Something that came up this weekend teaching a CCW class:
If you use marijuana for medicinal purposes, PTSD relief, or just to “relax”, just be aware that it doesn’t matter if it is legal in your state, it is still a federal crime and you are banned from buying a firearm. If you decide to buy a firearm, read the 10 questions very carefully and make your decision on how to respond.
I’m not sure I understand. Is it just because it’s a poor substitute to learning compared to other methods/experiences that people could have instead of staring at a projection on the wall for an hour? I have a professor who I’ve never seen use PowerPoint in class. You should be able to easily listen to him speak, because only boring people give boring lectures (wink, wink), and I don’t think he feels like it leads to as much learning, or something along those lines.
I’d want to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I think PowerPoint is badly overused by lazy people who just don’t want to put in the work necessary to have something interesting to say and who hope that pretty slides will make up for lack of substance. However, it can also be quite valuable in highlighting the key points of a complex presentation. The brain does tend to focus on bullet points better than just a bunch of text projected onto a screen.
I was referring to the massive use from the military side. A lot of “leaders” throw up a power point, tell everyone to read the slide and comment. No teaching involved, especially those who lack personal experience in the subject they are teaching. How do you even throw up a power point on CQB tactics when you spent your whole career in logistics? True story.
My background is in Kali, which I was fortunate enough to study on a regular basis for several years. My Silat training was picked up on various military bases, when I was able to find an instructor. In recent years, due to lack of instructors in my area or where I was working, I started training in Krav Maga. Silat / Kali training is excellent in teaching cross over movements with canes, BO’s, sticks, and even umbrellas. Perhaps there someone here who has deeper background, because, I am certainly no expert.
Figured I’d run it by you because you always have some useful and interesting info about the subject.
I really have to ratchet down on the safe handling and procedures with him now to get them ingrained.
We haven’t used it yet, as I have to get a few hay bails for a backstop, but we should be breaking it in soon enough.
And tips or pointers that you have would be appreciated. He used the regular sights on a lower velocity Crossman last year and a little this year, and did as well as could be expected for a young kid afraid of loud noises.