3. While this is a gun forum, many of us probably carry knives, too. Some of us are also into martial arts training. It would not surprise me if quite a few TFLers participate in knife and martial arts forums.
OK but if any on this forum had to go into a life threatening situation and could only take one weapon i think most would take a firearm. The knife and martial arts would be backups. If someone was shooting at you twenty yards away a knife or martial arts would have little effect on the outcome. Armies train on using knives and martial arts but the firearm is their primary and most deadly weapon.