Armed with a knife

So the guy they caught after he went over the fence at the white house had a pen knife. In the media this is reported as armed with a knife. Can that really be said in this case? Isn’t arming oneself to purposefully prepare for some kind of action? Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say carrying a penknife or would that not have been shocking enough to attract the kind of attention that was desired? Being armed with a penknife is the equivalent of being prepared for a flood with a measuring cup.

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  1. So a few days later, I read that he had hundreds of rounds of ammo in his car, but nobody mentioned any kind of a gun. As in many of these cases, maybe we’re just dealing with a guy who has mental issues and his actions can’t be understood by rational minds.

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