I always carry a knife. Hypothetically, if someone were to ask me if I am carrying a weapon I'd truthfully answer "no." A knife is a tool. I've used my knives for lots of things, but never as a weapon. Similarly, many tools can be used as weapons. I'd hate to be hit on the head with a hammer by a crazed lunatic. I'd rather run away than confront an assailant with my pocket knife.Its funny, some here say they cant imagine ever needing a knife because: they never need a knife.
Then some of us have work that requires a variety of knives and other cutting tools.
Everybody wants to live indoors which requires site construction and landscaping then foundation and carpentry including roofing and siding etc followed by more lanscaping so the HOA doesnt attack you about poor lawn care or shrubs grown past your little plots lines.
But the folks who hire (or at least benefit from) guys & gals who build houses and take care of them, are bothered by trades people having and using cutting tools?
Very strange world of massive information available, yet many seem to have so little ability to see past our own little bubble of reality.
Or maybe the real problem is massive info distribution suggesting that cutting tools are just for hurting people?
So if trades people have no tools to do their jobs, crime will cease?
One time, when I was painting my friend's house, I inadvertently set off her burglar alarm. The police arrived before we could get it reset. I was clearly there to paint the house, with all of my tools and paint spread around the front of the house. But as soon as the officer arrived I told him I had a knife in my pocket and he can take it from me if he wished. He took one look at it and told me not to worry about it, everything was cool.