I agree. You can put a mean edge on a butter knife if you want to! If I was allowed to carry a piece here and someone came at me with an edged weapon, I would be stopping the threat and then asking questions. I'd rather not take a chance. BTW those pics are from the US (in the first one the guy is wearing a durag) so the cuts might have been made with a box cutter (Stanley knife for you Brits).
If someone walked towards me with a butter knife or a bottle of beer I wouldn't shoot them in the head. I would rather take a chance.
Someone walking toward you is one thing--if they're going at you and they're trying to hurt you, that's another thing. Again, yeah, most people aim for the center of mass (chest area) and shoot towards it in a defensive situation (although shots tend to get pretty wild when your adrenaline starts flowing), so what's with the head shot thing? Too much CS? Or are you still thinking about the poor Nepalese guy who got shot?
America has approximately 1% of its adult population behind bars because of its drug policy and because there is a culture of criminality which is all too pervasive. America's hated because of government policy toward the Middle East, not because of the way law enforcement and regular civilians defend themselves on the street. If someone is coming at you and your life is in danger, you are entitled to defend yourself in most countries in the world, and IMO that should be an indelible human right.
Last edited by jayinhongkong; 29-04-2009 at 10:16 PM.