I was flipping through channels today and happened to come upon a show with a woman being robbed at an ATM machine and subsequently kicking the guy in the balls until he fled. As she kicked him, her voice-over described how she had learned to defend herself in a class while working at a convenience store. She stated that if she had not fought back, she believes she would have been harmed or killed. She did not apologize or look frightened–she just stated what happened. At first, I was taken aback by a TV show that actually advocated fighting back as a way to avoid getting harmed: Most primetime shows usually show someone just acting scared, giving in, or feeling remorseful that they had to hurt someone. br /br /However, I realized that I should not have been surprised by the positive portrayal of self-defense when I saw it was hosted by a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=as2path=ASIN/1595550410tag=wwwviolentkicomcamp=1789creative=9325″Wayne LaPierre/a, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rifle Association. The show, ema href=”http://www.crimestriketv.com/”CrimeStrike /a/em”focuses on the people who have made life or death decisions that have ultimately put criminals behind bars. emCrime Strike /emfills in the details where emCops/em and emAmerica’s Most Wanted Fail/em.” In a time when pantywaists like the a href=”http://instapundit.com/archives/032282.php”UN try to say that self-defense is not a human right/a, it is refreshing to see that TV shows like emCrime Strike /emrealize that self-defense is the ultimate human right.br /br /Take a a href=”http://www.crimestriketv.com/”look at the website/a–there is some good video of people defending themselves with weapons and it reflects guns and self-defense in a positive light. It’s about time.
September 2, 2006 - 2:20 pm