So what can we take from this?
1. you admit to insulting people.
2. you think that "1st amendment deals" apply only to you.
I have constantly run Drill after Drill, where having a gun against an armed attacker just gets you killed. I've trained with a FATS. You guys put too much into the notion, that having a gun Will save your life, or that the world would be a safer place if everyone was armed, I disagree.
are you seriously suggesting you can disarm someone with a gun before they can shoot you? seriously?
As for the Aikido comment, the thread starter is a woman in her 40s, who's stated multiple times she works in an elementary school. Depending on the state even with a Concealed Carry Permit (or license) she probably can't carry it into work, or leave it in a car parked on school property. That for some people alone would rule out having a gun 5x a week. Now onto aikido, as an Introduction into martial arts, can you think of something better? (Karate? ROFLMAO) I don't expect someone who is new to martial arts to jump right into a Krav Maga course.
yes, I can. tons of things. Aikido is not an effective martial art. And I am telling you this as a shodan, under Yamada Sensei, from the NY Aikikai. USAF. I stopped training Aikido seriously when I came to the realization that most aikidoka are self delusional about the practicality of thier art.... Oh i still practice it with some friends time to time, because it is fun at the higher levels, but i am not deluded into thinking its an effective art....
Collusive fakery does not translate into effective self defense.