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one-eyed fat man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-08 07:29 PM
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31. disarming a knife wielding opponent
For those people that think guns are more dangerous than knives, think again. Many professionals fear a opponent with a knife more than one with a gun.

The guy with knife means to hurt you, badly! He is rarely bluffing and often you will not see the knife until it is buried in your body. A gun is sometimes to intimidate with the person believing the sight of the gun alone will cause compliance. Without the actual intent to shoot, there is a slim chance hesitation on the assailant's part will work in your favor. That is almost never the case with a knife. It is also one reason that knife attacks are so deadly.

More than 60% of all people shot with firearms, even multiple times survive the attack. Cutting and stabbing victims dont do nearly as well. Bullet wounds self-seal because of the elastic nature of human tissue. Knife cuts lay open and bleed profusely as the veins and arteries are opened wide.

These pictures are of a police detective, schooled in martial arts and the results of an encounter where he endeavored to disarm a criminal armed with ONLY a knife.

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