Talk:Woo Bum-kon

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"The victims could not defend themselves, both due to a ban on privately-owned guns..."

Slightly biased conclusion?

Agree... look like to much of an argument from a pro-gun website... --Konstantin 13:16, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

It never would have happened had guns and other weapons been banned all together! I can't believe someone would actually add that to an article in wikipedia.
did you read the article? he was a cop. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:29, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
where I come from, a cop couldn't just walk into an armoury and collect guns, grenades etc —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:28, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Did you not read the article either? The other officers were at a meeting, and four officers, not including the police chief, were found to be negligent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:55, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Right. No one hurts anyone else if you don't let commoners have weapons. Trust in your rulers and your fine upstanding policemen, like Woo Bum-kon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:13, 5 May 2011 (UTC)


With regards to the copyright notice on this article. The site that is listed as the source for the material is actually my own site. Crimebase. The material was taken from this page with a text link at the end of the article explaining that this article is the original source.

Somebody has wrongly given me credit for being the original author of the article when the info was actually taken from this article in the first place. So you can revert this article back to normal. there has been no copyright infringement. Scienide87 07:26, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


According to Korean naming standards, shouldn't his name be spelled "Woo Bum-kon" (see for instance Ban Ki-moon and Cho Seung-hui)?

- U Beom-gon. Mumun 無文 02:47, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
I think what's being asked is, should the particle after the hyphen (-Kon) be lower case (-kon) in fitting with other articles. Chris 02:49, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Ah, yes..right, as far as I know there is flexibility on that matter. It just should be consistent. Mumun 無文 02:51, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

This guys nickname was "Power" it is cited in many places across the internet and it used to be inserted on this entry but has been removed. I know this because i found it humorous that he was called power bum!


Isn't it interesting that the shooter from the Virginia Tech massacre was Korean too? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:12, 18 April 2007 (UTC).

Not at all. I'll AGF; perhaps you meant that a category:Spree shooter of Korean descent would be a good idea. Well, set it up, and I'll nominate it for deletion. Hornplease 10:23, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
No. I'm more interested in the fact that they were human beings. ~ Rollo44 23:28, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

I'd be curious to know if this has had much impact on the psychological evaluatin procedures used for police. Clearly the advancement of psychology plays a major role all by itself. But, for example, one could mention if people who design these tests have made interesting comments about Woo Bum-Kon or other "killer cops". JeffBurdges 16:24, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


Is there a common name for the massacre? And shouldn't there be a more detailed account of it, in an article of its own? 00:32, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm...Could be faster to enquire over at WT:KOREA, where one the editors might know about that.Mumun 無文 02:39, 19 April 2007 (UTC)


I created this article a under my previous incarnation, Marblefluss. I was drinking vodka at the time, and looking back about 25% of what I wrote is total bullshit. Someone fix this, Google is your friend.. I did not take Wikipedia seriously back then, and only due to recent events did I re-stumble upon this article. My sincere apologies go out to all I misinformed in my Smirnoff-induced haze. -- Floaterfluss (talk) (contribs) 03:28, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

High score[edit]

This guy has the high score, right? Should that be mentioned in the article? Miserlou (talk) 06:42, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Sigh* somehow I expected it to be a police officer to get #1. (talk) 05:23, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Girlfriends Name[edit]

His girlfriends name is spelled both "Chun Mal-soon" and "Chun Mai-sun" in this article. Which one is correct? GBizzle (talk) 23:32, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

It's a phonetic translation, either is right. The article should be consistent though. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:29, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it is not possible for both to be correct. The Hangeul symbols for the Korean equivalents of "r"/"l" and "ae" are quite different. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:42, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
In this article her name is given as 전말순, so, as far as I can see, "Chun Mal-soon" should be correct. (Lord Gøn (talk) 13:20, 28 April 2012 (UTC))

Death toll?[edit]

Death toll is stated as both 57 and 58 in different parts of the article. Which one is correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:47, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

58 (including Woo himself), 57 (excluding Woo). Though I'd like to know, why the Korean Wikipedia article states 62 people killed, and here it says 56. Does anyone know what's correct? (Lord Gøn (talk) 12:33, 20 January 2009 (UTC))

North Korea[edit]

Is there any evidence that any media or government officials theorized there could be a connection to North Korea, since there is a history of terrorist operations in South Korea? Bachcell (talk) 16:43, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Never. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aepyornis (talkcontribs) 13:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)


the article doesn't really discuss his motive? Did he just snap? -- (talk) 17:58, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware, he never gave a reason for the rampage, either in writing or in statements to his victims. His girlfriend's comments about his inferiority complex imply that he may just have been suicidal and angry at humanity in general. Dreadwyrm (talk) 00:21, 20 October 2016 (UTC)