This is what happens when you go hand-to-hand with a knife-wielding felon. (Snipped from an e-mail I got recently) ++WARNING++NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR SMALL CHILDREN++ ++++ +++++ ++++ ++++ +++++ ++++ Edit ALWAYS Carry a pistol to a knife fight! Ever wonder why cops shoot people armed with knives, broken bottles, glass shards,, etc?? If an experienced knife fighter gets in close,, you may not have the opportunity to use the handgun before he can do damage. Remember the 21 foot rule?? Well, don't forget the "Ego Rule"....... These photos are of an officer trained in hand-to-hand combat. The officer figured that due to his size and fighting skills, he could disarm a knife wielding aggressor. HAVE I MADE MY POINT? A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. THIS IS WHY I AM ARMED. Here is why I am forwarding these on. To all the idiots out there who always say, "Why did the cops have to shoot him? He only had a (insert your choice of weapons here, i.e. knife, bat, club, whatever). He didn't have to be shot. To that, I respond, "tough crap ... shoot 'em". If an officer tells you to drop your weapon, just drop it. If you're a retard, stupid, on crack, mental or just "scared"... too bad. No one deserves what this cop got for just doing his job. If you got a knife, then you should die... period. This is vivid proof of how deadly people who are "only armed with a knife" can be. Some of the public think that officers should try to disarm someone armed with a knife but anyone who has had training in knife fighting will tell you - even if you win you are going to get cut. Keep this in the back of your mind when confronting someone armed with an edged weapon.