Knives are exceedingly serious. Typically, a police officer will be threatened with 8 times as many knives as guns.
The Tueller Drill determined that in a duel between a person armed with a holstered gun and a person armed with a knife, that within 21 feet the person armed with the knife has the advantage.
Professional and experienced LEOs typically fail the Tueller Drill at 15 feet.
About 2% of all officer deaths in the US per year are from stabbings. As a percentage of stabbings resulting in deaths, the stats show about 8 of 10 will die from the stabbing.
To put that into perspective, the death rates for firearms is about 6 of 10 shootings result in fatalities.
I prefer facing knives. The stuff you are claiming is total nonsense, knife statistics are impossible to know because the use of knives is so common and routine that people sober up, patch the cut or wound and never go to the police.
The knife is the weapon that is most frequently used among friends, family and party buddies, yet they only account for a couple of thousand deaths a year. I have faced my share of guns and knives, I much prefer facing the knife whether I am armed or not, in fact, in some cases, the problem was trying to slow the laughing as the angry drunk tried to cut me or someone else.
This is an idiotic claim.
“”And knife injuries are far more prone to kill than gunshots, even with emergency medical care.””
If that were true, there would be 100s of thousands of knife deaths.
Here are the wound figures for 1992, and as I said, most knife cuts and wounds are covered up by the people involved. “”Another 134,000 gunshot survivors and 3,100,000 cut/stab wound survivors received medical treatment.””
Unless all those new “assault knives” and “cop killer knives”, “exploding knives”, and “hollow point” knives that must have appeared over the last 20 years changed the percentages, then no, “”And knife injuries are far more prone to kill than gunshots, even with emergency medical care.”” that isn’t true.