Another illogical comment Rachel makes is:
"And if he sees the slightest hint that you're packing a gun, you're as good as dead. In reality, if he's close enough to want to take something from you, then he's close enough for you to use an alternative to a firearm. You'd be better off with one of these new high-tech 10 percent pepper gel devices made in Switzerland."
If he sees you reaching in your purse for anything, he may choose to kill you. He doesn't know if you're reaching for a gun or pepper spray. He'll either kill you, or run away scared either way. Just because you may draw a gun, instead of pepper spray doesn't make a difference.
Your arguments are just too stupid to qualify as real journalism or thoughtful commentary.