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Old March 13, 2013, 09:46 AM   #30
Join Date: May 16, 2000
Location: Washington state
Posts: 7,438
Three principles:
  • Self defense is a basic human right.

  • Humans are tool-users.

  • Everyone has a right to own the tools they believe they need in order to defend their lives.

Those are my foundational principles. Taken together, they mean I am not a fan of any type of legally-required training under any circumstances whatsoever.

Now, with that said, guns actually do require some level of knowledge & skill in order to be used effectively for self defense. On a practical level, if you're not going to learn how to use the tool, it does not do you much good to own one. You end up with a false level of confidence that isn't congruent with reality.

Still your right.

Just a waste of money that leads to false confidence, like spending $500 for a fancy rabbit's foot.

Kathy Jackson
My personal website: Cornered Cat
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