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Caught on Camera: Sword vs. Knife
http://www.wwlp.com ^ | february 14, 2013 | Dan Hausle

Posted on 02/18/2013 5:42:54 AM PST by lowbridge

A clerk in New Bedford, Massachusetts turned the tables during a convenience store robbery.

When the would-be robber pulled out his knife, clerk Brian Patel pulled out a sword.

(Excerpt) Read more at wwlp.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: massachusetts

1 posted on 02/18/2013 5:43:01 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

video?


2 posted on 02/18/2013 5:44:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: lowbridge

Never bring a knife to a Sword fight!!!


3 posted on 02/18/2013 5:46:55 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: lowbridge

That was awesome!


4 posted on 02/18/2013 5:47:03 AM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: yldstrk

Click on the link and wait through the furniture ad. The video is there. It makes a boy proud.


5 posted on 02/18/2013 5:47:23 AM PST by Makana (Today's solution is tomorrow's problem.)
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To: lowbridge

Pretty cool, but in close quarters it is hard to wield a sword. I suggest a handgun, or a shotgun.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 5:49:40 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: lowbridge

Now they will want to ban swords (and feet)!


7 posted on 02/18/2013 5:51:03 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: lowbridge

Brave guy ought to get a shotgun. He won this one but the sword won’t help much against a pistol.


8 posted on 02/18/2013 5:51:39 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Pretty cool, but in close quarters it is hard to wield a sword. I suggest a handgun, or a shotgun.

This was in Massachusetts.

9 posted on 02/18/2013 5:52:06 AM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: lowbridge

One cannot help but think of a certain scene in the film “Crocodile Dundee”...


10 posted on 02/18/2013 5:52:29 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: lowbridge

I like the clerk’s comment: “It’s not good to give them the money. They’ll just keep coming back for more.”

Too true! Maybe his tactics need to be applied to the Politicians?


11 posted on 02/18/2013 5:53:41 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: rmh47

So I guess that one of the birthplaces of liberty has already abrogated the 2nd Amendment?


12 posted on 02/18/2013 5:54:41 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: lowbridge

awesome


13 posted on 02/18/2013 5:56:41 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: lowbridge

The sword developed in the Bronze Age, evolving from the dagger; the earliest specimens date to ca. 1600 BC.


14 posted on 02/18/2013 5:57:06 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: The Sons of Liberty

So I guess that one of the birthplaces of liberty has already abrogated the 2nd Amendment?

Oh, yes. Long ago.

Sad.

15 posted on 02/18/2013 6:04:19 AM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: lowbridge

Tragedy that he lives in Massachusetts. Were he able to own a gun, with two robberies he could have potentially saved their taxpayers 4 million dollars, the cost of trying and incarcerating armed robbers for 20 years each.

Of course, Massachusetts judges would likely give them “time served”, so they would be back on the street robbing people before sundown.

Even more reason for there to be gun rights in Massachusetts. If the government doesn’t protect the people from criminals, which it can’t, then people need to protect themselves. If violent criminals die because of it, well, tough.


16 posted on 02/18/2013 6:24:27 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: lowbridge

If he was a clerk for a convenience store chain like Circle-K or Cumberland Farms....he’d be fired for doing that.

Great Video - Need more like him


17 posted on 02/18/2013 6:28:58 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: lowbridge

"That's not a knife...."

18 posted on 02/18/2013 6:31:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: The Sons of Liberty
close quarters ...

Here is a prime example why citizens should be able to own sawed-off shot guns (more appropriately short-barreled shotguns) or a SBR without any restrictions, tax stamps, etc.

19 posted on 02/18/2013 6:44:34 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: lowbridge

A 12 gauge shotgun is even better!


20 posted on 02/18/2013 7:19:09 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: lowbridge
I bet Mr. Patel is a Sikh.
21 posted on 02/18/2013 7:40:43 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: ConservativeInPA

When my mother was alive and living alone, I was concerned for her safety. So I went and bought her a side-by-side derringer chambered for .410 (or .45 ACP, can’t remember teh make), which I loaded up with .410 buckshot for her. It was a nasty little close-quarters weapon that I wouldn’t want to face. It was the best of both worlds...


22 posted on 02/18/2013 7:46:36 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: lowbridge; Ramius
thanks, for the post.
SWORD PING!

23 posted on 02/18/2013 9:24:21 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: lowbridge

Back in the 1950s to about 1970, there was a tiny liquor store in a seedy part of Houston owned and run by a Korean War vet, a jarhead at that.

He had two double barrel 12 gauges wired under the counter with a paper poster stapled across the opening to hide them. Pulling a string fired all four barrels at once.

He cut a number of would-be robbers in half with that rig. Each time he had to clean up the mess and repair the front door.

One day someone ambushed him as he left his store with the bank bag.

But think of the good he did while plying his trade!


24 posted on 02/18/2013 9:51:10 AM PST by darth
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To: The Sons of Liberty

// Pretty cool, but in close quarters it is hard to wield a sword. I suggest a handgun, or a shotgun.//

...especially since now it may seem to perps that the clerk has issued a throw down.


25 posted on 02/18/2013 9:53:05 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi...the travesty continues.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
I have one of those. Bond Arms in Granbury, TX.

The thing is a work of art and is great in close quarters. The only thing I don't like is the 12 lb. trigger pull, but that does force you to grip the thing, which is a good idea.

26 posted on 02/18/2013 10:00:52 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Yup, a 3-hole pattern from down to up. Just like coal buttons on a snowman...


27 posted on 02/18/2013 10:07:12 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; neb52; ...

Schweet!

Sword ping!


28 posted on 02/22/2013 6:41:52 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Pretty cool, but in close quarters it is hard to wield a sword. I suggest a handgun, or a shotgun.

I don't disagree about the gun idea... But swords are surprisingly effective in close quarters. They fill up space that an attacker can't occupy anymore. They let the defender thrust and still maintain some distance. Ideal for close quarters is something like the guy in the store had which looks like a navy cutlass. Developed for tight spaces on ships, it is a bit shorter with a stout heavy blade.

29 posted on 02/22/2013 7:03:29 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

Good one Ramius; yep, a short sword/cutlass can be very effective in a situation like this. I recall seeing Indian/Pakistani short swords being sold some years back, very reasonably priced. Even a machete gives a nice long blade and provides some distance between the hunting knife wielding miscreant.


30 posted on 02/22/2013 7:59:21 AM PST by osagebowman
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