Opinion : Reprinted from “Say Her Name”, by Shayna Lopez-Rivas
USA —-(Ammoland.com)- Dear Gun Control Activists,
Do you know who Carol Bowne is? Since you advocate for more gun control, you absolutely should know who she is.
When you go to sleep at night, her face should be in your dreams.When you pray, if you pray, she should be in your prayers.
You should repeat her name every single time you promote laws that restrict law abiding citizens from having and carrying guns.
Carol Bowne died waiting for the state of New Jersey, specifically her local police department, to allow her to protect herself with a gun.
Had national reciprocity been passed, had shall-issue concealed carry been the law of the land, Carol would still be alive.Carol Bowne died at the hands of her violent ex because you allowed her to. Because you advocate that women like her shouldn’t be allowed to choose how they protect themselves.
I am advocating for choice.Choice. So that women like me are not raped because I am not allowed to carry my gun when getting my education, though I can carry my gun everywhere else I go.
So that women like Carol can protect themselves before it’s too late when the police department is incapable of providing protection.
Make no mistake, Carol Bowne died BECAUSE of you and people like you.
Say her name.
About Shayna Lopez-Rivas—Survivor, Advocate, Activist
Shayna Lopez-Rivas is a rape survivor. She condemns so-called “gun-free” zones, and advocates for the right to choose self-defense. I am proud to call Shayna a friend. Shayna’s original article is here.
My article about Carol Bowne is here.
About Rob Morse
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.