Originally posted by crazyewok
Ok Im from Uk so not American
Now this confused me....
I understand why you would want a hunting rifle or hand gun as they do have useses outside killing human beings. But assualt weapons! Why the hell do
you need one unless you plan top kill someone?
I'm from the UK too and I think the answer to why is to with the US sense of freedom.
I mean,before Hungerford assault rifles were legal here.Before Dunblane handguns were.
As for the question of knives vs guns and there multiple uses,ever there original function,well ~
Original function ~ firearm.
Was originally invented as a military weapon,barely accurate or particularly functional for a long or reliable and safe to use for that matter which
is why it took a good 100 years at least to be a real alternative to the bow and arrow or crossbow none the less it was created to kill.
Original function ~ knife.
Hard to say as did it evolve from flint tipped spears used for hunting or from handheld flint scrapers and cutters used to butcher and skin the prey
that was killed.Who can say but certainly as long as people have fought they would have used whatever tools came to hand.
Yes the knife has always been a multi purpose tool that could be used to kill whereas the gun was invented for war,to kill and for defense then later
used for hunting and now an Olympic sport.
But what does that mean nowadays ??
Well,speaking for myself I once was in a situation where somebody pulled out a gun and as they were 20 yrds away there seemed like there was little i
was able to do.Thankfully it was a 'bigman' showing it off rather than threatening but it made me realise if the intent was there,we'd be f**kd.
I've had a knife pulled on me 3 or 4 times which is totally different.
1.They have to get up close and personal so you've got the chance of defending yourself.Whereas with a gun someone can stand across the street and
you've go no hope.
2.Again being up close means they've literaly got to stick the knife into you which sounds easy but for the majority of people who feel the need to
carry weapons it isn't and that hesitation is what gives you the chance to grab it.Of course there are those that have no qualms using a knife but
again no hesitation in defence is the key (you can tell by demeanour and eyes whether they'll hesitate or not,in my exp if they won't grab the blade
I'm not wary of guns as I very,very rarely see them or associate with people who would have them whereas I'm wary of people having knifes.
A nervous gun user is dangerous,maybe that might make them stand further away and more likely to miss giving me the chance to leg it.lol.
A nervous knife wielder in dangerous and unpredictable and because they have to be close up can do you a serious or fatal injury however ready and
aware you are.
in the US the amount of guns are such that carrying for self defense seems reasonable if not wise whereas the significant increase in knife crime here
in the last decade has driven many young men to carry for defense making a lot of twitchy knife wielders out there.
I mention that because of all people from the US who say we're mad not to want guns in the UK.Well,with the way things have gone recently with
knives,giving them guns would be insane,the very act of getting up close and personal to the point where you can look right in their eyes,have to
physically plunge that blade into them and have their blood n guts all over you puts so many off actually doing it.Knifing someone is horribly
Give them a gun where they can stand 25~30 yards away,at a distant and more inpersonal then a lot of these little 'wide boys' may well pull the