There was an insult? Dude, if, I repeat, IF there were any insult intended,and in the OP there certainly was it was to those who think a knife can kill as easily as a gun, and that replica weapons sold to science fiction fans are a dire threat to domestic peace and harmony. Oh, and to the government of a once Mighty nation who disarms it's populace in the name of crime prevention, just like the communists did in the Eastern Block and those others did in the 1930's in Germany...You're just looking to inflame and cause problems aren't you.
I thank you for the insult and then report it to the moderators as such
Short and sweet version: You weren't insulted unless you were the "martial arts expert" quoted in the article.