Skip to comments.Thank God the Murrysville School Attack Wasn’t Guns (That didn't take long)
Posted on 04/09/2014 8:35:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Twenty-one were stabbed in a Pennsylvania school rampage Wednesday, but all are expected to liveand one even took a selfie. Think how different the toll would have been with bullets.
The dead take no selfies.
So there might well never have been the remarkable selfie that 16-year-old Nate Scimio took after his heroism at Franklin Regional High School if he had faced a gun rather than two knives on Wednesday morning.
In all, Scimio and 19 other students, along with one staff member, were stabbed when a sophomore allegedly stormed through the school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Three students were critically injured.
One, a girl, was saved from bleeding to death when a classmate kept paper towels pressed against her wound. Another, a 17-year-old boy, was stabbed with such savagery that the wound in his abdomen was 2 inches wide and extended almost to his spine. The blade pierced his liver and diaphragm, missing his heart and aorta by a fraction of an inch. He was on life support after emergency surgery, but doctors remained hopeful he would survive.
And, as of the end of the day, none of the 21 victims had died.....
(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...
and if only one teacher was armed, he could have stopped it before 21 were injured.
Think how different it would be if some teachers had guns.
Michael Daly is a blithering idiot. We’ve now got the schools we deserve. These terrorist attacks of students killing students are filling the void left when ***holes like Daly demanded that God, prayer and America be banned from our classrooms. Of course, morons like Daly haven’t figured that out yet. FUMD
Hey...what’s an ultra-lefty Daily Beast reporter doing mentioning God?
As for the article - I *could* point out that one armed teacher could have stopped the knife-wielding maniac before 21 kids were maimed. I could, but that would make me a racist homophobic meat-eating bigot in DB circles.
/only partially sarc here.
In an enclosed area and with a person who knows what he is doing, a knife can be as deadly as a gun, maybe even more so.
Still I would rather have a pistol.
Thank God the punk didnt pull the fire alarm and use a Toyota Prious to run down the innocent.
Read about Jomo Kenyatta and the mau mau uprising.
SAN FRANCISCOSeven people were wounded in a shooting on a San Francisco street corner, but all of them were expected to survive, police said.
Thank God they we’re not all knifed....
Another gun free zone failure.
Man shot 14 times and survives
He’s very lucky he wasn’t stabbed 14 times. No way he’d survive that.
A machete or panga is a brutal and effective killing tool especially against the unarmed.
It wasn’t guns so you won’t hear days or weeks of endless MSM reporting on the Murrysville School Attack.
The dems, obama, congress, will have little if anything to say about it.
And the armed.
I guess they are unarmed afterwards.
I can’t believe I was sitting here with a kitchen drawer half-filled with those dangerous things! I have thrown them all out before someone gets killed!
Suspected stabber: Alex Hribal.
You see a lot of those African victims missing hands or arms. I would bet that machetes are responsible for most of that. However if the African had a spear or gun he would kill the machete man before he got to him.
It is about terrorism over there.
That is why they keep them disarmed.
I think the most effective weapon in real close just might be one of those old battle aexs, especially the ones which also have a point. Do they call them a halyard?
I think halyard is correct.
But halyards are for distance.
I guess what I am thinking of is a double bladed axe with the top blade high enough to cut if you used the axe to poke rather than swing.
I have read that the Russian elite troops love their short shovels sharpened. That would be a vicious weapon.
Common sense tells me that even if the gun grabbers were to eliminate guns, they will never eliminate the ways to kill ones fellow human being.
Given that anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that one can kill with other things besides guns, why do these politicians push their gun grabbing agenda? Is it, perhaps, part of an overall Alinsky tactic to demonize conservatives?
If I recall correctly, halyards are like pole axes that are meant for use on horse, but I am no expert on medieval stuff, maybe I am thinking of a pole axe.
Palestinians are still using rocks, much to the lefts cheers.
Hey maybe the idiot who wrote this should be stabbed and see how he enjoys it..maybe just maybe if someone in the school had a gun the student wouldn’t have been able to stab 24 people
If he had attacked a kindergarten class rather than a high school there would have been as many dead as there were at Sandy Hook.
Regardless, if the teachers had been armed then he wouldn’t have stabbed more than a couple of students before he would have been dropped.
My 1st grade teacher’s ruler or principal’s heavy paddle might’ve stopped him.
These schools are all paddle free zones these days.
Just out of curiosity, did this creep yell out Alluah Akbar during these attacks?
The author is a blithering idiot. Everyone here knows why.
Those who are relieved the student didn’t have a gun need to watch “Surviving Edged Weapons” (Calibre Press, maybe on You Tube). Saw it years ago during trainings and never forgot it.
What if the kid infected the knives with HIV before the attack? I wonder how the media would react.
The weapon is a halberd. Halyard is a nautical term.
What is most disappointing are the number of people that couldn’t instantly tell the difference.
These people are nuts. We got a Rwandan massacre with knives and they credit disarmament.
He forgot that a big person with a knife never runs out of ammo nor jams.
A better close in weapon is an old fashioned tomahawk preferably backed up by a Bowie knife or as a second choice would be a Roman Gladius. Its thrusting ability coupled with its width makes it extremely lethal.
Thank you. I knew “halyard” was not quite right but did not know the right word either.