Shannon may not be willing to accept the idea of armed assailants at her children’s colleges, but that doesn’t change the fact of the matter.
It’s kinda hard to argue against arming women to defend themselves against rapists. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo does so by asserting that rapists would use their victims’ guns against them. As in shooting and killing their victims. In other words, it’s better to be unarmed and raped than shot and killed. Unless you’re raped and shot and killed. Go figure. Anyway, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America knows her antis are losing ground in this debate. So Shannon Watts penned an “answer” to the guns-against-rapists trend for msnbc.com. Here’s Ms. Watts’ rationale for maintaining a gun ban on campus relative to its impact (or lack thereof) on rapists . . .
. . . guns on college campuses are not the answer to keeping women safe.
That’s because campuses are rife with alcohol, drugs, and depression: a dangerous recipe that may be made deadly by adding guns to the mix. Indeed, research shows that alcohol is involved in most campus sexual assault, and alcohol leads to impaired judgment about gun use.
Wait. What? Women on campus shouldn’t be able defend themselves against rapists because they’re drunk when they’re being raped? C’mon. That can’t be it. What does that even mean? That these drunk rape victims would shoot shoot someone who wasn’t raping them? Drunken co-ed lushes would the wrong person? Shoot themselves?