Originally posted by GrandStrategy
Oh sure I've heard that. I also heard of about 95% of Americas pro-gun posters crying from the roof tops that knifes are deadly as guns, that guns
shouldn't be banned because people can kill just as many and just as easily with a knife.
Of course they are, whenever you have surprise on your side and are able to approach to melee distance. On top of that, their use will be completely
silent unless you allow your victim to scream, so you'll preserve that element of surprise longer.... In defense, the blade won't suffer from minimum
engagement distance, ie. when the victim realizes too late what's going on. Let's face it, you can't herd people into the back of a bus with your
handgun just to maintain your comfort zone, so in this particular case, firearms use would have been messy, although probably still better than what
actually went down.
That said, i'd consider a knife a good tool for a woman to stop her assailant if she has the guts to let him come close enough and then strikes to
kill, not to wound. A handgun otoh, is more worry free since she'll have at least five shots, more likely 12-15, though, enough to deter or stop an
entire gang. Against several assailants, noone can expect to live if they're serious, imho, it's just better to die in a firefight than be violated
and beatn to pulp only to die after two agonizing weeks.
Pick your poison.
Speaking of which, a curare dipped blade would be wicked
even against packs of rats - although probably even better for murdering a dozen
unsuspecting people on a subway.
PS: before i forget it, would you allow them to carry combat knives ? up to which length? Katanas anyone
edit on 2013.1.3 by Long Lance
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