One of the strangest aspects of the gun control debate is how women - often identifying themselves as feminists - are so supportive of laws that render other women disarmed and helpless.
We are not sure if this is fear on the part of the women in question, or simply close-mindedness - perhaps a mixture of both.
The Posse believes that women especially should be supportive of the right to self defense. Indeed, in a sane world, "concealed carry" would be a "women's issue" of far greater consequence than abortion. (After all, one need not be sexually active or capable of procreation to be mugged - every woman can be attacked.)
Happily, increasing numbers of women understand this.
Now a slight digression. One of the more amusing canards of the gun control movement is that firearms are a substitute for sexual dysfunction. Presumably this is why so many men enjoy shooting.
Of course this was always a cheap and pathetic argument, but the Left has always resorted to personal attacks to cover up its logical deficiencies. We mention this because, far from men viewing guns as a male-only sport, they are genuinely excited about getting women involved.
The Posse will venture further that most gun-owning men find nothing more alluring than a woman with solid shooting skills. Indeed, that is why we post pictures of women with guns.
Like this one:
That is of course Sithkitten with a Ruger KP-89 in 9mm. We've discussed this fine piece of machinery before.
While the 9mm round is much-maligned, it is quite sufficient for self-defense needs. We never tire of pointing out that the most impotant characteristic in a self-defense firearm is that the user is comfortable with it. A .22 will beat a .500 Magnum every time if the .22 hits and the Magnum misses.
Back to our original topic, we have always felt that the ultimate expression of "a woman's right to choose" was whether they preferred a revolver or an automatic.
We doubt if any of our male readers will feel themselves threatened by Sithkitten.
Would-be criminals may well be, though, which is a good thing.