A letter in today’s National Post advocates for more gun control. The writer speaks from first-hand experience, as she recalls a day when, “My ex-partner held a registered gun out in front of me and told me that his face would be the last sight I would ever see.”
Removing a firearm from a home doesn’t provide women with an advantage when that is about all they could, theoretically, use to defend themselves. Most women are smaller, lighter and weaker than most men and so an unarmed woman facing an unarmed male is at a distinct disadvantage. Had the firearm been in her hand, as opposed to that of her husband, I suspect Ms Aubry’s belligerent ex-partner would have been considerably less violent, or possibly dead. Either way she would not have been a victim.
Women are always stressing their desire to be self-confident, responsible and independent individuals. Without a handgun in their purse, this wish is simply wishful thinking. Instead of gun-control, they should be lobbying the federal government to start issuing Type III Authorizations to Carry to every Possession and Acquisition Restricted licence holder in Canada who asks for one.