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Court Tosses San Diego County's Concealed Weapons Rules

Sorry for the spelling errors, I try my best but they slip past anyway. :-(

February 23, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Court Tosses San Diego County's Concealed Weapons Rules

All the people that automatically assume handguns are the province of overweight middle-aged men with short johnsons and macho attitudes amuse and worry me. You are discounting and dismissing the growing number of women who want to exercise their right to protect themselves. Face the facts: getting a rapist into court is nigh into impossible as long as a majority of the justice system still believes the girl or woman is to blame because of something she wore or something she did. You need only look at the recent case in Oregon for an example.

I have a concealed carry permit in my state and I often do carry. I am a woman about 5'6" with a slender build. How am I supposed to defend myself against a man at least 4" taller and a 100+ pounds heavier than me. Most rapists do not stop at rape or sexual assault, they beat the h*** out of their victims. Even the best plastic surgery can't repair all the scars, and seldom can you get a HMO to pay for it anyway. Broken faces, broken limbs, broken ribs, these are just a few of the risks women face just existing in this country of hours. We're not even safe at home, women are beaten and sometimes raped by intruders to often for women to totally relax even there.

I suppose I sound quite paranoid to you by now. But I've seen all this up close and personal. You see, I'm a retired police officer (medical retirement - heart condition) and I have seen all of this. Just two years ago near here a girl was raped, then had her throat slit, was dismembered, with the parts stuffed in a duffle bag and thrown into a gulley. Oh yes, she was pregnant at the time. It isn't paranoia if they really are out to get you and you have no way to determine who "they" are.

So if all you "boys" are through with your silly alpha male macho posturing then remember, half the population of this country has good and sufficient reason to choose to carry a concealed hand gun, IF they so desire and can pass the legal requirements. Nowhere will you find a guarantee that law enforcement HAS to protect you, just that they enforce the laws. Taking a report after the fact is no protection and it is physically impossible for an officer to be right by your side to protect you, she's got a lot of square miles to patrol. I'll do my best to protect myself so I can be alive to file that report.

February 23, 2014 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )