BREAKING: CA Quadruple Homicide (Ban Knives!)

Crime scene, Goleta, CA (courtesy

“A 46-year-old man is in custody Tuesday after allegedly stabbing four people to death in Goleta,” reports. “The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said they began investigating a quadruple homicide about 11 p.m. Monday at a home in the 600 block of Walnut Park Lane. Authorities declined to state who called them or how they knew to go to that specific home, but said that the man who was found inside the house was taken into custody without incident. Neither the man’s name nor the names of the victims have been released pending notification of next of kin, officials said. A dog was also found stabbed to death. Authorities said they believe the man acted alone.” Domestic violence? No doubt the antis would say it would have been worse with a gun.


  1. avatar SelousX says:

    Was the knife used registered, or was it a ‘ghost knife’?

    1. avatar Gene says:

      I wonder if it had a supressor or some evil feature count > 2.

      1. avatar Robert W. says:

        Bet you it was a ceramic, metal detector defeating, knife. Likely also had an NRA logo on it that drove the owner to murder.

        1. avatar Stan says:

          Maybe it was one of those 3D printer knives?

        2. avatar Gene says:

          Rolling Stone published an article about the 5 Deadliest Types of Knives. They are:

          1 – Paring
          2 – Steak
          3 – Butter
          4 – Sharp
          5 – Dull

        3. avatar notalima says:

          Gene, I love your list!

  2. avatar v v ind says:

    Ca will ban knives, careful what ideas you are seeding.

    1. avatar Raul Ybarra says:

      Hey, the U.K. did. Or at least did so for most practical purposes. I understand you have have a knife if you can provide justification for that type of knife.

  3. avatar IronGiants says:

    I guess knife deaths don’t get anyone excited enough to post. If everyone and the dog are dead how much worse could it get ? Sounds pretty bad to me.

    1. avatar General Zod says:

      Exactly. Stabbings can’t be used as a reason to ban scary-looking guns, or to stereotype gun owners. This will fade from the headlines before they even release the name of the killer.

      1. avatar Pascal says:

        The media in many cases is simply the propaganda arm of a particular political dogma or ideology. They can and do influence the thinking of many people just from what they report. Many people are too dumb or lazy to read beyond the headlines or seek the truth. They also only care about “clicks” for ad revenue so the more sensational the story the better for them. The media has created a learned response to guns, not so much for knives. Notice how when there is a tragic plane accident, it is followed by several days of accidents. Well, there is no coincident. Those accidents happen all the time with various degree. Same goes for trucks causing major accidents on the highway. They simply do not report them all the time unless it is to stretch out a story.

        There is no more journalism, it is all headline grabbing. For local news it is police scanner chasing and whatever will bring in viewers for ad revenue. Truth, information, real thought pieces are too boring.

        I always think of the song “dirty laundry” — so much of that is true.

    2. avatar Another Robert says:

      With a knife it’s a “quadruple homicide.” With a gun it would be a “mass shooting” and Mike Lupica would write a column about it on the sports page.

      1. avatar General Zod says:

        If a fifth person had been shot, while the other four (and the dog) were still stabbed, the killer would be referred to as a “gunman” in all the news stories. And, of course, this would open the door for all the fanatics to scream about how guns kill people of their own accord.

        1. avatar Another Robert says:

          You’re right–all five would be “victims of a gunman’s rampage” and MDA would count it in their “mass shooting” stats, to be dutifully repeated by “news” broadcasts everywhere.

      2. avatar T.G. says:

        Also if there was a gun involved, there would be 27 articles on Yahoo and Bing about the shooting, the NRA, gun control, the motives of the shooter, what kind of underwear he wore, what he ate for dinner last August 17th, and so on….

        Instead, we get one tiny article, not even a feature article, but buried 10 links down the page, that mainly talks about the fact he was crazy. So if a crazy person stabs somebody he’s crazy, but if a crazy person shoots someone its because he has such easy access to guns.

  4. avatar Paul G. says:

    Stabbed the dog too? Must have been a cop wanna-be.

    1. avatar Paul says:

      Shame what he did to that dog.

  5. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    Well he didnt use a gun or a BMW so this will not get much national attention. Though the dog will pull some heartstrings.

    Should have been a DGU.

  6. avatar Aron says:

    Great! Soon I will be cutting my steak with a dull plastic spork.

  7. avatar Scrubula says:

    Carefully, this knife was sold with a blade sheath. Like the evil barrel shrouds, it protects the operator when they go on a stabbing rampage.

  8. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    while your at it ban leather belts ……….too soon?

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Too late. That was suggested this morning.
      Try to keep up. 🙂

  9. avatar neiowa says:

    Don’t go unarmed to a knife fight.

  10. avatar JPD says:

    I believe the weapon used was an illegal, unregistered “assault knife”. With the following illegal features. 1. Tactical, plastic handle. 2. “Pointy thing” on the end of the blade. 3. One or more sharp edges. 4. Fully automatic.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      (5) Operator can slash more than one person with one motion of the hand.

  11. By the “mass shooting” rules, 4 people must count as a “mass stabbing”.

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      I expect we will never see the words “quadruple homicide” if a gun is involved.

  12. avatar Matt G says:

    The side article at the LA times landing page references the Isla Vista “shooting spree” and reference the knives and BMW as “other weapons”… Kind of wondering why the editors tied the two stories together… Either they somehow want to tie the perception of guns to this story or someone had a an epiphany and figure out that guns and knives aren’t really the root cause.

  13. avatar 5Spot says:

    The killer must be a cop. The dog was killed.

  14. avatar S.CROCK says:

    Why is it a “quadruple homicide” when a knife is used and a “madman NRA member horrific shooting rampage murder spree” when a gun is used?

  15. avatar Tokamak says:

    I first saw the story this morning on MSN. It was reported as a shooting of 4 and a dog.. Now I see they have changed it. Took the shooting part out and have very few details. It’s also much harder to find than the “screaming headlines” I first saw.
    That’s probably just a coincidence though.

    1. avatar notalima says:

      Exactly. Why isn’t this listed as a ‘Mass Stabbing’ and the top story on MSNBC?

  16. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    We need more gun control laws!

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