Pokemassacre Averted


An armed assault allegedly targeting the Boston Pokemon World Championships has been averted, the assailants having threatened to take competition at Pokemon event to a whole new level.

The two suspects in question were found out by way of their numerous threats toward event attendees through social media (being perhaps not the brightest criminal planners), who were subsequently arrested as they attempted to enter the Hynes Convention Center for the event last Thursday.

Police confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle, a hunting knife and several rounds of ammunition from their vehicle.

The Hynes Convention Center security were tipped off to the threats via some understandably concerned attendees, in no small part due to the suspects’ near admittance of their intentions to wreak havoc at the event via a Facebook post:


The Pokemon World Championship is not exactly a stranger to bizarre occurrences, but regardless, the ordeal will likely serve as more tasty fodder for the anti-game, anti-gun and pro-security theater crowds.

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    Avatar of Palmtop Tsundere
    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    14:50 25/08/2015 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wasn't going to be much of a massacre with only one AR mag and a bunch of birdshot.

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    Comment by かん いか
    08:18 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You'd think they would've at least had 00 buck, and more rifle ammo than shotgun ammo given the reloading limitations of a fixed magazine.

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    Comment by Conduit
    07:01 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly this screams, "suicide by cop" to me, it really doesn't make sense otherwise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:39 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still some people would`ve died.....

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    01:46 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I were to be caught in the middle of a shooting, and come out "only" injured but alive, I don't think I would be glad and think "hey that might have been worse, I'm SO lucky a psycho with just birdshots choose me as his moving target".

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah seriously, 'several rounds of ammunition', it said? Did these gunmen maybe not know how to count, or something?

    Stupid people with guns should be shot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    you can kill 200 hundred people with 200 rounds. 100 if you double tap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    highly doubt they're that accurate in headshots...

    not to mention if two guys go into a room of 100 people, the likely chance of getting tackled from behind is great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's an event for kids and nerds, not a cop convention...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    @anon 06:42

    yes cause every parents drop their kids off at a big convention and bounce out to the bar to pick up a hooker.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 25/08/2015 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    you do know this isen't the full picture off what they had this is. http://cdni.wired.co.uk/620x413/o_r/pokemon%20guns.jpg [http://cdni.wired.co.uk/620x413/o_r/pokemon guns.jpg]

    Avatar of A Mischievous Faerie.
    19:54 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not sure if troll or idiot the pic in the link you posted is exactly what he described.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why does it really matter and why bother arguing how much ammo the guy brought. Bottom line is the guy still brought in guns that were loaded and some ammo to spare.

    Americans must be really unfazed or indifferent with gun shootings like it's an everyday occurrence when instead of being a bit concerned about potential people especially kids being killed or injured...they shift the subject to how much ammo or what kind of gun the guy brought or "meh would have only killed a couple or so people with that ammo"


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you. Sankaku readers are fuckin morons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 25/08/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You don't bring guns to a pokemon battle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:55 25/08/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    "Police confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle, a hunting knife and several rounds of ammunition from their vehicle."

    Pretty sure you dropped the word "dozen" there; BPD photos of what they confiscated had about 100 shotgun shells and a couple boxes of rounds for the AR-15.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i wonder who the NRA would have blamed if they actually shot up the place. would they blame pokemon or video games or will they actually admit that guns kill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:43 25/08/2015 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Well I guess the US could be like the UK and ban knives but you know... statistics show that most murders occur from violent beating but ban gun. Ban everything because the care bears say so.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:47 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The UK government is a sick joke in that respect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:23 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You will still need reasonable amount of strength and maybe some accuracy to wield a knife, all those false illusion of slashing through clothes easily is just a Hollywood movie gimmick. However, even a powerless person can pull a trigger and shoot perfectly well at close range, that is the differences. Common kitchen knives isn't as deadly as a swiss army knife though.

    You are on this adult site yet still talks about care bears? Hope we aren't dealing with a underage user here lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    you must be one off those gunnuts that need to feel empowered by owning a gun.

    most murder accure because off guns in the U.S cause you can buy em at any walmart.

    i know there is no real reasoning with gunnuts cause they care little than killing something with it. or their dumb conspiracy theory that corporation are taking over america and we have to defend ourselfs bullshit.

    which is insane enough considering america is the dumbass country that signs away all their rights willingly towards corparate america.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    anon@17:40 it seems you only know what the low information media tells you. it's okay, though. since you've never experienced freedom, you don't know what it's like to have to defend it, or what you stand to lose. you should take a trip to america and see for yourself they joys of playing with guns. that is unless you have a murderous heart. america has plenty of brainwashed psychos, but if you just want to feel that tingle in your balls from doing target practice on paint cans or blowing shit up in the middle of nowhere, don't knock it until you try it. you just get in contact with the local authorities and if you got the cash, they will assist you and help you have fun in a safe environment.

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    Comment by かん いか
    08:31 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ranges? Many of us can shoot in our backyards and have done so for generations.

    Avatar of A Mischievous Faerie.
    13:20 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The US murder rate being high doesn't have much to do with guns but more so many other factors such as clashing cultures,a social safety net that doesn't work,a large disparity in standard of living,a brain dead drug policy, and a police force that leaves much to be desired in the way of restraint and judgement.
    I'm actually surprised the Boston PD caught these two guys alive vs shoot first and ask questions later.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon@21:05 it seems you know a bit about gun laws but don't ever accuse people of having no freedom, which is very presumptuous on your part. Sure the U.S has freedom thus Americans also need guns to save themselves when verbal arguments spiral out of control, imagine saying what you had wrote in the face of someone.

