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I think it is silly that you would rather be raped then shoot someone in defense.
I think it's insane that you'd ask (as it showed up in my email) "did you want to get raped?" WTF? Did you even read what I wrote?
If I carried mace or a taser would that be living in fear too?
How about you just leave this group because I think your comments have been completely inappropriate and insensitive.
As my dad told me "if you need one, you shouldn't be there in the first place"
'Is there a legitimate reason to carry a gun?
Is it a good idea to posess a gun?'
-yes, check out this book: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
Decades of historical data/statistics show that more guns = less crime.
Does that book include data from countries where they have gun control ever since? The book description says that it includes "provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C". I wonder if there is data about countries where most people are forbidden to own a gun - not just cities with gun control.
Study after study, and common sense, enforces this fact.
" You were in a specific situation as well, probably not willing to shoot someone that you know. I would think its a really good idea for you to carry, but you don't, so I would never want to infringe on your right not to have a gun."
I didn't write what I did for pity. I said what I said, which you misinterpreted, because individuals like yourself have no idea how rape and physical attacks actually go down. It isn't like the movies. I never EVER said I did not want to harm my attackers. How does that even make sense? If your husband or lover raped you, do you think you'd be okay with that? No, you'd feel 100X worse because someone you trusted, someone you cared about violated that trust. (That isn't exactly what happened to me but I'm just saying the idea that date rapes is less harmful is bullshit). My point was even with a gun I would have been unable to defend myself. My attackers waited until I was vulnerable, this is what rapist do. Unless you plan on carrying a weapon with you ALL THE TIME including at work, in the shower, when you go to take a piss, on every date you've ever been on, at a bar, etc it is completely useless and perhaps dangerous because it could be used by your attacker. Guns just give you a false sense of security, one which is probably extremely dangerous.