This has been all over Facebook and social media.
Caution. This is a frightening video:
If you can stomach it, watch it through to the end. There's more of the beating later in the video. This animal - for lack of a more descriptive word; I hate to malign animals this way - brutally beat a woman who offered no resistance whatsoever simply because he could. He punched and kicked her in the face, choked her, threw her to the ground, hurled her down the stairs, and basically did everything he could to physically hurt her short of sexual assault. With no resistance offered, whatsoever. She didn't try to run away, she didn't yell for help, she didn't resist his attack.
This is exactly the world that the MAIG, the Bradys, and the CSGV envision for us.
What happened to this woman is exactly what will happen in their gun-free paradise. The strong will prey on the weak. Nothing would have stopped that POS from beating her to death, or sexually assaulting her, or hurting her young daughter. Frankly, it's amazing that this wasn't worse - not that it isn't stomach-churning enough. This is what happens when the best tools for defense are removed from the scenario. The only thing she could do was take the beating and hope that this POS didn't kill her or her daughter. THE. ONLY. THING.
What you won't hear, either, is this being called a hate crime. I think we all know why. I'll wager he won't be charged with a hate crime, either, if he is caught. I'll wager he pleads out to assault and battery and doesn't serve any serious jail time, either. We'll hear no end of psychologists testifying as to why he'd lash out at the racist system that keeps him down; no end of wailing and gnashing of teeth over why he would feel that this was his only option.
There are several lessons to take from this. First and foremost, whether you carry a gun or not, whether you own a gun or not, whether you hate guns or not: HAVE. A. PLAN. Decide RIGHT NOW what you would do if someone came through the door. Think about what tools you would need, how you would signal for help, what backup items you could have available. Have an escape route. Have a trusted neighbor you could get to quickly. Secondly, LOCK YOUR DAMN DOORS. The way he surprises her in the beginning leads me to believe that he found an unlocked door.
And lastly, carry your gun, and be prepared to use it. Imagine how much different this video would have been if when he entered the room he'd been shot five or six times. A small woman - no matter how badass she is - is at a significant disadvantage to a larger, feral male. End of story. You can have all the equality goodness and kumbaya you want, but there is simply no denying the advantage that muscle mass and upper body strength has. An advantage that is instantaneously negated by Mssrs. Smith and Wesson and a couple magazines of 230 grain hollowpoints.
There's more to it, though, than simply having a firearm. You need to be fully prepared to drop the hammer on another human being. That's not something that should be taken lightly, even in the heat of seeing something as disgusting as what happened in that video. Know the laws of your state with regards to self-defense, both in and out of the home. Simply owning the gun isn't enough, either - it wouldn't have done this woman any good to have a firearm upstairs in a safe.
Be safe, folks, and be prepared to confront evil if necessary - ideally with a whole bunch of firepower.
That is all.