Impunity for criminals and disarmament for victims
Defenseless Brazilian women vs. a young American mother prepared to defend herself
By Julio Severo
What happens when a robber invades a house at night and finds a young woman?
In Brazil, here is what happens, according to several Brazilian newspapers:
Gazeta Digital of April 29, 2012: Man invades a house and rapes a 21 year-old woman, in Cuiabá. The crime happened Sunday morning (29). After the victim’s husband left for work, the robber took advantage to enter in the house. According to the police, he raped the woman and fled taking a cell phone, a notebook and a wallet.
Impacto of January 10, 2012: Attacker invades a residence and rapes a 13 year-old girl.
Repórter MT of December 1, 2011: Gang invades a house, ties husband and rapes his wife: Four armed men tortured the wealthy Ávila family on Wednesday night (30). According to the Civil Police, the criminals, besides robbing the family, raped the lady of the house, during the robbery. A female cousin of the family was able to flee from the group, which had also tried to rape her.
Guia Campina of April 18, 2012: Woman was overtaken by a robber inside of her room, and was raped. The police have not be able to identify the man who invaded a house this Wednesday at dawn, where he attacked and raped a woman and later fled taking a bicycle, money and some objects. The woman told the police that she was sleeping in her bedroom with their three children when she was overtaken by a stranger who attacked her armed with a machete and forced her to have sexual relations with him. Her husband was working in a factory.
MidiaMaxNews of February 28, 2012: Two young women, one 14 and the other 24, were raped by a man who invaded the house where they live about 3:40 on Monday.
90% of all of homicides in Brazil unsolved
In Google, I found countless cases of Brazilian girls and women raped at night by robbers who invaded their houses. When an attacker invades a house at night and finds a man, the robbery may be followed by murder. But when the victim is a woman alone, whose husband is working, rape is inevitable.
And a poor and defenseless woman cannot even utter complain to the criminals, who have total freedom to torture, rape and kill. If the criminal chooses to kill the victim, the police can do very little, before or after the murder. The Brazilian police have been powerless in their efforts to stop more than 50 thousand murders a year — not to mention untold thousands of rapes.
About 90% of the cases of homicides committed in Brazil are never solved and their perpetrators are never found guilty, according to the president of the National Association of the Federal Criminal Experts, Hélio Buchmüller. That is, 90% of murders in Brazil go unpunished.
Who can say that in cases of rape even more go unpunished?
It is obvious that the government-sponsored media and the government itself educate the population to trust only in the police for protection. Thus, if a robber suddenly invades the home of a young woman in the middle of the night, she should kindly ask for his permission to call the police. If the criminal is kind, both may remain seated on a sofa awaiting the police. Certainly, the end will be very happy and no rape will happen!
Maybe the anti-gun government should launch a public campaign to educate criminals to allow their victims to call the police during robberies, rapes and murders. This would greatly help the police and victims.
Sadly, criminals will never pay attention to government anti-gun campaigns, or campaigns demanding that criminals be kind to their victims. They will never give their victims a chance. And the Brazilian police, with their overload of crime cases to solve, could never afford to respond quickly to all emergencies.
So what should a victim do to defend herself?
In the United States, here is what happens when victims are able to defend themselves:
DailyNews of January 4, 2012:
A recently widowed teen mom shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old son on New Year’s Eve after asking the 911 operator for permission, local media reported.
Sarah McKinley, 18, was alone with her son in their Blanchard, Okla., home about 2 p.m. Dec. 31 when two men tried to break in, the Oklahoman said. McKinley’s husband had just passed away from lung cancer on Christmas Day.
McKinley grabbed a shotgun, called 911 and begged the operator to send help.
“I can’t tell you that you can do that, but you do what you have to do to protect your baby,” the dispatcher told her, according to ABC News.
The young mom fired when Justin Martin, 24, who was wielding a 12-inch knife, kicked his way through the door.
Police arrived to find Martin lying dead on the sofa McKinley had used to barricade the front door, according to Oklahoma's News 9.
His alleged accomplice, Dustin Stewart, 29, was arrested and jailed.
“It’s not an easy decision to make, but it was either going to be him or my son,” McKinley told local TV station KOCO. “And it wasn’t going to be my son. There’s nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child.”
Police say that McKinley was justified in taking action against the intruders once they entered her home.
What is the difference between that American young mother and the Brazilian women who were raped and robbed? Most American women are protected by laws that guarantee their right to have and use guns for personal defense. Brazilian women don’t have any state protection against a sudden home invasion in the middle of the night.
Impunity for the criminals and disarmament for the victims
Recent report of Examiner found that the number of murders in Brazil is higher than the number of deaths in global war zones. On average, there are 50,000 murders a year in Brazil. With such a high number, it is no surprise that 90% of the murderers in Brazil go unpunished.
In Brazil, citizens have no choice: either they provide for their personal defense, or they are at the mercy of criminals and rely on a police force that is unable to address an overwhelming 50,000 murders a year.
