A controversial new book says every woman in America should own a gun.
By Abigail Pesta, MSN Lifestyle online (Excerpt from article).
Q: What convinced you that women need guns?
A: I came from an antigun family — I'd never touched a gun. But 20 years ago, when I was living in L.A., a friend called me at 2 a.m. "Please come over," she said. "Something horrible has happened." When I got there, a police officer opened the door. He told me, "Your friend has been raped." My friend said she'd heard a window breaking and had called 911 and tried to run. But the rapist overpowered her. Later, at the hospital, I asked her, "If you'd had a gun, could you have stopped the attack?" She said yes. I thought about myself living alone and decided: This is not going to happen to me.
Answer by Dark-N-Prego at 7:51 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:53 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Only if they want one and if they are trained and prepared to use it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:53 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by Nanixh at 7:56 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:58 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by newmama008 at 8:00 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:34 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:04 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
even if she had a gun is there any guarentee she could have reached the where the gun was being stored, unlocked it, loaded it, and been able to stop the intruder? (Assuming that she is a responsible gun owner and not only keeps it in a safe but also keeps a lock on the gun itself.)
THIS^ never seems to get addressed by those in favor of guns- Wonder if they do impromptu drills (locate, load, aim, shoot), like we do for emergencies at the hospital?
Answer by Sisteract at 8:09 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:41 PM on Nov. 2, 2010