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  • French Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Front Of Class

    07/04/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04 July 2014
    Robert Couffignal of the regional teachers union insisted that the attack was an "isolated case." He said the larger problem for schools in his region and around France is tension over economic decline and lack of job prospects for young people, especially those from poor or immigrant backgrounds.
  • Cops: Spurned Woman Pulled Knife On Man

    07/02/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 21 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 2, 2014 | none given
    JULY 2--A 56-year-old Florida woman is facing an assault rap after allegedly threatening a 25-year-old man with a knife after he “rejected her sexual advances,” police report.
  • St. Paul woman terrorizes family with knife, gasoline, flaming sock, charges say

    06/12/2014 7:26:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-12-14 | Tad Vezner
    After striking her mother's boyfriend in the head with a cooking pot and chasing him up and down the street with a butcher's knife, a St. Paul woman soaked her mother's home in gasoline, left a flaming sock on the stove and fled in her underwear before she was arrested, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Sabrina Lajewel Grey, 22, was charged with first-degree attempted arson, second-degree assault and two counts of terroristic threats in Ramsey County District Court for a harrowing Tuesday evening domestic incident that escalated to a degree that shocked some first-responders.
  • NYPD captures child stabber Daniel St. Hubert

    06/04/2014 6:40:58 PM PDT · by Callahan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/4/2014 | Jamie Schram, Larry Celona and Daniel Prendergast
    The NYPD has captured the maniac they believe stabbed two children in a Brooklyn elevator, killing one, by using DNA evidence from the murder weapon, police sources said Wednesday. Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was taken into custody Wednesday evening, three days after he allegedly killed Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and severely injured Mikayla Capers, 7, with a kitchen knife at the Boulevard Houses on Schenck Avenue. St. Hubert is a convicted felon who was released from prison nine days before he ambushed the youngsters in their East New York building on Sunday. Not long before his capture, Mayor de Blasio...
  • Woman Stabs to Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls

    05/25/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 51 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
    A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city. Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later. "They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs," Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection. But Kathy Suggs,...
  • Cops never saw shooter’s disturbing videos before spree

    05/25/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    His parents said they were so concerned that they called police. Officers who showed up at Rodger’s doorstep for a mental health check in April, however, found a well-mannered if shy young man whom they concluded posed no risk. They hadn’t seen the videos, and by the time law enforcement had, it was too late: Rodger had gone on a deadly rampage. The sheriff’s office “was not aware of any videos until after the shooting rampage occurred,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers’ actions, but the case highlights the challenges...
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • Rampage in college town began with stabbings [heavily armed: used guns, knives, car]

    05/25/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    KEYT ^ | May 24, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sara Sidner
    "The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect's vehicle and one suffering a minor injury "of unknown origin," Brown said....... .........First, three men were "repeatedly stabbed" and killed inside Rodger's residence. They weren't identified. Next, members of the Alpha Phi sorority in Isla Vista reported hearing loud knocking on the front door for several minutes. Nobody answered. Several minutes later, witnesses saw three women in front of the sorority house shot by a man from across the street. Two were killed, one wounded. All were UC Santa Barbara students. Rodger...
  • House party horror: Five dead after 'horrific' knife attack in Canada

    04/19/2014 3:59:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 16 April, 2014 | Cyrus Engineer
    ATTACK: Matthew Douglas de Grood has been arrested after allegedly stabbing and killing five people at a house party in Canada [FACEBOOK/AP]Matthew Douglas de Grood, the son of a veteran police officer, has been charged with five counts of murder following the killings in Calgary.Police Chief Rick Hanson said: "We have never seen five people killed at one scene. The scene was horrific."At least 20 people were at the house party which was being held to celebrate the end of term at the University of Calgary.De Grood, 22, was invited to the party and soon after arriving picked up...
  • Knife Control Based on Same 'Irrational Premise' as Gun Control

    03/30/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 29th Breitbart News sat down with KnifeRights.org founder Doug Ritter. We discussed the growing efforts to stop and/or repeal knife control and ways in which knife control and gun control intersect. We asked Ritter, "So how do laws banning or controlling certain types of knives about?"
  • The Slave's Friend "Bowie Knife" Pamphlet

