Why you don’t need to carry a gun to effectively protect yourself…

First up, Colorado Dem State Rep. Joe Salazar has a twofold message for women on campus: 1) You shouldn’t carry a gun because what do you think they invented rape whistles and call boxes for? And 2) You shouldn’t carry a gun because you might shoot somebody just because you incorrectly believed that person was planning to do you harm (you know how impulsive women can be), even though the man was in fact only observing you… maybe because he was doing research for his job as a Colorado state legislator or something like that:

From the on-deck circle, Colorado State Senator Jesse Ulibarry adds another effective way to defend yourself from a crazed gunman without carrying a gun yourself: Ball point pens:

This is exactly why the security guards who protect the Colorado State Legislature are armed with nothing except scissors, BICs and rape whistles. Or maybe not.

Comments

85 Responses to “Pair of Colorado Dems Explain How to Protect Yourself Without Carrying a Gun”

  1. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 12:52 pm

    Protect yourself from an attacker using only a ball point pen ? Oh yeah, Jason Bourne pulled that fete off in the movies. Several others as well, like James Bond. I guess some one thinks if they can pull it off in Hollyweird in CA and on the Thames, a woman with no training or stunt team can too ! Right ? And if that fails, there`s that Call Box down the street on the corner. The police are only a phonecall, a brief wait time for the operator to take your call and a short drive away ! And the right people always hear that rape whistle. It came from the middle of that Safe Zone; must be a rape happening !

    How come the anti-gun rights people aren`t still calling for everyone to have their guns w/ trigger locks to be locked in a safe upstairs and their ammo locked in another safe in the basement ?

    I really hadn`t thought of myself as too smart to be a college prof. or a legislator, but things do change ….

  2. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 12:56 pm

    Of course, they can just go to Cabelas and buy a rape-free tent; that way the safe zone goes with them wherever they go!

  3. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 1:01 pm

    Let these videos be a less to all the states:

    Make a test before you let Californians in; as a reformed Californian, their stupidity has no bounds.

    Hey! Didn't a Missouri Senate candidate get dragged through the coals for similar stupidity? Oh yeah… he was a Republican, so he already had two twelve strikes against him.

  4. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:05 pm

    I would love to see these CO legislatures tell this tips to the family members and survivors of the Ft Hood terrorist attack, the Aurora theater shooting, Sandy Hook, the mall shooting in Portland, OR, etc…

  5. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:07 pm

    I don't think you can get hose at Cabelas, you know that place sells evil guns. Probably have to check the Media Matters or NOW website to find an approved distributor for that item.

  6. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:11 pm

    Of course the minute a woman successfully uses a ball point pen to fight off an attacker these same legislatures will demand a waiting period for anyone buying a ball point pen, full background checks (plus we would have to make sure that there is no loopholes that would allow you to borrow a pen from your neighbor or the likes), set up pen free zones, start a national pen registry and have an outright ban on semi-automatic pens (you know the type you click into action).

  7. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 1:13 pm

    And the natural progression would lead to safe zone suits. Wear your safety wherever you go ! I can see it looking much like a bio-hazard Moon Suit, to give you a bit of buffer space in between you and the attacker. Sell ad space on them to help defray the costs of the fresh air canisters. Walking art displays for those hoity toity occasions.

  8. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:17 pm

    Of course the suits would have to have a place for your Michelle Obama 2016 bumper sticker.

  9. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 1:23 pm

    Will the trusty old Bic pen have a combination lock on the cap ?

    Will ink pens come only in single packs ? No more multi-packs ? I bought a 2-pack yesterday. They were Uni-Ball pens w/ gel ink. The ball point comes with a bead of plastic to protect the tip until it`s sold. That must "really" be to prepare me for the new "safety features" and regs coming down the pike !

  10. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 1:33 pm

    They should come with one pre-installed on the rump, like a "Tramp Stamp". Ooo, FREE pre-registration for the DNC if you have those stickers / patches over ea. breast, on ea. shoulder and vertically on ea. leg. Mmmmmm, stylish !

