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Response to Hoyt (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

14. You say, "someone with a knife can be stopped without a gun" ...

Do you have experience at disarming an individual with a knife.

I know some techniques on how to disarm a person with a knife, but my instructor always pointed out that even if you are successful you will probably get cut and perhaps seriously cut. He always recommended that you didn't try to disarm a person with a knife unless there is no other choice.

Watch this video on a fairly small knife:

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But just for kicks and grins lets compare the damage from a .357 magnum with the damage that can be caused by a larger knife:



To answer your question, "I wonder how many here would have shot him?", I would guess that most of the pro gun people who have carry permits and post here would have given the individual with the knife a chance to surrender and also most people who don't post here but carry would have also offered him that opportunity. Since handguns are nowhere as lethal as most people imagine, that might have been a mistake as the person with the knife might have attacked the indivual with a gun and even after having been shot multiple times would have been able to inflict serious injury or death. Even though I realize that unlike in the movies a person doesn't always die immediately or stop his attack when shot, I would have given him a chance to surrender. Those who carry rarely wish to kill another person.

From reading your posts, I get the feeling that you believe that everyone who is licensed to carry is a person with a desire to be a hero or vigilante. If that was actually true, the statistics would show far more incidents involving shootings by those with licenses and at least one Zimmerman would make the headlines every week.

At least you did say that you were glad that the situation ended without any more people being injured.



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