Over at The New York Times, ‘The Return of the Sex Wars’ focuses on the issue of campus rape. “Student activists object to rape-prevention programs incorporating warnings about the risk heavy drinking poses. They say that questioning how much a female student drinks is like questioning her choice to wear a short skirt — just another form of victim blaming.” By the same token, anti-gun activists assert that claiming “it should have been a defensive gun use” after an assault puts the “blame” for a victim’s victimization on the victim rather than the perp. Obviously, a perp bears full and ultimate responsibility for a violent attack. But . . .
don’t adults carry some responsibility for their own defense? If they fail to carry a firearm in their own defense (or the defense of their loved ones or other innocent life), you can’t blame them for being the victims of violent crime, can you? By the same token, can we blame violent crime on governments that restrict of prohibit Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? Let the blame game begin!