You beat me to posting this. That said, wow. This story does show that it is the person behind the gun (or knife) that counts. There are no dangerous weapons, only dangerous men. This reminds me of an old Marine sargeant who was in my company at Camp Lejuene. He had 2 confirmed kills, one of which was with a Sabre, which is not a sword, its a hand held radio. He was attacked while on embassy duty in Liberia and he beat the guy to death with it in self defense.