“A U.S. academic has been gang raped in Papua New Guinea by nine armed men who hacked off her blonde hair and left her husband tied naked to a tree,” dailymail.co.uk reports. “The 32-year-old woman, who was conducting research into exotic birds in a remote forest on Karkar Island, was walking along a bush track with her husband and a guide on Friday when they were set upon by the gang armed with knives and rifles. Her husband and the guide were stripped and bound by the men, who then used a bush knife to hack off the woman’s hair before raping her in a terrifying ordeal lasting 20 minutes.” The right to armed self-defense is a human right. Wherever it’s prohibited, whether that’s Chicago Illinois or Papua New Guinea, bad things happen. Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves—and endangering us all.