… can control 100 without one.”
Thus Vladimir Lenin, 1870-1924.
Yes, well. When your daughter is the one who’s lying barely conscious on the front yard of some frat house, my sons will be the ones who will know enough to charge in, swinging sticks to chase the brutes away. They’ll know because we let them have sticks, we let them find out what sticks can do, and we told them what sticks are for.
Violence doesn’t take over when boys are allowed to have sticks. Violence takes over when no one tells boys what sticks are for.
Thus Simcha Fisher
Budget cuts will force the Army to further scale back training for units based in the United States, allowing only for training to company level (one hundred or so troops). The size of the Army is being reduced to pre–World War II levels. The Navy has fewer ships than at any time since before World War I; the Air Force is smaller (and flying older aircraft) than at any time since its founding.
I, for one, welcome this move towards embracing Spencer W. Kimball’s wise counsel. Not that I normally advocate feeling bound by the words of dead prophets, but I make an exception when they agree with the words I’m certain we will hear from future prophets.
The NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action) aggregates media stories/reports of legally armed citizens responding to or preventing assaults or threats of violence.
Behold, The Armed Citizen.
Note: all victims were unarmed.
The frame-rate of the security video isn’t high enough to see the move in detail. But maybe I’ll consult with a martial arts instructor.
It’s an amazing presence of mind and confidence on the part of the intended victim. It had to have been a practiced skill. “If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.”
Although activism is outside the mandate of gentleman’s club, the steering committee has found a cause so worthy that it has decided to throw our weight behind it. Gentlemen, the campaign for locked door control begins here.