    03/28/2014 7:30:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    About 30 years ago, I come across the article pictured above.   It is the start of an article in The Slave's Friend, a pamphlet published by an Anti-Slavery abolitionist society out of New York City.    The article is informative in a number of ways. At first glance, the words  "The Slave's Friend" and "Bowie Knife" bring together the idea of an armed slave being able to resist oppression.  That actually was the case in Texas, upheld by the Texas Supreme Court in Cockrum v. State in the antebellum South in 1859.   The case, cited in both the Heller...
  • Looking for Slave's Friend Bowie Knife Pamphlet

    03/26/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of years ago I came across a good image of the above Slave's Friend abolitionist pamphlet.   It was published sometime between 1836 and 1860, most likely in the earlier years.    Freeper Ruy Dias de Bivar was kind enough to send me the image above, which is from MAN AT ARMS, published by the NRA, August, 1997, page 12. I intend to make this pamphlet easily available on the Internets, but I need a better image than the one above.   I know at least one better one exists, because I saw it in a reference book on weapons...
  • Tennessee on the Edge of Repealing Knife Ban

    03/26/2014 6:11:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Knives are arms protected by the second amendment. In  1958 the U.S. government banned the interstate sale of switchblade  knives.   It was a stupid law that accomplished nothing but to inconvenience law abiding people while setting another in a long line of incremental precedents toward unlimited federal power.  In 1958, the federal government still recognized that the commerce clause in the constitution did not grant it unlimited power, so the ban was only on interstate commerce, not on manufacture or possession.  Not surprisingly, its major proponent was a New York representative from New York City. In recent years,...
  • CA:Campbell: Man freed in stabbing of 16-year-old after prosecutors agree with self-defense claim

    03/22/2014 12:36:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    CAMPBELL -- Prosecutors heeded a man's self-defense claim when they decided not to file charges in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy during a weekend confrontation at Campbell's largest park, authorities said. (snip) Tharp told investigators he was attacked by Diaz and at least two other people and once he was knocked to the ground and absorbing kicks to his head, he pulled out a hunting knife with a six-inch blade and swung it to ward off his attackers, and Diaz was stabbed. Buller said Tharp was beaten by as many as six people. Buller said the group, of...
  • Amanda Seyfried accidentally sneaks Swiss Army knife on plane, alerts TSA

    03/16/2014 2:00:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 15, 2014
    Actress Amanda Seyfried accidentally snuck a Swiss Army knife onto a plane, and then alerted the TSA about it.
  • At least 3 killed in knife attack at Chinese market

    03/13/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 7 replies
    Fox news/ap ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    BEIJING – One person was shot dead after a knife attack that left at least three people dead in a Chinese market Friday, state media said, in the second such attack in two weeks. Another person was injured in the attack in the southern city of Changsha, according to local radio station Hunan Jiaotong.
  • CA:San Jose: Bouncer's killer freed; self-defense declared in deadly downtown stabbing

    02/16/2014 6:50:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 14 February, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- A cook who stabbed an off-duty bouncer to death during a confrontation downtown has been released from jail after prosecutors declared that he was acting in self-defense, a decision sparked by the revelation that the man who died was also armed with a knife. The 22-year-old San Jose man who works as a cook at a downtown restaurant may have at some point worked with 26-year-old San Jose resident Ryan Viri, who was well known in the downtown bar and restaurant scene. Assistant District Attorney Marc Buller, who reviewed the case, said security cameras in the area...
  • Trinidad and Tobago:Intruder shot dead

    02/02/2014 7:03:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    newsday.co.tt ^ | 10 January, 2014 | ALEXANDER BRUZUAL
    A JUSTICE of the Peace turned the tables on a criminal, shooting and killing an unidentified man who, armed with a knife, forced his way into the JP’s St James home during the early morning hours yesterday. Police reported at about 5 am, Justice of the Peace Bonnie Asgar Ali, who lives at the corner of Bombay Street and Kathleen Street in St James, was awakened by the sound of the front door of his home being violently shaken. Ali quickly grabbed his licensed firearm and cautiously made his way toward the front door. At the same time, the door...
  • OH:Homeowner Fires Gun At Suspect During Home Invasion

