The premise is that armed students could better protect themselves from aggressors, including sexual abusers. But IU Sexual Assault Services Center counselor Debbie Melloan says a gun might offer less protection against rape than it would seem to.
“Most sexual assaults happen between people who know one another. You’re going to be in a close, kind of private setting…are you going to be willing to shoot the person that is your friend?”
Originally posted by antonia
Now, all this being said, this person does have a point. How likely are you to blast someone if you know them and are friendly with them? If you consider them a close friend? I think it's poor reasoning to keep guns off campus, but I do think this person is correct to say it would be more difficult to shoot someone you knew.
Well, you are looking at it simply from your point of view. You are not the only person on this planet and many people aren't like you. Many women would probably go into shock at such a development. It's not to say it would be treated light by any means, but to pretend all people would know exactly what to do at that given moment is a little presumptuous.
Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige’s wall there was this one: ”Matters of’ great concern should be treated lightly.”
Master lttei commented, “Matters of small concern should be treated seriously.”
Among one’s affairs there should not be more than two or three matters of what one could call great concern.
If these are deliberated upon during ordinary times, they can be understood.
Thinking about things previously and then handling them lightly when the time comes is what this is all about.
To face an event anew solve it lightly is difficult if you are not resolved beforehand, and there will always be uncertainty in hitting your mark.
However, if the foundation is laid previously, you can think of the saying, “Matters of great concern should be treated lightly,” as your own basis for action.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
Personal Disclosure: The ones that don't know or can't make their minds up should maybe not go out and party at all!
To do so would INVITE danger and if you do that then your placing your own life and others in danger and thats completely irresponsible.
Do you concur?
Originally posted by marbles87
Lots of college rapes happen when the girl is passed out drunk. Not sure where a gun will help there. To be honest I REALLY REALLY hate to say this but ALOT of rapes could have been prevented by the female. I'm not saying that taking advantage of a drunk person isn't bad, it's terrible and rape. But women nowadays have lost touch with reality. If I pass out on the street with my wallet hanging out I know It will be gone by the time I wake up. Now if I had a SOBER friend watch my wallet I will wake up with it. Women are using "I was drunk" as an excuse. If you were drunk how do you know you DIDN'T consent and can't remember. How many of us woke up next to a person and barely Rememeber the night? All it takes for someoe to say rape and aww hell. Personally I say ban alcohol on school grounds and school housing and rape will fall like the Berlin wall.
Giving a bunch of irresponsible drunk kids a gun to keep drunk kids from raping and beating other drunk kids is a bad idea.edit on 12-1-2013 by marbles87 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
reply to post by antonia
Personal Disclosure: Why can't you shoot your father if he is raping you?
[Edited to add] Note: The above is a hypothetical only and I am in no way trying to imply that that members father is anything but a good man ok!edit on 12-1-2013 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to add the edit.