The principle is, if someone with a gun is inept and wants to hurt you, your chances of getting out unscratched are way less than if an inept knife-wielding attacker comes at you—give a six year old an opened lipstick, and tell him to hang on to it for dear life or candy while you try to get away.

Wear old clothes, you will get marked if you hold off beaning him from a distance with a large book.

Fair enough premise to add a little focus to knife defense drills. This was the other, more fun way: