And, speaking as a woman who’s been shooting for over 40 years… I’m just going to say NOTHING equalizes like a gun.
That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate that my husband would put his life on the line for me, or any innocent, without a single moments thought. He would, and it’s one of the reasons I love him.
But so would I.
And if you were to say that I should not / could not carry, I would say my life is one of the most valuable things I have and why would you tell me I have no right to defend it? Or no right to defend my granddaughter and great granddaughter?
The thing is, it doesn’t diminish my husband that I also carry. It doesn’t reduce his providership or protectorship that I am not helpless, or that I can stand shoulder to shoulder with him to defend our own.
We are not interchangeable, we are not identical, we each have our own roles, but we both have the right, and the capability, to protect and defend.