But that's not really the topic I was discussing. Someone else claimed America was a dangerous nation due to its gun laws. Someone replied to that saying that that was flawed logic as that would make China a dangerous nation as most people study Kung fu there. I replied to that statement by trying to explain why people trained in martial arts shouldn't be considered to be as dangerous as people armed with fire-arms.DjinnFor said:People are able to attack you at any time for any reason with anything.rutger5000 said:But there's a huge difference in people being able to attack you because they went through years of disiplined training to learn an art that requires a calm mind and self control, and people people being to attack you because they've got a tool that any drunken/deranged/psychotic/etc etc etc fool could use.
The point is, both are equally likely to happen in their respective countries. Compare statistics of Triad violence on tourists in China to instances of Bloods/Crips violence on tourists in America.rutger5000 said:One can actual pose a danger to you without being provoked, and the other is much more likely to leave you alone.
I know little of crime statistics, so I wouldn't be able to tell you where you're more likely to get mugged or killed. But do you really think that the Triad uses Kung Fu when they're mugging and killing people?