In the last several years, there has been a strong push from the left to ban certain types guns and even talk of eliminating the Second Amendment altogether. They ignore the “shall not be infringed,” and claim that civilians do not need to protect themselves with firearms. One third of Democrats “strongly favor” a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, according to a recent YouGov survey. With this in mind, I want to tell you a personal experience.
In my sophomore year of high school, I was raped by a classmate. It was devastating to me psychologically, and I did not get better for years. I felt like I had nowhere to turn. I was embarrassed, scared, and empty. This event led me into a state of deep depression. Eventually, I told my school counselors about a year after it happened. I was still in classes with this person, and I saw them all the time. I never wanted to go to school, because I always ended up close to this person in some way as far as proximity went. When I told the counselors and realized that they had no intention of protecting me, I was even more devastated and felt done with my life. I contemplated suicide for a while. I never got justice. Because of this, I still resent my school counselors for their lack of action to this day. I deserved justice. They did not help me get it.