A lengthy article in Sunday’s Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine about women and self-defense discusses what many in the gun rights community might call “a good first step” — unarmed self-defense — but it is not until the readers comment that the issue of guns comes up.
As one might guess, it was raised by one of the newspaper’s most prolific loons, from “the far left coast,” who had this to say about females fighting back:
“Frankly, martial arts and other similar approaches only add to the violence. Experts on this say that adding to the violence is NOT a solution here. If it were, why not give every woman an assault style weapon, and train to use it. You see how ridiculous this logic is?
“What is needed are further bans. Ban assault style weapons, AND assault style knives, as NYC mayor Bloomberg has done. I would train these women to learn techniques of dialoguing with would-be attackers. This can be very effective.”—‘safety wellness diversity’