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January 14, 2013

Brady Campaign Implies Women Should Endure Rape

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Image Implies Women Should Endure Rape.


Today it's come to my attention that the anti gun lobbyist group favoring civilian disarmament & restrictive gun control, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, may have posted an ad image on their facebook page that implies that women should endure rape and not defend themselves by exercising their second amendment right to keep and bear arms, and to defend themselves via the means of a firearm.  The image says "A rape can last 30 seconds, but a murder lasts forever." and then follows with "Guns are not the answer".   I disagree.. 

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Says Women Should Endure Rape.
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence ad implies Women Should Endure Rape.



Fortunately, there's also this screenshot of the Brady Campaign's Facebook page as possible evidence, however, validity of the image and screenshot have not been confirmed as of this posting.   Doing a Google search using the key phrase "a rape can last 30 seconds" has turned up several results as far back as five to six days ago, some of which direct to fringe conspiracy theorist websites, so, the authenticity of this image, etc is questionable.   

Gun Control Protects Rapists
Gun Control Protects Rapists
  I will work on ascertaining the validity of the image and update accordingly.if it is proven to be authentic, otherwise, there exists the potential that this may be a hoax perpetrated by an unscrupulous person attempting to discredit the Brady Campaign.   

Regardless if the image is authentic or not, fact of the matter is, that guns DO prevent rapes and DO save lives.  An armed person is by far less likely to be the victim of a violent crime.  Gun control protects rapists from being shot in self defense and enables them to rape without risk.