Women & Guns

My mother-in-law sent me this article and I really love it. Full article can be found here. And Karen De Coster does CrossFit! Should have known:).

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.

Guns do scare me a little when I think about how it could kill someone, but I'm getting over this (with the help of my husband). I think it's really important for everyone to know how to safely handle a gun. You never know when you might need it. Same with driving a manual car... but I can't for the life of me do this! :)