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As sad and tragic as the Wisconsin shooting was , we should not let this opportunity go without ushering a grassroot change in the community at large and the youth in particular.

This is a wake up call - todays sikhs are neither saints nor soldiers. We have zero interest in studying SGGS or shastar (contemporary like guns as well as traditional like kirpans and siri sahib).

My suggestions are (feel free to critique / add/modify) -

To revive our martial spirit -

  • We should strive to join army reserves / fulltime service or law enforcement for a couple of years - to become very good with contemporary weapons as well as other aspects of urban combat such as strategy.
  • Join a martial arts school to become proficient with unarmed combat , afterall our body is also a weapon.
  • Get a firearms license and practise in a shooting range to improve marksmanship

To educate people about sikhi -

  • Invite gora , kalas, china, hispanic colleagues / friends to gurughar - arrange a service in english and then serve them with langar - the point to get across is we would have served Michael Page with same love without evangelizing.
  • Arrange a lecture about "what is sikhi" at your school / workplace.

To better understand our faith ourselves -

  • Start studying SGGS from page 1 to understand gurus' true philosophy
  • Listen to gurbani keertan as much as possible

This is by no means a comprehensive list - other members please chip in with your suggestions.

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As sad and tragic as the Wisconsin shooting was , we should not let this opportunity go without ushering a grassroot change in the community at large and the youth in particular.

This is a wake up call - todays sikhs are neither saints nor soldiers. We have zero interest in studying SGGS or shastar (contemporary like guns as well as traditional like kirpans and siri sahib).

My suggestions are (feel free to critique / add/modify) -

To revive our martial spirit -

  • We should strive to join army reserves / fulltime service or law enforcement for a couple of years - to become very good with contemporary weapons as well as other aspects of urban combat such as strategy.
  • Join a martial arts school to become proficient with unarmed combat , afterall our body is also a weapon.

To educate people about sikhi -

  • Invite gora , kalas, china, hispanic colleagues / friends to gurughar - arrange a service in english and then serve them with langar - the point to get across is we would have served Michael Page with same love without evangelizing.
  • Arrange a lecture about "what is sikhi" at your school / workplace.

To better understand our faith ourselves -

  • Start studying SGGS from page 1 to understand gurus' true philosophy
  • Listen to gurbani keertan as much as possible

This is by no means a comprehensive list - other members please chip in with your suggestions.

yeah i agree thats a great idea but i wouldnt wanna join another country's army

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