In Wednesday’s post, we heard from Canton, OH City Council President Alan Schulman who’s morally outraged by the proliferation of citizens legally carrying guns in his city. Not to mention the country as a whole. Councilman Schulman’s been terribly inconvenienced, having to “sit every week and listen to our citizens say, ‘we want to be protected.’”
Schulman reassured Cantonites (Cantonese?) that in fact, they “are being protected.” Good to know. Now maybe he’ll call the woman who was abducted as she drove to work at 5:20 am Monday and tell her that she really was being protected. Or does the Councilman think that was really too early for her to have been out and about?
Perhaps the City Council President will also call ‘Mary’ in the video at the link and explain to her how she, too, was being protected as she was being raped in the back seat of her car.
Certainly there were things both of these women could have done to reduce the chances of their being victimized. Simple things like locking their cars. But if it were up to Councilman Schulman, one option for protecting themselves they definitely wouldn’t have is carrying a gun. As Schulman said, that would be “completely insane.”