Much is being made of the US v. Rahimi the Supreme Court case that’s set for oral arguments on November 7. If you listen to the media and the gun control industry, you’d think the case is about making America safe for domestic abusers and subjugating women. Or something.
What the case is actually about is due process and determining if and when it’s constitutional to deprive an American of their civil rights — any of them — without their being convicted of a crime.
But here’s a tip for all of those shouting that allowing those under domestic violence restraining orders to retain their gun rights will bring about a Handmaid’s Tale type of society in which women are fair game for any man to use and abuse at his pleasure. There’s a tool out there that’s available to women who are, in general, at a distinct disadvantage in terms of size and strength when attacked by a man. And an Alabama woman was the latest to use one of these tools to save her own life.
A woman in Lauderdale County, in the far northeastern tip of the Yellowhammer State, opened fire at a man who tried to enter her home.
A woman said [John David] Baskins attempted to enter her residence, then threw bricks through the windows of the home. The woman, who was armed, fired several shots at Baskins. Authorities do not know if he was wounded.
Realizing that the armed woman wasn’t going to allow him to invade her home and do God knows what to her, Baskin torched the place before slithering off into the night, burning it to the ground (police are still searching for him). But that gun probably saved the woman’s life and allowed her to escape unharmed.
If you actually care about protecting women — not just disarming them and anyone else who dares to think of owning a gun — you’ll make firearm ownership easier and less expensive for them.