Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guns Can Stop Rape


Guns Can Stop Rape.

There is scientific data which tells us that "when avoidance of rape has failed and one must choose between being raped and resisting, a woman's best option is to resist with a gun in her hands."

Thankfully it is true that "only about 2 percent of defensive gun uses end with the user needing to pull the trigger; the overwhelming majority require only the credible threat of a gun to terminate the attack."

Still, the Gustavus Department of Campus Safety claims to be established in order “to provide the safest environment possible in which education may be pursued."  But ironically -- and perversely -- one of its sections disallows women from even possessing, let alone using, what social science indicates is the most powerful rape-prevention tool.

It is tragically self-evident that Gustavus is not able to provide a rape-free environment, yet it prohibits a female student from defending herself in the most effective way.

I believe that individuals allowed to arm themselves for personal protection under state law should be allowed to do so under Gustavus regulation as well, and I would support the adoption of a revised weapons policy at Gustavus which would allow individuals with a state-recognized permit-to-carry to carry a concealed firearm for personal protection while on college property.  This is “campus carry,” and I think that campus carry is a legitimate women’s issue that we should be aware of.

Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, is coming to the Gustavus Adolphus College campus on Thursday, April 28th at 7:30 PM to discuss the merits of allowing concealed carry on the Gustavus campus.

The public program, to be held in Alumni Hall, is organized by "Gusties for Campus Carry," a group of students who advocate allowing Minnesota permit-to-carry holders to possess a firearm while on the Gustavus campus.  It is funded by the College Republicans.

It would be wonderful if you attended this event.

Would you please consider attending this event?  It will likely be a thought-provoking event whether you decide you agree with Pratt’s positions or not.

5 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh*bullshit*-choooooooooooooo!

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  2. You know what would be even better? Teaching people not to rape. We live in a society that says to women: "Don't get raped", instead of a society that tells men not to rape. (Yes, I know that men can be raped, too--so please, swap pronouns as you see fit). Instead of introducing violent means into our campuses, let's use education as our weapon of choice.

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  3. Oh, right -- "teach people not to rape."

    While we're at it, we can teach people not to murder, steal, cheat, or lie. Homo sapiens has been around for over 100,000 years, and our basic animal lying, killing, raping, stealing human nature hasn't changed one whit in all that time.

    But enlightened people like you will change all that in a generation or so -- just like the Soviets successfully achieved utopia by "teaching" people they didn't really need private property (another basic human drive).

    And while we're waiting for you to succeed, we'll keep rape victims defenseless, and they can simply "lie back and enjoy it" while you take your time to remold humanity just so.

    Here's a tip for you, Meredythe: there are and will always be a fair number of people who will never see the light until it shines through the bullet holes. And plugging your ears and singing "la la la" to avoid hearing the truth doesn't make it go away.

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  4. Henry,
    While I disagree with your fundamental argument, I have to say I like your writing style. I hope you have a great day.
    M

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  5. Meredythe. You are an idiot. Can you explain to me where exactly in american men are taught that it is okay to rape?

    Sounds to me just like feminist gabber.... Women need to defend themselves against rape the same reason a person doesn't walk thru central park at night with $100 bills sticking out of their pockets.

    So yea a woman should be able to get plastered drunk and dress provocatively and not get raped, but such is life

    PS... Im a woman too and I think your argument is stupid

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