So what is your first reaction when you hear the following statement?
“Women shouldn’t have guns to protect themselves from men. The attacker can just take it away and end up using it against her.”
I don’t know what you’d say, but to that I give a big “HA!”.
Let’s use the most recent example. Zara Adil was working her normal shift at her family’s tobacco store, when two men came in to rob her. One of the men came behind the counter and held a gun to her while demanding she open her register. He set the gun down to get the cash and she took it. Did he attack her? Yes. But he did not get the gun back from her AND he ended up being shot in the shoulder.
We also have this story reported from SCNow:
A Columbia woman who admitted shooting a former boyfriend in her apartment at 2807 Schoolhouse Road on Feb. 21 acted in self defense and will not be charged “at this time,” Columbia police chief Skip Holbrook said in a news release.
The unnamed woman called 911 around 7:30 p.m. and told police she had shot her ex-boyfriend with his own gun after he dropped it during a physical struggle. The man, identified by the county coroner as Jermaine A. Johnson, 33, had a “documented history of domestic violence allegations,” Holbrook said. The woman was in the process of getting an order of protection against him and had met with the police.
Obviously this woman was at risk and she decided to take matters into her own hands and fight back, just like Adil did earlier this week. Saying that women shouldn’t have guns because men can overpower them is just another weak argument made to try to scare women out of believing they have the power to defend themselves. Arming women gives them MORE of an opportunity to defend themselves in a horrible situation, not less.
I don’t understand this logic one bit. Liberals are all about women’s rights, feminism, and “more power to the woman”, yet they want to depict women as defenseless little beings who can’t control a firearm and would just give-up during an attack?
So ladies, don’t fall for this and allow such a ridiculous argument to discourage you from getting armed. Take classes, go to the range, and familiarize yourself with your gun. If you’re confident on how to handle a firearm and what to do in the event of an attack, you are NOT going to be the weaker individual..
Click here to read Buckeye Firearms Association’s argument.