So, how mean are you?

So, how mean are you?

Joined: January 19th, 2004, 2:11 am

April 15th, 2012, 11:14 pm #1

So, I've come to the conclusion that Kenpo, much like guns, should be treated with the same attitude. If you're not willing to use it when you need it, why even bother having it?

I've had hundreds of folks ask me why I carry a gun when I have the skills I do. I'm pretty sure they realize, I wouldn't hesitate to use them, but only when I absolutely had to. The same could be said for the gun. I've witnessed some events that show me I may be "overwhelmed" in force and having an "equalizer" may just save my life.

To have and not need is wonderful, but to need and not have is possible death.

What say ye?

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

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April 16th, 2012, 12:30 am #2

How have you been? Haven't heard from you in a bit. Hope you are well.

it's a variety of factors I figure. the concept of regulation is a consideration, do we want to be able to regulate to all levels? is it necessary to carry a firearm?

I don't see myself needing a tank for example, just to exaggerate for emphasis, in my day to day life. I don't carry a firearm.. I also stay away from trouble.. I've found in my experience most conflicts can be avoided, and in my general area of operation, it is uncommon for someone to carry a firearm. With well developed Kenpo, and that "tiger spirit" I figure I can respond to what comes with appropriate options. If someone really wants to shoot me, I don't see how carrying a gun would help me.. Anybody can get sucker punched, somebody could just wait for me to come out of a building and shoot me in the head using a hunting rifle from across the street.

Of course someone could also start shooting others, and if I had a gun, I could maybe shoot them..

At this point, answering only for myself, I do not carry a firearm. I don't have enough experience, I am still developing my Kenpo, there are plenty of natural weapons i'm developing, and also developing the responsibility to have them. I figure I've got a lot to work on before I start carrying a point and click death dealer. It's like, ****, they don't teach harry potter the death spell during his first year!
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Joined: January 19th, 2004, 2:11 am

April 16th, 2012, 12:41 am #3

I'm already a point and click death dealer with my natural weapons.

If you don't have the experience with either, then I'd suggest you use neither, guns or Kenpo. I have extensive experience with both, and know the ramifications of using them.

It's an enumerated right to carry a gun, just like it is to speak freely. To those who don't carry, I have to wonder why they don't, it seems odd to me

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

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April 16th, 2012, 5:37 am #4

So, I've come to the conclusion that Kenpo, much like guns, should be treated with the same attitude. If you're not willing to use it when you need it, why even bother having it?

I've had hundreds of folks ask me why I carry a gun when I have the skills I do. I'm pretty sure they realize, I wouldn't hesitate to use them, but only when I absolutely had to. The same could be said for the gun. I've witnessed some events that show me I may be "overwhelmed" in force and having an "equalizer" may just save my life.

To have and not need is wonderful, but to need and not have is possible death.

What say ye?

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

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I say I need to move out of the only state in the country that has absolutely no form of legal carry.


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Joined: February 25th, 2009, 8:54 am

April 16th, 2012, 9:16 am #5

So, I've come to the conclusion that Kenpo, much like guns, should be treated with the same attitude. If you're not willing to use it when you need it, why even bother having it?

I've had hundreds of folks ask me why I carry a gun when I have the skills I do. I'm pretty sure they realize, I wouldn't hesitate to use them, but only when I absolutely had to. The same could be said for the gun. I've witnessed some events that show me I may be "overwhelmed" in force and having an "equalizer" may just save my life.

To have and not need is wonderful, but to need and not have is possible death.

What say ye?

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

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1. Fun learning
2. Teaches a person to think and those skills can be extended to other facets of life. Learn to control and manipulate people. Strategy of martial arts being transposed to life in general.
3. Can give an otherwise pathetic maladapt some kind of identity by participating.
4. Social benefits for the pathetic maladapt in terms of getting friends, dates, sex and other things that if they did not pay to go to a karate school they would never have.
5. Basically something to do other than nothing.
6. Ultimately teach it for income
7. Self confidence from technical achievement and respect gained and that can be extended to life.
8. And as a sidenote my observation is that accomplished martial artists get better women than unaccomplished ones.
9. Even though life is a sham and a lie with no ultimate truth or meaning martial arts can in some strange way make thing appear meaningful. A far safer delusion than religion for mankind.
10. A vehicle that can be used to help people

As far as a gun. I think that the security one could have from knowing that at any moment they could blow their brains out and end it all is comforting. Even though a person had no intention of ever doing it.

ect..

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Joined: October 14th, 2005, 5:16 am

April 16th, 2012, 4:24 pm #6

So, I've come to the conclusion that Kenpo, much like guns, should be treated with the same attitude. If you're not willing to use it when you need it, why even bother having it?

I've had hundreds of folks ask me why I carry a gun when I have the skills I do. I'm pretty sure they realize, I wouldn't hesitate to use them, but only when I absolutely had to. The same could be said for the gun. I've witnessed some events that show me I may be "overwhelmed" in force and having an "equalizer" may just save my life.

To have and not need is wonderful, but to need and not have is possible death.

What say ye?

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

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I don't believe it has anything to do with meaness, has to do with reasonable and responsible.
You have the right to carry in your state (lucky) you can in places or can't, depends on many issues.

Be Careful out there!!!

Regards,
Gary
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Joined: October 14th, 2005, 5:16 am

April 18th, 2012, 5:33 pm #7

Read this one!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/secr ... 42639.html

Does this scare you?

Regards,
Gary
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Joined: February 25th, 2009, 8:54 am

April 18th, 2012, 8:57 pm #8

Nugent did not cross a legal line so he should fear nothing. But I still think he is a moronic idiot that always has had the potential and imprudence to stir dysfunctional people into violence. And I don't like the way he takes animals either when hunting. Very disrespectful hunter. Also his guitar playing has always been like Adolf Hitler playing on meth. No human spirit.
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Joined: October 14th, 2005, 5:16 am

April 20th, 2012, 4:58 pm #9

Seems to me he is doing more harm now, with the folks that are resonable and responsible.

I belong to the NRA, have since I got out of the Corps, early 60s.
Did leave them for a time, but came back, they are an important balance.

Regards,
Gary
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April 20th, 2012, 8:03 pm #10

is that he is an idiot. He reflects bad citizenship of the worst kind. Regardless of "legality" it is being a very very bad American to make any remark insinuating hurting the president. Even in a tounge in cheek round about way. You just don't do it. No matter what your political side threats like this are dangerous for the country. So he definitely needs a little talk with the Secret Service. Or better to say THEY need to have a little talk with him. No matter how much you don't like the president you NEVER EVER do what he did. Bad citizenship.

But alas Nugent will now find that he is not invited to as many events as he was. Because the NRA and other groups are not stupid and they know full well his actions hurt them. And he is a pus*y as a hunter. Who in the hell baits dear?? He acts real big and then he pens in animals and tracks them down. Then he says "I only use the meat to eat".. How damn much meat does he eat? lol

Nugent is the kind of guy that acts like a big outdoorsman. Well have him come up to Alaska and we will take him out, But he would be the guy that got lost and we find the next morning and he is hypothermic, crying and wet his pants. lol..

I bet he got beat up a lot in grade school.
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