"bruises, black eyes, cuts, swelling or chipped teeth" by
"bruises, black eyes,
cuts, swelling or chipped teeth"
Guns on College Campus?
August 8, 2002
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KeepAndBearArms.com -- The
anti-self-defense fanatics are in full swing on college campuses around the
country. The Boston Globe recently aired
a current guns-on-campus battle in Utah, and Arizona State University in
Tempe has a group of college children vilifying self-defense there, too.
Numerous other campus do-gooders are working to eliminate the basic human right
of self-defense around the country.
Do any of these gun-phobes know that
"about 3 percent of college women experience a completed and/or attempted
rape during a typical college year"? That statement comes from an official
press release regarding a report
entitled "Sexual Victimization of College Women", produced by the
National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
It also states "About one in five rape and
attempted rape incidents of college women results in additional injury, most
often 'bruises, black eyes, cuts, swelling or chipped teeth'." That can
sure change a woman's outlook on her studies. And lots of college women are
having their outlooks so changed, too. According to the authors of the
above-mentioned report, "the women at a college that has 10,000 female
students could experience more than 350 rapes a year."
Yet the anti-gun college campus frenzy has
reached a new trough of politically correct depravity: a college professor was
recently forced to remove an antique firearm from his office wall. The outdated
rifle was given to him as a gift and had been collecting dust above his desk for
over a decade -- but it made someone "uncomfortable." Perhaps not as
uncomfortable as bruises, black eyes, cuts, swelling or chipped teeth, but
enough to force the removal of the unloaded assault musket, nonetheless.
The NIJ/BJS report also states that
"nearly 90 percent of the victims knew the offender." One wonders if
the anti-self defense fanatics get any comfort from this. After all, if you
don't suffer "bruises, black eyes, cuts, swelling or chipped teeth"
like 20% of all sexually assaulted college women, what's the problem?
And just think about the terrible alternative:
what if potential college rape victims were trained to effectively and
efficiently use a handgun to prevent being raped? Why, somebody might get hurt!
Angel Shamaya is the Founder and Executive
Director of KeepAndBearArms.com -- a national gun rights organization whose
philosophy purports that a woman's ability to defend herself against a rapist
should not be denied by a college administrator.
Sexual Victimization of
by Bonnie S. Fisher, Francis T. Cullen, and Michael G. Turner
Text version: http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles1/nij/182369.txt
Adobe acrobat file: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/182369.pdf
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