Let me preface this with: I belong to an international gaming community, but we have a forum similar to this, and one of the topics that often comes up are Gun Rights / Ownership. Almost all of the Europeans view us as Gung Ho Cowboys and flatly refuse to ever think there's a legitimate reason for an individual to own a gun. Recently, one of them was talking about a burglary he had while he was home. He ended up chasing the perp down the street, but nothing came of it. He made a flippant remark that the BG wasn't armed, and if he had been, it would have "only been a knife". I mentioned that most of the cops I've ever talked with have said they'd rather run into a BG with a gun than a knife...since the "bulletproof vests" don't stop knives. This individual told me those cops are full of BS. So...I figured I'd ask the LEOs here. Which do you fear more? A badguy armed with a handgun or a sharp knife, within 15' of you? Why? Thanks for your time!