The difference is spatial. You have to get close to do damage with a blade. A situation involving an idiot with an assault rifle is much more chaotic than a situation involving someone with a balisong who has done her sinawali drills, and while your odds are better the further away you get, you have to get a lot further away to avoid dying.Mantrik wrote: ↑Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:02 pm
People in the UK try to equate the US gun problem with UK knife crime. If you train for many years you may be able to avoid death against a trained knife attacker, if you are also trained and have a knife to hand. I wonder how that compares with two guys armed with assault rifles.......could Trump's scenario of a teacher armed with a concealed carry pistol have any chance? What if he had an assault rifle 'in his locker', was somehow able to reach it, prepare, and face the attacker, what then? Would he too need years of training to stand a chance?
Honestly, though: if I had to choose between the risk of getting stabbed on a train platform in Bradford or getting shot by a nut with an ar-15 on the street in Sacramento, I'd take my chances in Sacramento.