Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Conceal Carry? Why Not?

I've thought about it, and if I could conceal carry a gun in Canada, I would. I have no guns in the house, but if it was an option, for me, as a female, I'd take it. I do have a canister of dog spray in my purse, but in a dangerous situation, it would take too long to; find it in my purse, get it out, point it in the right direction, and make sure the wind was in the right direction to make sure it didn't spray in my face. So, basically, it is useless.

My kid takes taekwondo and he has shown me some really useful moves to get out of a headlock, but even if I did, I would still be reduced to "shouting fire" and running for my life, so what good is that, unless I can subdue my attacker? I figure a gun would be a great equalizer for me against a much larger attacker. I'm hoping I would just have to show it to the guy and he would be the one running, but if necessary, I could take the shot.

So, gun control is nuts. All the laws already on the books are not upheld, so more laws won't work. 

Finally we got rid for the stupid, 2 billion dollar gun registry. It was a bad law imposed on us by the Liberal government of the day to appease the gun control fanatics. The US is trying the same thing now. Maybe the should look to Canada, the UK and Australia to see how gun control has failed.

Rex Murphy had a great opinion piece on this topic years ago:

Ted Nugent has some opinions on it too:

And Just Right has an interview with Ted and Piers for more entertainment.

What it all comes down to in the end, is my right to protect myself in the way I feel most comfortable. If I think a bow and arrow (which I am really good at) is better than a bat or a gun, I should be able to defend myself with that bow and arrow without fear that the government is going to prosecute me because I had the audacity to actually defend myself before the police could arrive. 

Canada is not gun "crazy" like the US, but that doesn't mean that individuals should not be able to defend themselves from attacks on the street or in their own homes or businesses.

This guy was lucky he didn't get charged. The RCMP/Police are idiots, they want no one but themselves to have guns. Tell that to the women who are getting raped at increasing rates around the world. Give us women guns, we will take care of ourselves, it's better than being tied up and raped repeatedly like these women. 

 Walton said at least five gunmen entered the rooms where the tourists were sleeping, beat and tied up six men and raped six Spanish women. A seventh woman, a Mexican national, was unharmed, he said. The nationalities of the male tourists were not disclosed.

Walton added that the women were raped despite what he described as “excellent security” beefed up in Acapulco for the holiday weekend. Federal police and the army patrol parts of the city. No arrests have been reported in the case.

Give me a gun, not a gun free zone...those are deadly.

1 comment:

Relayer said...

I agree 100% that it should be your right to carry a concealed firearm, just as it should be mine. The results of the US experiment in allowing this are conclusive: an immediate and significant drop in all levels of crime, not just rape.
One question- have you written the Public Safety Minister, the PM, or your MP about this? Please do so- a woman's voice on this issue would tend to carry more weight than a man's, I'm sorry to say.
I'm not a big man (5'8", 140lbs), and not young anymore (56), and between back surgery and normal wear and tear, my running or fighting days are over. Why should I be denied the most effective means to defend myself? Am I considered "expendable" by this gov't?