When it comes to women and their Second Amendment Rights, I believe that the Democrat-Socialist Gun Control advocates on the Left really believe in the theory that a young woman found raped and murdered in an alley or in the parking lot of some college campus that is a ‘Gun Free Zone’ is somehow morally superior to a self-sufficient, Independent American Woman who tells the police how and why she fatally shot her attacker with her licensed handgun.
The photo included in this article is of some of the 500 to 600 women who showed up on February 28, 2013 at the Pro-Second Amendment Rally in Albany, New York where 12,000 patriots attended. The photo is courtesy of JoAnn Schneider and the photo op was arranged by Sheryl Thomas, founder of “Women for the Second Amendment” (W2A).
American Women are the fastest-growing demographic among gun owners in the United States. Between 2005 and 2013, the percentage of women in America owning a firearm jumped from 13% to 23%, and more and more women are undergoing training in their use and demanding their Second Amendment rights for personal protection. You would think that the Democrat-Socialist politicians, who always talk about their party being the party for woman’s rights, would be concerned about the effect many of these new Gun Control laws will have on the safety of women throughout the country.
You would think that the National Organization for Women and other feminist and women’s rights organizations would be applauding these women, but they are nowhere to be found. An Independent American Woman is the last type of woman these feminist organizations would support. After all they receive a lot of funding from the government and from private donors because to them, women must be portrayed as perpetual victims of discrimination by a white male dominated society and who need affirmation action, women-owned business advantages, free birth control and of course abortion on demand.
Back In October of 2007, a young woman named Amanda Collins was walking to her car after an evening class at the University of Nevada at Reno. Amanda had a concealed carry permit for a handgun, but because the university was a ‘Gun free Zone,’ she did not bring it onto the university grounds. She was attacked and raped by a man named James Belea. After he raped Amanda, he just walked away and disappeared into the darkness. A few months later, he raped and murdered a 19 year old woman named Brianna Dennison.
To make matters worse, Amanda Collins and many other brave rape victims, who have testified before various state and federal legislative committees throughout the country in support of a woman’s Second Amendment right to defend themselves, have been on the receiving end of a barrage of rudeness, stupidity and anti-female prejudice by both male and female politicians from the socialist left.
When Amanda Collins recently testified about her attack during legislative hearing in Colorado, she told the State Senators how she wished she had a firearm to defend herself from her rapist, which most likely would have prevented the attack from occurring as well as the subsequent murder of Brianna Dennison. Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak begun her own leftist war on women when she told Amanda Collins “…..because this man (her attacker) was so large, he was able to overcome you even with your skills, and chances are that if you had had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you”.
Amanda replied “Respectfully senator, you weren’t there. Had I been carrying concealed, he wouldn’t have known I had my weapon; and I was there. I know without a doubt in my mind at some point I would’ve been able to stop my attack by using my firearm. How does rendering me defenseless protect you against violent crime?”
Of course Colorado is the state where various Democrat lawmakers proposed using ballpoint pens, rape whistles and “safe zones” as alternative to women defending themselves with a gun. This is a prime example of a deliberate war on women by big government socialists who either think all women are victims, or want to turn all women into victims. These socialist politicians don’t seem to know what to do or say when they meet a real ‘Independent American Woman.’
These same politicians, who would like to take everyone’s guns, conveniently ignore the facts when it comes to gun control. Studies show that firearms actually prevent anywhere from 800,000 to 2,000,000 violent crimes every year. Even if we use the lower figure of 800,000, it clearly shows that over 100 times more violent crimes were prevented by firearms than the total murders committed by firearms. Yes, that’s 100 times more. As many as 500,000 of those self-defense cases occur away from home and almost 10% of those self-defense cases are women defending themselves against sexual assault or abuse. That is a minimum of 50,000 women a year protecting themselves from sexual assault because they had a gun for protection.
Remember Colorado Democrat Joe Salazar. He said the following while arguing for banning guns from college campuses:
“There are some gender inequities on college campuses. This is true. And universities have been faced with that situation for a long time. That’s why we have call boxes. It’s why we have safe zones. That’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around, or if you feel like you’re in trouble, and when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop… pop around at somebody.”
Another socialist Democrat from Colorado, Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, talking like a Imbecile about what to do when a gunman starts shooting into a crowd, said: “instead of firing back at a crazed gunman, innocent victims would be better off using ‘ballpoint pens’ to stab him when he stops to reload. Colorado State Representative Paul Rosenthal, another ‘out of touch with reality’ Democrat, told women to rely on the “buddy system” to prevent being raped, instead of carrying a gun.
College campuses across America, mostly run by Leftist Academics with no real life experience other than what they have read in books or had written in a research paper, are no better in looking out for women’s’ right to protect themselves than the looney leftist politicians in Colorado. These colleges are literally disarming American women with their campus policies and ‘Gun Free Zones.”
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs advises women that “passive resistance may be your best defense. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.”
