Thursday, December 31, 2009

Spree shooting in Finland

Update: Now the AP is reporting five people dead. Also, the AP doesn't even have the fundamental knowledge needed to report accurately on the type of weapon used. Way to go guys.

What a horrible thing for Finnish families to have to endure. Four deaths reported so far, and the gunman is still on the loose.

There are not too many details on the shooter yet. It hasn't been confirmed that the suspect is even the right guy, not to mention the circumstances leading to the shooting, but the press is already all over the gun control angle.

Who would have thought that big box reporters and journalists were such gamblers. How about waiting for some facts guys, and then get your blood dance on.

Yes, Finland has a strong gun culture; so it wouldn't be at all surprising for this ordeal to come to a swift end by some Finnish citizen closing the gunman's eyes with some well aimed fire from a Sako. Time will tell. Let's just hope that no more innocent lives are lost.


Marja said...

The depressing thing here in Finland are the comment sections on the news stories - they mostly consist of 'ban the guns! ban the guns!' and the people who try to speak some sense mostly get viciously attacked.

You know that we can't legally carry, or use guns for self-defense here, don't you? Guns are popular here, lots of people hunt, but as long as I can remember (I'm 50 now) we have been subjected to constant socialist indoctrination, including this 'guns bad' meme, and it seems it's starting to take. And I fear things are going to get a lot worse before they might start going towards the right direction again.

You damn well better take care your country won't fall into this same trap. It's a lot more difficult for those people who try to talk sense to do so if they can't cite at least some good real world examples. Well, a lot of people here won't listen if the example is 'this works in America' since as far as they are concerned USA is the home of the feeble-minded imperialists, but it's still better than nothing.

Unknown said...

I think we've reached a tipping point, and there is no sign of anyone in the pro-gun camp letting up now.

Who knows, if we continue to be successful, maybe some of this will gain some favorable notice your way!