Monday, May 12, 2008

If a Man Wants to Hurt or Kill You, Buy a Gun

Three examples in three weeks in King County, of paper protection orders working about as well as self-defense tools as bathroom tissue.

The three women above were stabbed or strangled to death by their husband, ex-husband or boyfriend. With a gun they could have defended themselves. Note to women who fear for their lives from evil men like these: BUY A GUN AND LEARN HOW TO USE IT! There are plenty of places you can go to learn how to carry, you can get a permit, and while you wait for your permit, open carry is legal in Washington State. For those of you in states that deny you the ability to defend yourself with a gun, move.


Blogger MadRocketScientist said...

Link is bad

5/13/2008 9:33 AM  
Blogger carnaby said...

Fixed, thanks!

5/13/2008 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Aaron M Brown said...

Found your blog from a link on . . . some gunny blog or another. They are many, and I can't remember which.

As a Washingtonian myself, I can say that, while open carry is legal, it's definitely not advisable. Especially not in King County. Even over on the more 2A-friendly East side of the state, going around with a gun visible is a good way to court police attention, likely of a very unfriendly sort. (Then again, part of that may have to do with my local PD who have a less-than-stellar record on the whole "Protect and Serve" thing.)

On the plus side, applying for your CPL in WA is easy and relatively painless and we are a Shall-Issue state. Do expect delays, though. Mine took about 8 weeks to arrive in the mail.

5/15/2008 1:46 PM  
Blogger carnaby said...

The advisability depends on how much tolerance you have for dealing with the potential police nuisance. There's some pretty good info/stories here:

Being harassed by the cops is a whole lot better than being dead. So if you are a woman who's being threatened by some asshole, then by all means carry openly while you wait the 8 weeks.

Thanks for the comment, Aaron. Come by any time :)

5/15/2008 6:19 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Am I missing something here? There seems to be this huge assumption in your post that somehow having a gun would have protected these women. I don't really see why that's necessarily the case.

5/30/2008 7:23 AM  
Blogger carnaby said...

martin, I never claimed that having a gun would have NECESSARILY protected these women. My claim is that a gun offers better protection than a piece of paper. You will have a hard time defending the opposite position, but you are welcome to try.

The paper obviously didn't work. The women are dead, and none were killed with a gun.

5/30/2008 7:59 AM  

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