Years ago, in an article in the Brazilian leftist Presbyterian magazine Ultimato defending the anti-gun government campaign to disarm the population, Ricardo Gondim, today a Protestant minister isolated for his ideological radicalism in the name of the Bible, said that Christians supporting guns for personal defense are not allowed to mention Bible texts such as Psalm 91: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” (Psalms 91:1-2 ESV)
My public answer to him was:
The vast majority of the Psalms were written by David, who asked for protection and help from God. But he also did his part: he usually used a sword, a mortal weapon equivalent to a modern military rifle. When the Lord Jesus instructed us to pray asking for “our daily bread”, he did not mean that we should stay idle and let only God do his part. As in the case of David, we need to do our part, for our maintenance and for the defense of our families. I trust in the Lord Jesus and have I never touched a gun in my life. But I know God’s Word enough to understand that just because I don’t use a gun I cannot condemn people who needs to use it. In fact, there are occasions and situations when its use is necessary. But Communists don’t think this way. For them, the population should stay eternally unarmed before their tyrannies.
Gondim has already fallen from his pedestal, and today his ideas are rightly seen as madness.
However, there are other Brazilian evangelical leaders that make alliances with the government in its communist goal of disarming the population. Rio de Paz, founded and headed by the Presbyterian minister Antonio Carlos Costa, is the largest evangelical anti-gun organization in Brazil. Its purpose is to disarm the Brazilian population, and it has successfully enlisted many Protestant churches in its campaigns.
This communist radicalism contrasts with Presbyterian conservative tradition, which left as its legacy, in Switzerland (whose capital was a Holy See of Calvinism), the armed defense as the citizen’s right. In America, Calvinism has also established that right.
But how does the most prominent Presbyterian organization in Brazil in that issue work to achieve the communist goal of disarming the population?
It is evident that all the criminals should be disarmed. All the murderers and rapists should have no access to any gun.
It is equally evident that all the law-abiding citizens need guns and other resources in the war against crime, which Brazil is losing, with 90% of the murderers enjoying full impunity and freedom to continue killing and raping.
It would be a crime to leave your wife alone home with no defense. Brazilian parents and husbands do it because the State doesn’t allow them to defend themselves as needed. Communist interests of subduing and disarming the population are much more important, for the government, than the well-being of the families.
However, regardless the government obsessions, to defend your life and family is an indispensable human right. If we can have doors and windows locked as minimum resource of protection, why not larger resources able to match the critical situation of “war” in Brazil, where thieves invade houses in the middle of the night to steal, kill and rape?
Of course, even with the right to have and use a gun for defense, the police are necessary. While the 18 year-old mother awaits the arrival of the police, she has the right to do everything necessary to defend herself and her baby from criminals that are invading her house in the middle of the night.
With two guns in her hands, a young mother has, in the USA, some chance against two robbers. In Brazil, she doesn't have any chance. She depends on the criminals’ “good will.” By government determination, she is forced to be totally unarmed before criminals avid of robberies, rapes and murders.
The Left, abortion and personal defense
Of course, the comparison between Brazilian women and American women is limited. Legally, an American woman can defend herself of criminals. But that same law gives her the right to behave as a criminal: She can also kill, before the birth, how many babies she wants. American law protects babies’ murder during the nine months of gestation. Nazis would applaud the American “progress” of the legal and medical slaughter of the innocent. The Left howls of joy with the well-known American example of “interrupting” pregnancies by highly sophisticate medical and legal cruelty.
According to the schizophrenic American law, if two criminals decide to invade the sanctuary of the home in the middle of the night, a 18 year-old mother can, to defend herself, shoot. That same law allows her, with a doctor’s help, to invade the sanctuary of the womb to annihilate its occupant.
In the case of an invading robber, who is responsible for his wicked action, he can be left alive or dead, depending where the bullets hit. But when a doctor’s murderous instruments, by the woman’s will, invade the shrine of the womb, the unborn baby is totally unarmed and innocent against his imminent extermination.
Many of those murders of innocent are funded by tax-money that the US government takes from its citizens.
That is surely a Nazi, communist, dictatorial, disgusting and murderous aspect of the American laws and freedoms.
However, the Brazilian Left, which has been making sacrifices to import to the Brazilian culture abortion, homosexuality and everything most rotten in the American laws and usages, shuts its eyes to personal defense and other positive aspects of the American culture, as homeschooling.
For many years the powerful murderous American Left has aimed at Brazil.
Family planning, with many of its micro-abortive methods, was introduced in the public health-care services in Brazil decades ago, by pressures and schemes behind the scenes of Planned Parenthood Federation, the largest network of abortion clinics in America. They were not successful until now to legalize abortion because Brazil has been resisting in a ferocious way. The same American multibillion-dollar forces that legalized abortion in America in 1973, ever since murdering more than 50 million unborn babies, for many years have been investing so that Brazil may also have eventually the “right” of murdering millions of its babies.
In the abortion issue, the traditional “anti-American” Left in Brazil is willing and avid of importing everything that comes from America. It loves abortion! Equally, it loves unarmed citizens.
However, Brazilian mothers don’t need the “right” of killing their babies in order to satisfy the murderous passions of multimillion-dollar leftist foundations in America.
They need, urgently, the fundamental human right of defending themselves and their babies against the dangers and unexpected evils of a Brazilian society abandoned to strongly armed criminals and to ideological criminals that are determined to disarm the population of their resources to defend their families.
Mothers should legally be armed to defend themselves from criminals, not to kill their babies.
Mothers and babies need defense, not abortion.
Portuguese version of this article: A diferença entre a brasileira e a americana