Apparently I need to start using bold font or all uppercase or something, because it is becoming increasingly clear that you all just are not getting the message: guns are "bad news" for women, period, end of story, no debate. So with that obvious fact again expressed (I mean, really, how many times am I going to have to say it before y’all start listening?), I wish you folks would stop founding made-up organizations like Women Against Gun Control:
An increasing number of women are concluding that, when it comes to an encounter with an attacker, "Guns are a girl’s best friend."
The reason is simple: Guns are the great equalizer. Guns give women a fighting chance.
Whether a woman is physically fit or not, a gun is the one thing that can equal a man’s strength.
But increasingly, the freedom to own, carry, or use a gun in self-defense is, itself, under attack. And increasingly, the perpetrators are women — women like Sarah Brady, Hillary Clinton, Diane Feinstein, Janet Reno, and Barbara Boxer , to name a few. Women who claim that turning us into a nation of unarmed, helpless victims is the answer to crime.
… and stop trying to normalize obviously extremist, abnormal, and anti-social behaviors like politely openly carrying in public:
“So why do you carry that?”
(Pointing at SD) “To keep her safe.”
Counselor #2 chimes in with “Yeah. I wouldn’t want to carjack your car.”
I said “That’s pretty much the point.”
I saw the light bulb go off over the head of Counselor #1. And she said she’d like to learn how to shoot. I told her I’d be happy to help point her in the right direction and the next time Michael W. came to visit we could maybe set something up.
That’s a conversation that never would have happened if I’d been carrying concealed. We’re winning — one at a time.
… and I really, really wish you would stop doing things as foolish as deciding not to live your life in fear and that it is time for rapists to operate in fear:
And I will not live my life in fear: not only do I refuse to, but it’s just not in my nature. But more than ever– even more than when I first decided to take the class and get my CPL– I want the option to carry a gun when I feel I might need it.
But what if just, say, 20% of we “easy marks” were properly trained and carrying firearms? It would completely change the power dynamic out there for everyone if it became impossible to predict which potential victims were also a fatal error. Every victim becomes Schrödinger’s victim, an unknown outcome until you open that box. Every attack, every attempt to harm, becomes a serious gamble.
I prefer the idea of being the wrong answer.
I mean, honestly, if more women start developing this can-do, take-care-of-themselves mentality, then they might start actively and effectively defending themselves from rapists, and then where would those poor, misunderstood choir boys be? And where would the fact that guns are "bad news" for women be if rapists and muggers and murderers and whatnot else started dropping like flies? I mean, think of the women, people!
… Oh wait…
(As with my previous posts in this category, it saddens me that I have to specify this, but I know I do: the entire above post was written very sarcastically, and with good reason. The entire notion that guns are "bad news" for women is absurd on its face, and both it and those who promulgate it should be treated with the utmost contempt.)