Disarming the Victim- The Latest Shots in the Democrats’ War on Women

By Rob Morse

Slow Facts
Slow Facts

Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)-  So let me get this straight.  A man murdered his estranged wife and two innocent children in a California school.  We are so desperate to ignore our own responsibility for self-defense that we blame anything and anyone but the murderer.  We blame the victims, and we disarm people who’ve been attacked and received restraining orders against their attacker.  Instead of blaming the murderer, politicians across the country blamed the victim and the gun.  Let’s stop pretending that laws stop murderers.  Self-defense stops murderers.

Smith and Anderson

Gun control failed again.
In the recent California case, the murderer was convicted of domestic abuse.  He had a history of drug use, yet he got a gun illegally.  Yes, you read that right.  A criminal got a gun he wasn’t legally allowed to carry in the gun-control-heaven of southern California.  If you were shocked that drug and gun prohibition failed, then hang on because that was just the beginning.  The murderer then illegally concealed the handgun in public.  He illegally transported the firearm in his car.  The armed murderer illegally crossed into a 1000 foot “gun free” school zone.  He illegally brought the gun onto school property.  He illegally brought ammunition onto school property also.  The murderer then illegally discharged the handgun on school property, several times.  He illegally murdered his estranged wife.  He illegally killed two innocent children who were hiding behind his wife.  He then killed himself.

If you read the news coverage of this attack then you would conclude that what we really need is another gun-control law to make what the murderer did illegal.  The reports said we need another gun-control law because the 30 thousand firearms regulations we have already passed failed to stop a suicidal murderer.  Let that sink in for a minute.  

Yes, the politicians and the media are that shallow, but their story sells.

We’d rather wallow in fake grief than stop the next attacker.  We’d rather blame the gun than take action to defend ourselves.  Think again if you say that the police will be there to protect you.  They wish they could, but they can’t.


Carol Bowne
Carol Bowne

Pretending that evil doesn’t exist cost lives.  Let me remind you about the disarmed victims who died waiting for state permission to defend themselves.  By law, Carol Bowne was supposed to receive her permit to buy a gun in 30 days or less.  She took out a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend.  This small hairdresser called the police when she saw her attacker near her home and near her work.  The local police in Berlin, New Jersey ignored her.  Carol Bowne died after 45 days of waiting for permission to defend herself.  The anti-gun politicians and police in New Jersey thought it was better to let Carol bleed to death after being stabbed by her attacker on her driveway rather than let Carol have a gun for self-defense.

These New Jersey Politicians have company.  A few weeks ago, Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia said that domestic abuse victims don’t need a gun for self-defense.  McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have let domestic abuse victims receive a temporary permit to carry a gun for self-defense after they had been to court and seen a judge in order to get a restraining order.   The temporary carry permit would be in effect while the victims applied for their state carry license.  Democrat Governor McAuliffe said no,

“The bill perpetuates the dangerous fiction that the victims of domestic violence will be safer by arming themselves.  It would inject firearms into a volatile domestic violence situation, making that situation less safe, not more.”

Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe

Governor McAuliffe is right in that Virginia is now a little safer…if you are a domestic abuser.  McAuliffe made the world tragically worse for the victims of abuse.  McAuliffe and his political supporters can’t, or won’t, distinguish the defenders from the attackers.  McAuliffe has political company.  The elected Democrats in California and New Jersey can’t tell the difference either.  These Democrats will continue to blame the victim and cling to the failed fantasy of gun-control.  These politicians have done everything they can to stop the victims from defending themselves.

Shame on these politicians and shame on the voters who put them in office.  If your significant other beats you and you live in California, Virginia, or New Jersey, then I want  you to leave the state.  Move to a free state and take a firearms class in a hurry.

I’ve a modest proposal.  How about we prepare to defend ourselves if we’re threatened with violence.  Anything works better than sitting there and pretending that evil doesn’t exist.  Do something, but don’t pretend that passing the 30 thousandth gun law is any kind of a solution.

Gun control is a political placebo masquerading as compassion.

The political crazies say that self-defense is really surrendering to violence.  They are wrong.  Please defend yourself and those you love because there is evil in the world; evil that we can’t control with laws.  Move to a free state if you have to, but please take action if you are at risk.  Do it for yourself, for those you love, and those who love you.

