None of that is accidental. Most people are surrounded by objects that could be used as lethal weapons all day long, but they somehow get through the day without accidentally killing anyone by overreacting or otherwise. Most human beings aren't the raging emotional cauldrons a lot of people like to think we are.Quote:
People die from stab wounds. I'm not talking about him dropping the knife and killing somebody as it falls off a tall building and penetrates the top of an innocent bystanders skull. I'm talking about the case where a college-age kid who has almost certainly never been in a knife fight before and has received no training in preparation for pulls out a knife to try and fight with it.
Because I don't want to get attacked again when he decides he feels better. Also, because the most "permanent stoppers" are for the most part also the most reliable stoppers.Quote:
Why does anybody need a 'permanent stopper' for self defence purposes ?
A TASER was suggested, for instance. A TASER works in bursts of a few seconds. Afterwards, most people feel drained and exhausted, but they are not actually stopped from getting right back up and finishing whatever the TASER interrupted in the first place. This is why police officers use a TASER when a subject can be dog-piled immediately by more cops--but they still carry guns.
Well, here, anyway.
Yes, and I was giving a good reason why a knife is a good weapon to carry--because it is NOT just a weapon.Quote:
We're not talking about knives as a tool here, we're talking about Pat looking for one as his
son's primary means of self-defence