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Sunday, May 13, 2012

DEFENDING OUR YOUNG



Mothers are never more fierce than when protecting their young. This primal instinct is in all living creatures. The violent fight to the death response is fully acceptable and is the expected response in the animal kingdom when a mother's young are threatened. In the wild, predators lurk and stalk, waiting to find weak and vulnerable prey. Should someone threaten a lionesses young, they are met with force like no other. It is intense, fierce and violent. Nothing is more important to that lioness, then to protect her young. If you threaten a Mama bear’s cubs, what do you expect? You will receive a full on deadly response from her and are likely to not survive it. 


It is no different for us human mothers. The threats are all around our families. They are invading our lives in ways like never before. Unthinkable crimes and violence are entering our homes, schools and our streets. Attackers will receive the same response as that of the lioness or mother bear. So, how can it possibly surprise or even offend people when a woman protects her child, by equipping and training to use a firearm in defense?  


The threats our families now face have evolved and changed. As with the animal kingdom, we must adapt our survival techniques to meet the changing face of the threats. So simply put, as the attacks grow in intensity, complexity and power, so must the defense. 
Yes, women are evolving.  Many are now the only protector the family has, as a mother she must move into this role equipped to defend against the dangers of today. The instinct to protect is no less fierce in a human mother than it is in the animal kingdom and as the dangers grow more intense, so shall a mother’s defense. A well armed and well trained mother is a fierce force. For many women, what an evil attacker is going to see when attacking her children, are not her front teeth or fingernails, but the barrel of her gun. 

10 comments:

  1. women have been seen as the weaker sex for a long time. you are doiong a great service to show them how and when to do so

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  2. Well-written post! We have an instinct to protect our children and owning a gun is an empowerment, not to mention our right. Thank you for this website and sharing valuable information!

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  3. There is no greater danger than threatening a woman's children. You will get dealt with.

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  4. Have never read something more true.

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  5. In my home I don't possess a fire-arm, only because I can't afford one. I have only one door, but I have an area of egress... I live in a motel room, there is a hall to my bathroom. That's whhere I keep 2 sets of Sai-sho (those 3 curved Japanese swords), 1 machete (16 inches) & 1 bowie knife (also 16 inches).

    If I feel threatened I will withdraw to the weapon cache. If you get close enough to get tagged, you're too close. Coming in uninvited was too close to begin with, by retreating slightly I'm giving you a chance to leave. If I have to come out, I'm going to cut your head off!

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  6. Agreed, but you belittle the power inherent in being a woman when you imply that a firearm is necessary. Women are fierce precisely because they don't need to hide behind a gun to "go there" in defense of themselves or the ones they love.

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    1. The criminals "go there" so a mother, if she wants to be effective in protecting her family, she should "go there" as well. Why not equal the odds? We are not saying she has to arm herself, only that she probably should.

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    2. Don't bring a knife to a gunfight. No matter how angry and protective a woman may be, she is not equipped to protect her young from an armed or much larger attacker(s). That's why guns are the great equalizer. It's not about "hiding" behind a gun. It's using the best available tool for the job. How would you feel if you got to watch your loved ones hurt, raped, kidnapped, or murdered just because you chose not to defend them with the appropriate weapon? A smart and confident woman will pick the best weapon, get training, practice regularly, and prepare mentally for what she may need to do to defend her young and herself... and maybe even her man! It's not belittling to women to suggest they use a gun; it's empowering to tell them they can use anything and everything they need or want!

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    3. How is it belittling the power inherent in being a woman by defending my family in the best way possible? I cannot compete with a man in size or strength but my gun is my equalizer. I will always do what I can to protect my children. Outside of work I conceal carry every where now. I'm still a strong woman, I am just better prepared to protect those I love now. Last year I didn't even own a gun but things change & more women are starting to carry each day.

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  7. My children are older now but i still have those same feelings of protection for them and my grandchildren, and right now one of my children is facing a hard time due to a he said she said court thing, which he is innocent of...it is not in his character to do the things he is accused of...so I so want to attack....but cannot and I feel helpless, not being ale to protect him and help him. I just feel as though my hands are tied.

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