Re: Learn to shoot

From: Dave Sill (
Date: Sat Oct 28 2000 - 22:40:09 MDT

Eliezer S Yudkowsky <> wrote:
> I William Wiser wrote:
> >
> > I'm going to recommend that everyone on this list who is in
> > decent health go and get some serious firearms training.
> > Self-defense is one of about fifteen things that I think are
> > key to staying alive and doing well in the world.
> Well, you made a good case for self-defense. What are the other fourteen?

You won't always have a loaded gun handy, so I recommend learning a martial
art. I like Isshinryu karate because it's simple, direct, and effective.

> The US population exists at the sufferance of the US military until such time
> as the average Joe owns a tank and a fighter jet.

The military is nothing without the population to keep it running. And they
can't even take over a third world backwater like Viet Nam or Iraq. Putting
the U.S. under martial law would be a thousand times harder.


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