Inspired by classroom discussion: would it be beneficial to women for them to start carrying guns as a means to protect themselves; specifically from predators?
I’d end up being shot by my own gun, if I could even get it out of my purse in time for it to be useful.
Works better than a stupid whistle
Probably more effective than peeing your pants or vomiting
Whoa! Think of all the dead men....😧
I’ll bet gun control would suddenly become a priority.
Because there’s always an uproar when a bad guy is shot
Because men would suddenly become acutely aware of their boorish behavior.
I highly doubt there would be many complaining about the world having fewer assholes
Actually there are many gun companies, holster companies, etc. specifically marketing to women, so they can protect themselves from perverts.
I'd say it's beneficial to have protection and not need it, as opposed to needing it and not having it, regardless of gender.
Sexual predators that attack random women on the street are rarer than unicorns. The threat (just lol terrorism) is over exaggerated by today’s news media. If women want to then I’m not going to stop them but I don’t see a need
Yup! My mom and sister do and my girlfriend will when she is 21.
Absolutely. But I️ agree with the users who noted that training is key.
If they’re properly trained, yes. If not, use what you can.
No, simply carrying a gun is more dangerous for the person carrying. However, if you receive intensive training in the proper handling and use of a firearm, you would feel more confident and also actually be safer. Confidence is very important as it makes you a less likely target to a predator.
If they want to, sure.
Carrying a weapon is not dependent on gender.
No. Get a small stabbing accessory and or pepper spray.
Why not all of them
Why not hand guns?
Guns pack too much lethal power of course
That’s the point. If a rapist is coming after you lethality isn’t a problem.
Most guns purchased, were by women. They even offer colors, we like!
But gunmetal is one of my favorite colors
Still available! My personal choice!
Lol there was a great bojack horseman episode about this
But I've had no problem since I started carrying pepper spray
Also, I would prefer nobody owned guns but if we have to have guns it would probably be better if women owned them as often as men do
That would certainly thin the herd.