    02/02/2014 6:51:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    10tv.com ^ | 30 January, 2014 | NA
    Keith Dennis was walking home when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects held a knife to Dennis’ back and demanded money. “I thought I was going to die, to tell you the truth, because the knife was 10 inches long,” said Dennis. The men followed him home. Dennis had a friend sleeping upstairs who sensed something was wrong. He came down and fired shots at the men.
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Mother, children killed in Queens

    01/20/2014 6:16:26 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 1/20/2014 | LUKE FUNK
    A young mother and her two children were found murdered in Queens on Sunday and their killer is still on the run. Police say all three were found stabbed to death inside their apartment just after 7 p.m.
  • CA:Officials: Father shoots knife-wielding son in self-defense in South Whittier

    12/29/2013 8:52:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    sgvtribune.com ^ | 19 December, 2013 | Ruby Gonzales
    SOUTH WHITTIER - Authorities said a man shot his 26-year-old son in the torso in self-defense after his offspring allegedly lunged at him with a knife Wednesday night. The father was trying to stop a fight between his son and the son’s girlfriend. Sheriff’s Lt. Cynthia McDaniel said the son, Stephen Turner Jr, was in stable condition Tuesday at a hospital. The sheriff’s Norwalk Station got a call of someone who had been shot at a residence in the 9900 block of Du Page Avenue at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. The street is located in the unincorporated county area near Whittier....
  • KY: Knive Preemption Law Introduced

    12/17/2013 6:13:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Rights,  the organization that is opening up a "second front on the second amendment" just announced that a knife preemption bill has been introduced in Kentucky for 2014.  This is from the email that I received from them: Kentucky Knife Law Preemption Bill Filed    Kentucky state Senator Robin Webb has introduced a Knife Rights Knife Law Preemption bill, BR 384,  for the 2014 session.  BR 384 would repeal all existing local knife regulations and prohibit any future knife regulations, making state knife law supreme over the entire state.  It also specifically provides that parties may sue to enjoin...
  • FL:A state preemption bill for knives

    12/05/2013 6:52:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    heraldtribune.com ^ | 4 December, 2013 | Lee Williams
    State Senator Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, has introduced a preemption bill for knives that is very similar to the state's firearms preemption laws. If passed, Altman's bill would safeguard the right to carry a pocket knife across Florida. Sen. Thad Altman Sen. Thad Altman The "Uniform Knife and Weapons Act" would eliminate local knife ordinances, which differ across the state. SB 458 would invest only the state legislature with the power to enact knife laws, and allows for civil penalties against public officials or municipalities that fail to repeal their current knife regulations or seek to pass more
  • Knives and the Second Amendment(by Kopel, Cramer,and Olson)

    11/24/2013 11:49:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform ^ | 21 November, 2013 | Kopel, Cramer, and Olson
    Abstract: This Article is the first scholarly analysis of knives and the Second Amendment. Under the Supreme Court’s standard in District of Columbia v. Heller, knives are Second Amendment “arms” because they are “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes,” including self-defense. There is no knife that is more dangerous than a modern handgun; to the contrary, knives are much less dangerous. Therefore, restrictions on carrying handguns set the upper limit for restrictions on carrying knives. Prohibitions on carrying knives in general, or of particular knives, are unconstitutional. For example, bans of knives that open in a convenient way...
  • Knife Right’s ‘Knife Owners Protection Act’ Introduced in Congress, Crucial Knife Owner Protections

    11/19/2013 6:17:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 14 November, 2013 | Doug Ritter
    Knife Right’s ‘Knife Owners Protection Act’ Introduced in Congress, Crucial Knife Owner Protections Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013 Tags:Doug Ritter|Knife Rights|Preemption Laws|Second Amendment Knife RIghts are Second Amendment RightsKnifeRights.org Washington, DC:-(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights’ Knife Owners’ Protection Act, H.R.3478 (KOPA), was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today by sponsor Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ). Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter explained, “KOPA will protect law-abiding knife owners travelling throughout the U.S. from the vagaries of restrictive state and local laws.As long as possession of the particular knife is legal in the state where the journey starts and ends, and provided...
  • LA:Baton Rouge police: Woman was acting in self-defense when she fatally stabbed acquaintance

