What the hell is wrong with women?

by Nicki Fellenzer

No, this is not a rhetorical question. It’s a wholesale condemnation of every woman’s group in this country that claims to hold women’s rights sacred, claims to look out for women’s interests and yet condemns guns, shuns armed self-defense and insists on portraying and preserving the status of women as victims rather than empowering them to take responsibility for their own lives.

Yes, I realize I’m writing for a women’s group. I realize there are literally thousands of women out there who belong to pro Second Amendment rights groups, who hunt, shoot and who have used guns in self-defense. However, strong, independent women who realize the importance of being free to defend yourself against an assailant, who understand that the police will likely not save you in an emergency and who hold dear the freedom to keep and bear arms are a pathetic minority. Why?

I’ve checked several large women’s rights websites. The National Organization for Women (NOW) claims to have 550 chapters in the United States and over a half a million contributing members! This is a group that’s dedicated, among other things, to end violence against women. And yet – armed self-defense is not part of their agenda. Rather, taking away guns from anyone and everyone who has the capacity to bring harm to a woman is.. In other words – NOW favors enslaving the population through gun control over placing a well-aimed round in the head of a wife abuser.

The United Nations also has a “development fund” for women – UNIFEM. One of its stated goals is "Eliminating violence against women and girls by investing in prevention, protection and advocacy strategies." Well, that’s all well and good, if it wasn’t for the fact that the UN wasn’t out to disarm all law-abiding citizens and establish itself as the governor (read: slave master) of all, including women. It claims to explore ways to end violence against women, but seeks to unilaterally disarm them, leaving them at the mercy of their assailants or their governments.

The League of Women Voters is also decidedly anti-gun, supporting federal legislation to take away our right to keep and bear arms. Their stated mission is to “Protect the health and safety of citizens through limiting the accessability and regulating the ownership of handguns and semi-automatic assault weapons.” This is a group that allegedly has women’s interests at heart. But it appears that protecting a constitutionally and morally guaranteed right is not in women’s best interests – at least not according to these morons. No, regulating how women defend themselves, how they empower themselves and what purchases they choose to make is apparently the “women’s best interest” of the day.

And of course, who could forget the Million (more like a thousand) Mom March, the National Council of Jewish Women and Mothers Against Gun Violence? There are tons of them. Some are gigantic, and some are small. But they all advocate the same thing: slavery, victimization and dependence on the state, instead of freedom, self-defense and personal responsibility.

It appears the majority of women (69 percent, according to an ABC poll conducted in 2002) support stricter gun control laws. They’re afraid, they’re needy, they’re dependent and they’re clueless. Why would any woman or women’s group claim to have women’s best interests at heart, while unilaterally trying to disarm them? And worse yet, why would the women who support these organizations trust these organizations when they clearly have a political agenda in mind?
Well, here are a few clues:

1. Anyone who tries to disarm you and make you dependent on someone else for your safety IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. Sarah Brady, Patricia Ireland, Donna Dees-Thomases and their ilk don’t want to protect you. They want to leave you defenseless so that they can promote a political agenda that will make you less self-reliant, less independent and ultimately less secure.

2. You are not a victim. They want to portray you as weak. They want to render you worthless, mistreated and victimized. They want to portray you as pathetic losers, incapable of taking care of yourselves and your children. That is why they continue to pound clueless legislators in DC with manipulated statistics and misguided guilt trips. Get a clue. They want to portray you as being incapable of defending yourself, because if you were an independent, self-reliant woman, capable of protecting herself and her family – no new laws and restrictions would be necessary, and they would be out of a job.

3. A piece of paper will not protect you against a violent spouse or boyfriend. If he’s willing to pound the snot out of you to begin with, he’s already committing a criminal act, and no piece of paper will stop him from doing it again, even if it is misleadingly called an “order of protection.”

4. They want to portray you as to incompetent to use guns for self-defense. They want you to rely on police for your protection. Get a clue. Some police emergency response times can be as long as 15 to 17 minutes, and about 11 percent of police shootings harm innocent bystanders. Do you think a robber, rapist or murderer will wait around for you to dial 9-1-1 and wait for the police? On the other hand, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, armed citizens prevent 550 rapes, 1100 murders and thousands of other violent crimes each day just by showing a gun. Which do you choose?

5. No amount of petulant whining, hand wringing and misrepresentation by NOW, Handgun Control Inc, or the Million Morons will make you into a victim. Your support of these political freaks will. Your unquestioning acceptance of their dogma of destruction will. And your lack of self-confidence, self-reliance and self-worth will make you into a willing victim. You are the only one who can make these people right. Is that what you want?

These supposed women’s groups don’t care about you. They don’t care about your capabilities, your strengths or your will to live. They care about prostrating you at the altar of self-destruction. They care about enslaving you and using your own ignorance as chains to bind you. They claim to work for the equality of the genders, and yet shun the great equalizer – armed self-defense. They assert that the only way to truly protect you is to take away the most effective means of protection available to you. They claim you are just as intelligent, capable and independent as men, but they work to prove you otherwise. In other words: THEY LIE. Remember that next time you support their obscene cause.

Nicki Fellenzer

Nicki is a US Army veteran, who spent nearly four years in Frankfurt, Germany on active duty at the American Forces Network. She is a former radio DJ and news anchor and a Featured Writer and Newslinks Director for Keepandbeararms.com. She is also a contributing editor to the National Rifle Association's newest monthly magazine, Women's Outlook and writes occasionally for the Libertarian Party. She resides in Virginia with her family. We are also proud to have Nicki as regular contributor to Armed Females of America.

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