  11. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:35 pm

    And don't think that you would be Grandfathered in just because you bought those pens yesterday. Nosiree, you would have 90 days to register those pens or else face some serious hard time mister!

  12. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 1:36 pm

    What? You haven't heard that the pen is mightier than the sword?

  13. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 1:36 pm

    …and since you pre-registered, we'll just take your ballot and vote for you as well.

    This is all for your own good, of course.

  14. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:37 pm

    I was thinking for each sticker you purchase and put on your suit you would receive an entry into a drawing to have dinner with the Obama's and Anna Wintour….

  15. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 1:38 pm

    of course, the pen is mightier than the sword.

    The .357 or 10mm? Not sure…

  16. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 1:41 pm

    If only there had been ballpoint pens back in the days of the Roman Empire. Caesar could have died a quicker and more merciful death.

    Gee, this could give a whole new meaning to blotting somebody out.

  17. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:47 pm

    Those pens in your truck better be in unloaded or that would be another huge fine.

  18. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 1:47 pm

    Courses on improving your penmanship can now be considered self-defense training.

  19. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:48 pm

    Let's not forget about those pens girls love with the "multi-barrels" for the different colored inks.

  20. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 1:48 pm

    "Blotting somebody out" ? Are you suggesting a return to the fountain pen ?

    Flip ink right in the eye of an attacker ! They were really sharp, so stabbing is a cinch ! And they`d leave a tell-tale ink spot behind that Drs could ID and tell police about. A new science for forensic scientists; ink pen stab residue !

  21. Marshall_Will on February 19th, 2013 1:50 pm

    SPG,

    Usually get the bag o' pens and just hand them out never expecting to see them again. What does that make ME? Is it ok if I have a few non-functional ceremonial pens laying around?

  22. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:50 pm

    But of course…pre-registered = pre filled.

  23. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 1:50 pm

    AND kept in plain view; wouldn`t want to be charged with "concealed pen-weapons" would I !?

  24. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 1:51 pm

    And if you get good enough you may just have to register as a lethal weapon.

  25. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 1:52 pm

    Fountain pens would probably be classified as primitive weapons.

  26. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 1:54 pm

    That's going to get you classified as a dealer in weapons of mass destruction.

  27. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 1:57 pm

    I can see f`Einstein flipping thru the office supply catalogs now, Sharpie pen (Sharpies have non-lethal soft felt tips) at the ready to circle those multi-barrel, assault pens !

    She`d probably suggest that all pens have Smurfs or feathers or some other decoration attached to the top of the pen to make them harder to conceal !

    Aah, RFI chips. Cops can simply scan the area for concealed illegal pens ! Removal of the chip will cause the pressurized indelible ink to spray out all over you !

  28. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 1:58 pm

    Back to back they faced each other. They drew their pens and shot each other.

  29. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 1:59 pm

    The click heard around the world.

  30. Marshall_Will on February 19th, 2013 1:59 pm

    Well yeah, and they can't be bothered to think far enough into the future to weigh that a potential rapist will want to think twice before assaulting someone for fear she 'might' have a gun?

    It's incredible to me, for all the lib-education that's gone on over the last 30 years that rape is still even an issue? Mary Katherine Ham did a great article on a young college co-ed and the horrible impact "hook-up sex" has on these young women. It's apparently so commonplace when the young ( former A-student ) gal finally objected to her on-again-off-again BF's quickies, he just TOOK them anyway!

    That's what's REALLY going on at these campuses. A total mess created by Lib's casual attitudes towards sex.

  31. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:00 pm

    Cursive handwriting is being eliminated from school programs; are you suggesting that the BofEd back track on their plans ?

    OK, by permit and documented proof of hardship !

  32. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:05 pm

    With their extended reload time, I can see them legislated into common use !

    Instructor to ink pen self defense class: When the attacker stops to refill his pen, you kick him where it hurts, vomit on his shirt, pee on his leg and run for the call box, all while blowing your rape whistle !

