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Response to rrneck (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:54 PM

47. My facile solutions?

You must be kidding. I don't have solutions for hypothetical scenarios. My advice is to always consider one's options in any situation, rather than opting for a "facile solution", such as buying a gun. It doesn't get much more facile than that.

"A great many women cannot afford the disruption to their lives that decamping to a separate location would involve. Why should she abandon her possessions and life routine because she has been threatened?"

This leads me to think you have had little experience with battered women, especially those in fear of their lives. Using a gun to solve their problems, is likely to result in a far greater "disruption to their lives that decamping to a separate location".

As far as my "ideology" is concerned, it is about de-escalation in such situations, rather than impulsive, emotional, reactionary, direct confrontation.

When I used "we", it was in context of Slackmaster's post about California. Maybe these options are not available in your neck of the woods (pardon the pun).

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