Sunday, December 05, 2010

Machetes in Manhattan Down the Road?

“People talk about how knives are dangerous, and then they go in the kitchen and they have 50 of them,” said D’Alton Holder, a veteran knife maker who lives in Wickenberg, Ariz. “It’s ridiculous to talk about the size of the knife as if that makes a difference. If you carry a machete that’s three feet long, it’s no more dangerous than any knife. You can do just as much damage with an inch-long blade, even a box cutter.” excerpt from The New York Times

I have no problem with an individual buying a machete to protect himself and his or her family members from the occasional home invasion but do we really want to see everyone carrying a machetes on their way to work or to a bar in midtown Manhattan?

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