Excerpted from the book, A Masters Guide to the Way of the Warrior
By Stefan H. Verstappen
Better to have a gun and not need it,
than to need a gun and not have one.
While many martial arts schools teach a variety of ancient weapons, which is an exciting if quaint pursuit, to live like a warrior in the modern age, and not as a slave, you need to own a firearm.
There are two arguments in favor of every warrior and every family owning a firearm.
The first and most crucial reason is the fact that the state does not want you to have guns. This alone should be reason enough to get a gun.
It is a little known fact that the overwhelming majority of murders within a society are committed by the state. This is called Democide and in the last century, it is estimated that 174,000,000 to 262,000,000 citizens were murdered by their own governments. (1)
Proof that an armed population is a deterrent to tyranny is the fact that all tyrannies have first sought to disarm their populations. A quick study of history shows that anytime the state wants to disarm its population they have sinister intentions.
The list of governments disarming its population only to inflict mass murder and genocide goes back through 3000 years of history.