Mike Adams

New Jersey Senate President Richard (Dick) Codey is the driving force behind New Jersey's recent efforts to require ?childproof guns? when the technology becomes ?economically viable.? Codey recently issued a statement regarding a protest in front of the New Jersey state capitol, held by the Second Amendment Sisters. That statement mocked the group by referring to them as the ?twisted sisters,? all because of the group?s opposition to his proposed gun control laws.

Actually, the Second Amendment Sisters simply advocate a woman?s ?right to choose? to own and carry firearms. But Dick Codey thinks the government should make that choice for them. He wants to abort their right to self-protection. He knows what?s best for a woman.

Unbelievably, Dick Codey?s publicly released statement also contained the following assertion: ?If a woman is being raped, she should just sit back and enjoy it until a man comes along to rescue her.?

Well, that isn?t actually true. He never said any such thing. I just told a bald faced lie in only the third paragraph of this editorial. But it?s morally justified because I confessed to the lie in the fourth paragraph of the editorial.

But Dick Codey isn?t as honest as Mike Adams. He told the following lie in the first paragraph of his press release, which he recanted in the second paragraph of his press release:

"It may just be that I've been a little preoccupied with the recent enactment of the (fiscal year) 2005 Budget, but I wasn't aware that, as the Second Amendment Sisters claim, society had gotten so bad that a woman's only hope to avoid violence is to carry around an Uzi and not be afraid to use it.

"That statement isn't exactly true, mind you, but gun advocacy groups, like the Second Amendment Sisters, would rather that the general population believe otherwise, because it's through misinformation and fear that their cause actually gains any footing. Regardless of the actual facts, they're willing to push a bleak world view where a woman's only chance of survival is to have a bigger gun than the next person.?

Fortunately, Dick Codey does a little Moore than just mock women who want to own firearms for personal protection. He actually provides women with advice that can be used to help them avoid being raped, robbed, and murdered when they are unarmed and find themselves in danger. Let?s listen to his advice:

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.