UNC Opinion: Concealed carry is no solution for sexual assault
Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault and would create inadvertent risks within other forms of interpersonal violence.
And concealed weapons would be yet another excuse to blame victims for their own assaults. Like other items on the list of measures that would supposedly prevent attacks, guns would not address the causes of sexual assault.
Even worse, they could reinforce rape culture because the burden of stopping assault would be further placed upon women.
Allowing concealed weapons on campus for the purpose of preventing sexual assault will create the unintended consequence of increased homicides stemming from intimate partner violence.
Having guns that are accessible in a household where domestic violence occurs increases the risk of homicide. In 2005, perpetrators used guns in over half of cases of female homicide related to domestic violence.
Expanding concealed carry restrictions on campus would arm potential perpetrators — not just of sexual assault but also of violence in relationships.
To reduce sexual assault, focus should be maintained on preventative programs that challenge rigid gender roles and promote healthy relationships as well as intervention trainings that teach peers to be active bystanders rather than on measures that will not solve the problem.”
A Few Responses:
Hey, I know, instead of making Chicken Little, Sky Is Falling (TM), phobic scenarios why don’t we look at the 20+ states that allow CCW on campus in some form, from allowing it in cars driving through to CCW in the classroom and see where it’s been a problem. Oh my goodness, it has never been an issue. 10+ years of data and none of the fantasies from the anti rights gun phobic have come to pass.
Instead of making everyone else live within your irrational fears, definition of phobia, it would be better if you sought professional help to overcome those irrational fears.
You liberals are, beyond question, the dumbest people on the planet Earth.
“Even worse, they could reinforce rape culture because the burden of stopping assault would be further placed upon women.”
There goes “personal responsibility” once again…..it must make your idiot ears shutter to listen to that mantra over and over; that you should do SOMETHING for yourself.
There’s no such thing as a “rape culture.” It’s just another idiot concept developed by a league of idiots to support idiot ideology.
From the letter: “Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault …” If concealed carry saved one life or stopped one assault, would that not be good? We can’t stop all assaults, but should we not stop the ones that we might, with the tools that are available?