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Jennifer noticed that when she had bruises on her face, some people thought she was an easy mark. She writes, “Guess who looks like the easiest person in the room to victimize?  If you guessed the one that looks like they’ve been vicitimized before, you win!” It happened over a year ago, but the post is still good and worth reading again. Good lessons there.

Heels and Handguns points out that some media outlets are biased against gun owners. People who have been paying attention knew that already, but it’s a little surprising to see how dramatically the hard numbers stack up.

That Texas Lady posted pictures on her blog of how the Marilyn holster (from Flashbang) worked for her. Good, clear pictures of how to use this holster. Oh, and here’s a tip: there’s at least one YouTube video that shows this holster being used in an impractical and unsafe way.

Here’s a picture of me demonstrating a draw from a shoulder holster, which is essentially the same draw you should use for the Marilyn. When you draw from a shoulder holster or any shoulder holster variant, always lift your non-dominant elbow nice and high so you don’t sweep your own brachial artery. Notice how I criss-crossed my arms a little bit while drawing? This does more than get your brachial artery out of the way — it also makes the reach across your chest a lot shorter. That criss-cross drawing motion makes it much easier for chesty women to use this type of holster.

Bookworm had a dilemma: her son came home from school and told her that his English teacher was handing out anti-gun opinion columns in class, without providing anything from the pro-freedom side at all. Her post explains what she did about that, and why. Food for thought. 1

Arma Borealis cautions us not to take tactical or legal advice from a politician: “Do not follow VP Biden’s use of force suggestions. His suggested course of action is a felony in all 50 states.  You will likely go to jail if you shoot wildly into the darkness at suspicious noises. Get good training from someone who knows what they are talking about.”

Good point.

Colorado Rep. Joe Salazar has a message for you: Don’t carry a gun to protect yourself from violent stranger rape. “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.”

Remember that bit about not taking advice from politicians? This would be a good place to remember it.

On a different note, whenever I encounter a man who is afraid that women might use firearms to effectively fight back against rapists and sexual abusers, it makes me wonder about both his past history and his future plans.


  1. I owe a hat tip to someone for this one, because Bookworm isn’t one of my usual haunts so I know I caught the link from another blog. But I opened and closed a bajillion tabs while writing this post, got lost a little bit, and have no idea which direction to nod. If you know, please do throw a note in the comments. I love saying ‘thanks’ to people who bring good stuff to the rest of us.

2 Responses to Web Walk

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the link! It was a real eye-opening experience

  2. larryarnold says:

    I spent a couple of decades working with survivors of sexual assault and other violence. I never met anyone who was protected by a call box, safe zone, or whistle.

    That’s one reason I teach handgun self-defense.

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