Does everyone think that it's NOT politically correct to carry a tactical folder as a weapon, rather than a gun?
Is the impression of the American public that only crooks, stick-up artists, and gang members, carry knives (as weapons) rather than decent folks who carry - or ought to carry- guns?
No, at least where I am there's no real problem carrying a tactical folder. It mostly depends on how much money you have for whizz-bang knives whether you have a tactical folder or something less exciting. I don't know of anyone who specifically carries one for defense but many more people carry tactical folding knives here than carry guns. Personally I would require a lot more training with a knife to consider it an effective defensive weapon than I would with a gun.
Trust me it does require a LOT more training with a knife you have offencive and defensive moves that you must master of course if I were confronted by someone wielding a knife and and have time to draw my gun fight over but if I let my guard down and someone got in close with a knife your mission is to disarm them rather than go for your knife ,if you have time to do that you've got time to get to your gun again lots of training in empty hand combat ,strikes,kicks,shin strikes, throws,pressure points ,arm& wrist locks etc basically of he's got a knife you must use his own strength and momentum against them and strike with bone breaking or killing blows and that takes a lot of pratice not to mention lots of pain learning them LOL
P.S. I forgot to tell you if your ever in that position ,in your mind you've GOT TO BE THE BEST TRAINED, MAENEST,FASTEST ,STRONGEST DIRTYEST HAIRPULLIN EYE GOUGING DIRT THROWING,GONAD KICKIN,EAR BITEIN OFF, FIGHTING S.O.B. THATS EVER WALKED THIS EARTH cause if you hesatate your dead.Remember in a gun, knife, or hand to hand fight theres only one rule ---thats to win