1. Separate the very great violence and physical/emotional injury of real rape from some, perhaps, unwelcome comment or even a "pat on the butt";
2. Understand that a real rapist can be deprived of his sexual organs (Or. life) by gunfire or the effective use of an edged weapon; And,
3. Remember President Thomas Jefferson's comment, "The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."; OR,
4. Mr. Ben Franklin's comment, “They who can give up essential liberty *** to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
*** "Essential Liberty" can well be defined as the Natural Law and statutory right to defend self and others from those who present "a clear and present danger of death or great bodily harm"-----And, to the effective means of immediately enforcing those rights as now means modern firearms or major other weapons (Best concealed until use to prevent criminals from preventing such a defense).