John Lott and Sonya Jones made some excellent points in their column Flawed Laws Help Stalkers Victimize Women. I’d like to extend one of their points even further.
Firearms are often seen as “boy toys”, but it’s the ladies who really should be carrying guns.
Biologically speaking, women tend to be smaller and less able to defend themselves from physical attack than men. That’s not sexism, that’s the cold hard facts of when biology meets physics. Force equals mass times acceleration, and males tend to have more mass.
If you love your daughters, wives, girlfriends, mothers, grandmothers, and female friends — take them shooting. Buy them firearms or make certain that they buy themselves firearms. Make sure that they know how to use them and that they always have access to them.
As Trent and Sonya remind us, “The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey has shown for decades that resistance with a gun is by far the safest course of action when one confronts a criminal.”
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