I find it interesting that shortly after a horrific mass shooting, one of the greatest sexual assault scandals comes out in Hollywood. And when the great equalizer has been demonized by evil acts of evil people, victims of sexual assault don’t consider this as a viable option for preservation of life and liberty.
If you’re no stranger to social media, you’ll see that over the past week #MeToo has been trending to bring awareness of all the women that have been victims of sexual assault. These postings show the incredible bravery of women willing to share a very personal violation they have experienced to bring awareness. But we need more than awareness, we need solutions. And we need a solution that empowers women to prevent such heinous acts from being committed against them.
Here’s the thing, we immediately scream out for gun control when a horrible act like Las Vegas occurs, but we do nothing to educate on guns for the personal preservation of life, liberty, and property. As I saw more and more women posting #MeToo, I became more and more infuriated with what some disgusting men are willing to do to the innocent. So the following is my proposal to all gun owners, and I hope you will extend it to everyone: #NotAnymore.
Find an existing or potential victim of sexual assault and offer to take them to a gun range and help them to eradicate any preconceived notions on responsible gun ownership. Show them not just how to shoot, but how guns work as a tool, necessary safety procedures, and how this tool can be used to save their life. Show them that this tool is not some scary concept that arbitrarily kills when in the hands of good people. This information could save their life.
Send out the hashtag #NotAnymore, showing that you stand with victims of sexual assault and are willing to educate and empower them on how to defend themselves.