Why do gun control advocates care so little about the welfare of women? That’s a fair question given the fact that women are most often the victims of domestic violence and abusive current and ex-boyfriends and husbands. Combine that with the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex’s perpetual efforts make it as difficult as possible for Americans, women included, who find themselves in bad situations to defend themselves with the best tool for the job, and you have a situation where smaller, weaker individuals are easy prey for larger, more aggressive attackers.
We don’t want to imagine what might have happened to a South Carolina woman whose ex broke into her home, beat up her significant other, and kidnapped her last week. Fortunately her attacker, Rodney Nixon, probably wasn’t the sharpest tool on the workbench.
Nixon and the woman went to a nearby home and asked a man to drive the two to his car and give it a jump start, Shore said.
“The homeowner agreed to do that, and he lets them get into the back seat of his car and puts the jumper cables up front,” (Anderson County Coroner Greg) Shore said. “He’s going to drive back to where their car broke down, but when he backs out of the driveway, he (Nixon) pulls a gun out and says, ‘Just keep driving.’”
The man Nixon nabbed told him his car needed gas. Nixon let him pull into a station, and then got out of the car to fill it up himself. But he apparently left his handgun in the backseat with the woman.
Nixon got out of the vehicle to pump gas, and the woman got control of the gun, shooting Nixon, who collapsed and died at the station, Shore said.
“She fired while he was outside pumping the gas,” Shore said.
And with that, the woman likely saved her own life and that of the homeowner.
Firearms are the great equalizer. They allow victims who are overpowered or outnumbered a fighting chance in life-or-death situations. That makes no difference to those who willfully disregard the millions of successful defensive gun uses in the US every year. And why we remind readers of them every chance we can.