Naked Man Jumps Into Sunroof And Attacks Innocent Woman

 

Dallas police are investigating a shocking attack by a naked man who dove through a car’s open sunroof before assaulting the female driver,” wfaa.com reports. “‘A naked man jumped in,’ she told us, asking us to protect her identity. ‘He jumped in my car and he started attacking me . . . He started choking me, pulling my hair, pulling my eyes, and I couldn’t do anything,’ she said. As he clawed at her, the car skidded. Dallas police were there and tried to call the man off her, until they crashed. ‘I don’t know how much longer that attack would have lasted if [the police] weren’t there,’ the woman said.”

 

You may want to have a gun in your car. You know, just in case some crazy naked man wants to attack you through your sunroof. Wait..What? Come on Texas! You’re embarrassing me!

As funny as this story is (minus the woman getting attacked), it just goes to show that unexpected things happen because people are crazy. Being prepared at all times and being aware of your surroundings could save your life. She’s lucky the police were so close by.

Should Women Purchase Pink Guns?

I guess my constant Google searches and endless hours of looking at guns for sale has finally caught up to me. I am getting emails, tweets, phone calls, and Pinterest links sent to me with “Girly Guns”.

I have to say I have some mixed feelings about the bedazzled and painted guns that seem to only target female gun owners on the web and in stores. Because of these feelings, I have tried to think of why I like and dislike the idea of having a pink gun or something covered in rhinestones. I have also tried to look into why it is women are interested in these designs.

What about Pink? Just in case lol

I believe that a lot of women (not all) search for guns that look ‘less scary’. Picking up a small pink gun the size of your hand almost doesn’t register in your brain that you are holding a deadly weapon. Which makes me wonder- if you aren’t recognizing it as a dangerous weapon, would your attacker? This is one of the reasons that I have a bit of hesitation in purchasing a decorated gun. I don’t ever want to give my attacker any indication that I am not serious about defending myself or that my weapon is “too girly” to do any harm to a man, even if that isn’t true.

The next reason I think that women flock to these guns is because they are more ‘fashionable’ or ‘pretty’. To me, a gun is not something you sport around on your hip just to look good or feel pretty. Carrying a gun is serious business and needs to be treated like such. The other thing that I am confused about is a lot of these guns are meant for concealed carry. If you are meaning to keep it hidden from someone, then why choose a weapon designed to stick out? Now some women wear a TON of pink. In that case, I guess a pink concealed carry gun is probably a good choice. In the case that you are trying to hide in a dark corner somewhere, I have some concerns that a bright colored or bedazzled gun may give away my position if light catches it.

Another reason women lean towards this purchase is because it shows men that “this isn’t my husbands gun, it’s mine”. I have talked to a lot of women who feel empowered by having a gun that is unmistakably their’s. Heck, more power to them.

Let me dig a little deeper here. It’s not the little pink and black handguns that really bother me. It is more the “My Little Pony” and the “Hello Kitty” guns that I can’t stand.

Pink Savage Rascal Rifle .22 girl's rifle Accutrigger Unicorn

Bad Kitty for all the Bad ladies

Another issue I have with these is they look like toys. If something looks like a toy, it is pretty much assumed that it will be treated like a toy. If not by you, then possibly by a child. That being said, if not taught by their parents, any child could pick up a gun thinking it’s a toy.

Now to my biggest issue. I think that the way pink guns are being marketed towards women is a bit ridiculous, and quite frankly I think that is the main reason they bother me. It’s as if some believe women are only attracted to the style and color of the weapon and not to the fact that it’s a firearm. There has been one occasion where I was looking at a gun and was encouraged to go with the pink gun instead of a black one. To me, I felt like the man thought that I knew nothing about guns and would want that one just because it’s ‘pretty’. I then asked him “why this one over that one?” while pointing at the PX4 I had been wanting. He starred at me for a couple of seconds and then said “well because this one is popular with our female customers”. Wrong answer dude. Someone once phrased it “It’s as if I was looking at a car and the salesmen shows me the vanity mirror with pretty lights when I was about to ask a question about the engine”. That is exactly how I felt. I mean seriously now, guys do you have this problem? I don’t think so.