    11/16/2013 8:54:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    therepublic.com ^ | 15 November, 2013 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Baton Rouge police say an 18-year-old woman was acting in self-defense when she fatally stabbed a 19-year-old acquaintance after he attacked her.
  • FL:Deputies: Man shot to death outside Whole Foods

    11/01/2013 3:00:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 29 October, 2013 | AP
    Deputies say Gregory approached Saunders and pulled out a kitchen knife. The two men began struggling outside Saunders' vehicle. Investigators say one round was fired from a handgun in Saunders' possession.
  • A second look at self-defense after woman is kidnapped and raped

    10/12/2013 12:45:16 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 90 replies
    CarolinaLive.Com ^ | October 11, 2013 | April Baker
    Experts have advice for women, such as Crews and Duff, when it comes to protecting yourself from a potential sexual assault or abduction. "Really some of the simplest techniques to use are just walk with confidence. Don't be a target in how you're walking. Don't close yourself off, hunch over, don't seem timid or scared from the environment. Walk with authority," said Tina Toth, who is a sexual assault counselor for the Rape Crisis Center. She adds that predators tend to act on opportunity, so finding ways to limit your vulnerability is important. Other safety and self-defense practices include having...
  • Outrageous NYC Ruling Obama-Appointed Judge, ‘Those Arrested in NYC Have No Standing to Sue’

    09/30/2013 2:12:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Doug Ritter
    KNIFE CONTROL – You Can Fight ItKnifeRights.org Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)-  A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that persons falsely arrested or threatened with arrest have no standing to sue in Knife Rights’ Federal civil rights lawsuit against New York City and District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.Although every prior ruling in the case went our way under two previous judges, the case was recently reassigned to Obama appointee Katherine B. Forrest. Litigation always presents the risk that a judge (and especially a judge new to a case) will make an erroneous ruling.Last Wednesday the judge ruled that the plaintiffs in...
  • Oregon homeowner pulls gun on knife-wielding intruder

    09/27/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    ktvb.com ^ | 21 September, 2013 | Staff
    SALEM, Ore. – A Salem homeowner pulled a gun on an intruder Saturday morning and held him until officers arrived, police said. Just after 6 a.m., Dan Strasser awoke to find an intruder in his home trying to make off with a laptop, so he yelled at his girlfriend to bring him his gun. “I figured a skunk or squirrel got into the house because I have a door that I keep cracked for her to go in and out of,” Strasser said, talking about his dog. The suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Thomas Lowell, then ran into the garage...
  • Would-be robber shot, killed by Domino's pizza driver {W. Melbourne, FL}

    08/24/2013 5:31:25 AM PDT · by shove_it · 60 replies
    CFN13 ^ | 24 Aug 2013 | Jerry Hume
    WEST MELBOURNE -- Investigators say a Brevard County pizza delivery man takes action into his own hands -- shooting and killing a would-be robber. Investigators said a Domino's employee had just delivered a pizza to one of the rooms at the Days Inn off US-192 near Interstate 95. Agents said after delivering the pizza just before midnight, the driver went back to his car, sat down and starting counting his money and tip, waiting for his next call for a delivery. That’s when investigators said a man approached him with a knife, demanding money and threatening to kill him. “At...
  • Police: 6-year-old pulls knife on playmate, steals iPod

    07/16/2013 11:39:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 16, 2013
    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police said a 6-year-old pulled a knife on another 6-year-old at a Northview Heights playground and stole the child’s iPod. According to police, the incident happened at a playground on Mt. Pleasant Road on July 9. Investigators said a group of children were playing when one child pulled out the blade on a folding red Swiss Army knife and asked another child for his iPod. Officers said the victim gave the child the iPod in fear and went home to tell his parents. --snip-- In an unrelated story from Tuesday, another Pittsburgh 6-year-old is accused of attacking...
  • KS:One arrested after resident shoots intruder; police searching for wounded suspect

    07/03/2013 3:04:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    kansas.com ^ | 3 July, 2013 | By Rick Plumlee and Matt Riedl
    Police were still looking late Wednesday afternoon for an intruder who apparently was shot by a Wichita resident earlier in the day, police said.A second suspect was arrested near the scene and booked into Sedgwick County Jail, Lt. Doug Nolte said.One of the two residents at the house in the 1300 block of South Wichita, near Lincoln, was away from the house shortly before 5 a.m. when he received an intruder alert, Nolte said. He said he didn’t know if the resident received the alert on his cellphone or by other means.The man returned to his house to find two...
  • DEA agent killed in Colombia during apparent robbery attempt

