Rape is the 800-pound gorilla in the gun control room. The antis can’t very well suggest that civilian disarmament will stop rape, can they? Rapists use their sheer size and strength against their victims, not to mention edged weapons. Nor can gun grabbers maintain that a potential victim with a gun won’t stop a rape, can they? Actually they do, claiming that a rapist will use a woman’s gun against them. And with that, the antis feel perfectly justified denying women the single most effective anti-rape defense there is. As far as I’m concerned . . .
anyone who prevents a women from exercising her natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms is waging a War on Women®. As for alternative methods for defending against rape – rape whistle/alarm, pepper spray, knife – sure, why not?
For one thing, unless a woman lives in CA, DE, IA, IN, MD, ME, MT, ND, SD, VT, WY, AK or NH, the minimum age for carrying a firearm is 21. Common sense says that women between the ages of 18 – 21 – especially those women away from home at university – face a statistically higher risk of rape than older women. So until firearms freedom is restored to the states not on that list, they should have some sort of anti-rape weapon.
For another, why not carry those weapons? As for the Guardian Locket anti-rape device mentioned above, well, here are the deets [via losangeles.cbslocal.com]:
The locket uses a cellular chip to alert loved ones and the police that the wearer is being attacked through a discrete button on the back of the locket.
“When you click it once, it’ll send you a false phone call to ward off any predators that may be lurking around,” she explained. “With another two clicks, it’ll send your current location to the local authorities and whoever else you have listed on the app.”
Wait. What? How does a false phone call ward off rapists? And how in the world is anyone going to get to the victim in time to save them from rape?
There’s more than the usual politically-correct feel-good impracticality in play here. What you’re looking at is the end result of a disarmed population: cheap tricks to divert disarmed civilians from the truth about guns. That guns are the single best tool a person – male or female – can use to protect themselves from the threat of death or grievous bodily harm, which includes rape. Period. [h/t DrVino]