Finally, I feel like a lot of the negativity that goes towards pink guns is one of the main reasons that I haven’t considered purchasing one. Why do a lot of  the guys tend to laugh at the women who walk into a range with an ‘unmanly gun’? I surely don’t want to fall into this stereotype that women are weak and can’t own a ‘real’ gun. On the other hand, how would it make these guys feel having this pink gun wind up in the evidence tray for their case after getting shot? Yea.. I don’t think they’d feel too good about that one.

All in all, I have come to the conclusion that it’s just a color.  It by no means determines whether or not a woman is weak. It by no means takes away from the damage that the gun can do. Heck, it’s a ‘man’ gun with a coat of paint on top of it. Now will I ever purchase a pink gun? Probably not. Pink isn’t really my thing. But will I NEVER buy any colored gun? I wouldn’t go that far. This Tiffany Blue rifle is pretty cool 🙂

Tiffany POF and M&P

 

 

Selecting A Handgun: Women’s Perspective

I think it’s a pretty decent video for women who are looking to purchase a handgun. It’s always good to do your research to figure out exactly what you’re looking for. Also, ALWAYS shoot the gun before you purchase it. Most shooting ranges will have rentals that you can use to make sure that the gun you are shooting is comfortable for you.

Victim Speaks Out Against Gun Violence in a State with Heavy Gun Control Laws

As horrible as it is that this child was shot by some thug aiming for a his rival on the streets, this doesn’t make much sense to me.

How exactly can you speak out against gun violence in a state that has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the country? I thought that is why gun control laws were/are implemented in the first place; to stop gun violence. 

Most New York State gun laws are covered in two sections of New York Penal law: Article 265 – Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons; and Article 400 – Licensing and Other Provisions Relating to Firearms

Click here for a summary of Gun Laws in New York State.

Basically, if you want to purchase, possess, or carry a firearm in the state of New York, you have to go through flaming hoops, pay hundreds of dollars in fees, and have some special connections with people who have the authority to grant you access. 

So with these restrictive gun control laws in place, gun violence is still happening. If gun violence is still prevalent even in the presence of these laws, explain to me why we have these laws in the first place? Right, because law-abiding citizens aren’t the problem. 

Having to speak out against ‘gun violence’ when you already have gun control laws in place to prevent it just goes to show that gun control does not keep criminals from harming people. Gun control does not stop gun violence. Gun control does not stop gang members from accidentally shooting children or other innocent bystanders nor does it stop them from shooting at each other. All gun control does is take weapons away from citizens who rely on guns for self-defense while criminals still have them. 

Kareem Potomont was arrested and charged in the shooting with attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and assault. It has already been confirmed that victim was in the crossfire of a gang-related gun battle. Not to mention, Potomont has had 13 other prior arrests. Even in a state that doesn’t have strict gun control laws, he still couldn’t legally own a gun with that criminal background. Yet even in a heavily gun-restricted state, Potomont was able to get a hold of one anyway. Why? Because criminals don’t follow laws.

 

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. 

Founder of Safe Campus Colorado Believes Arming Women Won’t Stop Sexual Assault

Ken Toltz, the founder of Safe Campus Colorado, is pushing to ban concealed carry permits on college campuses because he doesn’t believe it would help a female stop an attacker.

According to Toltz, “Addressing the prevalence and risk of campus sexual assault shouldn’t be tied into a concealed gun issue,”

It’s separate and politicizes something that we’re not doing enough about. The statistics are really worrisome about how prevalent sexual assault is on college campuses. We’re not doing enough, and handing out guns is not the solution.”

Toltz would like to start a discussion on how to prevent and respond to sexual assault without the use of guns on campus. However, Amanda Collins, a student at a college campus in Nevada, strongly disagrees.

