Pure BS. There are absolutely no provable statistics that back that up. Nothing but liberal talking points. Mush brain philosophy, if you will. You really need to consider a new profession. Your current one is clearly inhibiting your critical thinking skills. I personally know of 2 people, both in her part of the world who have been saved by guns in their purse. I'd rather have it and not need than need it and not have it. I know, it goes against what you push onto the more gullible people of our society but there is nothing wrong with being prepared, in any situation. Then again, I guess if more 20 year old girls had the means to defend themselves, you'd have fewer criminals to "rehabilitate"?
But I can appreciate that as the streets are already awash with guns there's a need to protect yourself. If I genuinely felt fear, there'd be nothing could stop me moving somewhere safe.