


Steve said...

California Stabbed 2019 - 4 dead, 2 injured
Franklin H.S., Pennsylvania Stabbed 2014, 22 injured

Ohio Shot - 9 dead, 27 injured
El Paso Shot - 22 dead, 26 injured
Parkland Shot - 17 dead, 17 injured
Gilroy Shot - 3 dead, 15 injured within 60 seconds
Orlando Pulse Night club Shot - 50 dead, 53 injured
Sandy Hook Shot - 28 dead, 2 injured

Per wikipedia "List of mass shootings in the United States in 2019

As of July 31, 2019, 248 mass shootings have occurred in 2019 that fit the inclusion criteria of this article. This averages out to 1.2 shootings per day. In these shootings, 979 people were injured and 246 died (for a total of 1,325 victims).

Here is what WIKI says about 2018 and mass shootings:
323 mass shootings occurred in 2018 that fit the inclusion criteria of this article, resulting in 1,661 people being shot. Of those people, 387 people have died.

Note wikipedia doesn't have a list of mass stabbings. Google doesn't show many US mass stabbings, basically just the two I listed at the top.

Maybe we should all hope and pray for more stabbings.

k55f5r said...

Knives will be gone if they become 1/100th of the problem that guns are - they dont have a NKA to lobby in congress with $$MILLIONS$$ from the russians.