I think everyone would agree that more needs to be done to prevent sexual assaults, however campus carry isn’t trying to prevent sexual assaults. It’s about allowing women to be able to protect their bodies and preserve their lives if they find themselves in that situation, which they continually do.

Part of her argument is that carrying guns on campus was never meant to PREVENT sexual assault, but instead give women an opportunity to respond to the attacker in a way that could save their life. Her testimony is that her concealed gun stopped her from being a victim of sexual assault.

The sad truth is that 20% of college females are victims of a sexual assault attack on their campus. These women who have been sexually assaulted in the past DESERVE to feel safe, protected, and less vulnerable. They have a right to protect themselves from harm, yet Ken Toltz believes that taking away guns is the answer to preventing more women from being attacked.

Here are some statistics regarding rape and sexual assault on college campuses:

  • At least 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career. Hirsch, Kathleen (1990)”Fraternities of Fear: Gang Rape, Male Bonding, and the Silencing of Women.” Ms., 1(2) 52-56.
  • At least 80% of all sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001.
  • 48.8% of college women who were victims of attacks that met the study’s definition of rape did not consider what happened to them rape. Bureau of Justice Stats. “Sexual Victimization of Collegiate Women” 2000, US DOJ.
  • More than 70% of rape victims knew their attackers, compared to about half of all violent crime victims.Dennison, Callie. Criminal Victimization 1998. Bureau of Justice Stats, DOJ.
  • There are 35.3 incidents of sexual assault per 1,000 female students on a campus as recorded over a 6.91 month period (the academic year of ‘96 – ’97) as reported in the 2000 DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics report “The Sexual Victimization of College Women.”
  • On average, at least 50% of college students’ sexual assaults are associated with alcohol use Abbey et al., 1996a, 1998; Copenhaver and Grauerholz, 1991; Harrington and Leitenberg, 1994; Presley et al., 199). Koss (1988),Within the study’s nationally represented sample of college students the results found that 74% of perpetrators and 55% of rape victims had been drinking alcohol prior to the assault.
  • In a survey of high school students, 56% of girls and 76% of boys [some of whom may be incoming college freshmen] believed forced sex was acceptable under some circumstances. Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime, 1991.

Toltz’s attempt last year failed but this year, he seems more optimistic that enough signatures will be on his petition upon review by the Secretary of State by June 30. Toltz did not explain why his group is pushing a ban that will disarm law-abiding female gun owners who go through an extensive personal background check before being issued a concealed carry permit for self-defense. Also, he did not disclose any so-called ‘better recommendations’ to prevent sexual assault.

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I hope and pray that this movement fails and females will be permitted to continue to carry on campus.

Victim of Stabbing Heads To The Range

No one ever wants to be a victim of an attack, especially one so close to home. 

WBNS (CBS Columbus) reported that more women are seeking to arm themselves after a woman was attacked in their community in March. Rikki Whitaker was held at gun point and then stabbed after leaving an LA Fitness Gym in Hilliard, OH. She is now out of the hospital and learning self-defense. 

The article describes the courses that Whitaker has been involved in to receive her CCW permit.

It is an empowering feeling, but I know it’s a last resort. It’s not something you want to use, but at some point it’s something you could need to.”

-Rikki Whitaker

 

Though Whitaker has forgone weeks of training and course work, Ohio law offers law-abiding citizens a different option known as a Temporary Emergency License (TEL), which will allow someone to legally carry a gun before completing the 12 hours of state mandated training and waiting on a sheriff to issue a license, which can take up to 45 days. 

The TEL is only valid for 90 days and cannot be renewed for 4 years. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to what it takes to qualify for a TEL and a lot of gun-control nuts argued that this law would be abused. However, the low numbers are proving that this is just another thing they have wrong about guns. 

More Women Turning to Firearms For Self Defense

When compared to 2013, numbers from the Indiana State Police show an increase of 27% of females applying for a fire arm license within the first quarter of 2014.