    Does school shootout has anything to do with "brainwashed psychos"? Oh wait, everyone with a murderous heart is a psycho...again all based on your own biased mindset. By your logic, only the rich can do or say whatever they want as long as they are in a safe environment( I wonder which state it is)

    Many countries actually have freedom of speech but limited, however, this doesn't mean it is a bad thing since no guns is needed. I mean take away the guns from Americans and see if the people still dare to claim their rights. The problem is, a lot of people isn't content with their basic rights and over the years this right has "evolved" and now extended to cyber space as well.

    Over a decade ago, if someone were to use any swearwords online, it will cause an uproar if the words isn't censored. But nowadays even celebrities are using swearwords whether verbally or written on social media. What a good example they have set huh.

    TL;DR Countries without gun licenses can still exercise their right of speech, they know where to draw the line and try not to went overboard with their words.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Then why not restrict guns only to ranges and keep it away from other areas?

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    Comment by Conduit
    06:52 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you actually knew anything about the NRA you would know that they would blame the actual gun men for the crimes they committed. Attempting to blame scapegoats instead of the actual criminals doesn't work, it never has and it never will.

    As long as idiots like you continue to insist on blaming convenient scapegoats instead of taking a good hard look at why these people are turning into murderous psychopaths in the first place, they will just keep appearing and killing no matter how many bans you scream for.

    Avatar of かん いか
    Comment by かん いか
    08:33 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot that they'll also blame the convention center for being a "gun free" zone and Massachusetts for being a may-issue state.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:04 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Autism and virgins with rage.

    Avatar of かん いか
    Comment by かん いか
    08:19 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pretty much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuk you why are people always say that it are the authism people i have autism and i never killed someone and never will so go home you're drunk

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Because its become shorthand for socially awkward.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Same way people call you a weaboo for even being a casual anime fan nowadays, people are ruining the meaning of words.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:28 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea and when will they finally admit that forks make people fat!!! fight the power man.

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    Comment by Trigrim
    17:04 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is funny how the anti-gun idiots just assume these people are guilty without evidence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:26 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah! Because it's completely reasonable and normal to bring guns and a sh*tload of ammo to a Pokemon convention. Everyone does that! Those damned Pikachus are killers! KILLERS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey imbecile the guns were aquired illegal so yes they are guilty.

    but offcourse you gunnuts first feel ppl need to die so you can blame it on videogames or the media. instead off the guns.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    As far as I know, guns are made to kill.
    There are sport rifles, but hell, you can shoot that thing at living things too! and not to sound stupid, I'm well aware knifes are just as good for killing people. I've seen one person getting stapped on the street.

    I like to go on a range and shoot my Benelli M4.
    It is fun, I know, but to deny that the guns are design for killing is just retarded.

    There are countries where guns are allowed and the people living there don't go out shooting people for sports.
    This seems to be a problem in the U.S. and their gun-loving-lifestyle. I don't mind guns, And I know there's too many illegal guns in the States. So even if you make guns illegal, people would just go buy 100 from the blackmarket.
    Everyone should have a right to protect their home. I agree! but with a semiautomatic assault rifle? I dunno.

    So to sum this up, The problem is not the guns, it is the people who take human lives too lightly and love their guns more than anything or are just crazy. Any sane person knows not to shoot anyone. It is near impossible to get rid of all guns or the crazy people.

    This topic more complicated than most of the Anti-gun and pro-gun people think.

    I'm not trying to offend anyone, I want to give some perspective.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The gun is guilty of murder as much as a hammer is guilty of pulverising your thumb. Blame not the tool, blame the user.

    USA needs stricter gun laws and limit supply of guns to shops that AREN'T Walmart.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 27/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Easy. Blame video games.

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    Comment by kintama00
    15:05 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    execute those criminals~

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "aMurica! Fuck yeah!~

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    did they even really do anything, they had the weapons in their car in the parking lot, What threats did they actually make, sounds like they are just idiots who like guns.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    00:12 27/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what they get for picking Boston as a venue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    White people. . .

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    Comment by thehentaiadict
    11:25 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a IDIOTS -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    pokemon is serious fucking business.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope before each shot he was planning to yell, "I choose you!" First naming a Pokemon on whoever's shirt he was targeting.

    "Pikachu, I choose you!" *BANG* "Charizard, I choose you!" *BANG* The he sees a couple in team rocket clothing, switches to his shotgun and yells, "Team rocket blasts off again!" *BANG schklikt klikt BANG schklikt klikt BANG*

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    Comment by Geno-nii
    10:25 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm sorry for laughing at this.

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    Comment by Geno-nii
    15:43 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last time I checked "Gotta Kill 'Em All" was Tomino's line.

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    Comment by MARl0
    21:04 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "having threatened to take competition at Pokemon event to a whole new level.

    How utterly tasteless. Fuck you Sankaku. Terrorist events like this are not something to joke about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 26/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cursing the website just because of an article written and edited by a random someone?

    How utterly ungrateful. F*** you MAR10 (sarcasm). They never said anything about this being funny.

    This is just misinterpretation on your part in my opinion, since apparently you are the only one grumbling about this issue. Kindly stay away from this site if you hate it that much, no offense and have a nice day!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 25/08/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That fake outrage tho

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