Just because of her age?

Such would seem to be the anti-gunners’ answer to the question, “Why can’t this woman and those like her own and carry a gun?”

At least four women are sexually assaulted in the greater Houston region every day — attacked in their homes and in their beds, in parking lots and on public streets, their assailants armed with pistols, knives, drugs and fast-flying fists.

And though most sexual assaults involve victims who either know or at least recognize their attacker, police estimate about 25 percent are simply random.
One such attack happened to a 19-year-old Houston woman snatched from her southwest Houston apartment complex two days before her high school graduation this year.

Of course, they don’t say anything about people in that age group being licensed to drive. I wonder what they’d say if rape victims started running down their attackers with their cars. “Car registration and licensing NOW! Do it for teh rapists!”

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One Response to “Just because of her age?”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Pam Thorne (69.29.72.84)
    We turn kids loose in a car at age 16 and never even consider how big a weapon it can be. Unfortunately now the weapon poses even a larger threat because so many drivers are distracted by their phones. When I call cars “weapons” people look at me like I’m nuts but I consider the car just as dangerous if not more so than a gun. Our society just seems to accept car deaths as a normal part of life but if you see a teen killed by a gun it’s big news forever. As a cyclist I can tell you that cars scare me far more than guns. As a regular bicycle commuter I have seen folks use their car as a weapon and I’ve been attacked by two men in a car. I agree, these young women need a way to protect themselves long before age 23 (I’m in MO and we have to be 23). I intend to equip my daughter with a shotgun for her residence when she move out but she won’t be able to defend herself while out and about, it scares me to death.
    November 22, 2010, 10:25:06 AM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (64.128.29.81)
    Boomer Lad babbles some old Jeffersonian nonsense, regulating tools is not a remedy for bad behavior with guns, cars, or cell phones. Bad behavior is bad behavior:

    “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.” –That other Thomas, the Famous one…
    November 22, 2010, 11:12:52 AM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (71.21.100.23)
    Our society just seems to accept car deaths as a normal part of life

    Indeed, and the higher incidence of such in that younger demographic as well. And it’s absolutely unconscionable that we set that arbitrary age for carrying a gun.

    And we need more of that Jeffersonian nonsense, BL.
    November 22, 2010, 12:43:12 PM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BL (64.128.29.81)
    Family friend twisted my arm to go to a gun show and help him figure things for himself last weekend.

    Was interesting. He’s been holding off “pulling the trigger” on actually “buying” and he was talking about deterrence.

    I pointed out that the gun has to actually work if the deterrence doesn’t work. Walking the dark continent, I always carried TOO MUCH rather than too little gun.

    He finally wrapped his head around that.

    More Jefferson:
    As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.—Thomas Jefferson (BL says:”And get some food with it!”)

    BL Hint for people that haven’t tried it. Zatarain’s Extra spicy mudbug/crab/shrimp boil, in moderation, makes for a really good venison stew (it’s HIGH in salt because it’s intended as a boil to be drained off, rather than seasoning). Couple tablespoons to 3 gallons if you don’t like spicy, maybe more. It’s not just for crustaceans anymore!
    November 23, 2010, 10:33:28 PM CST – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Sabra (71.21.100.23)
    As a cyclist I can tell you that cars scare me far more than guns.

    In high school, a Secret Service agent who had been a State Trooper told me pretty much the exact same thing–he was never afraid of being shot and killed, but of being hit by a car & killed.
    November 22, 2010, 7:17:42 PM CST

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