Female gun ownership is rising fast. Thank goodness! Sadly this increase in sales and ownership is coming from recent Indiana homicides striking fear into female citizens. Women feel the need to protect themselves, as they should!

Rebecca Bartol jumped on this opportunity quickly and opened up a gun store catering to women called Femme Fatale Guns & Sporting Goods Inc. Along with her pink guns, purses, and feminine holsters, Bartol will also be working closely with certified instructors to get more women into classes and educate them on proper gun training, safety, and handling. The grand opening of her store was this month, and so far, it looks like sales are doing well.

We do have quite a few women who come in and are [saying], ‘I don’t have a firearm and I don’t know where to start,’ Bartol said.

 

As a girl, I can relate. I only wish I had access to a gun store that is targeted for women. The thought of walking into a gun store with a bunch of men intimidated me. I honestly think that if more stores like this were to open, more women would be encouraged to ask they questions they’re afraid to ask.

Aside from the spike in female gun ownership in Indiana, the trend stretches across the nation. According to the 2012 by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 61% of firearm retailers surveyed said they saw an increase in female customers.

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This makes me happy. You go ladies!

Why Women Should Be Armed

There comes a point in your life when you realize you aren’t some invincible being. Some of us take longer to come to this realization than others, but the fact of the matter stays the same.

As a woman I learned that I needed to realize that I’m not invincible. My husband isn’t always going to be there to protect me and neither are my friends, family, or even the police. Sadly, I came to this realization in a very scary situation that could have been truly harmful had I not been paying attention to my surroundings.

My first year in college, I went to a school that I absolutely hated. It was in the middle of nowhere with a McDonalds, a Wal-Mart, and some “shopping center” that seemed to be stuck in the 80’s. Not to mention, I knew NO ONE. My roommate was doing Lord only knows what every night stumbling in at 4 in the morning and no one in my dorm had anything in common with me. One night, I wanted to take a break from studying. I figured I would hit up that lame shopping center down the street and kill some time. Since it was really the only thing to do in the entire town besides get hammered, the front end of the parking lot was full. I parked a bit of a distance away from the first store I was going to go into but thought it would be fine because I pretty much had a straight shot to each store from my car. I walked around a bit, in and out of stores. When I was in one of the boutiques, I looked up at a mirror at the top of the wall and noticed 4 guys starring at me and whispering to each other on the other side of the isle I was in. I thought nothing of it but felt awkward and decided to move along. I got over to a pair of jeans and was surprised I actually found something more my style. So of course, I was going to try it on. As I was walking to the fitting room, I looked up and saw the 4 guys following me from a short distance. Being that there was hardly anyone in the store and I had an extremely uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach, I decided the jeans weren’t worth it and set them down. I walked over to a lady and her daughter and started a conversation. When I did that, they made their way over to the other side of the store. At this point, I thought “now’s my time.. I’m going to go back to my car”. I knew it was a long walk so I grabbed my keys and put each one in between a knuckle in my right hand. My dad always told me to do this as a last resort but I always thought he was crazy until then.

I quickened my pace and kept looking over my shoulder. I started thinking that maybe I was being completely paranoid and slowed down. About 30 seconds later, I looked over my shoulder and saw them walking in my direction through the parking lot. I started weaving in and out of cars and going down other lanes to see if they would follow. Surely enough they did. At this point, I was starting to panic and began walking very quickly (almost jogging) to my car which was still about 70 spaces away from me. I looked back over my shoulder and saw that they started jogging as well. I was officially spooked. I hit the alarm button on my car over and over again until it finally went off. They paused for a second but started jogging again. I’d had it. I was done. I knew my car door remote didn’t unlock the door and using my key seemed too risky. I tried to locate the safest place for me at this point and saw that one of the stores was probably closer than my car. I made a sharp right and sprinted towards the store. They kept jogging straight and stopped right around my car and waited for a bit. One of them was even leaning up against my trunk. I walked right up to the cashier so that I would be near someone, pulled my phone out, and called the police. They were there in about 15 minutes and I told them the whole story. The officer looked outside and at that point, they had left. He escorted me back to my car and followed me home to make sure they weren’t hiding out anywhere.

