Women shouldn’t have guns because it can be used against them

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.

Miss USA Attacked By Twitter for Suggesting Self-Defense for Women

MISS USA SUGGESTS SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN, TWITTER LOSES IT

By  on 6.9.14 | 2:13PM via The Spectator 

When asked about sexual assaults on college campuses last night during the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, now Miss USA, delivered what most would deem a fairly noncontroversial response:

“I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public. But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”

Shockingly enough, the eternally outraged #YesAllWomen camp was not happy with Sanchez’s answer. Feminists took to Twitter to express their shock and outrage that a woman would suggest individual empowerment as a means of combatting rape.

“I get that the college sexual assault problem can’t be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer.‪#MissUSA,” tweeted Elisa Benson, senior community manager at Cosmopolitan.

Another Twitter user had a novel idea: “Sorry miss Nevada. we do not need to teach women how to better defend ourselves. We need to teach men not to feel entitled to rape‪#missusa.”

I hate to be the one to inform these women, but “don’t rape” is already on the curriculum.

According to feminists, women shouldn’t need to defend themselves against rape, and that’s true. People shouldn’t need to defend themselves against murder, theft, or terrorist attacks either. It’s horrific that people commit these crimes, and in a perfect world they wouldn’t. But rapists and murderers and terrorists are a fact of life. It’s not that the messaging campaigns around these issues aren’t effective; it’s that there are terrible people in this world. Instead of focusing solely on collective shaming, why not also focus on steps women can take to protect themselves?

Honestly, when I saw this article, I had no idea how to respond. How can anyone deny that women learning proper forms of self-defense is a good idea? I don’t care if you’re a feminist or not, don’t be stupid. Come to the realization that men are physically STRONGER than women. Teaching yourself how to defend yourself could actually save your life. Think about it. Most attackers are not looking for women who will fight back. They look for certain markers, like women in high heels makes it harder to run. It’s also the same reason why women are drugged or under the influence of alcohol–because it makes it easier for the predator to attack you without the risk of a struggle.

Something needs to be done here. 1 out of 5 college women are raped. Do you honestly think the only reason for this is because we aren’t properly educating men on what rape is? I definitely don’t think so. I think the main reason is people are sick, violent, and twisted. Everyone knows rape is wrong, which is why they come up with excuses such as “well she said yes at first”. It’s because they know what they have done is wrong and they are trying to justify it with an excuse. Well I don’t buy it.

Ladies, you want to empower yourselves and feel strong even next to a man? Learn how to protect yourself. Whether it be martial arts or a gun, you need SOMETHING. You should never feel like you should just lie down and take it. There is no excuse for rape.

Now for my final comment. Stop attacking Miss USA. Her point is 100% valid in the fact that she doesn’t want any woman exposed to this horrible act. I’m behind her on this every step of the way.

Anti-gun Journalist Admits Wife Wished for Gun When Criminal Struck

Anti-gun Journalist Admits Wife Wished for Gun When Criminal Struck

 

Don’t you just love titles like that? Putting my amusement aside, this is one of the main reasons I argue my point to anti-gun advocates.

Later on, Williams remarked, “Guns do not make me feel secure. Guns scare me. And it seems to me that we have an invitation here to have more guns.” – 

This has been one of my main points since the get-go. People are afraid of guns. Seeing a gun when you know how to handle them properly doesn’t normally strike you with fear. Most of the time, you can tell if someone is trained or not simply by how they are holding their gun, what their stance is like, etc. Having this knowledge and educating yourself on proper gun handling and training could save your life, so why are people afraid of it? Because people are afraid of what they don’t understand and what they’ve never done. Think back to when you first learned to drive a car. Did the thought of having NO idea what you were doing freak you out a bit? It sure did for me! Driving now has become second nature. The same thing happens with a gun.

Secondly, once people realize that they CAN be victims of crime, they start to look at the world in a whole new light. My post yesterday about the naked man attacking a woman through her sunroof– did you listen to her in the video? She was sobbing, saying how afraid she was now because she didn’t know that could happen to her. She also commented that this incident has made her more aware of her surroundings. Now think back to the post I put about a week ago on my own personal experience. I was just some care-free college student walking around alone in a dark parking lot at night. Did I think anything could happen to me? No. Do I realize now that I could be attacked at any moment? Yes, because things happen. Attackers don’t come after you when they feel that you are aware that they’re there. Now this lady. She had her back turned and was messing with her credit card. Boom. Her car was stolen. LUCKILY she wasn’t hurt. Things like this could happen to me or you or anyone else at any moment. Call me paranoid, I don’t really care.

Carrying a gun is for YOUR safety. Studies have shown that carrying a gun actually makes your attacker LESS likely to target you.

The work of Florida State Professor of Criminology Gary Kleck determined that “[r]obbery and assault victims who used a gun to resist were less likely to be attacked or to suffer an injury than those who used any other methods of self-protection or those who did not resist at all.”