Blue Garuda wrote: The Seeker wrote:
If your neighbours see you outside shooting a few times, my guess is that word will get around all right - police tend to regard it as a good reason to shoot you, which is always shoot to kill.
Umm she lives in a cottage in the mountains. The road the OP lives on the police won't patrol, and her neighbors are surprised she doesn't own a gun and tell her to get one. Check the first few pages of the thread, it's all there.
She does have reason to fear for her saftey.
I agree Nemo, the word would get around and then possibly another drunk may not bust in her door.
Kindest wishes, Dave
I was responding to Nemo and his advice to pick up the attacker and slam them into the wall, and also to his puff about being trained by a 9th Dan in something called the 'wtf'.
'Wtf' 9th Dan Black Belt does not trump 9mm. Belts are for sports egos, not self-defence.
Keeping a gun in the house is not 'bad luck'. It creates the causes and conditions for karma - which may be to kill an attacker and save them from the negative karma of killing you. Altrnatively, it may end up with killing someone who is drunk or on drugs and not a credible threat to your life. Here in the UK, the law is being strengthened to favour the householder more, as in the past people attacking burglars have been charged with criminal offences themselves. Sadly, we are not always given time to assess the risk, and many will favour lethal defence. If the OP gets a gun, and pretty much everyone else has a gun, and probably know how to use them, I can't see a good outcome at all - they may even break in to steal her shiny new gun!
I was talking to the OP. For her(female, older, with a degenerative muscular condition) MA is a waste of time. A reputation from shooting a few times on her property will scare away the low life and teenagers. This will not deter a hardened criminal, but almost nothing will.
Saying MA is a waste of time really struck a nerve though. First you say that my military training is nothing compared to the hardened vision of a true martial artiste like yourself. So I admit to being trained for a few years by a former Korean Special Forces Officer who battled NK commandos and spies to the death on numerous occasions. He went on to be chief combat instructor for the Korean military. WTF is WTF? http://www.wtf.org/wtf_eng/main/main_eng.html
He is a Grandmaster in TKD, the highest rank available. So then you say,” 'Wtf' 9th Dan Black Belt does not trump 9mm.” Obviously a stylistic and anachronistic MA is not ideal. That is why I said he saved the best stuff for his government students. Which you call McDojo talk. I doubt you have even been in a real altercation leaving people in hospital and police charges. I think you are the one who is all “puff”.
IMO if you work as a soldier, commando, spy, police officer or even paramedic MA are great. Otherwise wasting all that time and energy that could be put to better use and ingraining fear and violence into your mindstream seems very neurotic. How often does the average person get into hand to hand combat? Ummmmm,… never.
Why not learn something you can actually use. I have been learning Chinese Tonic Medicine, a bit of acutpuncture, Ayur Veda, etc. It’s gotten to the point that people are asking me to treat them. Which I think is nuts, but it is making me seriously consider taking the appropriate training. This would actually be useful for sentient beings. Oddly my old Master loves TCM and has become a great acupuncturist. Eventually you have to grow up and stop playing superhero in your head and do something useful with your life.
P.S. Throwing people against objects is admittedly one of my signature moves. Corners of walls, car mirrors, other attackers, cement pylons and my personal favourite parking meters. I don’t like getting my hands dirty. I of course prefer choke holds like the sleeper, but what can you do. Fighting is about improvising. But I am working hard to flush this garbage out of my mindstream. I did feel bad about the last fight I got into with a fellow soldier. A month later he kicked a homeless man to death. Then I didn’t feel so bad throwing him onto that cement retaining wall.