Women, Stop Watching Oprah and Learn to Love Guns
by Karen De Coster
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Let’s face it – women are more vulnerable to attack because, most likely, their aggressor will be a man. Women are physically weaker, and criminals know that we are less willing to be mentally prepared for aggression because, unlike men, most of us just aren’t wired to be combative. A woman’s attacker will be bigger, stronger, and faster than her, and by nature they will be more aggressive, and that’s before considering any mental or drug problem that may be associated with a criminal attack. So why do women not want to take that into consideration and equalize the situation by learning to use and love guns? Dr. Thomas Szasz, libertarian scholar and Professor of Psychiatry at Syracuse University, once stated, “self-defense is not merely our legal right but our moral duty; because women are more vulnerable than men, their need and obligation to defend themselves is even greater than that of men.” Dr. Szasz is a wise man.
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Let me just quote from Marie’s soliloquy in my book “CHURCH 10●19●62″
“Yes, we women do (kill). Did you know John’s paternal grandmother traveled the Oregon Trail, bore 13 children, and fought Indians and Outlaws? She’s in her 90’s now. I’ve read her letters. Women can kill when it’s needed. We may not be as physically strong as men, but who seems to get to change all the diapers? Don’t worry about the words and labels. Just do what’s right. OK?”
OK! Women are smart and responsible for their own defense. Wasn’t that what the “women’s liberation” movement was all about. Empowering women? So why do they tolerate male legislators making them victims of every low life man who wants to hurt them.
As Heinlein said: “An armed society is a polite society.”
Frankly, I trust women a lot more than I trust politicians.
From my cold dead hand …; yours too, I hope.
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p.s., I tried to emulate Heinlein. The first book I ever really read and absorbed a political message from was his “Starship Troopers”. Admittedly a juvenile science fiction action novel, it was a College level course in Libertarian philosophy. So to, in my book “CHURCH 10●19●62″, I tried to get across my political ideas about Liberty. His was much better, but I tried. Hopefully, I can turn one person onto freedom.
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