Liberal Advice on How to Stop a Sexual Attack

Yesterday, I posted about Ken Toltz, the founder of Safe Campus Colorado, and his intent to ban concealed carry on campus even if it means taking away most womens’ only true/reliable form of self-defense during an attack. 

I then started wondering, ok well if guns are taken away from these females, what do they expect them to do in the event that they are a victim of a sexual assault? 

Here are some “preventative tips” given to help prevent yourself from being a victim of an attack:

What To Do If You Are Attacked

These tips are designed to help you protect yourself on campus, in town, at your home, or while you travel.  These are preventative tips and are designed to instruct you in crime prevention tactics.

1. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.

2. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead!  It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.

3. Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.

4. Don’t take time to look back; just get away.

5. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.

6. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.

7. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.

8. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!

9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.

10. Remember, every emergency situation is different.  Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.”

 

Let’s go through these:

1- “Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself”. EXACTLY. I am being realistic about my ability to fight off an attacker (possibly multiple attackers) which is why I choose to arm myself with a weapon I can rely on. I can kick, scream, punch, and bite all I want but in the end, men are stronger than women. 

2- “Your instinct may be to scream. Go ahead! It may startle your attacker and give you the opportunity to run.” MAY being the key word here. It MAY startle your attacker. That’s no guarantee. And just because he is thrown off or startled for one second, doesn’t mean he won’t come running after you if you try to escape, covering your mouth the second time around. 

3- “Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them”. Great, so you’re best option for me is to run away screaming? How on earth is that protecting yourself?

4- “Don’t take time to look back, just get away”. Yes, because it is just so easy to get away from someone who is intentionally trying to harm you. This tip is assuming you’ve already escaped their grasp. Ok, so what do you do if you haven’t?

5- “If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense”. Well that’s interesting. So you are recommending that these women take a non-violent approach and refuse to cooperate? That makes a lot of sense, because you know every girl wants to cooperate and be a victim of rape. (This sentence is oozing with sarcasm just in case that isn’t obvious). Basically what I get out of reading this is “Don’t struggle or fight, just let him rape you”. Sick.

6- “Tell your attacker you have a disease or are menstruating”. Please show me a situation in which this actually worked. Most rapes are thought out and planned by someone the victim knows. Don’t you think they would have already taken these possibilities into consideration before the attack? Not to mention, if someone wants to harm you, threatening them with your period isn’t going to do much good. 

7- “Vomiting or urinating also may convince the attacker to leave you alone”. There’s that key word again. ‘May’ implying that there is a chance this won’t stop your attacker. It’s like this advice is coming from sea creatures or toads. Peeing on yourself is not a self-defense mechanism! Not to mention, there are only so many times that you can use the restroom and some people are too pre-occupied or scared to vomit on demand. Let’s just embarrass and degrade the poor girl while you’re at it. 

8- “Yelling, hitting, or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!” This isn’t always an option. What if your attacker comes up from behind and pins you down? Yelling won’t do you much good if no one is around. Plus, try and tell me that victims of rape in the past didn’t do everything in their physical power to stop the attack. Could it possibly help? Sure, but a lot of the time, hitting and biting will not phase the attacker due to the high levels of adrenaline. 

9- “Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm”. Yes, and the opposite applies as well. Lack of action may also cause you more harm. 

10- “Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is more important“.That has got to be my favorite line, especially being that it is coming from a liberal. So basically they are saying you have the right to decide which action is most appropriate in these situations, yet they want to tell you that you can’t have a gun? Wait a second, I though ONLY I COULD DECIDE WHICH ACTION IS MORE IMPORTANT? But I guess that doesn’t count because THAT action doesn’t meet their standards. 

 

Even if these recommendations end one attack, it doesn’t end the intent of the criminal for good. That means he can come back and do the same thing to someone else, someone else who might not be so lucky to get away. I don’t want to rely on forcing myself to vomit or urinate in order to save my life. I don’t want to ever have to live with the fact that a rapist would be out to harm another girl because all I did was pee on myself. I’ll stick with my gun. That way my life will be saved along with future women who may have encountered the same attacker. 

Carry concealed, ladies. Your attacker won’t know what hit him. 

“Guns Everywhere” Bill Passed In Georgia

Guns Everywhere (let that sink in for just a minute).

That pretty much sums up what the recent bill that passed in Georgia where state citizens are permitted to carry their firearms anywhere at anytime. Your school, the local bar up the street, the DMV, the airport, your church, you name it. Teachers and administrators will now allowed to be armed on campus.