    06/21/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/21/13
    A DEA agent has died in an apparent robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley said Friday. Colombian authorities said the American agent was stabbed four times.
  • A Second Front on the Second Amendment

    06/18/2013 2:03:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Quietly, with almost no attention from the old media, a strong second front has been opened in the fight to restore the Second Amendment. There can be no doubt that knives, tomahawks, and other edged weapons were meant to be included as arms protected under the Second Amendment. They were commonly used weapons in the militias of the Revolutionary War, and had been part of military equipment since the dawn of history. Opponents of individual rights have been able to dig up a few town safety ordinances regulating the storage of gunpowder or the firing of guns in urban centers....
  • CCRKBA LAUDS GOV. PERRY’S REPEAL OF ONEROUS KNIFE RESTRICTIONS

    06/17/2013 5:38:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ccrkba.org ^ | 17 June, 2013 | ccrkba
    BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is applauding Texas Gov. Rick Perry for signing a repeal of the Lone Star State’s ban on so-called “switchblade” knives, thanks largely to efforts by Knife Rights, a group CCRKBA has supported from its inception. “While other knife restrictions in Texas remain in effect,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “this looks like a good first step toward more rational laws regulating knives, which must be protected under the Second Amendment, same as firearms. The right to keep and bear arms is not limited simply to guns.”...
  • TX:Baytown mom punches, runs over robber who threatened her kids

    06/16/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 15 June, 2013 | ANDREW HORANSKY
    BAYTOWN, Texas -- A Baytown mother fought back – and won – when an armed robber threatened her and her two young sons, according to police. Dorothy Baker was just driving home from CVS with her sons, ages 5 and 2, when a man crept up from the third row of their minivan with a knife. He demanded money. “So I asked him how much he needed and he said $200,” Baker said. “And I told him I didn’t have that kind of cash, I had about $20 in my account, and he said I better figure out a way...
  • Ban on some knives ends in Indiana

    06/16/2013 7:17:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Some contend that the ban on knives that can be easily be opened with one hand, by the push of a button,(switchblades) was prompted by the play and movie "West Side Story". I call these sort of laws, "trendy laws", laws that make no sense logically, but are passed as a sort of trendy effect pushed by the media. The newtimes notes: Indiana's upcoming end to its decades-old ban on switchblades has spurred some of the state's gun stores to start taking pre-orders for the spring-loaded knives. State lawmakers...
  • How to Choose the Perfect Survival Knife

    06/14/2013 3:36:08 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 76 replies
    artofmanliness ^ | Creek Stewart
    "A “survival knife” is just as it sounds–a knife that can help you survive. It is a tool with literally hundreds of survival-related functions.....Survival Knife Feature #1: Size: Does size matter? Yes, but when it comes to your survival knife, bigger is not always better. If your blade is too big, you sacrifice the ability to effectively use it for detailed tasks such as dressing small game or carving precision snare sets.... A fixed blade knife is more durable and reliable than a folding knife...Not only should your survival knife be a fixed blade, but it should also be FULL...
  • NY:L.I. Teen Fatally Stabs Mom's Handgun-Wielding Ex-Boyfriend: Cops

    06/12/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    A Long Island teenager fatally stabbed his mother's former boyfriend when he showed up to their Mastic Beach home and threatened her with a handgun, authorities say. Suffolk County police say the ex-boyfriend entered the Selden Road home of the teenager's mother and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 4 a.m. Monday. When the intruder threatened the woman with a handgun, her teenage son intervened and stabbed the man, police said. The intruder was pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The Suffolk County Homicide Squad investigation is ongoing. It was not immediately clear if the teenager would face charges.
  • FL:Homeowner shoots knife-wielding man on porch, police say

    06/11/2013 4:29:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 10 June, 2013 | NA
    BRUNSWICK | A homeowner who answered his doorbell at 11 p.m. Saturday night shot a masked man who lunged at him with a knife, the Glynn County police said. (snip) A man wearing a mask approached and lunged at the homeowner who opened fire with his .45-caliber handgun, she said.
  • Exotic Blades: The Karambit

