This is a pretty bad scenario to be in. Backpacking through a “gun free zone” and bumping into someone who didn’t read the sign.
So what can we learn from this?
The first thing we can learn is that there is no reasoning with savagery. Savagery must be met with greater savagery.
As usual, a mass killing happens in a place where nobody is allowed to defend themselves against a bad guy like this.
The second thing to learn from this is that you should always have a weapon on you.
In places that don’t recognize your right to self defense, you are going to have to get a bit creative since you were forced to leave your Glock 19 at home or face the wrath of the local gens d’armes.
Consider the following items and be creative with them.
- Brake Cleaner Spray
- Folding knife carried with a computer repair kit
- Hair spray can
- Paint brushes
- Spray paint can
- Cigarette lighter with jet flame, a stainless steel body, and an easy to press button
- Pack of cigarettes
- NOK Talon
- Small Wrench
- Brake cleaner spray
- Long Phillips head screwdriver
- portable tool kit
- Large pair of scissors
A South Sudanese asylum-seeker scheduled to be deported from Norway, according to Norwegian authorities, pulled a knife on a bus in western Norway and murdered everyone else on the bus: the driver, a young woman, and a male passenger from Sweden.
The victims were trapped with their killer on a bus, at night, in the mountains om winter. And they were unarmed.
Here’s the AP story, as told by the San Diego Union-Tribune:
Police allege the man boarded the bus in a remote, mountainous area near Aardal on Monday and stabbed to death the other occupants on board: two men in their 50s — the Norwegian bus driver and a Swedish male passenger — and a 19-year-old Norwegian woman.
The suspect was apprehended by rescuers from the fire department and ambulance staff who were the first to arrive on what they thought was an accident scene, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) from where he was thought to have boarded the bus. Police formally arrested the man later.
Police prosecutor Joern Lasse Refsnes said the suspect was still in the hospital being treated for minor cuts and was aware that his asylum application in Norway had been rejected. He said that the motive for the stabbings was still unclear.
Under Norwegian law (which I’m still trying to learn more about) this scumbag was almost certainly committing a crime by even having a modestly-sized knife on his person ‘without good reason.’
How many times must it be demonstrated that legal restrictions on weapons only disarm those who obey them? Crazies and evil people don’t seem to give a damn about another law they might be breaking while they’re already committing murder.