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Posted: 6/30/2003 7:34:31 PM EDT
Take that, Australia! [url]http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030613.umach0614/BNStory/National/ [/url]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 7:44:12 PM EDT
Dude, post the text in here, don't make us click on like 10 links.... [:D] NsB
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:12:17 PM EDT
Despite witnessing the bloody aftermath of the attack on Ms. Monast, a resident of her housing project says that there's nothing inherently troublesome about people having machetes. "It's not the machete. It's the people. The individuals themselves when they have a weapon — it's just like guns," said a 21-year-old woman, who would not give her name.
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Maybe we can convince her to move to the PRK, become a citizen, and vote.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:24:10 PM EDT
Well, at least the heavy brush will be safe now.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 9:18:41 PM EDT
After this happening in California it might be a good law. [url]http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/West/06/30/supermarket.killings.ap/index.html[/url] IRVINE, California (AP) -- Police shot and killed a sword-wielding man described by relatives as schizophrenic after he slashed and killed two former co-workers and wounded three other people at a supermarket where he used to bag groceries. About 40 to 50 shoppers ran from the store shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sunday as police went in to subdue Joseph Hunter Parker, who was armed with a samurai-style sword and wearing a beret and trenchcoat, said police Cmdr. Jeff Noble. The 30-year-old man confronted an officer before fellow officers shot him, said Lt. Jeff Love. Parker was taken to the hospital and did not survive. One of the wounded was an Albertsons employee and two others were customers, police said. Police did not release the names of the dead or wounded. Parker had been diagnosed as schizophrenic, his mother, Susan Davis, said in an interview Sunday from rural Ford, Virginia. He also was a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. "He was not in a good state at all," Davis said, adding she had not spoken to Parker in about a year. "He said voices were telling him to do bad things." Davis said Parker, who moved to California about five years ago, collected swords and was a fan of the "Highlander" film and television series in which the hero is a swordsman. "I'm just sorry about what happened," Davis said. A victim's relative weeps outside an Albertsons supermarket in Irvine, California. Parker's former co-workers said he quit his job bagging groceries about two weeks ago after working at Albertsons for about two years. "I never felt threatened, but he was just a really odd man," said coworker Mark Ming, 26. "He would have full conversations with himself. He obviously had problems, but he was respectful toward customers." Parker's sister, Heather Parker, 28, of Anaheim, said she hasn't spoken to her brother in several months. "He was alone and he was very mistreated his whole life," she said in a telephone interview. "He was being treated for schizophrenia. He's never been in trouble. He didn't drink, didn't use drugs. He was kind." Love called the attacks an aberration in the quiet city 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, which he said averages less than one murder a year. About 143,000 people live here.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 3:17:47 AM EDT
Now how are the explorers in pith helments gonna hack their way through the tropical jungles in Canada? With their SOG Bowies? [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 4:26:21 AM EDT
When machetes are banned, only outlaws will have machetes...
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 5:28:10 AM EDT
What's wrong with Canadians, don't they have the ultimate machete defence, mayonnaise jars?
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 5:34:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 7:41:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Raptor22: What's next, baseball bats???
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That's funny. I was in the local wally world this past weekend picking up a value pack of .45 and I noticed they had bats standing up in the case along with the long guns. I figured they must just be the high dollar models, but it could be a security issue within the store.
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 7:53:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cope:
Originally Posted By Raptor22: What's next, baseball bats???
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That's funny. I was in the local wally world this past weekend picking up a value pack of .45 and I noticed they had bats standing up in the case along with the long guns. I figured they must just be the high dollar models, but it could be a security issue within the store.
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But do they escort you out of the store when you buy a bat and some balls for it? [;)]
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