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For decades, the Left has correctly asserted that rape is not a crime of passion, it’s a crime of power. Second Amendment supporters have in turn pointed out that the great power equalizer is a gun. A small woman who is trained and armed is effectively equal to (or even greater than) a large man with evil on his mind. Last night on Fox’s Sean Hannity Show, however, a Democrat strategist insisted that the best way to deal with this inherent power imbalance isn’t to let women arm themselves. Instead, it’s “tell men not to rape women.”
On Tuesday night’s Sean Hannity Show, Democrat strategist Zerlina Maxwell — herself a rape victim — said that guns will never help women. The only way to prevent rape, she said, it to tell men to stop doing it. Although Maxwell conceded that telling women to use ball point pens to defend themselves is “ridiculous,” she went on to state that guns aren’t the answer either. Instead, scolding is:
I don’t think that we should be telling women anything. I think we should be telling men not to rape women and start the conversation there.
Fellow guest Gayle Trotter, a pro-gun advocate with the Independent Women’s Forum, and Sean Hannity were both shocked. They pointed out to Maxwell that criminals are not known for their listening skills and that millions of people every year successfully use guns to defend themselves. Maxwell was unimpressed. Maybe a stranger rapist won’t listen, to a firm “No,” but she’s pretty darn sure her “just talk to them” strategy will work if a women is on the receiving end of spousal abuse or date rape:
You’re talking about it is as if there’s some faceless, nameless criminal, when a lot of times it’s someone that you know and trust.
But, but, sputtered Hannity, “Evil exists in the world.” Again, Maxwell shrugged this off:
We can prevent rape by telling men not to commit it.
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