A woman that followed this advice is lucky to be alive.
She got a restraining order. It did nothing. She tried to call 911 he broke her cell phone. (He is charged - among other things - with interfering with an emergency call, a misdemeanor.)
So what happened?
[He] is accused of choking [her] until she was unconscious and breaking her cell phone when she tried to call for help has pleaded not guilty to several charges including attempted murder.He could have easily killed her. The restraining order failed to keep him away. The cell phone failed to keep him at bay. This illustrates a truth; in the few moments you have when attacked, you are on your own.
[He] also is charged with criminal mischief, interfering with an emergency call and violating a restraining order by entering the woman's home last Thursday, court documents show.
A firearm may not have altered the situation, but I believe it would have. I believe it would have given this woman the leverage to defend herself.