Turns out the White House fence jumper was carrying a knife. According to CNN it was a 3.5″ “Spyderco VG10”. As our Edged Intelligentsia no doubt immediately recognized, VG10 is a type of Japanese stainless steel, not a model of knife. Not that any of this matters a bit. The media as always fixates on the tool. Usually they are demonstrating their ignorance of firearms. This case demonstrates that they are, no surprise, equally lost when it comes to knives. It really doesn’t matter what brand of knife the jumper carried. He was a nutball who had made a prior attempt, and had been interviewed by the Secret Service on two prior occasions. Better ban all the pointy objects. For the children. Or maybe we should try treating our PTSD vets.
Also strange to note, the Secret Service didn’t leave this guy a grease spot on the lawn. Of all the knife-wielding suspects that have been subdued via artificial ventilation, it would seem that this guy would have been counted among them.
Another Shake Your Head side-moment from the whole situation. In the grand tradition of “Gun Free Unicorn Zones”, the Capital Hill Police (?) are putting up “Do not cross” signs and the “Barrycades”. They are reprising their role from last year’s Government Shutdown where they were so effective at blocking WWII Vets from storming their memorial. Read more at Twitchy.
Throwing this out as an open thread on the whole situation. Go ahead and caption the lead photo in the Comments. I need to laugh, or I think I might cry.