Strange is it not that my writing style/skill is good enough to be very annoying to a large subset of this website and there seems for the most part no misunderstanding of what I had clearly stated.
No where had I ever stated or imply for example, that overall edge weapons are the equal of firearms only that at very near distant they can be a deadly or even more deadly then firearms.
The training rule for police is that anyone armed with a knife within 21 feet is a deadly danger to that officer.
Yet some of the game players here try to stated that my position is that they are the same or more deadly then firearms in general.
As far as mass murders is concern explosives had been proven to be more deadly tools then firearms.
Even simple devices are far more of an overall threat then firearms as can be shown by the body counts of attacks with IEDs