Two Charged in Battle Ax Attack

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  1. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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  2. munson macrumors 6502

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    It makes me sad to read such articles, because then people will pin the cause on video games, or something of the like. Not the real problem, and that is the ability for the people around them to help them develop proper morals. Or, quite possibly, some sort of mental illness.

    I am willing to bet the kids have developed some sort of slight a sociopath complex, perhaps very indirectly from playing "fantasy games" too long. Then again, parents and others need to keep them in check. I'm sure there was something that someone could have noticed before the ax attack.
     
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    300 stitches and 30 staples in the poor lads neck, alone. I can't believe that the attackers were initially only arrested for aggravated assault.

    No doubt the delightful Jack Thompson is preparing his case against Blizzard and Games Workshop as we speak. :rolleyes:
     
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    The charge has been upgraded, which I am glad to see. From the article:

    Attached is the picture of the battle axe from the article. Unbelievable.
     

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    Why are these things even manufactured?? Tilling the soil??
     
  6. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    Seriously... How the $#@^ does

    escalate to

    :confused:
     
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Maybe we should get Obama to ban them.
     
  8. Gray-Wolf thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Point of information:

    These type of "Weapons" are made and sold for collectors of fantasy weps. There is a gas station near where I work, that sells every thing from a club all the way to a great sword. All for around $25
     
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    I dunno, he might go after LARPers. :p
    Mostly as things to hang on the wall. There's a pretty big market for knives like this. You can't even hold the things without cutting yourself.
     
  10. munson macrumors 6502

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    There are also a lot of them that couldn't cut butter when heated. Grated, they still have some fierce points. I'm pretty sure that the number of places you can get actual, dangerous, weapons designed to possibly cause injury are fairly limited.
     
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    OK then, let's have them blunted and dulled.

    This is madness, in the guise of "collecting".
     
  12. munson macrumors 6502

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    I agree completely. I ind it absurd that people collect these things, and it is terrible that they are so readily accessible and obtainable. It is definitely madness.

    I realize that I previously came off as defending this "madness" but I do not support it, I am simply trying to propose the other side. After all, a good argument answers the opposition's next comment/evidence.
     
  13. Gray-Wolf thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I handled the ones at the store. They weren't sharp enough to slice butter. These guys, may have put their own edge on it.
     
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    Well, if that is not premeditated, I don't know what the **** is!!!!!
     
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    Yep, let's blunt them all! Darn crazy people with sharp stuff.
     
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    Most display versions of antique type swords, sabers, etc. are that way.

    Good point!
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Bad joke. ;)
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry. No pun intended.

    Yes, I saw your winky smile, but just wanted to state the above.
     
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    When battle axes are outlawed, only outlaws will have battle axes.
     
  20. munson macrumors 6502

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    Too true. +1 for your wit, good sir.
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    True.

    Regarding guns, Japan is a prime example of this.
     
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    Well, on that note, as long as bad guys shoot bad guys, I don't have a problem.

    Same thing happens here (in Toronto) with the drug culture.

    Let them kill each other off for all I care, just leave the civilians out of it.
     
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    Yes, lets ban fantasy weapons, that makes a lot of sense. :rolleyes:

    The kid could have done more damage with a real axe - should we ban those too?

    At this rate I'll soon have to go to the police station to get all my cutlery registered.

    It's a case of some disturbed people doing crazy things - the type of weapon used adds drama to the crime but has no material effect on it as far as I'm concerned. It's a terrible crime, and I'm glad to see the victim wasn't killed, although it seems to have been a very close thing.

    BTW, the article is wrong to call the weapon used a "medieval" battle axe, since it's a fantasy weapon and totally spurious historically speaking (a little nitpicking).

    Well, I'm off to get a "knife owners license" so I can butter my toast...
     
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    One of the more bizzare headlines I've seen in a while...
     

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