Ok, well before you get TOO excited, it isn’t all that simple. It should more or less be called the “Guns ALMOST Everywhere”  bill.

Carrying in a government facility is only allowed if there are not security guards already present and carrying a gun in any of these places can still get you a ticket (with about the same consequences as a speeding ticket).

I keep thinking more and more about this bill.. I do not know that guns need to be present in a church. I mean, as far as I know, I don’t see or hear of many church shootings. However, if that was the only place where guns weren’t allowed, would it open up doors for criminals to WANT to go to a church instead of a school to attack because they know no one is armed?

Another place I am not sure would be a great idea would be the bar. You’re advised not to operate heavy machinery while under the influence of alcohol or drugs because in inhibits your ability of knowing what’s right and wrong. It also messes with your perception obviously! I’ve run into some pretty angry people at the bar, literally. From my experience (and your’s may be different), violent people become even more violent while under the influence.

Alright, now to the areas I am sure about. I 100% support allowing teachers and administrators to carry at school. Most if not all ISD employees are required to undergo extensive background checks. Heck, some schools even require that their employees go through training on how to deal with a violent student. If they pass their background checks, random drug/alcohol screenings, and have to go through gun safety and violence preventative training, they why shouldn’t they be allowed to carry? Why should they not be ENCOURAGED to carry? Now before all your anti-gun lunatics go nuts over what I just said, hold your pants for just a second. When I say that teachers and campus administrators should be allowed to carry, I also think that there should be rules in place for appropriate times to use your weapon. If a student is yelling or threatening, I believe there are better ways to handle the situation. But think about this- If a student brings a gun to school and plans to use it on his/her peers, who is at the disadvantage if he/she is the only one armed or has access to a firearm? You are. Your students are. Your kids are. Your friends are. Everyone accept for the student holding the gun.

Do you honestly think that the result of past school shootings would have been more damaging if faculty were armed and properly trained on how to use a firearm? What about employees at banks? Or pharmacies?

I also wouldn’t be against having legal carry in airports. If something goes wrong, you have easy access in favor of your defense.

Well, Mindy Fischer certainly disagrees..

We have a reported 300 million guns in this country right now. When is enough enough America?? When will we value human life more than our beloved guns?? We need to really stop and take a look at all of the senseless gun violence every single day, most of which no longer even gets reported because we’ve all become so immune to it. Look at all of the mass shootings that we’ve had…that we continue to have…and that will surely go on. Look at Congress doing nothing to pass common sense  legislation.

Instead, what are they passing? They are passing things like Georgia’s House Bill 875, which expandsStand Your Ground and allows people to carry these massive amounts of loaded guns absolutely everywhere. And when more guns equals more deaths, will we all act shocked? Honestly, I just can’t even wrap my head around this type of legislation. Not in this country. Not in this century. Is this really who we’ve become?”

As much as I can KIND OF see her point, this law is not a bad thing. When will the value of human life be more than our beloved guns?! Can’t you people see that human life is of value which is why we want to protect it? When a criminal has a gun, who do you call? The police. And what do police do to stop a threat? The use their guns. Why do we need that middle man step when we can train to protect ourselves? Once again, look at the states who have banned guns. Is crime rate higher or lower? I hate to tell you this but IT IS HIGHER. Criminals don’t follow laws. That’s why they’re criminals! Like I said earlier, if you’re not armed and a criminal is, who is at the disadvantage? Who is going to get hurt? Who’s friends, family, neighbors, are going to get hurt? YOUR’S.

Finally, let’s take a look at the new gun law in Connecticut and compare it to Georgia. What do you think will happen in CT if police implement the No-Knock invasion to confiscate guns? People will fight back to protect their families and their constitutional right to bear arms. This will result in either the loss of life for the citizen or for the officers. I guarantee you. Now, I’ll try to play devil’s advocate with the GA law. Let’s say after this law passes, all the crazy nuts decide to go on a killing spree because they can now carry everywhere and anywhere they want. Don’t the good citizens have the same right? Will they or won’t they use their right to protect you and anyone else against these loons? Or we can look at it from a different standpoint. Is it a possibility that because guns are allowed everywhere for anyone that the state has created a deterrent from gun violence? If you were a crazy killer and were given a gun in a state where EVERYONE else has one, do you think you would reconsider your “master plan”? Because the end result would not look so good for you now would it?

All I am saying is that I encourage people utilize their right for defense, and implementing this law may not be the BAD HORRIBLE CRAZY STUPID DANGEROUS idea that you’re screaming about.

What are your thoughts?