"I'd like to believe that there's enough common sense left in the world that disputes don't have to degenerate into a Showdown at the O.K. Corral. I'd like to believe that most women will choose to use basic common sense, such as traveling in large groups and only in well-lit, heavily populated areas, before resorting to violence on their own.?
Of course, Codey doesn?t seem to understand that women are Moore likely to be raped, robbed, and murdered in ?heavily populated areas.? Nonetheless, I don?t want to spread ?misinformation and fear? by injecting ?actual facts? into the debate. Who wants to do that? When a woman gets off work at midnight, she can just call all her girlfriends to pick her up in a van and escort her to the parking lot. Maybe they can all wear their pajamas and have a slumber party afterwards.
But please, no handguns, in case one of those nasty pillow fights breaks out before sunrise!
In addition to specifics, Codey also provides women with a Lott of general information:
"The presence of a firearm rarely defuses a potentially violent situation, but rather, escalates violence to the breaking point. Rather than advocating for more guns on the street, we should bring attention to the need for more policemen in high-crime areas. I may be out of line here, but I'd rather see the decision to use lethal force being made by a highly-trained safety expert.?
Of course, Codey isn?t out of line at all. For years, I?ve been using the term ?police officer.? But I?m glad that we?re going back in time to the good old days of referring to them as police ?men.? I?ve never thought that women were fit for law enforcement and I?m glad someone has finally come out against hiring ?police women.? Of course, he didn?t really say that but anything is fair game in my editorial. It?s sort of like a Democratic press release where you can say anything, even if the statement ?isn't exactly true.?
Speaking of going back in time, I almost forgot the last paragraph of Dick Codey?s press release. His respect for women?s concerns and disdain for condescension come bursting forth in this grand finale:
"When the Second Amendment Sisters are willing to have a rational discussion of how to improve women's safety in a civilized world, I'm open to that discussion. If they'd rather live in the Old West, where gunfights on street corners were commonplace, I have a time machine I'm willing to sell them that will go nicely with their unrealistic world views."
So remember, even though your worldview is unrealistic, you must be careful at all times. Travel in large groups and only in well-lit, heavily populated areas. Dick knows what?s best for you, little sisters.