Well, I have yet to do the full recap of my reflections on the NRA convention, but lately a conversation I had there at the hotel has been sort of sticking in my craw. A man who teaches self defense told me he was bothered by how many women have CHLs these days because that creates more problems than it solves. He said matter of fact, women shouldn't even carry purses and that would stop some crime. He also said that instead of using a gun in most situations, women would be better off to throw their hands up, scream and run away.
Maybe he was baiting me, but he looked stone cold serious.
Fortunately for the both of us, I'd just driven 12 hours and then drank some champagne, and I couldn't be bothered to rise to the bait.
What would be the point, anyway?
As for the issue of throwing up one's pretty little hands and running-- last I heard a person could be killed from behind about as effectively as they can be from the front. Last I heard, like a rabid dog, a predator is only going to be excited to greater fervor by someone who runs. Why run? If someone is bent on harming me, I'm taking some of their DNA with me, by golly, and I won't get that shit by running. Kicking and screaming. Cornered Cat and all that.