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Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway (yahoo.com)


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Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway
JAN M. OLSEN
Wed, October 13, 2021, 3:28 PM


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man armed with a bow and arrows killed five people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said.
The police chief in the town of Kongsberg said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not elaborate. Two other people were wounded and hospitalized in intensive care, including an officer who was off duty and inside the shop where the attack took place, police said.
“The man who carried out the act has been arrested by the police, and there is no active search for more people. Based on the information we have, there is one person behind this,” Police Chief Oeying Aas said.
Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg described the attack as “gruesome” and said it was too early to speculate on the man's motive. The prime minister-designate, Jonas Gahr Stoere, who is expected to take office Thursday, called the assault “a cruel and brutal act” in comments to Norwegian news agency NTB.
Police were alerted to the attack around 6:30 p.m. and arrested the suspect about 20 minutes later. The community is 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.
According to police, the suspect walked around the city shooting at people with arrows.
The man has not been questioned yet, Aas said.
City officials invited people who were affected by the attack and their relatives to gather for support at a local hotel.
The attack comes over a decade after Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist, set off a bomb in Oslo’s government district and then carried out a shooting massacre at the summer camp of the left-wing Labor Party’s youth organization on Utoya island. The violence on July 22, 2011, killed 77 people and stunned Norway.
Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum under Norwegian law, but his term can be extended as long as he’s considered a danger to society.
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The other odd one in todays headlines.

Armed police seized a shotgun from the family home of a Royal Marines general just days before he was found hanged.

A response team recovered the weapon on September 22 after a relative raised concerns for Major General Matthew Holmes’ welfare.

Tragically, officers returned to the property on October 2, hours after the 54-year-old former Commandant General was found dead.

The recovery of the weapon so near to his death should have been a ‘red flag’ and triggered an intervention by mental health experts, it was claimed last night.

In the last months of his life Maj Gen Holmes felt undermined by the head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, 55, who has been appointed to lead the UK’s Armed Forces.

Sir Tony had slapped a gagging order on Maj Gen Holmes when he challenged his plans to modernise the Royal Marines, it emerged last week.

Maj Gen Holmes then told friends: ‘I don’t trust Radakin. He doesn’t get the Corps. You should see the emails from Radakin, imposing his authority and keeping me constrained. I feel beaten down, not listened to, merely run over by someone with no military judgment. It’s been awful. Awful.’



The fact that Sir Tony is politically and media savvy has helped.
Some question his lack of operational experience - he's spent more time behind a desk than driving ships.
But he has delivered for the navy, cutting the number of admirals and increasing the navy's days at sea.
 
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Some guy car jacked a woman with a compound bow here a few weeks ago. He tried it with the cops when they caught up with him and they shot him. Sounds silly but I used to bow hunt and some of those broadheads with the razors were scary looking. It would make me queasy looking at them.
 
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Can’t we have common sense bow and arrow control? I think we can all come together for a solution. What tribe was he from?
 

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Actually a broad head can be much more leather than a bullet. A double lung shot on a deer will kill it in 8 seconds on average. The blood loss and flooding of the lungs is dramatic.
 

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"..........a broad head can be much more leather than a bullet......."

I don't see how, but if you say so ............
 

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Reading the article just pisses me off. Why is it that the nut job is always “far right”? Need I remind these morons that the socialist/communist manifesto that the far left is pushing are the same ideals as Castro, Hitler and Mussolini? How about the racist KKK in our own backyard, founded by the same Democraps that blame it on the far-right.
 

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"..........a broad head can be much more leather than a bullet......."

I don't see how, but if you say so ............
I have hunted with broadheads up to 1 1/2 inches wide. Have many friends that do. I have seen rib shots that cut a hole in both sides of the ribs. Cut spinal cords. Throat shots bury the arrow or bolt up to the fletching. It is amazing how much damage even a cheap broeadhead can do compared to a bullet. An amazing amount of shock goes along with a wound that wide and long. Especially when you have 3 or 4 blades on it.
Imagine, a 1 1/4 inch 4 blade will cut a hole about the size of 1 inch PVC pipe clean through. That is a lot of blood loss and shock.

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