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.