You can’t make this shit up. Dana Loesch:
Chill, women, says Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar. While arguing for the disarmament of college students, Salazar says that even if women feel like they’re going to be raped, they may not, so who needs a firearm for protection?
“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.”
This is the real “war on women” I’ve talked about: the progressive insistence that women disarm. Women, according to Rep. Salazar, are hysterical things which shoot indiscriminately at any and everything.
The Feminist Fauxrage League immediately erupted in outraged silence and demanded nothing.
No, seriously – not one peep from the left, although Salazar later non-apology apologized “if (he) offended anyone”.
But wait! There’s more!
*UPDATE #2: via Erickson and Jesse Byrnes, this is advice the University of Colorado gives to women to repel attackers. If an attacker isn’t grossed out enough over the prospect of raping/beating/murdering a woman, it’s doubtful that any of this will do the trick:
Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.
Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead! It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.
Kick off your shoes if you have time and can’t run in them.
Don’t take time to look back; just get away.
If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.
Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.
Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.
Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!
Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.
Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.
Notice that aggressive self defense is not encouraged. By “aggressive self defense” I am referring to techniques like “Pepper spray to the eyes followed by a knee to the testicles”, “stab him repeatedly with a knife until he bleeds out on the floor” and my personal favorite “keep shooting him until he stops moving”.
Which brings me to another point. A gun is not a magic wand. Do not wave one around or think it makes you all-powerful. If you choose to arm yourself with a gun (even just to keep one at home) please follow the following advice:
1. Learn how to use it. Find somebody who knows guns and have them teach you. Take a gun safety course. Go to a range and practice. Learn how to load it, unload it, reload it, remove the safety (if applicable) and how to shoot it. Make sure you keep it clean and oiled.
2. Store it in a safe but easily accessible place. You want to keep it away from kids but at the same time if you ever need it you’ll probably need it in a hurry.
3. Do not pull it unless you are in fear of your life or the lives of your family. Don’t brag about having a gun. Let it be a surprise.
4. If you pull it, use it. Don’t expect one bullet to do the trick. You may have to shoot him several times. Keep shooting until the bad guy a)runs way, b) gives up and begs for mercy or c) ceases all life functions. In the case of option (b) be ready to start shooting again. It ain’t over till it’s over.
5. Last but not least – DO NOT GREET THE POLICE WITH IT STILL IN YOUR HAND! When cops respond to a “shots fired” call their adrenaline tends to run a little high. Until they sort things out be careful and cooperative.