A South Sudanese asylum-seeker scheduled to be deported from Norway did everything in his power to prove that fellow mass-murderer Anders Breivik was correct. According to Norwegian authorities, he 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.