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Instead of my preferred Sunday night activities - soccer highlights, drinking, and sex - I am sitting here musing about guns and sexual assault/rape.

I don’t know why it took me so long to see the correlation, but once I did, I can’t un-see/think it. The arguments about guns are the same as those about sexual assault. I haven’t thought this through well enough to put it in anything resembling an articulate response, but the gist is:

It’s the victim’s fault. - If you had taken a self defense class, not been in the wrong place, had our own form of protection, yada, yada, yada.


Those who have the power don’t want to give it up. - My guns, my desires, outweigh your right to live and be safe. You don’t like the idea of me having guns in public? Then stay inside. Restrict your life and movements to ensure I can do as I please. Don’t like me leering and making inappropriate comments about your body? Cover up and stay inside.

Owning guns/controlling people gets them off. - It’s a power rush (sexual?, mental?) to destroy things/people and gives them a high.

Does any of this make sense? Am I way off track, seeing things that aren’t there? Any clarifying thoughts to help this make sense?

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