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Rape Survivor: A Call Box Above My Head While I Was Being Brutally Raped Wouldn't Have Helped

AmericanLiberal Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:47 PM
..effect. But more to the point, the idea of universal private ownership of firearms was a liberal notion of the time basically centered upon notions regarding the inherent goodness of man. In the centuries since then, the science, the natural law, of it has changed.
BudWiser Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:08 PM
_,l,, Vaporise this, Thought Police ,,l,_ Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:55 PM
Natural law hasn't changed, moron. You need a weapon to defend yourself to defend yourself effectively from an attacker. For most people, a firearm is the only effective means. "Natural law" is about what's needed to get by, and you can't get by if you're at the mercy of the first brute who comes along.

By the way, do you actually have any means of defending yourself? Know how to box? Know how to fight with a stiletto? Anything? If someone wanted to come along, and force you to drink castor oil, would you have any means of stopping them whatsoever? Not that I would, this is just hypothetical, but I suspect the reason you are so scared of other people owning firearms boils down to the fact you couldn't fight your way out of a wet paper bag.
AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:52 PM
What exactly has changed about my natural right to defend myself?

I'm a woman, and I don't appreciate being told I ought to be able to serve in combat (a stressful and SUSTAINED situation with firearms and split-second reactions if ever there was one) but ought not be able to defend myself with deadly force against a rapist.

I'll ask again-who are you to tell me how I should be able to defend myself against an assailant?
The Artist Formerly Known as Bill Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:50 PM
But one thing has not changed (which the founders understood but you either do not or refuse to) is the threat any government and criminals pose to the lives of individuals.

Amanda Collins is a young rape survivor. While in college in 2007, she was raped 50 feet away from the campus police department office at the University of Nevada-Reno and was lucky to get out alive. Her attacker was James Biela, a serial rapist who raped two other women and murdered another. He attacked her at gun point in a gun free zone. At the time of the attack, Collins was in possession of a concealed weapons permit but was not in possession of her firearm due to university policies prohibiting carrying concealed weapons on campus. She was also a...