@7: What's your source on that claim?
In America in 2015
, there were 167,323 aggravated assaults with a firearm and 125,167 with a knife. In the same year
, there were 9,616 homicides committed with firearms, and 1,544 with knives. Aggravated assault is a rough proxy, but this suggests that stabbing lethality is significantly lower than shooting lethality.
And in fact, criminologist Frank Zimring looked at stabbing and shooting data
from Chicago in the mid '60s and found that shooting lethality was a whopping FIVE TIMES stabbing lethality.
The mechanics of stabbing versus shooting do tend to oppose your claim as well. Unless a major blood vessel (carotid artery, jugular vein, femoral artery, aorta, vena cava) is ruptured, death by blood loss is usually not an immediate concern; if medical treatment is accessible, you've got a very good chance of not bleeding out. The more pressing issue is frequently major organ damage (including to the brain, heart, lungs, and spinal column), and bullets are generally a greater threat in this regard due to their ability to penetrate through dense tissue and bone.