Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just a thought.

Call me a raging Neanderthal if you like, but all the "social change" on God's green earth isn't going to do a woman one damn bit of good when her abuser is coming at her with whatever he can grab. I mean, seriously, a battered woman, especially one in that immediate situation, is going to need something that works a teeny bit faster. Like, say, a firearm. To reprise and add to my comments from that post...
...I'd think nothing stops an abuser quite like a sucking chest wound. This "effecting social change" is all fine and good, but I don't see why victim disarmament gun control has to be a part of that. For all too many battered girlfriends and wives, that "social change" isn't going to come fast enough.
Another commenter had this to say:

It is NEVER acceptable to kill. It is NEVER acceptable to act in violence towards another.

It truly is one of the greatest mysteries of in the history of mankind as to how that attitude has survived 10,000 years of natural selection. I honestly would love to see how Darwin, if he had been living in our time, would have explained such a suicidal mentality.
As for this:
Every nut out there who Googles guns, gun rights, blah, blah so they can jump to the defense of their gravely misunderstood Constitutional rights is going to try to rip off your head and spit down your neck on this one. matter what the Constitution might say, no matter how that document might be (mis)interpreted by authoritarian control freaks, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms -- as an integral part of the human right of self-defense -- is completely independent of it. Or, as libertarian writer L. Neil Smith put it:
"The freedom to own and carry the weapon of your choice is a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil, and Constitutional right -- subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility."

Good grief. I think it's been said before, but it deserves to be said again: For feminists to be all about empowering, it certainly seems like many if not most of them want to leave females basically powerless. One wonders if they're at all familiar with the concept of cognitive dissonance.

(h/t to The World's Most Dangerous Librarian)