In the wake of Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend Kassandra(Kasi) Perkins there has been quite a debate about guns.
I am agnostic when it comes to the gun issue, I generally try to stay above the fray because it serves little purpose to argue with avid gun owners or their counterparts who want all guns banned. Most people are as firmly entrenched in their beliefs regarding guns as they are about their religious beliefs, or their love/hate of Notre Dame.
That being said, there is one facet of the recent debate that I feel compelled to comment on. In recent days columnist Gayle Trotter writing for the Daily Caller and the merry band of brain dead fucktwits on FOXNews' The Five, have opined that if only Kasi Perkins had a gun, she'd be alive today.
Trotter's piece is a logically flawed mess. Not only does she try to counter the statements of Bob Costas with "women who own guns are safer" nonsense, she also blames the lack of marriage stability in the family making the stress worse and therefore pushing Belcher to murder Kasi. Utter nonsense. An average of 3 women a DAY are murdered by their husbands in the United States. Do a google search for chrissakes.
As to what the Five had to say, along with putting forth the "if she only had a gun" meme, Dana Perino added this tidbit: “Well, maybe, or make better decisions,” . That's right, it was Kasi's decisions that got her murdered. Nice slut shaming there Dana. Sweet Baby Jeebus make it stop.
Aside from the flawed logic of their arguments, neither Trotter nor the FOX's the Fucktwits bothered to actually check the facts of the Belcher case. According to the reports out of Kansas City, Belcher and Kasi went to shooting ranges together. She knew how to shoot. There were guns all over the house including one report that their were as many as 5 or 6 handguns in the living room in easy reach.
Given that Belcher killed himself after murdering Kasi its safe to assume that had she gotten to a gun and tried to hold him off, he would have still murdered her. He was a man blinded by a killing rage, they call it that for a reason.
I have had this debate many times with a friend at work who has a conceal carry permit. The fact that everyone may be packing, won't make a maniac think twice. Women may say they feel safer if they carry a gun in their purse. Men may say the feel safer carrying a gun on their person, but that's the rub. They may "feel" safe, but are they any safer in reality.
Wonder how safe Kasi felt with all those guns around her while staring down the barrel of her murder weapon?