Fruit knife (courtesy telegraph.co.uk)

“The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack,” cnn.com reports. “A man stabbed to death three children at a primary school in central China and then committed suicide by jumping off a building. The attacker broke into Dongfang Primary School in Hubei province around 10:20 a.m., Xinhua news agency said, citing the local government. Wielding a knife [not shown], the man stabbed eight students and a teacher before he took his own life, the report said. Three of the students died, and the six other victims have been hospitalized, Xinhua reported. Two of the students are seriously hurt, it said.” TTAG commentator NYC2AZ emailed the link. He directs our attention to the last paragraph . . .

A number of measures were introduced at the time, including increased security at schools across the country and a regulation requiring people to register with their national ID cards when buying large knives.

“It’s sad to know that our ‘Progressives’ here in the US will only push the ‘if it was a gun, it would have been worse’ narrative instead of admitting to the deep-rooted societal problems that lead to such attacks,” NYC2AZ writes, “and the inconvenient truth that ‘the government’ can’t prevent this shit.”

True dat.

54 Responses to Chinese School Killer Stabs Three Children to Death

  1. “It’s sad to know that our ‘Progressives’ here in the US will only push the ‘if it was a gun, it would have been worse’ narrative …” — NYC2AZ

    That was my thought exactly … to a “T”.

  2. Background: Hubei Province has been a continuing pain [no pun intended] throughout China because of violent Uighur Extremist unrest.

  3. “Large knife registration?” Does that qualify as “full retard?”

    “Who needs a blade over two inches to hunt deer?”

    • After the mass murder (by stabbing) up in Canada this spring, several of the “we must dooooo something” crowd suggested a law that would ban knives with pointy tips. This is the group that believes they have cornered the “common sense” market.

      • These “people” have never heard of the original Saturday Special…the nSTRAIGHT RAZOR which has accounted for more death/injuries on a Saturday night than any ol gun.

  4. And who defines how large is “large?”

    What is a “standard capacity” knife?

    And how long until they create a list of persons prohibited from owning/purchasing knives and require cutlery shops to call a government agency for a background check before they can sell the knife?

    In a country of over 1 billion souls, how the hell is that going to work?

    • In a country of over 1 billion souls, how the hell is that going to work?

      Not well.
      As usual.
      But it will provide state employment for another 20,000 college graduates without jobs.

      • I thought the state and federal bans started in the 1950s, following stories about switchblades depicted in magazines and movies. Those stories tended to center on gangs, which may include minorities or “lesser” whites of the day, as Italians, but that it wasn’t specifically racial. Just good ol’ fashioned muckraking and political opportunism.

        • The Bear, words have meaning. White people not liking other white people is not racism, it is bigotry or prejudice (take your pick). If you’re gonna use a word, use it right or you start to sound like someone hollering about 30 rounds per second assault clips.

        • Nathanredbeard, sorry but you are 100% wrong

          Racial bigotry against Irish, Jews, Italians, Greeks and E. Europeans was deeply — and explicitly RACIST. Indeed it was part of “scientific racism” the “progressive movement gave us in the 1910-20’s.

          And it wasn’t about Irish and those groups as a nationalities, it was about them as RACES. The “science” was complete with “craniometry” other other physical characteristics ie race.

          I did my grad work on racist attitudes, “science” and resulting policies against Greek and Jewish immigrants, who were “proven” to be “inferior races” — and incidentally by the 1960s and 70’s the Greeks and Jews in the US became the highest educated and income groups in the US.

          Yes there was religious prejudice against non-protestants, but in the main the major driving force against Irish, Italians, Greeks and Jews, all white, was explicitly racist. YOU may think there is just a white race a black race and perhaps an Asian race, but 100 years ago, racial categories were much smaller groups

          The Bear, words have meaning. White people not liking other white people is not racism, it is bigotry or prejudice (take your pick). If you’re gonna use a word, use it right or you start to sound like someone hollering about 30 rounds per second assault clips.

        • @Nathanredbeard

          Uh… no. You are making an ENORMOUS assumption that all the bigotry was coming from white people.

          Plus, Irish and Italian groups are ethnic in origin and bigotry against these groups can be considered racism.

          Finally, Anti Irish sentiment is racism if the people acting on the bigotry are asian, hispanic, etc. I retract nothing.

          @ Chris B – thanks, you replied while I was. 🙂

      • I wish they had ban just plain switches when I was a kid. My mother used to make me cut one off a tree to use on me. Those were the the days.

        • Be thankful whooping kids butts wasnt outlawed back then. Or the problems of todays generation wouldve been the problems of yesterdays… just imagine how much worse society would be today.

