Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Meredith Emerson

A lot of people have something to say about the fate of this woman, but I think LawDog says it best. The LawDog Files: "She was doing everything she was supposed to do to stay alive"
In a just and sane world, Meredith Emerson would have been told from early girl-hood that she was expected to defend herself from unlawful force.

In a just and sane world, Meredith Emerson would have been taught not to fear firearms, but to accept them as tools for her defence.

In a just and sane world, Meredith Emerson would have grown up in a culture that supported her right to self-defence and a culture that promoted such.
But then we don't live in a just and sane world. We live in a world where the media parrots the propaganda of the Brady Bunch, and Girl Scouts won't let you mention guns anywhere near their fragile charges, and governments would rather a woman be raped and murdered than that she have access to firearms for her own defense.

To be fair, she did defend herself, and disarmed her attacker, but she did not disable him and he was eventually able to subdue her.

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