A lot of anti-rights cultists seem to extract no end of entertainment blathering on about the myth of how “guns are ‘bad news’ for women“, complete with proffering a seemingly endless stream of anecdotes and news stories to support their narrow-minded bigotry.
Of course, using the media as their sole source of information was only the first of their mistakes, but perhaps one of the most egregious errors committed by those cultists is mindlessly parroting the belief that women should be forced to be victims, whether they want to be or not. Thankfully, Mrs. Borepatch more than exposes the fallacy of that thinking:
Then, back at the range in NH, we met a woman who had been violently assaulted and who had vowed never to let it happen again. She was scary and sexy all at the same time. She showed off her arsenal and handed me a card for the Second Amendment Sisters, and something clicked, the light bulb went on and I saw the light. I wanted to be her, minus the rape. It seems so obvious now, but at the time it was a real revelation to me. Criminals are willing to break all kinds of laws, and if we keep law abiding citizens from owning guns then only the bad guys have them. If only the bad guys have guns, then they win, and you are more likely to be a victim. Now, who is at greater risk of being attacked?
I personally have no interest in being a victim. I will never be as fast or strong as an assailant, but my pistol levels the playing field, as long as I know how to use it, and am ready and willing to use it. I know it is only one part of the equation and I have to be aware of my surroundings, but I am getting there. I hope I never find myself in a position to need my “pretty Sig” in an emergency. I hope I only end up using it at the range for fun, but I do enjoy shooting and take a fair amount of pride in my new found ability. I love showing off my good groupings and hearing what a good shot I am.
Females are, on average, smaller, lighter, weaker, and frailer than those particularly disgusting individuals who would prey on them. Thankfully, being the smart little monkeys we are, we humans have developed a piece of technology that allows small, light, weak, frail individuals to effectively defend themselves against larger, heavier, stronger, more durable adversaries, and the use of this technology is blissfully independent from strength, or even stamina – of course that technology is the modern cartridge-loaded firearm.
Even a “pocket” .380, when properly employed by someone who is willing to actually use it, will level the playing field between a 110-pound-soaking-wet co-ed and a 300-pounds-of-solid-muscle rapist looking for an easy target… and yet anti-rights cultists would deny women the right of self-defense on the basis that, in their minds, “guns are ‘bad news’ for women“? ORLY? And what would these hoplophobes have women do in the case of assault/rape/mugging/etc.? Call the cops. And when the cops show up, what are they carrying? Oh, right, firearms. And what would those police officers use to apprehend the rapist, if they were able to, and if the criminal in question exhibited an unwillingness to go along peacefully? Uh, firearms.
So what was that about an inanimate, incapable-of-thought-or-independent-action tool being “bad news” for females, again? How about we just get to the heart of the matter, cut out the middle-man, and respect women’s rights to own property, engage in commerce, and defend themselves from aggressors… especially since it is well-documented that such self-defense actually works.
Why do anti-rights cultists think a disarmed-and-raped woman is morally superior to an armed-and-safe woman? Why are “gun control” advocates actively aiding and abetting criminals by encouraging the disarming of women?
And speaking of rape:
Update: one of my coworkers came to me this afternoon and told me that the girl forced to perform oral sex on this loser was her brothers girlfriend. She came to ask me about CCW training and purchasing a gun for self defense. I gave her all the necessary information and have offered any of my guns for her class and told her I would be more than happy to take her to the range anytime she wants. She has a bit of resistance from her Mom and boyfriend but I have assured her it’s not their decision…it’s hers.
Thankfully, the body of the particular scumbag in question is now somewhere around room temperature (or lower – I assume morgues refrigerate corpses), but by his own hand, and only after victimizing three women. How much better would it have been for those women if they did not live in a culture that ridicules and demeans them for wanting to take responsibility for their own safety? How disgusting is it that certain people want to disarm women, if not all people, “for their own safety”, despite the fact that doing so tends to make people less safe?
To be certain, some people do misuse firearms, and some people target women while doing so. That is indeed unfortunate, and those individuals responsible should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, but attempting to punish all American citizens by way of additional “gun control” legislation just because some people cannot function in society is simultaneously farcical and unacceptable. We are not ants, we do not live in a colony, and we are not responsible for each others’ actions.
We are responsible, however, for acknowledging and respecting each others’ rights and choices, and it is high damned time for the “gun control” supporters to realize that.
(Courtesy of Dead Man Dance.)