Bearing Arms: Six Killed in Sydney Stabbing Attack, Stupidity Follows


Gun control advocates in the United States often use the prevention of mass shootings as justification for gun control. They argue that if there are no guns people can access, there can be no mass shootings.

Well, yeah.

Granted, that’s a gross oversimplification of their stance, but that’s the essence of it boiled down to the most simple form possible.

And it stands to reason that if there are no guns anywhere then there can’t be mass shootings. We simply argue that it’s not viable, that you can’t eliminate guns nor prevent the desire to kill people be limiting the tools available to potential mass murderers.

Part of that was driven home over the weekend in Sydney, Australia where six people were killed in a mass stabbing.

At least six people were killed and eight injured after a man went on a stabbing spree at a Sydney shopping centre on Saturday.

Australian police and ambulance services confirmed the deaths and said that a female officer shot the attacker dead outside a discount shop in the mall.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Bondi Junction Westfield during a major police operation near Bondi Beach, with 40 emergency service vehicles in attendance.

Initially, five deaths were reported, but a sixth victim later died from their injuries in hospital.

A nine-month-old baby is among the injured, according to paramedics, and the child’s mother was among the fatalities.

Police Commissioner Karen Webb said the motive is unknown, but terrorism is not suspected.

Things are very raw at this stage,” assistant commissioner Anthony Cooke said in a press conference. “I do not have many details… it is a very big crime scene. This is about dealing with this terrible situation and making sure everybody is safe.”

I don’t cover this stuff as much as I used to back at TTAK. Which makes sense given the POV of the respective publications. That said, sometimes a spree stabbing breaks through, especially since there was another, unrelated machete attack yesterday in Melbourne…

This is not terribly relevant to the majority of our reader base, but knife rights have been expanding (or technically being restored, since they are a natural right) and it doesn;t take much for the hoplophobes to latch onto a tragedy and seek to curtail those rights.