Here is one of the ads from the article and the sarcastic commentary by the author:
- A condom? Why, so she can beg the rapist to put in on to protect her health while he destroys her life, emotions, and well-being?
- A cell phone? Why, so she can call the police and beg them to come and find her? By the time they got there the rapist would have shattered any hopes of rescue the victim had.
- A firearm? Assuming the father has brought up his daughter to respect and know how to use firearms, is this not her best defense? The ad is not claiming she has to shoot the rapist, only that she has to use the firearm. She may use it to scare him away; a gun pointed in a rapists face may do some good in deterring him from proceeding with his malevolent plans to strip this girl of her dignity and trust. She may use it to fire a warning shot, putting the rapist on notice that the gun is loaded and alerting others in the area to issue of great need. If the rapist still believes he can make her his next victim, she can use the gun to wound (not necessarily fatally) the rapist so that she can get away.
Let’s take a look at another:
Anyway, back to the ad itself, I see a strong woman (who is neither inappropriately dressed nor posed in any questionable way) practicing (as she should) her firearms handling skills. This skill DOES counteract victimhood! This is not an empty promise; it is a promise that gun manufacturers and organizations can make! Women who gain training and confidence with the use of a firearm, and carry them in a responsible and intentional manner, are going to be less likely to be a victim of any type of crime (property, sexual, physical, etc). I think the website Guns & Lace (a woman’s self-defense training LLC) says it best: “A woman who is aware, practiced, and proficient with a firearm is much less likely to be a victim herself or have her family fall victim to a predator than an untrained woman.”
It is crazy to me to think that Left-wing media would be so short-sighted when it comes to the firearms industry marketing to women. Does the Left really feel that women shouldn’t carry a firearm or that a firearm shouldn’t make them feel safe? No, the Left believes that NO ONE should carry a firearm unless they are employed by the government and the only way to feel safe is know your government is “there” to protect you. Women, no one is there to protect you! You must be ready to protect yourself, your family, and your rights! Do not be so unsophisticated as to look to others for your protection; you are a woman, you are strong, you are capable, you have a voice - use it, you have a mind – employ it, you have power – exercise it! Do not let yourself be led to believe gun companies and organizations are using fear to pull you in, they are not, they are using truth, let that truth motivate you to prepare yourself for whatever come!