    • Switchblades and double-edged knives are still banned here in Massachusetts. Well not banned exactly, since I can own them, I just cannot carry them. I never understood the logic in that. How does it benefit me to own one if I can’t carry it?

      • It’s a Class A misdemeanor (possible 1 year in jail) to “possess” a switchblade, gravity knife, or (technically) a butterfly knife in Texas (they are among the “prohibited weapons”, along with brass knucks and some other stuff). A separate statute makes it illegal to “have on or about your person” a knife with a blade longer than 9 (I think) inches. I expect there are similar laws in other states.

  5. Must have been an “assault knife”…It looks meaner than the average knife….cuts the same….

    The Anti’s hate these incidents. It shows that people kill people.

  6. Very sad. Don’t the Communist overlords know how easy it is make large homemade knives? I guess that escapes the faceless bureaucrats. I’m sure Mao would approve…

  7. I watch Liveleak for giggles and the vidjas out of China are usually one of the following:

    1. Dude out on the street or subway randomly going after people with a knife.

    2. People inexplicably being impaled by rebar near building sites. So often it seems a hobby.

    3. Wives beating the crap out of husband’s mistress in the main square.

    4. People doing some combination of the above and jumping off a building.

    Weird.

    Just saying.

  8. “It’s sad to know that our ‘Progressives’ here in the US will only push the ‘if it was a gun, it would have been worse’ narrative ”

    It’s even more sad in that it wouldn’t even necessarily be true. According to the NYPD’s 2010 report on active shooter events, the median number of both injured people and fatalities in such events is is two. Yet, this event had three fatalities (so far) and an additional six injured. Sounds like knife attacks are pretty dangerous in their own right, and certainly not anything to be considered automatically preferable to spree shooyings. Not that the realities have any relevance to these gun grabbers in the first place.

    • I recall this being argued some time back when a knife attack occurred. The thinking was something along the lines of “You can hear the gunshots and take evasive action, whereas someone with a knife can stab several people in a crowd before any alarm is raised.”

  9. Communists confiscate guns. Why? Guns enable people to join with other like-minded freedom loving people and oppose tyranny. I was in Romania in the final weeks of Ceausescu and the few weapons the people had secreted away became very important as the people in-mass rose up and overthrew the dictator.

  10. “It’s sad to know that our ‘Progressives’ here in the US will only push the ‘if it was a gun, it would have been worse’ narrative instead of admitting to the deep-rooted societal problems that lead to such attacks,” NYC2AZ writes, “and the inconvenient truth that ‘the government’ can’t prevent this shit.”

    ^ THIS!

  11. Seemse to me that not too long ago there was a group in England that was calling for bans on knives because of the number of stabbings they had in the country. The ban called outlawing any knife over 4 inches. One person stating. “You don’t need a 8″ knife to cut a steak up.” Their logic being that any meats that needed to be cut could be done at the store. No belt knives, no folding pocket knives longer than 4″ no Cleavers

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1411652/posts

  12. “Bullying, Romantic Rejection, and Conflicts with Teachers: The Crucial Role of Social Dynamics in the Development of School Shootings – A Systematic Review – August 26, 2014

    Abstract
    […]
    Our analysis revealed that in 88.1% of cases the future perpetrator experienced social conflict within the school environment. A minority of perpetrators (29.9%) were physically bullied, while 53.7% experienced peer rejection, verbal and otherwise. Romantic rejection was only found in 29.9% of cases. Conflicts with teachers (43.3%) proved a decisive factor.”

    No study yet on the relationship between teachers and stabbing sprees at this point.

    (link: http://iospress.metapress.com/content/8253g5117x34332q/?p=39b81d8f25ad4ac98a1b3b9bca0f101c&pi=1)

  13. The Messermeister St Moritz elite 6 in utility knife. (pictured) The assault weapon of kitchen knives. Just look what it did to that apple. What a bloodbath.

  14. Yeah, well, there was a knife attack in China being reported on the same day as the Newtown Massacre. Before I had heard about Newtown, I was arguing with a guy on the internet who was saying that knife attacks were just like gun attacks. I explained that I’m pro-gun rights, but everyone knows it is easier to kill people with guns than with knives, and to argue otherwise just turns thinking people off.

    I suggested that we might instead try to come up with ways of reducing mass killings. I told him that if there were ever a mass killing in an elementary school, that would be the beginning of the end of gun rights.

    A few minutes later I heard what happened in Newtown. That made the news harder for me, I think, because it was almost like I had some sort of premonition.

    Here we sit again, making register-the-kitchen-knives jokes, but not offering any sensible, practical ways to prevent school shootings.

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