It is not technically a “Defensive Knife Use” since the hero of our story was swinging a Samurai katana, but we are going to count it. Unlike the “Middle-Aged Mormon Ninja Bishop” who simply needed to brandish a sword to thwart an assault, a 49-year old Argentinian homeowner went positively Medieval on the quartet of thugs who broke into his home recently. Things did not go well for the burglars.
from the DailyMailUK:
“Mr Costa, 49, and his wife Christina, 48, were asleep when the men, who were armed with two pistols, broke in at around 3.30am.
Police commissioner Mariano Zarate said: ‘In a moment when the attackers were not paying attention, the house owner took a samurai sword and defended himself, injuring the attackers and making them run away…
…Bleeding heavily, the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a stationary car forcing all four to go to hospital for emergency treatment.
Police initially arrested two men and one woman, but another man who hid was forced to come back to hospital the next day due to serious sword injuries.”
In the fracas, the thieves only managed to steal about $300. No word on how much their extensive medical bills will total.
As is the case in most South American countries, there is no right to firearm ownership in Argentina. It makes me wonder if the homeowner did not want to, could not afford, or was unable to obtain a legal firearm for protection, or if the sword was his weapon of choice. I am blessed to live in a country where my natural, God-given right to chose whatever defensive tool best meets my family’s needs is recognized and enshrined.
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