Bringing a gun to a knife fight: the 21 foot rule

There’s been a lot of debate – or at least what passes for debate on Twitter – about how police officers should handle a suspect armed with a knife. The general consensus in the pundit class (i.e., people who have never been in a violent confrontation) is that the police are never justified in shooting a suspect armed with a knife.

This video should put that notion to rest once and for all.

Underestimate edged weapons at your own risk.