IL state police self-defense advice for women: vomit
September 19, 9:27 AMGun Rights ExaminerDavid CodreaPrevious
Annie Le 'never had a chance'
Would alarm have given Annie Le a chance?
Who can we trust with guns? Who can we trust with freedom?The Annie Le murder has given us recent cause to discuss the option (or mandated lack of one) for armed self-defense, particularly by females. That in turn reminded me of a piece I wrote three years back about advice from the Illinois State Police on personal defense. For background, understand two things:
The Illinois state Bill of Rights promises “Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Square that with Illinois being one of only two states with no provision for concealed carry by "ordinary" citizens (some claim a loophole, but there are personal legal risks carrying serious criminal charges). I guess that's what they mean by subject to police power. You're a subject and you're in their power.
So what do the Illinois State Police suggest a woman should do? Here's a link to their website, just so you can see for yourself I'm not making this stuff up.
They tell us fighting back may "cancel any other options," since your attacker may only wish to "degrade and humiliate" you.
How? Rape? About the only thing more degrading and humiliating than that is being helpless when they drag your child into it. You wouldn't want to limit such options by fighting, would you?
They give an unsubstantiated anecdote about "a would-be-victim" [sic] who played the pregnancy card for sympathy, knowing what a cherished and central role fatherhood and unborn life plays in the priorities of predator sociopaths.
Hey, here's an idea! Tell your rapist you have an STD! And hope his response isn't "That's OK, baby, so do I."
Then there's this SUPER defense tip-- Vomit! Do something disgusting involving bodily fluids! And in their words:
Use your imagination and you can think of others.
For instance, I suppose you could BLEED!
But here's their most important tip:
Use of a firearm to protect yourself or property is not recommended.