Saturday, October 13, 2007

"The only one who can really protect me, is me."

cbs11tv.com - Rape Victim Delivers Message To Other Women A tragedy. A lesson.

A serial rapist is at large in Texas. Police have a composite sketch, but not much else.
In November of 2005, Smith said the rapist burst into her apartment in Plano. He terrorized her, ransacked the apartment and held a gun to her head, she said.
No chance to call for help. She was on her own.
But Smith has not been silent. She's now applying for her license to carry a concealed handgun, and she encourages others do the same.

"If someone were to break into my home again, they wouldn't find someone pulling the covers up and screaming. They would find a gun pointed at them," said Smith.
When seconds count, police are minutes away. That is not a dig against police, just a recognition of reality.

Self-defense is a human right. [via KABA]

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