With all of my criticism of SF2357, it was pointed out to me: "You must hate women."
I would like to point out a few things. I have a lot of respect for women. My mother raised 11 kids (that's right eleven). I watched my wife give birth to a 9 pound 6 ounce son with no anesthetic. True women are the tough, no-nonsense get-the-job-done with a tender-touch of the species.
Although there are some I despise (Nancy Pelosi) and some I really can't stand to be around very long (a sister or two), I don't hate women.
I gave my wife a pistol for Valentine's Day a few years ago. I don't know what says "I Love You" better than "Please protect yourself."
Which brings me to this incident that occurred years ago: A local "womens' group" was collecting old cell phones to give to battered women so they could call 911 if a former spouse or boyfriend showed up. My suggestion was to offer the group money if they would provide firearms and training to these women. Their reply was shock, horror, and a rejection to my idea. My response was that they really weren't interested in protecting women. It went downhill from there.
I've known women that have been on the receiving end of abusive relationships and in situations where the guy didn't quite "get it" when she left. The only thing that thugs recognize is force, either by her or by friends.
I also lost a friend a year ago when her ex strangled her and then burned the house in a botched attempt to cover up his crime.
What's attorney general Tom Miller say to her family then? No gun was involved.
He and these "anti-violence" groups don't realize that a piece of paper doesn't stop crime. If someone is intent on committing an act of violence, they will find a means to that end, regardless of the tool involved. Gun, knife, hands, gasoline...
The will and the means to stand up to these pukes will stop the violence. Especially when a few of these thugs are removed from the gene pool.