Re: Ueshiba vs. Gun Squad
as always, some people will interpret this story literally, some figuratively, and some in between.
frankly, i don't see what is so unbelieveable about this story. teino tenkan is (IMHO) the foundation of aikido. it is always the first technique we practice in the dojo.
this story simply reinforces the notion that you can dodge *any* attack if you are behind it before it happens. the story is not important, the moral of the story is what's important.
same with religion: some people think it's fairy tales, some people take it literally. in my opinion, the significance of religion lies in the purpose.