Article: "Should I Buy a Gun?" from a Woman's perspective

Article: "Should I Buy a Gun?" from a Woman's perspective

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    Article: "Should I Buy a Gun?" from a Woman's perspective

    Very interesting read from the perspective of a woman who has feared guns her whole life and even spent much of her life in gun restrictive areas such as Illinois, California, and New York. The first page describes her brushes with crime that got her wondering if she needed a gun, and the second page describes her first experience shooting a gun. Seems to be a very honest article with little, if any, political leaning. The author just shares her perspective.

    Spoiler Alert: She does end up purchasing a gun, but we could still be critical of many of her actions (i.e., she keeps her Ruger LCR unloaded on the nightstand). But she has taken the first few important steps, such as trying to get rid of her ignorance and illogical fears about guns and getting some basic training.


    Should I Buy a Gun? - A Crime Victim Considers a Controversial Means of Protection - ELLE.com
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    Good article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigHawk View Post
    Very interesting read from the perspective of a woman who has feared guns her whole life and even spent much of her life in gun restrictive areas such as Illinois, California, and New York. The first page describes her brushes with crime that got her wondering if she needed a gun, and the second page describes her first experience shooting a gun. Seems to be a very honest article with little, if any, political leaning. The author just shares her perspective.

    Spoiler Alert: She does end up purchasing a gun, but we could still be critical of many of her actions (i.e., she keeps her Ruger LCR unloaded on the nightstand). But she has taken the first few important steps, such as trying to get rid of her ignorance and illogical fears about guns and getting some basic training.


    Should I Buy a Gun? - A Crime Victim Considers a Controversial Means of Protection - ELLE.com
    Hey, at least it's a step in the right direction..
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    She seems to be much closer to having a clue than she was anyway. Progress is progress...

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    I can't believe she waited so long to get a gun after having experienced so much crime in her life.

    I also can't believe I just read an entire article from Elle magazine!
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    She keeps her Ruger LCR unloaded on her nightstand, why doesn't she just buy a brick?
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    WoW.

    Took here a long time for an epiphany to come.

    Better late than never. Good article nonetheless.
    Thanks for the link.

    Now, be honest, what were you doing peeking in an Elle magazine??????,,,,,,,,,,,,JK
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGeezer View Post
    She keeps her Ruger LCR unloaded on her nightstand, why doesn't she just buy a brick?
    The problem as I see it is.....a woman MIGHT be reluctant to shoot an attacker. Some females will hesitate and have the gun taken by force. Some will try to only wound an attacker and, sadly, some will only brandish the gun, hoping to scare off the attacker.

    if a woman owns/carries a handgun, she MUST HAVE THE WILL to shoot - to stop the attack, even if it means taking the life of a individual who is out to gravely harm her.

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    If it's not loaded, she's better off without it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    WoW.

    Took here a long time for an epiphany to come.

    Better late than never. Good article nonetheless.
    Thanks for the link.

    Now, be honest, what were you doing peeking in an Elle magazine??????,,,,,,,,,,,,JK
    Uh, I was, uh, looking for an article on understanding women...no, I mean, my wife found the article and showed it to me. Yeah! That's it!

    Hahaha...actually I was reading a newstory about a shooting, and this article popped up on the side in the "related stories" section. Didn't realize it was an "Elle" article until I saw all the ads for tampons and Yoga classes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    If it's not loaded, she's better off without it!
    yup

    a false sense of security can bring down on you more damage than if you just let life happen as it will.

    a BG will sense your true intent--read right through a bluff in an instant.
    and if you are re-acting, that instant in which the BG acts is how the game will play out.

    bluff with a bat; at least you will get a few hits in that will leave identifying bruises
    ...here's hoping your in condition to tell the police what parts of his body to look at.

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    though some take new ( and dangerous) things in steps.
    perhaps if she writes again in a year or so, after having taken a couple of classes and practiced,
    she will have it loaded in a holster by her bedside...
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    I didn't make it much past this (emphasis mine):

    "the succession of broken locks, the bludgeoned door, the disheveled drawers and file cabinets, the ecosystem of the place irrevocably damaged."

    Yea, a clueless liberal slowly getting a clue. Great. But couldn't she possibly write about it in less than 187,345,2234,689 liberal-speak words?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    But couldn't she possibly write about it in less than 187,345,2234,689 liberal-speak words?????
    No. (Silly boy.)

    She doesn't actually have a clue yet. Her gun remains unloaded. She is still deep in woo land.

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    She keeps her Ruger LCR unloaded on her nightstand, why doesn't she just buy a brick?
    Sometimes people need a while to get comfortable with things. If you go by the group consensus here, there are no options, no choices at all. Every single person in the world must own a 1911, and keep it strapped on at all times, cocked and locked.

    But in the real world, we see all kinds of variations. Some people store their gun and ammo separately, some people use safes, etc. So this gal finally decided to become an owner. Great. Might take her a while to feel up to keeping it loaded.
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    One of my favorite SD articles was about a woman who heard a noise and went into the living room and saw a burglar/BG trying to climb in the window. Her husband's service revolver was in the drawer, loaded, near her. But nearer to the BG was a big lamp. Without hesitating, she hit him in the head with the lamp and KO'd him and he fell out onto the lawn, woke up and ran away.

    She didn't say anything, she didn't turn around and get the gun losing her SA, she didn't run away or scream. She did the most efficient thing and got the biggest effect with the least energy.
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    On this topic, it seems like many people think that they can solve all their SD needs by getting a gun and doing little else. It's like buying some 'Hulk Hands' on Amazon and then challenging Roy Jones Jr. to a boxing match, thinking you will dominate his puny human hind-end.

    If you look at 1000 self-defense situations where the (potential or actual) victim had a firearm, it would be interesting to see which involved firing, which involved threatening and brandishing, which involved self-inflicted wounds, how many victims had actually trained. I'm sure it's completely chaotic, much like real life.

    I wouldn't be surprised that a cohort of people who were trained (and thus 'confident' of their handling capability) and some who had no training showed that trained people brandished more often and more successfully. (confidence being key).

    FWIW
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