I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I love it. However, there are many other aspects of the fighting game including striking, wrestling, etc. When they are all combined together, it is simply known as "Mixed Martial Arts" or as the acronym "MMA". Bruce Lee stressed that tradition and ki (pronounced as "chee", which means "life-force") are useless in a real fight scenario. Bruce Lee's martial art of Jeet Kune Do is a collaboration of all of the effective parts of different martial art forms; MMA is essentially Jeet Kune Do.
Observe how far ki gets you in a real fight. Apparently the Kiai Master doesn't even need to come in contact with his opponents to defeat them. Something surely doesn't make sense here...
As you can see, ki and the like get you nowhere. They do not exist. I chose this because it is a prime example of illogical myths and tradition versus stone-cold reality. Face it.
As genuine as the tragedy at Virginia Tech is, the accessibility to guns is not to blame. The psychotic lunatic behind the trigger is. He could have just as easily walked around with a kitchen knife and murdered people; are we suppose to put ridiculous controls on those as well?
Meanwhile, I've found some gun control facts.
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
It has now been 12 months [possibly longer now] since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.
The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent!) In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. (Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!)
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months,since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY.
Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in "successfully ridding Australian society of guns."[Source:http://www.sickone.com/gunfacts.html]