I started a tongue in cheek post about getting the Government to pay us to exercise our 2nd amendment rights. In the process I made a comment about a high school elective that they need to offer. After some thought this is a idea that I really think has merit.
The class I am talking about would be a complete elective but would count as credit toward graduation I would suggest maybe 1/2 PE and 1/2 civics. The class would have a segment on hand to hand self defense , I would suggest Krav Mag. There would be a segment on First Aid concentrating on Traumatic Injuries, CPR, Gunshot wounds, A segment on The legal aspects of self defense and lethal force. As a adjunct to this class Students would be offered the opportunity , but not required, to attend MAG-20 classes with the Massad Ayoob Group and attend any state required CCW class for free. I am not exactly sure how I would split the class time but think that probably 3/4 of the year on Krav Mag with the last quarter being split between first aid and Legalities of Self Defense. The MAG 20 and CCW classes could be spread out through the year since they generally fall on weekends. I know the MAG 20 classes would be a stretch if all schools started offering these classes but state school boards could sponsor the classroom portion 2 or 3 times a year. I would even accept another intensive class if MAG 20 not available.
I honestly think this would be a excellent offering for our high school student to help them as they move into adult life.
Marko Kloos author extraordinaire of the Space Kablooie series of books “The Frontlines Series” has a new book out just released today. I will let him tell you in his own words what it is about:
In this book, Andrew and his brothers-and-sisters-in-arms finally try to pry Mars away from the Lankies. They have a good plan, some great new hardware, and a bunch of freshly-trained troops to throw into the battle. But everyone who served knows that battle plans never survive first contact with the enemy…and the Lankies may have their own surprises in store for the combined forces of Earth.
The book is available here
So you want to discuss the gun problem. I am willing but lets first define the starting point. The best starting point should be the actual starting point for law in our country.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
1.a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
2.all able-bodied civilians eligible by law for military service.
3. a military force that engages in rebel typically in opposition to a regular army.
Now the reasons that we would need a militia are two-fold. First we need a group to draw from in times of extreme emergency, anybody remember “Red Dawn”. There no doubt in my mind that when push comes to shove that a majority of gun owners would turn out to fight if a Red Dawn moment happened. The second reason we need a militia would be covered by definition three above. in short to oppose tyranny of our government.
Now for the Militia to be truly well armed, they would need all the weapons that a army would have. Since it is clearly stated “keep and Bear” that would mean that the people shall be able to keep and bear any weapon that our military forces have, so that we the people can serve as a effective well armed militia as needed. Thus we need to wipe out every law that restricts and/or infringes that initial right, as provided by the founders,in any way.
Of course once at this starting point there is no longer a gun problem ,never actually was one, we just need to address the crime problem.