I didn’t sleep one bit. I kept thinking “now they know what my car looks like”. Being that there was nothing in this stupid town, they could easily drive around the dorms and figure out my general living area. I called my husband (my boyfriend at the time) and he immediately got into his car and drove 3 hours to come stay with me through finals week.

Back then I thought this was just a scary experience, but the more I think about it the more I realize that things could have gone so differently had I not just looked over my shoulder or chose not to run straight to my car. Holding my keys like the Wolverine in my hand made me feel safer, but in all reality, there is no way I could have taken on 4 men with only my keys. What was I going to do if they actually got to me? Yell “STOP! I have keys!”? It’s not like I am some huge, strong woman who could demand that they submit to my authority. Truth is, I don’t have the strength or the ability to protect myself from people who are  intentionally trying to cause me harm.

Then I think what if these 4 men DID follow me home and broke into my dorm room? What if they were armed? Honestly, what would I do at that point? The reason I was so scared was because there was nothing I could do. And I knew that.

As a woman, I want to be armed from people and experiences just like that one. Yes, I got away safely, but that’s not always the case. I don’t want to be left in a situation where I have to rely on my car keys or my mace to protect myself from danger. I don’t want someone to break into my house with a gun and not be left with one myself.

I believe that with each experience, we learn from mistakes and we grow as individuals. We get smarter and learn to think quickly on our feet. I learned that I should not go anywhere alone (especially at night) and ESPECIALLY in an area where the only people I have to rely on are police officers and a boyfriend who lived 3 hours away. I learned to be CONSTANTLY aware of my surroundings. I learned that I am NOT invincible and that I need a reliable way to defend my life. As of recently, I learned that the best way to do that is to train myself and never miss a shot.

Girls, you need to be armed. I don’t care if you’re a power-lifter, a professional wrestler, a champion fighter, or a feminist. Protect yourself. You never know what situation may arise and how you can/can’t handle it.

Stay safe ladies and practice often.

 

 

Texas Homeowner Shoots Intruder Early Easter Morning

On April 20 a Houston, Texas homeowner shot and killed an intruder who kicked in the door to the home. 

According to Click2Houston.com, the man allegedly kicked in the homeowner’s door around 4:50 a.m on Easter morning. 

The homeowner and his wife were at home at the time and police report “the 56-year old homeowner feared for his life.” He therefore “shot the intruder twice in the abdomen.” 

The intruder was “rushed to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.”

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Well, Happy Easter everyone!

I was a little surprised to read this from Breitbart earlier today. First off, kudos to the homeowners for defending themselves. That seems to be so frowned upon in this country. Yet, the silly thing is, if the homeowners were harmed/killed by the intruder, we’d hear nothing but “my condolences to the victims” but when the intruder is killed, we hear all about MORE GUN CONTROL. Pathetic. We just can’t win here can we?

My next comment is why on earth would this guy break in at 5am on Easter morning? Pretty much one of the only days out of the year in which everyone goes to church and he chooses to come in when he knows they’re home. 

Don’t get me wrong, it’s sad that this man died but please don’t spew off the “desperate times call for desperate measures”. This man should not have broken into anyone’s home regardless of whatever struggles he may have been facing at the time. I just hope the homeowner doesn’t get charged for anything. We’ve all seen how the alternative ends up. Don’t believe me? Look up my post from a couple of months back about the unarmed pregnant woman and legally blind man who were attacked, beaten, and raped in the middle of the night. I also might add that they were hardcore anti-gun advocates. Ironic, huh? That in their time of need, a gun could have saved them from such a horrific experience. 

Here’s something to make you chuckle- The top comment is from ‘Archie Bunker’ – “Well, Hillary just lost another voter”. Too bad the dead apparently vote too. Man, don’t get my hopes up Archie!