From Gayle Trotter, a senior fellow at the conservative Independent Women's Forum
Guns make women safer. Using a firearm with a magazine holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, a woman would have a fighting chance even against multiple attackers.
Young women are speaking out as to why AR-15 weapons are their weapon of choice. The guns are accurate. They have good handling. They’re light. They’re easy for women to hold.
And most importantly, their appearance. An assault weapon in the hands of a young woman defending her babies in her home becomes a defense weapon, and the peace of mind that a woman has as she’s facing three, four, five violent attackers, intruders in her home, with her children screaming in the background, the peace of mind that she has knowing that she has a scary-looking gun gives her more courage when she’s fighting hardened, violent criminals.
And if we ban these types of assault weapons, you are putting women at a great disadvantage, more so than men, because they do not have the same type of physical strength and opportunity to defend themselves in a hand-to-hand struggle. They’re not criminals, they’re moms, they’re young women. And they’re not used to violence confrontations.
The peace of mind that she has, knowing that she has a scary-looking gun, gives her more courage when she’s fighting hardened, violent criminals. If we ban these types of assault weapons, you are putting these types of women at a great disadvantage–more so than men because they don’t have the same type of physical strength and opportunity to defend themselves in a hand-to-hand struggle.
This is the dumbest thing I've heard so far. Ask Ms. Giffords if she would have had time to whip out a AR-15 when she was attacked. Most gun violence happens in a split second, even the police who are the trained professionals have a hard time reacting.
~ Hawaii55 on Washington Post
Looks like someone wants to be the next Sarah Palin! But could you please leave us ladies out of your defense of Second Amendment rights? That is not a gun in our pocket and we are not happy to see you.
A young woman in her home defending her babies against three, four, five violent intruders? What kind of gun-nut fantasy is this? When does that ever happen? She might as well say that she's defending her babies from 20 shambling zombies.
~ amordecosmos on Raw Story
If their baby is crying, maybe they should put down the f***ing rifle and pick up the baby.
~ Flying Squid on Raw Story
She forgot to mention the approaching horde of zombies, the black helicopters hovering overhead, and the imminent threat to her bible and her 75-foot American flag, by god!
There she stood, proud and fierce, the wind of history stirring her long, dark hair. Before this intrepid mother, her screaming babies behind her, a hit squad of Black, Arabs, Mexicans and gays pounded at her door, their fangs dripping with an evil hunger to take a census. Momma Gayle Trotter held up her terrifying weapon, and the ravening horde fell back in fear.
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~ jimbo92107 on Raw Story
A woman with a baby in one hand and and AR-15 in the other, fending off marauding gangs of rapists. Put the comic books down, sweetie.
~ HoratioGalt on Huffington Post
We seem to have a lot of people who believe the zombie apocalypse is actually happening right now. Either that, or they think Red Dawn is a documentary. Good grief. Our gun problem is directly related to the damaged people who are so afraid of life, they can't envision life without a weapon at their side. These are fear based people - lacking self esteem and self confidence. We do not need these people making our legislative decisions. I'm sorry their parents didn't give them enough love - that IS sad. But now they need to take their damaged selves home while the healthy people solve problems.
~ Stanwyck on Huffington Post
Question: Where in the world do these people live that women are having to single handedly repel multiple attackers to defend their home and children? Have we entered the days of Mad Max and the liberal media is just keeping quiet?
The idea that we are just an AR-15 away from totally anarchy is absurd. And sitting in front of the United Stataes Senate and claiming women need fully automatic weapons to repel the advancing hordes makes you look foolish and diminishes the Pro Gun Rights people who aren't nuts.
~ danzbassman on Huffington Post