posted on Mar, 6 2003 @ 06:35 PM
I have to ask, whats up with the ATS board members and swords???? Don't get me wrong, if you are skilled and proficient enough to put that much faith
in thier use in place of a firearm, that is certainly to be respected... and certainly, edged weapons can cause fearsome injuries.... however, against
multiple opponents, esp if they are armed with firearms, or at any significant distance, you are at a serious disadvantage.
Also, swords are not the most concealable weapon available. In many areas, including my own, owning or carrying an edged weapon with a blade longer
than 4", or a double edged blade is a felony, while carrying a concealed handgun without a permit is only a Class A misdemeanor.
In my area, we have had a spate of armed home invasions, with at least half a dozen deaths attributed to them. This has spurred very vigorous business
with the local gun dealers. As far as home invaders at my house, they will be introduced to either John Moses Brownings creation, or a Remington 870
with #4 buckshot, alternating with 1 oz slugs.