Armed Females of America --
They tell you in the anti-gun women's magazines to be aware of your surroundings
and to take precautions so you are not caught in high-risk situations. (Don't go
out by yourself at night; don't go into high-crime neighborhoods; don't talk to
strangers; etc.) They tell you to always check the back seat of your car before
you get in; to walk on the street-side of the sidewalk (rather than the
building-side); and to get inside a well-lit store if you suspect someone is
These are all good suggestions that I practice
all the time.
What the anti-gunners don't tell you is that no
matter how prepared you are, and no matter how careful you are, you are still at
risk of being attacked. And if attacked, your chances of being maimed, raped or
dead are much higher if you have no adequate means to defend yourself.
(Screaming, running, and passivity, contrary to what they would have you
believe, are NOT adequate!)
I was originally from Long Island, New York,
and before I met my husband, I didn't even know that regular citizens like
myself could legally own a gun for self-defense. Then my husband taught me about
the Constitution, how to shoot a pistol, and how to use a gun for self-defense.
Now I know that as long as I am prepared, I
have a vastly better chance of surviving an attack by a predatory criminal. It
is exciting to know I have control over my own body and life, and I don't have
to live in fear.
Some say I am selfish -- that I am putting my
life above that of the criminal. I say: When it comes to criminals, they are
putting their lives above mine. Someone who would rape, maim, or kill me is an
animal without morals or conscience. The strongest and most well-prepared will
survive. Thanks to my handgun and the lessons my husband gave me, I am more
likely to be stronger and more well-prepared than my attacker.
Some say I am stupid -- that my gun can be
taken away from me and used against me. I say: That is why I take self-defense
lessons, and practice my draw, my stance, and my grip.
Some say I am naive -- what if the criminal has
a gun too? I say: May the best aim win. If my attacker has a gun, I certainly
wouldn't have a chance without one, would I?
Some say I am lazy -- that if I
"really" cared about self-defense, I'd go learn Karate. I say: I am
disabled, and I have a RIGHT to be able to defend myself ADEQUATELY against an
What do you say?