    05/31/2013 9:50:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    TEOTWAWKI ^ | 5/28/13 | Alexander Wolf
    Exotic Blades: The Karambit An Emerson folding karambit The karambit comes to us from Filipino Martial Arts (FMA), where it has a long history and complex technique background. The tiger claw shaped blade, held in a reverse grip, edge out, brings with it unique characteristics for slashing, hooking and controlling an opponent. It can be straight up nasty and very effective. Unlike many martial arts weapons, the karambit remains an excellent choice for a backup weapon in modern combat. In particular, the karambit is useful as a close-quarters backup to a handgun. Someone grabs for your handgun--hold onto it with...
  • French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris

    05/25/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-25-2013 | Adam Taylor
    French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris Adam TaylorMay 25, 2013, 1:43 PM A soldier patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan was stabbed in the neck this afternoon, Reuters reports. A police source told the news agency that the soldier would survive the attack. He is 23 years old, according to CNN. Le Parisien is reporting that the attacker was of Northern African appearance, aged around 30 years old and wearing a jilbab, a type of Islamic garment. The man quickly fled the scene and has not been caught. The attack happened in La Défense, to the...
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • Woolwich attack: meat cleaver, knife and jihadist claims filmed on mobile

    05/22/2013 2:49:53 PM PDT · by glorgau · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 22 May 2013 16.39 EDT | Vikram Dodd, Shiv Malik and Ben Quinn
    A man suspected of staging a terrorist attack that left a British soldier dead near a military barracks in London, was caught on camera clutching a meat cleaver and knife in hands apparently covered in the blood of his victim, as he justified the violence as part of a jihadist-inspired fight against the west. The incident happened in broad daylight, 400 metres from the perimeter of the Royal Artillery barracks, in Woolwich, south-east London, sparking a terrorist alert that saw the government crisis committee Cobra convene in emergency session. Hours later, David Cameron described what had occurred as "an absolutely...
  • Woman stabs intruder to death at Wash. state home

    05/22/2013 12:22:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wlfi.com ^ | 22 May, 2013 | AP
    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — As her husband fought with an intruder in their home early Monday, a woman grabbed a knife and stabbed the stranger to death, investigators said.
  • Fifth-grader suspended at overnight nature camp for bringing Swiss Army knife

    04/29/2013 6:19:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 26 April, 2013 | NA
    A fifth-grader in Cupertino, California was suspended and threatened with expulsion for bringing a small Swiss Army knife on a school-sponsored, science-oriented camping trip. In early April, Braden Bandermann’s class set off on Garden Gate Elementary School’s annual, week-long pilgrimage for fifth-graders to Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco. Before leaving, Braden did what any Silicon Valley 10-year-old faced with the perils of nature might do: He packed his trusty Swiss Army knife. As any camper knows, the multi-tool device is nothing if not versatile. Braden’s particular model contains a can opener, tweezers, a toothpick, a nail file, a...
  • Chicago teacher sues over pocket knife suspension

    04/19/2013 12:24:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | April 18, 2013
    CHICAGO, - A Chicago teacher's lawsuit alleges he was suspended for showing his second graders a pocket knife "as part of a curriculum-mandated 'tool discussion.'" Douglas Bartlett, who was suspended without pay from Washington Irving Elementary School during the 2011-2012 school year, filed a federal lawsuit against Chicago School District No. 299 and principal Valeria Newell, the Courthouse News Service reported Thursday. The suit calls the suspension of Bartlett, a 17-year veteran of the school district, a case of "overzealous application of political correctness.""Plaintiff, a school teacher, showed to his students a pocket knife, as part of a curriculum-mandated 'tool...
  • Husband takes the witness stand describing chaotic scene as wife holds knife to daughter’s throat

    04/14/2013 11:44:03 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    KHON2, Honolulu ^ | Friday, April 12, 2013 | Web Staff
    Witness Cesar Pena [Pic] A woman suspected of holding a knife to her 3-year old daughter’s throat was in court Friday, listening as her husband described what happened. Cesar Pena told the court his wife Stephanie discovered that he was planning to take a trip. She got upset and grabbed their daughter, holding a knife to her throat, and demanding he change his travel plans.