Friday 12 September 2014 10.43pm
Just imagine the victim walking down this road at 04:00, and becoming aware of a man following her:
She must have been totally terrified when she turned into this side street and was attacked and raped:
If only she had the legal means to take down her attacker before he was able to strike...
The police can't be everywhere at all times: criminals are well aware of this and exploit this lack of cover to victimize people.
The victim in this case tried to call the cops, but it didn't work out for her.
Showing a gun would have been the best deterrent she could have resorted to, and if it didn't deter, she could always have actually used it as a last resort: better a rapist shot than a woman raped.