Police investigating rape of woman attacked in Salt Lake parking garage

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  • Sequoya Stafford, VA
    Feb. 8, 2016 7:46 p.m.

    As noted above: Bring a gun -- and bring a friend with a gun!!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 8, 2016 6:56 p.m.

    The police spokesperson gave incomplete advice when advising:
    "Other options include carrying pepper spray or a civilian TASER, if the individual feels comfortable carrying it, Heiden said."

    It is pretty easy to get a permit to legally carry a self defense handgun, and women should also consider that. It may not be the answer for everyone, but for some women it is an excellent option. Studies show that the mere presence of a legal self defense weapon is enough to cause many criminal to stop their acts and flee, and if that does not work, the victim still has the option to use lethal force to prevent death or serious bodily harm.

    No woman should ever have to fear for their safety. Make potential rapists fear that they may be killed if they attack someone.