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Several firearms and crime bills in the current (108th) session of U.S. Congress are designed to promote use of bladed and blunt weapons (such as knives or clubs) in commission of crimes. Really. Here are examples:
H.R. 54 (Crenshaw, Mica, Putnam, Oxley, Forbes, Kennedy [MN]) would authorize up to $30,000,000 a year for various Project Exile-related expenditures, including sentencing enhancements involving firearms, while exempting similar crimes of violence committed with knives and similar implements.
H.R. 291 (Kelly) would double the prison sentences for carrying, brandishing, or using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence (loosely defined) or a drug trafficking offense. Use of knives, axes, steel pipes, etc. in commission of crimes of violence or of drug offences is OK.
H.R. 124 (Holt) would require the establishment of a system for the registration of every handgun possessed in the United States. Any person possessing an unregistered handgun would be subject to a 15 year prison sentence.
Conclusion: If any of these bills passes, career criminals will increase use of weapons other than firearms.
For your defense moves to work under stress they must be based on your natural, instinctive reactions, require little strength and limited range of motion, and be proven in fighting experience.
To learn how your natural reactions can instantly defeat any unarmed attack, see the video Basic Instincts of Self-Defense.
Defend Against Weapons
To defend against weapons you have to know how they are used. Also—every stick has two ends … the weapon of attack may become a weapon of defense in your hand …
To learn how the typical street weapons (club, knife, razor) are used by an experienced streetfighter and how to practice with them, see the video Self-Defense: Tools of attack—Club, Hatchet, Blackjack, Knife, Straight Razor.
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