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Finny November 7th, 2017 7:14pm

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?

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catpillow Florida West Coast
11/11/17 5:26 pm

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.

knetzere Illinois
11/08/17 10:07 am

Probably more effective than peeing your pants or vomiting

suppressedID destiny is right now
11/08/17 6:41 am

Whoa! Think of all the dead men....šŸ˜§

I’ll bet gun control would suddenly become a priority.

knetzere Illinois
11/08/17 10:05 am

Because there’s always an uproar when a bad guy is shot

suppressedID destiny is right now
11/08/17 1:19 pm

Because men would suddenly become acutely aware of their boorish behavior.

knetzere Illinois
11/09/17 9:21 am

I highly doubt there would be many complaining about the world having fewer assholes

NKarta Please excuse my sanity
11/10/17 1:40 pm

Actually there are many gun companies, holster companies, etc. specifically marketing to women, so they can protect themselves from perverts.

ctskapski x
11/08/17 2:15 am

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.

44YY Boston, MA
11/07/17 8:25 pm

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

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
11/07/17 7:19 pm

Yup! My mom and sister do and my girlfriend will when she is 21.

11/07/17 6:24 pm

Absolutely. But Iļø agree with the users who noted that training is key.

TheBlackKnight Eclipse
11/07/17 4:53 pm

If they’re properly trained, yes. If not, use what you can.

11/07/17 3:40 pm

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.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/07/17 3:08 pm

If they want to, sure.
Carrying a weapon is not dependent on gender.

crazyjane New Jersey
11/07/17 2:15 pm

No. Get a small stabbing accessory and or pepper spray.

Malekithe The Grand Illusion
11/07/17 2:56 pm

Why not all of them

crazyjane New Jersey
11/07/17 6:12 pm

Guns pack too much lethal power of course

11/07/17 6:23 pm

That’s the point. If a rapist is coming after you lethality isn’t a problem.

Jazzy5 USA
11/07/17 1:50 pm

Most guns purchased, were by women. They even offer colors, we like!

knetzere Illinois
11/08/17 10:08 am

But gunmetal is one of my favorite colors

Jazzy5 USA
11/08/17 10:22 am

Still available! My personal choice!

bower8899 ...
11/07/17 1:28 pm

Lol there was a great bojack horseman episode about this

But I've had no problem since I started carrying pepper spray

bower8899 ...
11/07/17 1:39 pm

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

11/07/17 1:07 pm

That would certainly thin the herd.