What would you do, ladies, if a man with a rifle was attempting to drug and rape you? I would highly suggest shooting the perp as soon as you recognize the threat. There are, of course, non-ballistic alternatives. If you don’t have a gun, use those. But if you do, you are well within your rights to perforate the perp. Best case: you have a gun. Because the scenario described above is an anomaly. If you’re disarmed . . .
odds are you won’t have the chance to call the police until after a sexual assault. If then. How long did it take for the cops to arrive? Not specified. But it was a lot longer than immediately. As they say, when seconds count the police are only minutes away. Not to coin a phrase, keep calm and carry on.