Monday, June 9, 2008

"It is the hard heart that kills" - R. Lee Ermey

Japan has its fair share of scumbags just like we do.

A Japanese mutant kills seven people with a knife because he was "tired of living." Why these people can't be satisfied to just off themselves is beyond logic.

As many have said before me, trying to stop behaviour like this by controlling the weapon is an exercise in futility. There is no sure fire way to stop spree killers, and the only person who is immediately there to do something about it is yourself. Waiting for the cops to arrive is not going to stop this:

"I'll crash my vehicle into people and if the vehicle becomes useless, I'll get out a knife. Goodbye everyone!" said one posting hours before the crime, as quoted by Japanese media.

On Sunday, he drove a rented two-tonne truck some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the town of Susano to Tokyo, swerving the vehicle into pedestrians before bursting out and stabbing at random with a survival knife.

He is in police custody. I'm not sure how tough Japan is on criminals, and they have ensured that there will be no resistance to killers like this douchebag, but let's hope he gets what he deserves.

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