Monday, November 10, 2014

Chop Chop

http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/nypd-officers-wounded-hatchet

How do you defend yourself against a man with a hatchet?  A radical Muslim man attacked four New York City cops with his hatchet.  He injured two officers and the other two killed the suspect with gunfire.

A man with an edged weapon is very dangerous.  They don't run out of ammo.  They don't jam.  They don't malfunction.  Edged weapons only suffer from the need to be at close range.  A hatchet does have more range than the average knife.

A hatchet will also cut off an arm, or break bones; the head can be very heavy.  I think that the only reasonable way to deal with a man with a hatchet is to shoot him until he is no longer a threat.  Distance or some barrier may provide some protection, but once the protection is breached, batons, and arrest control techniques would likely be futile; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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