[*] Laws and controls that mean the rapist is unlikely to be
carrying a gun [*] A sturdy lock on the door [*] Self defense
classes [*] A bat or the like within easy reach [*] A taser
I am very well aware that number 1 above is not going to happen in the US so for
most of you a gun for defense is the logical choice.
When someone around here, meaning in Fort Myers, the nearest large metropolitan
area, is injured or killed with a gun, an amazing amount of the time the picture
of the suspect is an old mugshot and very often so is that of the victim. Other
than that, I'll refrain from making a further comment about those involved as it
might seem racist.
Hence why I also said "...and controls...". It is easier to keep hand
guns out of NZ as it is an island nation with tight border controls. It's
different in the US as even if one state does have strict laws there is no
border control between states so it can be easier to get a gun in another state
and then just take it home.
It's not racist to observe that the majority of violent crime is committed by
one particular race. It becomes racist if you assume that a person is violent
simply because they are one of that particular race.
Gun control laws might insure the rapist doesn't have a gun but it does not
ensure he doesn't have a knife. There are many other things a criminal can use
against another person other than guns. Should women carry around ball bats
everywhere they go? Tasers are only effective if you can get close enough to
use it and by that time the knife is at her throat. I would rather my daughter
shoot someone approaching her with knife in hand.
In the politically correct stae of the U.S. today,GAK,any mention of race is
often taken to be a racist remark if it's in regard to something done wrong, or
even mentioning that you disagree with someone of another race with no racial
connotations at all is often interpreted as being racist. Just yesterday I said
something on facebook about how ridiculous it is that Michelle Obama was in a
town near here asking $1000 to attend a dinner with her and $4000 to have a
photo taken with her, nothing to do with race whatsoever, and an elderly liberal
I know just had to say he thinks the Obamas are the subject of some deep seated
racial predjudice. I'm sure that in some corners they are but my statement goes
for anyone doing the same as Mrs. Obama, nobody's worth that, but because I
named her it was automatically assumed that I was objecting because of her race.
Rasist schmasist, PC schmeecie. Do we not think for ourselves? The media is a
boatload of crap and is doing more to polarize this country than any other
force. Bubble headed bleach blond comes on at five... Love that song Nobody's right if everybody's wrong... love
that one too. It hasn't really changed, it only appears to because the flow of
(mis)information has increased vastly. The lies spread faster than ever now.