Before I start I should point out that I actually am in favor of stricter gun legislation. This Take is going against those who say that the world would be better without guns.
A world without guns is a world in which the strongest and most violent among us can kill with impunity. It's the world where a man armed with a knife can hold down and rape a woman with half a dozen people sitting nearby who are too afraid to attack and stop him. It's the kind of world in which a person can't defend themselves when a few burglars break into their house and kill them and their children.
You can't be serious, it's impossible to kill multiple people with knives.
March 1, 2014 8 men and women armed only with knives went on a slaughtering spree in Kunming China. They killed 31 and injured 143. Police arrived within ten minutes of the first calls and only stopped this spree of violence when an officer opened fire killing 4 of the assailants and injuring 1.
July 2016 a man kills 19 and wounds 26 in Samagihara Japan.
2008 Akihabara Massacre man goes into a shopping district armed with a knife killing 7 and injuring 10.
Tel Aviv man enters a bus and stabs 12 before being shot by a police officer.
March 22 2017 British man kills two and injures 40 before being shot dead.
December 2012 man stabs 23 children in Chenpeng
Any sane person would just call the police!
Really? Why? If you want to protect yourself and your family calling the police is not likely to help. It takes the police time to get to you. Police are always reactionary, this is just the nature of a crime. If you want to be alone with a serial rapist and murderer armed with a knife for 5-15 minutes be my guest, but this is not a situation I would want to find myself in.
Lawrence Singleton, man who served 8 years in prison for raping a 15 year old girl before chopping off her arms and throwing her off a roof. Do you really think if an armed and properly trained person was nearby that they couldn't have stopped this?
I think that's enough case examples. 1600 people were killed by knives in America during 2016, and the simple fact of the matter is that the only reliable way to defend yourself/ others from being killed by a person armed with a knife is a gun. Hell, this is why we call police to come to our aid in the first place. I will reiterate that gun laws should be stricter, but I'll save that for my next take.