Maybe Seanus is X-SAS
If he was he'd be the first to agree with me ;)
People who fight for a living are the one's who say knives are not something they want to face and that 'defending' against them empty handed is not a good odds proposition. They would much prefer to shoot them from a distance ;)
Most police in America have guns and are trained to shoot in deadly fashion, what a pathetic argument dude. They have superior skills most of the time. Their training includes defending against knife attacks and may favour this kind of fight rather than taking a bullet to the head. They have protective vests too.
So much wrong here. First MOST police only shoot once a year in qualification and at paper targets so that does not give them some inherent skill. Many citizens who carry guns attend much more training than the average cop.
You have no idea what you are talking about regarding knife fights. Yeah if the cop has a gun and is 10m away I am sure he would prefer the bad guy have only a knife. Even then it is still scary as that distance can be closed VERY fast. But all things being equal NOBODY wants to be in a knife fight.
Lastly ballistic vests do not defend against knives. They can go right through them. Prison guards wear special vests designed to defeat punctures and blades but not bullets.
You are not informed of what you speak.