Recently, Obama’s website sent out an e-mail soliciting people’s “gun violence” stories and reasons they support gun control. You probably won’t see any stories there about how guns were used to defend someone or save someone’s life. Those stories won’t be allowed. They only allow stories from people who were victims of gun violence and who support more gun control laws.
Of course, according to Colorado state representative Paul Rosenthal, there are plenty of other methods of self-defense that don’t involve the use of a firearm. Mace, tasers, Judo and even the “buddy system” can be used to protect yourself from a murderer or rapist.
And another Colorado state representative Joe Salazar said that just because a woman feels like she might be raped doesn’t mean that she will be. In other words, it might not be “legitimate” rape. And a paranoid female student wouldn’t want to accidently kill someone who wasn’t actually going to rape her. And this is why female students shouldn’t be carrying guns on campus, and this is why, he said, we have “call boxes, safe zones and whistles.”
What would these gunophobic lawmakers say to Amanda Collins, a student at the University of Nevada who was raped at gunpoint in a gun-free “safe zone” about 50 feet away from the campus police, whose office was closed at the time she was raped? She even had a concealed carry permit, but because of state law, she was forbidden to carry on campus.
She was on her way to her car in the parking garage with a group of friends, but her car was the only one on the ground floor. The rapist was crouched behind a truck, and when she passed by, he came from behind, grabbed her and raped her at gunpoint on the garage floor.
The rapist went on to rape 2 other women and murdered his 3rd victim. Only at that point was Amanda allowed to carry a gun with her on campus. But that 2nd Amendment right would be revoked the moment she told anyone about her carrying. No one else was to know that she was allowed to protect herself with a firearm.
If she had had a firearm on her that night, she likely could have protected herself, the next victim and saved the life of the 3rd victim. Amanda noted that none of the suggestions by the liberal lawmakers would have made any difference:
“I can tell you that a call box above my head while I was straddled on the parking garage floor being brutally raped wouldn’t have helped me one bit. The safe zones? Well I was in a safe zone and my attacker didn’t care.”
And not only that, she holds a 2nd degree black belt in taekwondo, which in some instances might help her, but in this case, a much bigger man holding a gun rendered her martial arts skills irrelevant. She needed something to match the criminal’s gun. And the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy (or gal) with a gun.