A real catch 22 for gun control advocates: Women obtaining conceal and carry permits. The best defense against assault and rape.
While it is true that some assaults and rapes of women catch the woman by surprise where they would not have the time to take ANY real defensive action, a loaded pistol sure goes a long way toward maintaining a successful defense if given just a few seconds. (The same applies to men who are about to or are being assaulted and/or mugged.) The catch 22 comes in where womens rights are being argued. Did you see that list of 10 things women should do if threatened or attacked? The list has been removed for obvious reasons: They are not nearly effective enough, not to mention insulting. The most notable concept was no mention of a knife or other hand held weapon. Not even mace. Certainly not firearms.
I am not certain that conceal and carry for women is the best move on college campuses today, but the fact is that assault and rape is a real problem on college campuses today. Hell, it was a problem when I was an undergrad back in the early 1980's. I do know that it is such a problem today that it is worth serious consideration. Even a try out, if you will. After all, as President Obama said: “…if there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.”
This is a dangerous idea. I do like the fact that it would be more dangerous for would be assailants and rapists than the general population. Of course, this flies in the face of gun control advocates and their ideology. Thus the resistance to ANYTHING that allows for the constructive use of firearms. Not to mention resistance to the idea of applying force to resist force as was demonstrated with the list of 10 things women should do if attacked. Personally, I believe that mace or pepper spray would be effective as well, without being potentially lethal. But this was not mentioned in the list of 10 things. This is where I see the problem with the gun control advocates. They are against the use of ANY effective defense, so much so that they can't even think of any good ideas for conducting a successful defense against ANY violence.