Stacey Dash has been a fervent supporter of Second Amendment rights, and she just opened up as to why.While promoting her new memoir, “There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative,” she relayed a terrifying story of how she used a gun for self-protection in the past.
In fact, I (Matt Palumbo) think we could accuse anti-gun liberals of launching a “War on Women” in light of stories like this.
Dash, a Fox News commentator and actress, probably best known for her role in the 1995 movie “Clueless,” said that an ex-boyfriend physically abused her regularly while she was in a relationship with him nearly 25 years ago.Dash, 49, said that her ex-boyfriend raped her at gunpoint after they broke up, all while her son from another relationship was sleeping nearby. Dash said she fired her own gun at the man when he returned, which scared him away.
“He had a gun to my head and I thought, ‘My son is in that crib right there,'” Dash said, according to People magazine. “[I thought], ‘No you are not going to do this. My son’s life was more important to me than my own.'”
Yes – this evidence is anecdotal, but it’s representative of reality. I noted in a post the other day the following facts from my book The Conscience of a Young Conservative:
> (in 2006) the seven least violent states were all shall-issue right-to-carry (RTC). Of the seven most violent states, three were non-RTC (includes D.C.) Since about 75 percent of all states are RTC, 43 percent of the worst being non-RTC makes these states over-represented at the unpleasant end.
> The seven nations with the most guns per capita have 1.2 murders per 100,000 people, while the nine nations with the fewest guns have 4.4 murders per 100,000.
> On average, when state concealed handgun laws went into effect, murders fell by 7.7 percent, rapes fell 5.3 percent, aggravated assault fell 7.01 percent, robbery fell 2.2 percent, and violent crime as a whole fell 4.9 percent.
To paraphrase Al Gore, on the issue of gun control, the science is settled.[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]