In much the same way as the Swedish IKEA Jihadis, a California man has exploited the “take a knife off the store shelf” loophole and committed an act of irresponsible knife use. Unlike the Islamist douche-canoes, who used the knives they grabbed off display to behead and stab innocent shoppers in the name of their god, no innocents were harmed when an unnamed man killed himself in a Fontana, CA Target store.
The man walked into the Target at 15272 Summit Ave. in the Falcon Ridge Town Center around 11 a.m., opened up a package in the kitchen section, took out a knife and stabbed himself in the torso, Fontana police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Target is known for being openly hoplophobic, prohibiting customers from carrying firearms in their stores, a policy which hasn’t been working out for them so well. That said, I don’t imagine that this one incident will make them go full potato, following in the footsteps of IKEA and take knives off of store display. (I have never been in an IKEA and have no idea if this is still the case, if someone knows please let us know).
That isn’t to say that Target hasn’t exhibited their own breed of stupid in this case, they are facing criticism for remaining open for several hours after the incident before closing indefinitely later in the afternoon.
While I gave IKEA a full triple-facepalm for their decision to remove knives, this one is certainly rates a double on the TTAK Facepalm-O-Meter.