  33. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:10 pm

    I have to ask; when a woman is frightened, is it a normal reaction to vomit ?

    Peeing or….. messier things, "Soiling your Fruit of the Looms" came from somewhere, but vomitting ?

  34. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:16 pm

    They can`t be expected to think into the future at all ! What little thinking they do, is "wishful" thinking done in a vacuum w/ no outside influence. How else could they believe Utopia could be achieved ?

  35. Marshall_Will on February 19th, 2013 2:17 pm

    Somehow I'm picturing David Crosby w/ so much BLOW laying about the house, he was never sure what rooms to hit and flush if the cops showed?

  36. backwoodsconsr on February 19th, 2013 2:17 pm

    Even at the peak of my drinking days I lacked the ability to vomit at will.

  37. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:18 pm

    Yeah, where does that line start ?

  38. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 2:21 pm

    But just the name Sharpie has a military theme to it, so they would have to be banned.

  39. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 2:22 pm

    And just imagine how much they would charge for a concelaed pen permit. Guess we will all be issued Obama approved pocket protectors to hold those pens in plain sight.

  40. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 2:22 pm

    Or perhaps a straw buyer.

  41. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:24 pm

    But she`d have her own as would her security detail !

  42. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 2:25 pm

    Ink pen self defense class. The next thing you know this oldie but goodie will be what we will be teaching the military when it comes to self defense: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afi7_01GnxY

  43. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 2:26 pm

    depends….are they a super model?

  44. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:26 pm

    "For the CHILDREN" ? The good of the Country !?

  45. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:29 pm

    Oh JOY, we can be Nerds ….. again !!

  46. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:36 pm

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Lone Ranger, unaware that Tonto had disguised himself as a bowl of fruit, peeled his banana ….

  47. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:37 pm

    OK, in that case, there IS the fear of losing their job …..

  48. Doug on February 19th, 2013 2:41 pm

    "I have to ask; when a woman is frightened, is it a normal reaction to vomit ?"

    I thought it worked the other way around:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpfM5Hn9Rto

  49. Marshall_Will on February 19th, 2013 2:42 pm

    As Fly over at MM's said, Progs can establish "rape free zones" then feel all warm and fuzzy about it? And as you noted above, given our moral breakdown, who's to say that a victim's blowing a "rape whistle" won't mean "come and get it!" to the wrong ears?

    I think what's happening is, between sexting, texting, FB etc. it's become essentially an Electronic Mating Call no one has to exert themselves singing. It's out there "pinging" 24/7. Once these girls wake up to the fact they're just an extension of "Chad's" p0rn addiction, it's almost *impossible* for them to pull the plug on it.

    Now in their 30's and running for office, advancements etc., this is coming back to HAUNT a lot of people. Their defense is usually there were a lot of people doing it, and now they're 'sorry' over it?

  50. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:52 pm

    And when the realization DOES hit them, it`s never like a head slap, "Well, THAT was stupid !" No, it`s some version of, "How could we have tweaked it or who could we have put in charge to have made it work THIS TIME ?"

    The agenda is never wrong; it`s always those who administered it who are at fault for the failures.

  51. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 2:55 pm

    Now f`Einstein will want to outlaw "Large barrelled" pens ! No multi-purposed pens !

  52. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 2:56 pm

    We need to take down MM's website until she changes that WMD between her first and last name.

  53. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 2:57 pm

    wait… who stopped being a nerd?

  54. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 2:57 pm

    Or as George Carlin put it…eventually rape victims will be known as unwilling sperm recipients to make it sound all warm and fuzzy.

  55. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 2:59 pm

    ANd those huge bags of pens the MW referred to earlier. I mean common now who NEEDS that many pens in the first place? (channeling f' Einstein and Co.)

  56. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 3:00 pm

    Ah yes, dating; when cute makes the guys sick !

  57. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 3:00 pm

    I just thought of something else. We would have to ensure that black ink pens are banned as they are racist in the first place.

  58. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 3:03 pm

    Of course this Obama approved pocket protector comes in only two styles. Your choices are:

    1) with a big smiling Obama face imprinted on it (complete with halo over head).

