Gramps wrote:Funny but a knife scares me more than a gun.
It depends on the circumstances, since a knife is a contact weapon, and a gun is not. I once interfered with a crazy person attempting to stab me by using a chair, which wouldn't have worked if the weapon had been a gun. Also I had a guy pull a knife out of his pocket and thrust it at me from 4 ft away. He was on the outside of a Taco Bell, and I was on the inside. It was scary looking
, but not a deadly threat to me at that moment
. Had their not been that glass between us, I would've had to defend myself.
The whole premise of the question (do you know of someone) is irreverent anyway, except maybe for the people to whom it's a close friend or family member. I know people who have been injured or killed in car accidents. It has almost the same level of relevancy. Crime and suicides have been going on long before the gun was invented. Japan allegedly has a high suicide rate, but not with guns. Probably the one difference between before guns versus after guns is possibly accidental injury or death from children or ignorant adults. That is something that is preventable by responsible adults. Many of the accidental child shootings you hear about in the news are inner city kids finding guns hidden by criminals.