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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Please stop encouraging people to move to “free states” if you’re not going to add the part about being sure to vote for leaders who will protect and expand the gun rights of citizens. When “victims” move to free states and carry a liberal voting mindset with them it destroys the “free state.” Liberals from Maryland and D.C. are destroying Virginia. Liberals from California are destroying Washington and Colorado. In my home state of Florida, and Tennessee where I live now, liberals from high tax states of New York, NJ and Conn. are hurting the theses two free states. Otherwise… Read more »

Heed the Call-up

Frederick, you are correct and the effect in Northern Virginia is pronounced enough that McAuliffe won the governorship last election cycle ( a profound anti-gunner moron, to the point that he recently rewrote a bill that had override veto power to be a “one-gun-per-month” bill that the legislature had to reverse, and also a bill that would give domestic violence victims a temporary CC right claiming it would increase the violence of the situation.).


It’s time to start charging the lawmakers for the crimes committed, that could have been prevented.


I understand the pacifist concept that deciding to use violence in self-defense is “surrendering to violence.” What I’m having trouble with is, trying to figure out why that is a BAD thing. I guess I’m just not sufficiently open to the pacifistic ideal of NEVER using violence, no matter what, because it is somehow always and intrinsically the worst possible choice. Frankly, I can’t see how “surrendering to non-violence” is any better, either physically or morally, indeed it sounds even worse to me. Indeed, I can’t see why responding with violence, preferably overwhelming, successful, violence, to a violent attack, is… Read more »

Mike Murray

Agenda driven idiots (McAuliffe et al.) will never be swayed by logic, statistics, common sense, or the natural right of self defense. They know what is best for us.


How did McAuliffe ever get elected in Virginia? He is the worst Governor of Virginia since the British appointed our Governors He listens to the Virginia citizen much like the appointed British (as if he were deaf).


To Gene, he pulled his head out hiltery’s posterior long enough to run for the job with all the backing any democrap could ever ask for. He keeps his head very close to it’s origional resting place. He is a little guy trying to get into the big leagues.


We see women marching by the thousands for some of the most unbelievable reasons, but when was the last time you saw 10,000 women march for the right to defend themselves? When was the last time you saw 10,000 women stand tall and, with a unified voice, say that any politician who denied them the ability to defend themselves was a misogynist? Let me help you, the answer to all of the above is NEVER! Not a single solitary time have women, en masse, ever marched and demanded their God given right to defend themselves in places like Washington, DC,… Read more »


maybe we MEN need to encourage our women to take that stand publically, and noisily, then stand with them. The one thing dirty politicians ilke Mc Auliffe hate and fear is a bunch of press attention that makes THEM look bad….. what would happen if even a thousand COUPLES in his state were to march on his office.. when he is there…… and protest his idiocy? Dress well (no, NOT camo and hunting jackets, wear sharp business or leisure attire), conduct yourselves with honour, but be clear… YOUR veto puts MY self, or MY wife, at risk. Then band together… Read more »

Heed the Call-up

In Virginia governors serve only one 4-year term. Their election is the year after the presidential election. So this is his last year. It looks like we will have a Republican governor after the fall election, but who knows, we got him last time, and anti-gun Northern Virginia is the largest voting bloc in Virginia, followed by the other anti-gun cities of Richmond and Petersburg.

Another Chuck

Chuck has it right … get some personal responsibility involved and watch these nitwits runfor cover … as long as they have no skin in the game your life and wellbeing are of no consequence … if these clowns faced the risk of personal loss,financial and otherwise, their positions would change in a hurry … as with most schoolyard bullies, scratch the surface and find a sniveling coward within …

Wild Bill

What is the difference between these politicians and George III? In the spring of 1775, General Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, received instructions from England to seize all stores of weapons and gunpowder accessible to the Americans. On April 18, he ordered British troops to march against the Patriot arsenal at Concord. On 19 April, at about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, marched into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green… This April 19th, like the April 19th of our ancestors is the day to begin to… Read more »

Wild Bill

Really, no one cares that today is the day that the American Revolt against people with the same anti firearms policies began!


No argument about Terry McAuliffe, he is an absolute disgrace and a dangerously moronic idiot. Any politician who passes an anti-Second Amendment law that then causes death or bodily harm to an individual who could have been able to protect themselves had they been armed, must be considered an accessory to the crime having facilitated it. Politicians who enable individuals to physically assault other individuals who could’ve otherwise defended themselves had they been armed should be arrested and tried as accessories to the crime. On another note conservatives please follow the below link to the article titled: Anti-2nd Amendment Republicans:… Read more »

VT Patriot

Thanx Chucky for defending the libs by pointing out thatthere are some RINO’s that are also screwed up. All your posts spend the major part of your posts blaming the RINOs, so therefore, the libs can’t be all that bad. Can i borrow your copy of Alinsky’s Rules for a day or so? I need to refresh my memory.

JorgeNorberto Pedace


Fred Marsico

Laws don’t stop criminals, well-armed citizens do!



And I keep asking the same question. Does this governor have armed guards to protect himself. If so does he arm them slingshots. Or, does he just think that his life is more important than someone else?