Seven Dead in Tokyo Stabbing Rampage

There are 7 comments on the Jun 8, 2008, WLTX Columbia story titled Seven Dead in Tokyo Stabbing Rampage. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A man who police said "was tired of life" drove into a crowd of pedestrians Sunday and then went on a stabbing rampage in Tokyo's premier electronics and video game district, killing seven people and wounding ...

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Observer

Myrtle Beach, SC

#1 Jun 8, 2008
Sounds like they need stricter gun laws. They have to curb the easy access that criminals have to firearms in their culture to reduce this violence.
Puff

Gaston, SC

#2 Jun 8, 2008
Observer wrote:
Sounds like they need stricter gun laws. They have to curb the easy access that criminals have to firearms in their culture to reduce this violence.
I think the guy doing all the killing was stabbing people. I don't think he had a gun.(The police may have had guns, but they didn't use them) I may be mistaken, but I think Japan has really stict laws regarding gun ownership.
Observer

Myrtle Beach, SC

#3 Jun 8, 2008
Puff wrote:
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I think the guy doing all the killing was stabbing people. I don't think he had a gun.(The police may have had guns, but they didn't use them) I may be mistaken, but I think Japan has really stict laws regarding gun ownership.
Ok, you get an A for catching that. I wondered how long it would be until someone did. My post was total sarcasm. It is a sad thing but I couldn't help but poke fun since the Japanese (generally ,but certainly not all) gripe about our freedom to own firearms and how our gun laws are "too liberal" on a frequent basis. We also have our share of dummies here that are so quick to blame firearms for all of the bad things that happen. This sad incident just underscores the fact that people are what commit murder and other crimes, not guns.
Observer

Myrtle Beach, SC

#4 Jun 8, 2008
Puff wrote:
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I think the guy doing all the killing was stabbing people. I don't think he had a gun.(The police may have had guns, but they didn't use them) I may be mistaken, but I think Japan has really stict laws regarding gun ownership.
Also, you are very correct, the Japanese have VERY strict gun laws. See how well they work at preventing these kind of things?

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Chester, SC

#5 Jun 8, 2008
Well, if you're "sick of life," you kill YOURSELF, not innocent people! Loser! Prayers for the victims in this sad situation.
What

Irmo, SC

#6 Jun 9, 2008
LOWER GAS PRICES!
Dawn

Swansea, SC

#7 Jun 9, 2008
too bad that POS didn't die instead of his innocent victims.

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