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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:14 PM

Chinese Driver Runs Down Students

Source: NYT

A man angry over a court ruling in the case of his daughter’s murder used his car to run down a group of high school students in northern China, causing 13 to be hospitalized with injuries, the local government and the state news media reported on Tuesday. It was the second major attack on students in China in less than two weeks.

The man, Yin Tiejun, 48, ran down 23 students at the school in Fengning County, in Hebei Province, during their lunch break on Monday, Xinhua, the state news agency, reported. He then tried to set fire to his car by igniting a container of diesel fuel. Xinhua quoted the police as saying he was upset that the court had not sentenced all of his daughter’s killers to death. Mr. Yin was detained on charges of endangering public safety.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/world/asia/chinese-driver-runs-down-students.html



But according to the right wingers citing violent incidents in China, people would just kill using cars or knives if they can't get guns!

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alp227 Dec 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #1
Flatulo Dec 2012 #4
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #5
lame54 Dec 2012 #2
caseymoz Dec 2012 #3
mindwalker_i Dec 2012 #6
Angleae Dec 2012 #7
HooptieWagon Dec 2012 #8
JoeyT Dec 2012 #10
tabasco Dec 2012 #9
FiveGoodMen Dec 2012 #14
Nanjing to Seoul Dec 2012 #11
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #12
Angleae Dec 2012 #13

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. He didn't kill any of them

Had he an AR-15 Bushmaster, he could have killed all of them....not sarcasm.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:36 PM

4. Not for lack of trying. nm

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Response to Flatulo (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:57 PM

5. And that is the entire point....

without a weapon designed for the sole purpose of killing, he failed in his attempt.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 03:33 PM

2. The NRA now has it's ammo - so to speak

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:19 PM

3. He needed to do track/target practice


his auto-marksmanship was deplorable.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. Wait a minute, doesn't diesal need to be compressed to burn?

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:50 PM

7. I think it needs to be turned into a mist/vapor.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:35 PM

8. Both, to explode.

Of course it will burn. Making a mist merely causes it to burn faster. The heat generated by very high compression will make the mist explode.

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Response to mindwalker_i (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:36 PM

10. Not exactly.

The way I understand it as the compression on diesel increases the temperature required to ignite it decreases.

So to make diesel burn, you can either heat it up, compress the hell out of it, or both. But yeah, it will burn without compression, compression just decreases the ignition point. You can dip a stick in it and light it with a lighter. Unlike lighting gas you have to hold it there for a few seconds before it will catch up.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:50 PM

9. All I can say is ...

GOOD THING HE DIDN'T HAVE A GUN!

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Response to tabasco (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:39 PM

14. Yes it is.

All the victims would be dead now in that case.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:13 AM

11. I have an ex-girlfriend from that area. She's from Fengning.

 

Extreme northern 河北, near Chengde and Inner Mongolia. Met her when I lived in 石家庄.

If I still bothered to speak to the psycho, I'd ask if she knew the guy, since Fengning is a very tightly wrapped community (and it's a Manchu minority area).

There has been one gun murder here since I have been in Nanjing. None in the three years I was in Hebei. Makes you wonder about gun control.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:28 PM

12. Is every single article posted to 'Breaking News' these days just being posted as a...

 

bolster to one side of the gun argument or the other?

It seems like that to me.

Reactions to this article could have been (and used to be)...'those poor kids, I hope they're alright', or 'I wonder why his daughter's killers got off', or 'that's fucked up, that this guy felt he had no recourse but to do harm'; you know, discussion.

Apparently EVERYTHING is now seen through the 'gun' lens.

Doesn't there come a point when you just realize that no amount of typing at each other is going to change anyone's mind at DU on the issue, and the only real way to change anything one way or the other is to get up off of one's ass, back away from the keyboard and go out in the real world and affect the change you seek by using the channels available to us like protesting and voting?

This is just tiresome anymore.

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Response to OneMoreDemocrat (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:58 PM

13. Not just LBN

GD & Meta have been like that for a while now. Even the Lounge gets hit now and then.

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