This is true. However, there has not been any other item in human history that is such a field leveler as the hand gun.
How else would a 98 lb woman be able to effectively defend herself against a 225lb male attacker?
I know that there are those who think that martial arts can defeat anyone....but that is not true. Brute force and mass is an important factor in hand to hand combat.
Also, pepper spray, stun guns, ect. are considerably weaker in civilian models than military and law enforcement use.
I know from experience that being tazed or hit with pepper spray, while painful, is not necessarily incapacitating.
I am just trying to inject some honesty into the discussion. I do not understand how someone can claim equality and empowerment for women, while at the same time holding on to antiquated myths that a woman with a gun will not know how to defend herself.
A gun equalizes the situation when talking about differences in size between male and female.
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