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Firearms, a matter of credibility

Assuming an ideal spherical teenager in vacuum…ok, let’s not. Let’s use this very specific 12 year old in a hypothetical situation of being threatened by something human-like. From the perspective of the predator, which of her weapons would pose the … Continue reading

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A Sword in the Stump

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Rallying the household

Experimenting with graphical treatments of photographs.

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Three feet and five inches.

Swords have been around since 1600BCE. Pistols, including revolvers, since the early 1500s. Government efforts to restrict their use to the “right people” go back about as far. The “right people” are typically the members of the party in power. … Continue reading

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Edged modesty device in infrared light

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Sharp, pointy things

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A couple of old images

Rainy day.

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A matter of credibility.

Due to cultural expectations, some defensive arms have more credibility that others. For example, a young woman wearing chain mail and wielding a sword would not be taken all that seriously by many. The look is too quaint, and there … Continue reading

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We don’t have to imagine a world without guns. Humanity already lived through it.

For those who wish to avoid gun violence in particular can always go to Burundi or Rwanda…the locals favor machetes there. Somehow, that environment doesn’t seem nearly as safe as the more firearm-friendly America. (Make-up by Tirzah Julius) A relevant … Continue reading

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Being a Credible Threat: new on CTD blog

Read the post on CTD blog.

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Imitation katana

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A pirate girl

Model: Alexandra Pelerossi

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