My comment over there:
She's a brave young woman and a wonderful spokesperson for you cause. She is however mistaken. Although she did admit she asks herself the big question, what would have been different had she been armed, and that it keeps her up at night, the entire video was based on the presumption which she stated clearly at the end, that having a gun would have saved her.What's your opinion? Are the pro-gun women mistaken to think they're safer carrying a gun? Isn't this the same mentality that drives the concealed carry movement in general?
That's wrong. In that kind of attack, it's very unlikely that a gun would help. But by preparing for that very unlikely event by carrying day in and day out, the chances that the gun will be misused someday are far greater. Sometimes the misuse of a gun is as devastating as what happened to her.
The gun is not the answer to this. Parking in a better location, better campus security both video and personal, longer sentences for violent offenders, etc., these are the answers.
Some of our commenters are fond of pointing out that the violent criminals are the problem not the guns. But now they say the violent criminals are not the problem it's the lack of a gun. Is there some double-talk going on here?
What do you think? Please leave a comment.