State Representative Joe Salazar said publically that students should not have access to guns for protection from being raped.
Salazar said: “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’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 when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop — pop around at somebody.”
The University of Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety (DPS) promptly revised their online advisory statement concerning safety for females on campus to include vomiting, urinating and claiming they are menstruating to fend off an attacker.
These suggestions originated with the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) systems class curriculum that is promoted by the DPS as a form of empowerment and training as self-defense options.
Wow, I'm flummoxed by this. Since I'm not too sure if I can be civil, coherent, and non-tangenting yet, I will refrain from comment.
But I will say.... When I was going to school in downtown Chicago, taking the L every class day... I always wore my hair up in a bun, pinned with a pair of 6 inch steel mandrels in case I needed some self defense. Something akin to Lady K's suggestion, icepick style. Thankfully I never needed to use them for anything other than holding my hair
Yes, I am a cynical and jaded jacknape. I try to see all three sides of the coin- do you?
The politicians are just trying to make all of us gun owners look irresponsible and responsible for every death out there, make us out to be a danger to society when we are the completely opposite. We practice fire arm safety and it is practically drilled into us since the time we can handle guns. Yes there are people who never owned a gun, never took a class that get their hands on guns, these are the type of people that make our lives living hell because of their actions cost people lives. I think it should be taught in schools about fire arm safety, how to handle guns, and when is a reasonable situation to use them to protect themselves. You sure as hell not going to be taught how to handle firearms in movies. Politicians and anti-gun advocates sure have funny ideas what guns are and how they can effect lives. They are unreasonable to the point that they refuse to do one thing that could bring more responsibility to new gun owners, teach about gun safety courses in schools for all students so everyone understands the importance of safety and proper usage. Hell make a sport out of it, by holding gun competitions at schools making it a recreational sportsman competitions, which teaches safety and responsible ownership.
There are many rapists out there that will kill the people they rape... so advocating this is like sentencing woman to death at the hands of these social rejects. They now know that the threat from the victim won't take their lives and more likely to turn a situation around on the victim when they pull out an weapon like you guys been talking about. Hell they would use the weapon from the victim on them, killing them because they can easily overpower a woman with a knife.
Edited by Uncle Sam, 22 February 2013 - 11:10 AM.
A man's ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. - Albert Einstein
in order for the gun ban to be something good
there must be a cleaning of weapons black market
so innocent people don't fall defenseless in face of gangsters and the like
but .. i think gun control is good thing .. kids with their daddy's gun in school can result nothing good
by the name of Allah the Gracious the Merciful
Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak From the evil of that which He created
And from the evil of darkness when it settles And from the evil of the blowers in knots
And from the evil of an envier when he envies"
truthful was Allah The Most High And Great
Interesting that it is always male politicians that say these crazy things about rape. Boy don't we just elect the best and brightest to serve us? Crazy, absolutely crazy that the university would not allow female students to actually protect themselves using firearms. So they are worried about students getting paranoid and using the gun on an innocent person? Well then instead of teaching them to urinate and puke which is just ridiculousness why not actually teach them proper handling of firearms and how to properly assess threats and use the firearms responsibly? That seems much more logical than taking away their right to defend themselves against rape and replacing that right with ridiculous BS. I hope that this University sees a massive drop in enrollment because of this.