by Shayna Lopez-Rivas
Clash Daily Guest Columnist
Dear Gun Control Activists,
Do you know who Carol Bowne is?
Since you advocate for more gun control, you absolutely should know who she is.
When you go to sleep at night, her face should be in your dreams.
When you pray, if you pray, she should be in your prayers.
You should repeat her name every single time you promote laws that restrict law abiding citizens from having and carrying guns.
Carol Bowne died waiting for the state of New Jersey, specifically her local police department, to allow her to protect herself with a gun.
Had national reciprocity been passed, had shall-issue concealed carry been the law of the land, Carol would still be alive.
Carol Bowne died at the hands of her violent ex because you allowed her to. Because you advocate that women like her shouldn’t be allowed to choose how they protect themselves.
I am advocating for choice.
Choice. So that women like me are not raped because I am not allowed to carry my gun when getting my education, though I can carry my gun everywhere else I go.
Choice. So that women like Carol can protect themselves before it’s too late when the police department is incapable of providing protection.
Make no mistake, Carol Bowne died BECAUSE of you and people like you.
Say her name.
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