Having grown tired of the meme "only firearms are used in mass killings" this post is dedicated to providing a list of recent knifings that fit into the "mass casualty" descriptor...
I am even *more* tired of "only killings or assaults with firearms count" as a meme...
Knife-wielding attackers kill 29, injure 130
Osaka School Massacre
Lone Star College Knife Attack
Arson, Stabbing Rampage in Seoul South Korea : 10/20/2008. 6 people dead, 5 from stabbing. 7 others wounded, 4 seriously. An angry man felt people “looked down on him.”
Anti-police stabbing spree in Shanghai, China: 7/2008. 6 Police Officers stabbed to death, 4 wounded. 28 year old man angry at police attacked a police station with a knife.
Akihabara Massacre, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan:
6/8/2008. 7 people killed (3 struck by car, 4 by stabbing), many more
injured. Man slammed into a crowd with his car, then jumped out and
began stabbing people to death.
18 year old slashes 4 to death in Sitka, Alaska, US:
3/25/2008. 4 people killed. 18 year old (old enough to purchase a rifle
over the counter) kills 4 people, related to him, with a 5 inch knife.
Stabbing Spree kills 2, Tsuchiura, Japan: 3/23/2008. 2 killed, 7 wounded. Man “just wanted to kill anyone.”
Stabbing spree wounds 41, 6 seriously in Berlin Train Station:
5/26/2006. 41 wounded, 6 seriously. Thankfully no one died in this
attack, but not for lack of trying on the part of the drunk 16 year old.
4 killed in stabbing spree in London, UK: 9/2004. 4 killed, 2 wounded. Mentally ill man attacks mostly older people.
6 killed over Xbox dispute in Deltona, Florida, US:
8/6/2004. 6 killed. 4 men (all old enough to legally purchase firearms)
bludgeon 6 people to death with baseball bats over purloined Xbox.
Daegu subway fire, Daegu, South Korea:
2/18/2003. 198 killed, 147 injured. A 56 year old unemployed taxi
driver, dissatisfied with his medical treatment, sets fire to a crowded
Missed properly attributing #3-9, discovered at Stephen E. Wrights blog (assuming I can type at this hour, pre-caffeine). Fixed, and FWIW, apologies extended. I suspect there are others that could easily added, but this was what I could *quickly* gather.