    2) the Obama "O" emblem emblazened on the front.

  59. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 3:05 pm

    Since you`re talking about musicians, this isn`t too O/T and I know of interest to you: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130219/NEW

  60. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 3:10 pm

    Ban RED pens `cause our Native Americans are all color sensitive n such too. Yellow too for similar reasons. Ban GOLD pens because they promote the evil rich.

    Promote the use of blue and green inks for obvious reasons ! BUT, only ONE color per pen ! We`ve discussed that already !

  61. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 3:12 pm

    Speaking of out of touch politicians……The UN is just utterly flabergasted that NoKo openly threatened SoKo with "final destruction":

    Spanish Ambassador Javier Gil Catalina said the comment left him stupefied and appeared to be a breach of international law.

    "In the 30 years of my career I've never heard anything like it and it seems to me that we are not speaking about something that is even admissible, we are speaking about a threat of the use of force that is prohibited by Article 2.4 of the United Nations charter," Catalina said.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/us-nkor

  62. Marshall_Will on February 19th, 2013 3:13 pm

    Old George had that junque` science ring down to a t.

    College administrators ( really the generals in the trenches for the Progressive movement ) have been actively condoning The Hook-up Culture for decades now.

    We recently had a mayoral candidate in Portland and several women and *males* came out and said the guy was a total molester back in college! Suffice to say he was drummed out of the race.

    This just goes to show how deviant a parallel 'world' they've been able to create on these campuses when those perversions don't translate safely in Portland, OR? Again, there's nothing wrong w/ the agenda and these types of unenlightened 'rejections' will continue until we're ALL having a lubed up group grope.

  63. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 3:25 pm

    D pols will get automatic exemptions during election cycles, or IOW, all the time ! Rs are just SOL; the permitting process and regs, the fees are way too time consuming, intrusive and expensive !

  64. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 3:28 pm

    Well, NoKo`s Little Un can expect TWO tersely written letters of rebuke ! That`ll no doubt make his hair stand up ………. some more !

  65. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 3:45 pm

    I switched to the "tactical" black nylon web belt worn pencil pouches. Seriously !

    Mine holds an assortment of pens n pencils, metal scribe, retractable eraser, scissors, Sharpie, calipers, sharpening rod and mini-channel lock pliars. When I have everything on my belt; belt hook, cell phone, hammer hanger w/ 35' tape measure, pen pouch …… it`s like my very own Bat Man utility belt. Yeah, I`ve been ribbed about it ! ;-)

    I also have two different tool pouches I can clip on too. I was a well prepared Scout !

  66. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 3:52 pm

    So what you are saying is you have "an assualt" pocket protector…..

  67. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 3:53 pm

    Not to mention they have a "need" for that many pens. How else are they supposed to fill out extra ballots….like this gal:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/19/ohio-p

  68. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 4:05 pm

    I just wanted to get some of his mousse…

    If those words of rebuke don't frighten him, there will be a gift of technology and food in trade for promises not to pursue any further.

  69. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 4:06 pm

    Since it`s worn on my belt, it does a great job of protecting my pockets and don`t forget "tactical" black nylon web. That`s right, I be bad ! Mm hmm ! ;-)

  70. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 4:07 pm

    She`s a piker ! An NC man voted "7" times ! He was an R, so they arrested him ! Oh, and white !

    Don`t forget now, voter fraud is a hoax !

  71. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 4:17 pm

    You don`t think a sudden switch from a diet of grass and tree bark (literally) to real food (if any actually reached them) wouldn`t hurt the common folk ?

  72. Marshall_Will on February 19th, 2013 4:31 pm

    It's what's for dinner!

    Javier Gil Santa Catalina Poncho Villa really needs to get OUT more?