At the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, women are told that “passive resistance (vomiting, urinating, telling the attacker you’re diseased or menstruating) may be your best defense.”
The University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh tells female students to “cry or create a scene of emotional or mental instability.”
Democrat Party Strategist Zerlina Maxwell said: “As a society we need to tell men to stop raping women, and with the proper training men will comply and women won’t need guns to protect themselves. “ No wonder the Democrat party is on the wrong side of this argument with strategists like this woman.
Although there are many practical and constitutional arguments supporting the right to keep and bear arms by every law-abiding citizen in America, there is one point that is not often discussed. Gun control laws that limit the availability of firearms to law-abiding citizens disproportionately disadvantage women because of their smaller size and physical abilities. Even though the statistics clearly show that women use firearms every day to defend themselves and their families from criminals, politicians like Governor Cuomo(D) in New York, Senator Feinstein (D) from California and even Vice President Joe Biden (D), with armed personal protection details, argue that the average citizen does not need a semi-automatic rifle with 30-round detachable magazines.
In a speech in Minneapolis in January of 2013, when President Obama was talking about the need for stricter federal gun control laws and the need to ban assault rifles, he said: “Weapons of war have no place on our streets.” He also called for national background checks for anyone who purchases a firearm even though Mr. Obama himself could not pass such a background check.
On January 13, 2013, during a U.S. Senate hearing, a woman named Gayle Trotter, from the Independent Women’s Forum, admonished Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), for his position against a woman’s right to defend her family with whatever firearm she so chooses. Sen. Whitehouse had pointed out to Trotter that an 18-year-old Oklahoma mother had fatally shot a home intruder using a 12-gauge Remington shotgun, which would not be banned under Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s proposed gun control bill.
Gayle Trotter wad adamant in her reply: “I respectfully disagree. I understand you are also a graduate from the University of Virginia, School of Law, and you were close to Monticello where Thomas Jefferson penned our Declaration of Independence and close to Montpelier where James Madison was instrumental in drafting the Bill of Rights. I think you can understand that, as a woman, it is very important not to place undue burdens on our Second Amendment right to choose to defend ourselves. You are not a young mother who has a young child with her. And I am passionate about this position because you cannot understand, you are not a woman stuck in her house, having to defend her children, not able to leave her child, not able to seek safety, on the phone with 9-1-1, and she cannot get the police there fast enough to protect her child, and she is not used to being in a fire fight.”
Don’t these Leftist, Democrat-Socialist politicians understand that every human being has a Natural Law right of self defense from their criminal attackers; that the Second Amendment was put into the U.S. Constitution to protect that right as well as to protect the people from the tyranny of their own government?
Don’t these Leftist, Democrat-Socialist politicians understand that Amanda Collins had a right not to be raped as do the other 83,000 plus other women who are victims of rape every year in America?
Don’t the Leftist Democrat-Socialist politicians understand that 19 year old Brianna Dennison had a right not to be murdered as do the other 12,000 plus victims murdered every year in America?
The answer to all three of the above questions is a resounding NO! They do not understand.
I think anyone with common sense knows that the socialist politicians from the Democrat Party and all of their fellow travelers in the media and academia want to take all of our guns. That is their ultimate goal. Unfortunately for them, they are coming up against one of the most powerful forces in the history of the country – the ‘Independent American Woman.’ She is a woman who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the founding principles of this country.
I think Sarah Palin said it best when she talked about the rise of the new conservative women in America, whom she called “Mama Grizzles.” She defined a Mama Grizzly as “a conservative woman with “common sense, someone who ‘rises up’ to protect her children when she sees them endangered by bad policies in Washington. She is fearless, and that, in combination with her femaleness, makes her scary—a new kind of political predator. She will take on any foe and, the implication is, rip him or her to shreds.”
I believe that the current Democrat-Socialist multi-prong attack on the American people’s Natural and Second Amendment rights, which disproportionately affects a woman’s right to defend herself and her family, has awakened millions of here-to-for silent Independent American Women. The Democrat-Socialist politicians do not know how to deal with this type of woman. These “wimpy boy” Leftist politicians seem like they are only prepared to help women when they are perceived as victims. They are not used to dealing with strong women with iron-clad constitutional principles. The Democrat-Socialist politicians have tried to put these women “in their place” at state and federal legislative hearings on gun control, but it has not worked. The women are not buying their often stupid and illogical reasons to take away their right to defend themselves.
More and more of these women are now actively joining the men at the Pro-Second Amendment rallies; they are speaking up at local town hall meetings and confronting the pro-gun control politicians whenever and wherever they see them.
The road ahead will not be easy and the traitorous enemies within our own country are very cunning, unscrupulous and have unlimited resources. I believe, however, that these socialist traitors in our mist have made a big political mistake. They will lose this battle because they have awakened a very, very powerful political force that will defeat them, and she is called the “Independent American Woman.”