Man uses bow and arrows to kill five people in Norway, police say


A man armed with a bow and arrow and walking around the town centre killed five people and injured two in attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said. […]

Following the attacks, the police directorate said it had ordered officers nationwide to temporarily carry firearms. Norwegian police are normally unarmed but officers have access to guns and rifles when needed.

Two things here:

  • regardless of how angry one might be with the world, walking around and attacking people is unwarranted
  • the Norwegian police are generally unarmed? Wow. Even Japanese cops carry a gun when out on patrol, and damn near nobody an hour’s drive from a city even owns one. Norway must be ridiculously safe …