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    Stabbing Attack Reported At College Campus


    A suspect is in custody after as many as 13 people were wounded - four of them critically - at a community college.

    Police have made an arrest in a suspected stabbing attack that has injured up to 14 people at a Texas college campus.

    Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Berntstein said authorities have a suspect in custody following a Tuesday morning attack at the Lone Star Community College system campus in Cypress, a suburb of Houston.

    Sheriff's department spokesman Tom Gilliland said at least 11 people had been injured by a single suspect who ran from classroom to classroom.

    He said four critically injured victims were transported to hospital by helicopter.

    Some news outlets reported 14 people were hurt.

    Mr Gilliland said the suspect was wrestled to the ground by students.

    Police were unable to immediately say what kind of weapon was used. Some reports said the suspect used a knife to stab victims, while other witness reports said a pencil was used.

    I can already predict that the gun lobby will be salivating at this - I can already see them saying "You see - it isn't the guns; it's the people! Guns are safe!" or something to that effect.

    What do you think of this, with the gun debate in mind?
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    If more students carried knives things like this would not happen......

    Really terrible that this goes on, thankfully no one was killed.
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    If anything it hurts the gun lobby side, since it seems no one was killed, whereas most similar shooting massacres end in multiple deaths
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    Knife attacks like this often result in quite large numbers of victims, but survial rates are high. In this case, nobody has yet died and the number critically injured is about 1 in 3. Gun attacks, especially with high powered semi-automatics often have even higher numbers of victims, and survivors are rare. It's also the case that an unarmed person, and particularly a number of people, can more easily disarm or overpower someone with a knife than someone with a gun. Even persuading a person to put down a knife must be easier than a gun as it's possible to get much closer, and then it becomes far more personal, wheras guns can kill at quite a distance where it's pretty inpersonal. Many gun attacks only end when the attacker either kills themselves or is killed by someone else with a gun (often police but doesn't have to be). Many knife attacks end when the attacker is disarmed or persuaded to drop or hand over the knife.
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    As bertstare said, if this was a gun there would be more deaths for several reasons.

    1. Guns tend to be more deadly as they do a lot more damage to internal organs (bullets don't just make holes).

    2. It is physically and logistically easier to kill people with a gun, you can fire your shots far more quickly than you can stab people and don't have to deal with people fighting back.

    3. It is mentally easier to pull a trigger than sticking a knife in someone.

    4. You cannot run from a gun, but you do have a very good chance of escaping a knife.
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    Usa people are all full of hate.they start from 50cent gangster to fbi agents to us soldiers killing inoccent people for the goverment .screw them all the chessburger fattys


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    (Original post by HumanSupremacist)
    Police were unable to immediately say what kind of weapon was used. Some reports said the suspect used a knife to stab victims, while other witness reports said a pencil was used.
    It's said that the pen is mightier than the sword, but it's downright bizarre to be speculating whether an assailant would choose a pencil or a knife in real life!

    America is a very strange place sometimes :confused:
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    (Original post by Pastaferian)
    It's said that the pen is mightier than the sword, but it's downright bizarre to be speculating whether an assailant would choose a pencil or a knife in real life!

    America is a very strange place sometimes :confused:
    How so? For all we know the suspect could have been a student who just went ape-sh1t and picked up his pencil and started attacking people. So far, the details are unclear. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Patrick01)
    Usa people are all full of hate.they start from 50cent gangster to fbi agents to us soldiers killing inoccent people for the goverment .screw them all the chessburger fattys


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    You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
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    (Original post by Pastaferian)
    It's said that the pen is mightier than the sword, but it's downright bizarre to be speculating whether an assailant would choose a pencil or a knife in real life!

    America is a very strange place sometimes :confused:
    A mechanical pencil was used to stab someone at Comic-Con a few years ago so it's not unheard of!
 
 
 
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