  73. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 4:39 pm

    O/T….I saw this article regarding the cost of the upcoming sequestration cuts. Not good, and I think even some of the Dem's are wondering what they got themselves into:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/18/c

  74. jeffythequick on February 19th, 2013 5:18 pm

    That's $500/plate in California/O-That-Guy fundraisers…

  75. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 5:34 pm

    Speaking of plates. I heard this morning that Seattle is pushing to increase the fee for vehicle registration to $150 per $10k value of the car. So if you have a $20k – $29k car value it will be $300 per year.

  76. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 7:07 pm

    In NC, all passenger cars and light pickups (1/2 ton) pay the same. 3/4 ton and heavier private p/u`s pay by weight to be hauled / towed. The same for commercial vehicles, but at higher rates.

    The minimum weight rating for a 1/2 ton p/u is 5,000 lbs. The p/u itself weighs about 4,600 lbs; add me, a passenger and an ice box and we`re nearing overload. Tow your boat or utility trailer and a riding mower, the cops "can" ticket you, but rarely do.

  77. Granny55 on February 19th, 2013 7:11 pm

    Apparently that is the thinking of our Lame Stream Media!!!

  78. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 7:16 pm

    The problem isn't the cuts, as you have pointed out the temporary reduced spending (cause that is what it really is) only covers about 10 days of spending. The bigger problem is the uncertainty of many of the smaller subcontracted companies that deal with specialized military equipment. In the long run they may just say to heck with it and retool for something more certain (who can blame them), but in the long run that can leave us without the best equipment possible for our troops.

    The cuts can and should be done, but on a more permanent basis and done the right way. Right now the Joint Chiefs (who surely are smoking joints with the plans they have laid out) are getting their marching orders from dear leader on the most destructive cuts possible. That is probably the biggest problem out there. If doen right the cuts coudl be made permanent and would hardly effect any of our capabilities. Hell there are at least 6 people out of my 15 person department that could be cut complelty and we would never notice the difference.

  79. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 8:01 pm

    I should have / wish I had made clear that I absolutely defer to your, M_W`s, others with current or past military experience. Heck, even guys in large private corps. that contract to the gov. or not, as does jeffy – and your better knowledge of the inner workings.

    No doubt, any biz / dept. could use some trimming of fat / dead wood, but as you say, it should be done smartly.

    The point I want to make as I think Rush makes is, the panic-driving dems want to scare us into going all in for increased taxes and spending, using false claims to make it look like worse consequences await failure to kneel to their demands.

    As has long been the case, when budget shortfalls loom, law enforcement, fire fighters, teachers, food for poor children will be the first programs cut. It`s to induce panic and compliance. It`s BS !

  80. @Throckmorton09 on February 19th, 2013 8:15 pm

    and, ladies, if you happen to be carrying a plugged-in toaster, you can stuff a rolled up magazine in it, disconnect a nearby gas line, and blow your attacker to tiny bits – hopefully before he's finished raping you.

  81. Truesoldier__ on February 19th, 2013 8:39 pm

    Exactly. Dear leader was out there today saying just those sort of things. You know like if the cuts happen the FBI will shut down, criminals will be released from prisons to go out and rape the women who only have ball point pens and rape whistles at their disposal and on and on.

  82. SignPainterGuy on February 19th, 2013 9:08 pm

    For best results, that only works after she has put her attacker into screaming fits with the loud whistle in his ear and then incapacitated him with vomit and urine (I guess that`ll glue him to the floor ?) and has left the premises. Gas explosions tend to ruin hair dos and mani-pedis !

  83. ak47 on February 20th, 2013 12:41 pm

    This could be good news to the person who coined the phrase "the pen is mightier than the sword."

  84. kathyntx on February 20th, 2013 2:45 pm

    I commented on this story yesterday, you can see it here. The UN is nothing but hot air and a complete waste of time.
    They're more concerned with what is said instead of his actions. http://hardnoxandfriends.wordpress.com/2013/02/19

  85. SignPainterGuy on February 20th, 2013 3:35 pm

    Welcome to TPTB, Kathyntx, I hope you`ll drop by frequently. Your posts and comments at Nox & Friends are well thought out, informed and sprinkled with humor n fun !

    Everybody say HI to Kathy !! :-)

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