Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Feminine Art Of Self Defense

What the introduction of affordable firearms did was level the playing field for the weak to defend themselves from the strong.

This is especially true in the case of women.

Where reach, physical strength, aggressiveness and skill sets requiring hours of training dominated now an individual with rudimentary training could successfully defend themselves.

Even in the United States of America, fabled land of freedom, there are women denied their right to defend themselves. Not only those caught in "nanny states" such as Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and California but across this nation our youngest women are unable to purchase a firearm despite the fact they are considered adults, live independent lives and are trusted with the franchise.

Unfortunately millions of women at risk from serious physical harm including rape and murder are denied the ability to defend themselves by their governments. Even in countries where there is an epidemic of rape, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Australia to name a few, still deny their daughters, wives and mothers the ability to defend themselves from gang rape.

As what little I can do to address this issue I will be showcasing several firearms which would be very effective in permitting women to assert their rights over their own body.

To begin with we have the venerable defender of home and hearth the .38 special revolver. Found in many night stands, glove boxes and purses across the nature, the revolver in .38 special is a wonderful beginner's firearm.

Simple to learn and with adequate stopping power this firearm's is available in many styles including those designed to be easily concealed within a purse or pocket.

On the topic of concealable personal protection there are many firearms made that can be concealed in a vest, jacket or even pants pocket yet have adequate power to stop an attack. An example of this would be Kel-Tec's P32 in ..32ACP, long a staple back up gun for police officers.

Effective home defense can also be had from the simple to learn, inexpensive and effective shotgun. Whether this be the Lady Defender from Winchester in 20 gauge or the Remington 870 in 12 gauge, a shotgun can adequately provide safety from the malevolent things that go bump in the night.

While I can have no direct impact on those who are outside the United States of America's lives I can do my part to raise awareness of their needs and God given right to Self Defense.

Grateful Hat Tip to Oleg Volk and his site A Human Right.

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